Happy National Ice Cream Sandwich Day: Free Deals, Recipes, Hacks, How To Celebrate, And Learn How Ice Cream Sandwiches Are Made

Happy National Ice Cream Sandwich Day! August 2 is Ice Cream Sandwich Day, and there are plenty of free ice cream sandwiches out there to enjoy. If you don’t get a chance to scoop up a free deal, don’t let that stop you from enjoying this refreshing treat.

While July is National Ice Cream Month and ice cream deals and freebies abound, August isn’t lacking in the food holidays. National Ice Cream Sandwich Day is a fun time to celebrate the creamy, frozen goodness that combines cookies with ice cream. Did you know there are several types of ice cream sandwiches, and the traditional, rectangular sandwich isn’t the only shape you can enjoy this treat in? There is also a variety of recipes for making ice cream sandwiches as well as recipes for treats like ice cream sandwich cake. With so many options available, what will you choose?

National Ice Cream Sandwich Day is not a movable observance, but rather is held every August 2. People enjoy celebrating National Ice Cream Sandwich Day, and this year, people are sharing photos and videos of themselves eating ice cream sandwiches on social media networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram by using the hashtag #NationalIceCreamSandwichDay.

There are free ice cream sandwiches out there today, but many of the free deals are geared towards local regions. People enjoy ice cream sandwiches, a treat that consists of layering ice cream between cookies or wafers, worldwide. There are deals found across various nations, so checking your local community for free ice cream sandwiches is the best place to begin.

For example, those in Boston can get free ice cream sandwiches today by visiting City Hall Plaza. Hood will hand out free ice cream sandwiches until 4 p.m., reports Fox 25 Boston. Here is a roundup of some free ice cream sandwich deals for National Ice Cream Sandwich Day. Check with your local stores to see if they are participating.

Making ice cream sandwiches from scratch isn’t particularly difficult. There are many recipes available to help even a novice in the kitchen celebrate National Ice Cream Sandwich Day with their own homemade and delicious treats. This recipe and video tutorial shows how to make ice cream sandwiches with cake.

One of the advantages to making your own ice cream sandwiches from scratch is that you can use your favorite ice cream flavor. Maybe you want a Chunky Monkey ice cream sandwich, and the best way to satisfy your craving is to make it yourself. Sarah Carey from Everyday Food shared a recipe perfect for Ice Cream Sandwich Day. Carey’s recipe uses mint chocolate chip cookie ice cream and uses a brownie cake for the top.

Food video blogger Byron Talbott demonstrates how to make macaroon ice cream sandwiches. Macaroon ice cream sandwiches are a popular variant on the traditional rectangular shape. They are lighter and a bit airy, and their smaller shape makes them a perfect way to enjoy an ice cream sandwich when on the go.

When you make your own ice cream sandwiches from scratch, you have full liberty to add whatever you want. Some prefer to get their favorite cookies then layer them with ice cream. In the picture below, you can see how colorful the ice cream sandwich looks decorated with sprinkles.

You can add any sprinkles of your choosing and make your own ice cream sandwiches that are festive for various holidays. Add red hearts to the ice cream for a perfect Valentine’s Day treat. Use green ice cream and green sprinkles and you have an ice cream sandwich tailored for St. Patrick’s Day. There is no limit to what you can do. For those who want to celebrate National Ice Cream Sandwich Day without taking the time to cook, you might appreciate this popular ice cream sandwich hack video.

Check out some of these ice cream recipes and photos for more inspiration.

If you’ve ever wondered how factories make ice cream sandwiches now’s your chance. Check out this video.

There are plenty of ways to celebrate National Ice Cream Sandwich Day. Are you going to buy, make your own ice cream sandwich, or scoop up a free ice cream sandwich deal? Whatever you decide, have fun and celebrate National Ice Cream Sandwich Day.

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