A pushcart peddler in the 19th century smeared ice cream between two thin graham wafers and sold it for one cent around New York City.
The invention of the ice cream sandwich was nothing short of revolutionary. Not only did it provide a portable ice cream option, but it also conducted the heat of the eater’s hands to the frozen treat, allowing it to be more easily consumed.
Creativity abounds in 21st century ice cream sandwiches. Before summer ends, here are five of D.C.’s most inventive ice cream sandwiches to try (published by Eater D.C. on August 25, 2015).