Patriotic Ice Cream Sandwiches

Have you ever wondered who started or invented the classic ice cream sandwich? In July of 1900 the New York Tribune ran the following story: "The ice cream sandwich man, who sells quarter-inch layers of alleged ice cream between tiny slabs of water wafers, did a big business during the hot spell and his field of operation was within the district inhabited by the Nordic enclaves, and his pushcart was elaborately decorated with signs in runic characters. He made the sandwiches quickly in a tin ... Read more