Shortly before the dawn of the 20th century, on the bustling streets of New York City, while it had become relatively easy to find ice-cream via curb side carts, the end user experience remained lacking due to barbaric delivery systems. Customers could purchase “Penny Licks”. Small reusable glass bowls, which in most cases were eagerly licked clean by the consumer, then handed back to the vendor, who swirled them around in a pail of tepid water so they could be used over and over again. Soon after, the “Hokey Pokey” sauntered onto the scene. A small square slab of ice-cream was tucked into a piece of paper, making the treat mobile, albeit no frills and devoid of any fun factor. It wasn’t until late 1899, early 1900 in the Bowery district that history notes the emergence of a game changer. That being push carts handing out portable ice-cream with edible wafer bookends for a penny per sandwich. America’s love for the travel friendly treat continues over a century later. The following ain’t your great grandfather’s ice cream sammies. Red velvet, pistachio encrusted ice-cream sandwiches. Gingerbread Men with chocolate chip ice-cream. Caramel drizzled Ritz cracker sliders. The inside out Neapolitan. Meta. Gingerbread. Chocolate dipped, honey glazed sandwich bombs. PB, chocolate and Sriracha cookies with thai basil vanilla ice-cream. Old fashioned cookie dough ice cream sandwich. Strawberries and creme. Coconut macaroons with Amaretto gelato. Italian Pizzelle with Nutella ice-cream. Sandwichzilla! Chocolate and bacon ice-cream sandwiches. Mega chocolate waffle sandwich. Birthday Pop-tart ice-cream sandwich. S’mores. HULK SMASH! Green tea spice cookies and milk chocolate ice cream. The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Andy Latest posts by Andy (see all) Say Whaaaaat? McRib Won’t See National Roll Out. - November 20, 2013 Quick Bite: McDonald’s New Veggie McWraps - August 29, 2013 Quick Bite: Lay’s Canada “Do Us A Flavor” Finalists. - August 1, 2013 One Response JT June 9th, 2013 Where did you find these photos? They look great! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Current ye@r * Leave this field empty Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.