It’s probably not appropriate that I write about ice cream sandwiches right now, being stuck in the middle of winter with chilly winds, snow (though it’s now turning into mucky rain) and icy slick roads. However, I’d like to justify it by thinking ice cream sandwiches are a great reminder of our beautiful, warm summers in Canada!
Simply put, an ice cream sandwich is a dessert or snack commonly made with two cookies or wafers sandwiching ice cream in between. To make it more fancy, some confectionery sugar and dulce de leche (like in the one shown above) can be added or other sweet toppings like chocolate chips, fudge or sprinkles. Interestingly enough, even though we are used to seeing ice cream sandwiches constructed with cookies or wafers, I recently learned that other countries (like the Philippines and Vietnam) use bread as the outer layer of the ice cream sandwich. Even the beloved Jewish chocolate twisted bread, babka, has been seen as a type of this breaded version. Personally, I like the sweetness from the cookie/wafer combo, but when in Rome! It still sounds delicious! Although we are still quite far from the warm days of summer, let the picture of this ice cream sandwich be a reminder that those sunny days are coming!