Ice cream sandwich
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|Main ingredient(s)||Ice cream (usually vanilla), biscuits or cookies or cake|
Within Australia, ice cream sandwiches are given the commercial name of Giant Sandwich (recognizable by its distinct blue and pink wrapper), and Monaco Bar (recognizable by its gold and black metallic wrapper) in the Eastern states. Other varieties include Streets "Cookie", Maxibon (with one-half ice cream sandwich) and Maxibon Cookie, and Pat and Stick's Homemade range (recognizable by its circular shape).
The original ice cream sandwich was commonly known as a "cream between". One purchased a small block of ice cream wrapped in paper and placed it between two wafers.
New Zealand 
Local ice cream sellers/peddlers with their pushcarts that travel around cities sometimes offer ice cream sandwiches, and the bread being the pandesal.
Wafer ice cream is a type of ice cream popular in Singapore, often known as potong (cut) ice cream. It consists of two original wafers holding together a block of ice cream. Vendors are commonly found along Orchard Road, Chinatown and outside schools. The colloquial term of it is "phia ice cream", which literally means "biscuit ice cream" in Hokkien dialect.
Common flavours offered include ripple, red bean, yam, sweet corn, durian, honeydew, peppermint, chocolate, and chocolate chip. Wafer ice cream vendors also sell the same blocks of ice cream on a slice of multicolored bread, a cone or a cup instead of sandwiched between wafers.
United Kingdom 
In the United Kingdom an ice cream wafer, consisting of a small block of ice cream between two rectangular wafer biscuits, was a popular alternative to a cone up until the 1980s. Since then it has declined and is now rarely seen. A "nougat wafer" was also available. Typically a vanilla block sandwiched between one plain wafer and one chocolate-covered nougat one. Nougat wafers came in double or triple varieties, depending on the number of nougat wafers in the construction.
Scotland and Northern Ireland 
In Scotland and Northern Ireland they are known as "sliders" or an ice cream wafer, and are usually served as vanilla ice cream sandwiched between two rectangular chocolate wafers. A "double nougat" is ice cream sandwiched between two nougat wafers. The wafers are not covered in chocolate, only the edges. The main manufacturer in Glasgow was the Verbest Cream Wafer Company which ceased after the manufacturer died in 1963.
North America 
In North America, an ice cream sandwich is a slice of ice cream, commonly vanilla although other flavors are sometimes used, sandwiched between two wafers, usually chocolate and rectangular. The current version was invented in 1945 by Jerry Newberg when he was selling ice cream at Forbes Field. Pictures from the Jersey Shore circa 1905 "On the beach, Atlantic City", show Ice Cream sandwiches were popular at 1¢ each.
Alternatives to wafers are often used, such as chocolate chip cookies, which are used by Chipwich, for example. Many companies offer alternatives to the conventional ice cream sandwich as well, such as San Francisco's It's-It, that uses oatmeal cookies and dips the sandwich in dark chocolate, New Jersey-based Rice Creams Inc. uses a combination of crispy marshmallow wafers and ice cream.
See also 
- Taffel, Jacqui. "Ice little earner", The Sydney Morning Herald, February 7, 2006.
- Roy Colbert (25 May 2010). "Wafer or waffle, the ice cream wins". The Otago Daily Times. Retrieved 8 December 2011.
- "Endless Summer: 1905 | Shorpy Historical Photo Archive". Shorpy.com. Retrieved 2012-09-20.
- "IT'S-IT Ice Cream". Itsiticecream.com. Retrieved 2012-09-20.
- "Rice Creams, Inc". Ricecreams.com. Retrieved 2012-09-20.