I have found memories of the Snickers Ice Cream Bar, they were first made in 1991. Cones and Sticks were added in 2000. All North American novelties are made in Burr Ridge (pints are made by another company in another location).
"That's all great Dubba, but why should I care?"
Photo courtesy of Dairy Foods magazine
"Ummm, Dubba, haven't they done that before?"
Ok, technically, there use to be the teeny tiny "Minis Mix" which included ice cream versions of Snickers, Milky Way, 3 Musketeers, and Twix (my newer review here). The problem was they were 90 calories a piece which meant they were about 0.0034918 inches long and not terribly filling. Actually, you can still buy the mini milky way ice cream bars.
photo courtesy of Dairy Foods magazine
The new full size bars will be out starting March 2012. Despite barely remembering the old version, I'm kinda psyched for the new version.
Anyway, if you want to read more about Dairy Food's visit to Mars production facility, there are two lengthy articles to catch up on. Candy bars to ice cream bars: How Mars makes the transition and also Watching Mars make Dove bars, Snickers ice cream cones.