Tuesday, July 12, 2011

I Scream, You Scream...

We all scream for ICE CREAM!

Did y’all know July is National Ice Cream Month?  AND, more specifically, that this Sunday, the 17th, is National Ice Cream Day (per President Reagan in 1984)?  How have I, one of the most devoted ice cream fans in the UNIVERSE, missed this in the past?  And why, oh why, do I discover this now – the year I’m on a treacherous diet that prohibits ice cream during the first two phases?  You can bet your bottom dollar that come August 1st, when I have my first “Celebration Meal” (Such a cute/happy/wonderful name, Dr. Dukan!) ice cream WILL be consumed.  Possibly as my “appetizer” before the smorgasbord I down at the Cheesecake Factory.

I’m a Blue Bell girl – through and through.  Perhaps it’s a Texas thing.  I’ve never toured the Creamery in Brenham but, just today, have added it to my Bucket List.  (Do you think they give you free samples at the end?  I BRAKE FOR FREE ICE CREAM.)  I do adore the occasional DQ Blizzard, and sometimes I get a hankerin’ for a chocolate malt (Malts TRUMP milkshakes.  Duh.).  But nothing beats a big ol’ bowl of Blue Bell ice cream on a hot summer day.

Now, if you could, try and imagine my adoration for ice cream and then multiply it by 100, then add 5.  This, in faux numerical value, is a representation of the love my sweet husband has for ice cream. He is quite the ice cream connoisseur.  For our first Christmas together, I gifted to him one of those old school, old fashioned, wooden ice cream machines – complete with the hand crank.  You should have seen his eyes light up at the thought of all the yummy ice cream flavors he could create.  

Our freezer never has a shortage of ice cream in stock.  As of today we have:

Butter Crunch
Dessert Trio
Moo-llennium Crunch (not pictured as the lid is smushed and therefore not photogenic)
Pistachio Almond

image via moi

I typically pick up the little pints because we like variety.  We’re cool like that.  (Pun intended!)  Some of our other favourite (fancy spelling) flavors are:

Banana Pudding
Buttered Pecan
Cherry Cheesecake
Cookies ‘n Cream
Homemade Vanilla
Mocha Almond Fudge
Pineapples and Homemade Vanilla
Southern Blackberry Cobbler

I will splurge on a GALLON of Peppermint during the holidays.  And I won’t share.  Don’t even ask OR judge me if I eat it straight from the carton with a spoon.  Peppermint ice cream is my most treasured flavor.  (ELC and I debate this frequently.  Her heart belongs to Birthday Cake.  That woman LOVES Birthday Cake.)

For the rest of the month, I give you permission to indulge in a GINORMOUS bowl of ice cream every day.  If you’d like.  It’s good for the soul.

What’s your favourite (fancy spelling) flavor?

1 comment:

The Leightons said...

TLC--

Where was Caramel Turtle Fudge? Cookies 'n Cream? Coffee? Pecan Pralines 'n Cream? All FABULOUS. Yes, I do ADORE my Birthday Cake, but I also cherish Peppermint. I look forward to it every year at Thanksgiving and Christmas. It actually ties with Birthday Cake as my All-Time Favourites (fancy spelling!)!!!

Wish we could meet somewhere on Sunday for a scoop or two of Blue Bell. We REALLY messed up--starting this Diet when it would coincide with National Ice Cream Month. What were we thinkin'?

ELC