For Ice Cream! We’ve been under a heat advisory all week and so ice cream has been on our menu and a choice for snacks a lot this week. It’s not a bad benefit of the excessive heat, a true excuse to eat ice cream every single day!
I’m once again joining in with Amy from Love Made My Home and her Five on Friday except in true rebel fashion, I’m finishing my post on Saturday morning. It’s just what happens when you have to play tug of war with the computer on these excessively hot days.
Here are five times and kinds of ice cream we ate this week…
I really only buy one brand of ice cream. I’m an ice cream snob I suppose although not so much of one that if I’m at your house and you offer me ice cream, I’ll refuse if it isn’t my brand. I just won’t buy another brand. Even though I bought this flavor (or these 3 flavors?) to give us some variety, can you guess the least favorite in this house?
Tuesday, we went to the local pool for a bit in the afternoon. It was a bit disappointing for J since the water slides were down for maintenance. On our way home, I decided we’d try out the new snow-cone place that has a drive-thru!
The surprise gumball at the bottom of our snow cones really saved the day! The snow cones although a bit pricey were also pretty tasty! The boys both picked blue raspberry for their snow cones while I went with my new favorite flavor for everything, mango.
Awhile back at the store, I had found myself unable to say no to this impulse purchase:
These used to be one of my favorite frozen treats back in the 1980s. At some point, they basically disappeared from the store shelves. Nostalgia took over when I saw this kit and I had been waiting for the perfect time to share this love with my kids.
We made the chocolate ones on Wednesday. Turns out they aren’t as good as the ones in my memories. Neither of my boys were big fans. I had always favored the vanilla ones so I didn’t care much for them either. Perhaps sometime we’ll give the vanilla ones a try.
Thursday, I insisted my boys leave the house once again and go with me to go get frozen yogurt. It really wasn’t a huge argument although they were a bit annoyed when I insisted on taking a picture of our treats before we left (I’m going to use that as my excuse for this being a less than stellar photo…I’m using the heat as my excuse on the rest of them!).
J was a bit upset that they weren’t offering his favorite flavor of cake batter and almost didn’t get any at all. I’m not going to say he takes after me in his ideas that if he can’t have exactly what he wants, he’s willing to do without but his initial resolve did seem a little too familiar.
G was happy though because his favorite is peanut butter and that was there. J ended up with cookies and cream which did not measure up to what he wanted although he ate it all. I went with a cherry flavor which was okay but I’d have preferred cake batter as well. It’s been my favorite flavor for a long time. I’ll have to just make us some homemade cake batter ice cream next time.
While none of us are huge fans of strawberry ice cream, ice cream with fresh strawberries and whipped cream proved to be a hit for dessert on Friday night!
We also may or may not have enjoyed Bomb Pops, what I think of as the quintessential summer treat, many times during the course of the summer heat this past week included. I also now think of them as incredibly hard to photograph as well. I may or may not have pondered this while enjoying one.
What’s your favorite frozen treat for summer?
I should probably really end my post by confessing the truth (no, we really did eat that much ice cream this week!) that our family is typically a lot more salty than sweet. I was just telling my boys on Monday that someone needs to come up with a potato chip store and offer different flavors of single serving of potato chips. We’d be in there almost every day as long as we could afford it!