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The hot summer weather has landed me at the nearest custard stand more than a few times this summer. I usually opt for the flavor of the day but my favorite ice cream flavor is coffee with swirls of fudge and toasted almonds. Yum! But the last time we went out for custard I succumbed to ordering just plain old vanilla because the flavor of the day was not too intriguiing. Wow! Vanilla custard never tasted so good. Almost made me hop on over to the vanilla camp. So what camp do you belong to? Do you crave fruity flavored ice cream, a rich and decadent chocolate truffle flavor or are you an old-fashioned vanilla girl?
Wendy: you're thinking like me, in coffee ice cream flavors! I love coffee ice cream with the chocolate and almonds too.
When we go to a frozen custard place, I usually order the mocha flavored.
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Remember the old song, " I scream, you scream, we all scream for Ice Cream?" That's it - it has to be ice cream, not frozen custard for me. And, my all time favorite is vanilla. That means I can put any kind of topping I want, be it chocolat, strawberry, caramel, whatever... And, if I am really going to treat myself, I will get a genuine hot fudge sundae. Oh, my... I know where I am going for lunch today.
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I like homemade vanilla(we need to make some yet this summer!).
I also like chocolate ice cream with brownies in it and cheesecake ice cream with berries mixed in.
Heh. I like a little adventure with "flavor of the day" at the local frozen custard stand, but there are times when nothing will do but vanilla. Which reminds me of a story about my mom as a little girl, before she could read.
Her family would occasionally go for ice cream as a special treat. Inevitably, she'd be asked, "what flavor would you like?" Her response was always, always, "What flavors are there?" Which of course delayed proceedings as the full menu had to be checked and relayed. Some places also offered chocolate, some had strawberry, or both. Sometimes there were exotic flavors like peach or butter pecan. You can imagine the delay when they hit a Howard Johnson's, with its trademark 28 flavors.
After listening very intently to the rundown and considering her options, my mom would always, always reply, "I'll have wanilla, please." Which frustrated her sister, 5 years older and a chocolate fan, to no end. "Why do you even bother asking, when you know good & well that you want vanilla?" she'd ask, and my mom would say, "I just want to see if they have something better than wanilla."
Ice cream is my number one favorite dessert year round. I think strawberry is my favorite with butter pecan a close second. Growing up on a farm with dairy cows, ice cream was always a Sunday dessert especially in the summer time. Sometimes Mom would make a big blackberry cobbler or apple pies to go with it. Have many pleasant memories sitting outside on the well curb, with sisters or dinner guest, hand cranking the ice cream and taking turns setting on the bucket (on top of a old rug) when it started to get hard to turn. Then taking out the paddles and getting to clean them off. There is nothing better than eating homemade ice cream right after it has been cranked. That is one flavor that is hard to duplicate. Nancy
Nanron, I couldn't agree more. I LOVE hand-cranked ice cream! This reminds me of the time I made hand-cranked vanilla ice cream for our family reunion. I thought it would be a fun family activity but it was like pulling teeth to get anyone to help. After it was finally finished, word quickly spread that the ice cream was ready and super delicious. A line quickly formed to get some of that delectable treat. I couldn't help but think of the story of the little red hen where no one would help plant the wheat, harvest it or help make the bread but everyone was Johnny- on-the-spot to eat the bread after all the work was done.
I'm sure there were times when we didn't want to do the cranking but the memories I have are all of the good times we had with the family.. Winter time the hand cranking was always done inside on the walled in porch. Nancy
I think, if I were going to buy an ice cream cone, it would be pralines and cream, my very favorite or if not available, then butter pecan. However, if I were making ice cream at home, it would have to be peach ice cream. Yum! Nothing better than fresh peach homemade cream.
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Even though I'm not a big ice cream eater due to lactose intolerence my favorite bought ice cream would be butter pecan and my favorite hommemade is really orange sherbert, but for ice cream it would be the milky way we make.
my grandma use to hand crank strawberry or peach ice cream for her only 3 granddaughters,those were the days.now i love ice cream with rich choc swirls or peanut butter swirls or the combo of both or mint choc chip with hot fudge.never to cold for ice cream.
I'm guessing no one else likes ice cream,unless they like it in secret.No new posting since a week :)
I'll take their share of it!
I used to LOVE pistachio ice cream. Add chocolate jimmies to that, and I'll purr. However, now that I'm a diabetic, it is a real challenge to find a NSA ice cream that tastes good. My local creamery only serves something like rasberry swirl, a ho-hum. Recently, we went on vacation in PA and we stopped at this creamery that served NSA ice cream in an interesting flavor: vanilla cherry fudge swirl! OMG, it surpassed my wildest expectations! My husband, eating a pistachio (!) sitting next to me tried my ice cream and said it was even better than his! We'll probably never go to PA again, but keep looking, girls, good NSA ice cream IS out there!!!!
Can you get Blue Bell Ice Cream where you are they have a amazing No Sugar Added Dutch Chocolate, and If you like mint chocolate chip and can get Blue Bunny (differant brand) in NSA is fantastic too..my husband is diabetic but I am not ans we both eat those I also make SF almost Ice cream using sugar free instant pudding mix made by package directions... I use 2% milk and add some FF half and Half to thin then add the peaches, strawberries, any flavor really... sweetened with Splenda
Oh and my favorite flavor is chocolate covered cherry
'Turkey Hill' brand has light,i'm not sure if they have nsa ice creams,that brand is sold at Kroger.i'm sorry they don't have many good flavors for diabetic people.As time goes on they are improving them.
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