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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

I is for IcEcReAm!~

It's that time of year when Ice Cream lovers come out around America.
People stand in long lines for their favorite flavor ( I have been one of them).......Alphabet Thursday hosted by Jenny Matlock check so more fun I's out!!~
Nothing thrills me more than watching a little kid eating an ice cream cone.  I still love ice cream, however, it does not like my waistline too much...but that does not stop me, it is worth every lick.  Going back in time, when I was a young child, the Mister Softee truck would come down the street a little after dinner.  Sometimes before dinner, and that was never good, because I was not getting any.  There where times I would hear Mr. Softee streets Gramps would actually throw me in the car and chase him down just so I could get an ice creamMy Gramps loved his ice  cream too, not sure if he was really doing that for me, or for himself...but regardless those are times I will always cherish and love.
This was the good ole truck playing the music and kids flocking from everywhere to get his yummy cones! would get this one, with sprinkles on top!
And Gramps would get this one, and eat it before we got home so Gram would not yell at him.......
This is our local ice cream shoppe.  They feature new flavors every week.  We love monkey madness, it is packed with marshmellows, chocolate malt balls, and banana flavored ice cream.....
The lines are pretty long come summer time, but we wait, and I just stare at little kids eating their icecream(I know it is not polite,and that is what we teach out kids not to do...however these little peeps don't know I am staring, I just can't help it, they are too cute!.
So tell me what is your favorite flavor?

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Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Mine is chocolate turtle at Bruister's. I love it.

March 17, 2010 at 8:49 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE to go to Cold Stone Creamery! It's my favorite place to get ice cream. While I was pregnant, I always had a craving for their cake batter ice cream. YUM!

March 17, 2010 at 9:02 PM  
Blogger Matty said...

Ice cream is my favorite sweet. Its my vice. I can still remember the sound of the dingling music coming from the ice cream truck. It was really neat to get ice cream out on the street. Now for me, it's chocolate marshmallow. MMMMMM

March 17, 2010 at 9:04 PM  
Blogger Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Mayfield Moosetracks. Yum! Or a brownie fudge sundae made with a homemade brownie right out of the oven with french vanilla icecream & dove fudge on top! I think I just gained 5 pounds thinking of it!

March 17, 2010 at 9:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awwww- for the story of you and Gramps- loved that! Made me even tear up a bit.

I ADORE all these stories you guys come up with with your grandparents in them. I've had the pleasure of spending time with only my maternal Grandfather and he will always remain my special memory. I fact, i'll never forget that the first picture i ever took in my life was of him from his camera in third grade. The film probably got exposed and the snap is slightly dark pink now(!) but i love it.

I digress. My favorite ice-cream- dark chocolate, i think. (I eat it weirdly. I melt the whole thing and eat with the spoon- aah! so much for ice cream and not milkshake instead!)

March 17, 2010 at 9:38 PM  
Blogger xinex said...

Great photos, Debbie@ I like coffee with nuts.....Christine

March 17, 2010 at 9:47 PM  
Anonymous veterankindergartenteacher said...

Golly, this post brings back memories. I couldn't wait for the ice cream truck to come around. Getting ice cream floats at the local pharmacy was such a treat...sigh...the good old days!

My absolute favorite flavor is coconut!

March 17, 2010 at 9:54 PM  
Blogger Red Couch Recipes said...

Your local ice cream place sounds fun! I like any of the sorbet ice can we call them ice cream? Joni

March 17, 2010 at 10:02 PM  
Blogger Kat said...

Bluebell Southern Blackberry Cobbler or Peaches and Homemade Vanilla. Yum! Love your story about grandpa eating his before you got home - too cute! We still have an ice cream truck that comes around the neighborhood. But it creeps me out because it has a clown on top of it :) Kathy

March 17, 2010 at 10:03 PM  
Blogger mrs. c said...

I love ice cream as well! We have a local place called Mr. T's and my absolute favorite is Mocha Almond Fudge and I am not even that crazy about chocolate! It is incredible and if they do not have it, I don't get any at all! But I am really strange, it's too soft when I get it so I bring it home and put it in the freezer for a couple of hours, then I eat it!

March 17, 2010 at 10:47 PM  
Blogger Linda @ A La Carte said...

HOW FUN! I did an Ice Cream post also! I went the store bought brand way. My fav is Blue Bell. I love Brusters! YUM!

March 17, 2010 at 11:17 PM  
Blogger Viki said...

I wish we would have that kind of ice cream truck. Ours was just ice cream sandwiches, popsicles and stuff like that. I like a combination of chocolate and vanilla.
I get this chocolate and vanilla malt from Schwan's it is excellent.

March 17, 2010 at 11:27 PM  
Blogger Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

We go to a little old time Dairy Freeze- they make their own- and I love the Raspberry good... they close for winter so I still have to wait awhile to enjoy it!

March 17, 2010 at 11:34 PM  
Blogger Betty said...

That's such a nice story about your time with your Grandfather and Mr. Softee.

My favorite flavor is Ben and Jerry's Cherry Garcia.

March 17, 2010 at 11:34 PM  
Blogger ☆Mama Ko☆ said...

Ice cream at bruisters is my favorite. too bad the bruisters outlet we have here got close last Fall.

March 18, 2010 at 12:03 AM  
Blogger Tawny said...

MMmMM, yummy!
My favorite flavor would be cookie dough anything!
Do you have a Cherry on Top around you? That is the greatest ice cream shop!

March 18, 2010 at 12:05 AM  
Blogger Anonymous said...

What ironic timing.... I passed an ice cream truck today and thought, "wow, is it that time already?!?!" haha, love it.

PS. My favorite is Cherry Chocolate Chip.

March 18, 2010 at 12:08 AM  
Blogger Miss Janice said...

Dang, I thought Mister Softee ONLY came down Magnolia Drive in Augusta, Georgia! Loved that ice cream. Nowdays, I try to eat just the mint chocolate from Weight takes care of my ice cream craving:)

March 18, 2010 at 12:12 AM  
Blogger kay said...

I love icecream as well,I have a small bowl just about every night! The weather has been really nice and we live with a elementary school around the corner, so Mr.Softee has been out and about!! I have to say I loved hearing the chimes in the truck! Last year around Sept. I have to admit it got a little annoying, but yesterday it was a pleasure!!

March 18, 2010 at 12:23 AM  
Blogger Jemsmom said...

Cold Stone Creamery Founder's Favorite is my absolute- blow my diet -yummy delish favorite! For an everyday ice cream, I am a total mint chocolate chip girl!!

March 18, 2010 at 12:27 AM  
Blogger Steph said...

I remember hearing the bell and getting my change together for a treat. What special summer memories. Your post is a little bit of torture for this displaced American. No Bruisters here. my favorite flavors are mint chocolate chip and chocolate chip cookie dough.

March 18, 2010 at 12:42 AM  
Blogger Vicki/Jake said...

I was hoping someone would do ICECREAM Debbie, and you did it so well! My favorite thing anytime...
Great story and pictures.
My favorite? VANILLA! cause you can make it whatever you want it to be...or not!

March 18, 2010 at 12:43 AM  
Blogger Fifi Flowers said...

Ooooh yummy ice cream... it is soooo hot here lately... it's time for some ice cream!

March 18, 2010 at 12:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG..that monkey madness sounds deadly...yup, your gramps was definitely chasing the truck for the both of mother and I love to go for ice cream at any chance we can get-just the two of us- She loves the pumpkin ice cream at Letchworth craft show in October...yes, we eat ice cream outside in western NY..those are special times that I will always remember.

March 18, 2010 at 1:02 AM  
Blogger People Who Know Me Would Say: said...

Ice cream is one of the four major food groups. What? What do you mean it isn't? Seriously?

Anything with chocolate in it is my favorite.

Our local ice cream truck plays Christmas music. I love to hear it played that way in the middle of summer!

March 18, 2010 at 5:45 AM  
Blogger ~✽Mumsy✽~ said...

My favorite flavor is strawberry! We have ice cream trucks on our street during the summer, and the kids love to flag it down.

Great post, Debbie, and the photos are delicious, too!

March 18, 2010 at 7:11 AM  
Blogger Julie Kwiatkowski Schuler said...

For a while, I told my kids the ice cream truck was just a music-playing truck, but then they got wise.

March 18, 2010 at 7:22 AM  
Blogger SparkleFarkel said...

"It's that time of year when Ice Cream lovers come out around America." <-- Actually, this would mean ANYTIME, where I live (Wisconsin). LOL! If the Chocolate House or the Dairy Queen's closed due to blizzard conditions, we're sunk! Yep, They have it all wrong when They said, "There's always room for Jello." It should definitely go: "There's always room for ice cream, and we don't mean maybe, baby!" LOL!

(Ice cream: the perfect "I"-- great choice)

March 18, 2010 at 7:24 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

WOW.. I love many favors.. many.

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March 18, 2010 at 7:56 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

My Grandmother used to work at a laundry and two doors down was an ice cream store. We would walk to see her and she would give us money to go get her a sundae and something for ourselves. On payday she would bring home a bag of Lollapallouzers. She live with us. I'm sure I spelled that wrong. Ice cream on a stick covered in sprinkles. My favorite ice cream pistachio almond.

March 18, 2010 at 8:13 AM  
Anonymous Erin said...

I gotta go where Mrs.C goes, that Mocha almond fudge sounds right up my alley! I can't narrow it down to one, but for all intents and purposes, I'll take vanilla. It's classicly tasty. But if I am at the store, give me Ben & Jerry's Chunky Monkey. If I am somewhere that has frozen vanilla custard, sign me up for that please! Oh, and you can never beat a good strawberry(which Breyer's has a great one). Did someone say ICECREAM???

March 18, 2010 at 8:36 AM  
Blogger Christie Cottage said...

LOL I love the picture of the kids wearing the ice cream! LOL

Now I want some pralines and cream and it's 8:30AM!!!

Today on my blog I have a Guest post from the Christian Film Makers group. I would love for all my Christian friends to check it out. They are doing an Easter event.

March 18, 2010 at 9:32 AM  
Blogger MrsJenB said...

Aw, Mr. Softee! What great memories! Funny the things you forget about, but when someone reminds you...

Rob and I love to go to Rita's. Usually I'll get a custard or gelati - it's so much fun to people watch there!

I literally cannot come up with a favorite flavor. It's impossible.

March 18, 2010 at 9:50 AM  
Blogger jeff campbell said...

I love to remember the ice cream trucks...nice post...thanks

March 18, 2010 at 9:53 AM  
Blogger Jenny said...

I scream, U scream, we all scream for Ice cream.

My Mom used to say that all the time.

Please don't be I ndignant but I don't like I ce cream.

Unless it is vanilla, melting slowly all over a warm sour cherry pie.


March 18, 2010 at 10:25 AM  
Blogger jaydubblah said...

It's only fairly recently that we got lots of flavours here in the UK. I remember going to the US 30 years ago and being amazed at the choice. If you have time to pop by here is My I

March 18, 2010 at 11:59 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

I love ice cream too! And I love making homemade ice cream in the summer.

But, if I'm buying a cone somewhere, my favorite is Rocky Road!

March 18, 2010 at 12:13 PM  
Blogger Jo said...

i just cant pick a fave ... but my current go to flavour is mango!

March 18, 2010 at 2:11 PM  
Blogger laterg8r said...

i used to love blue bubble gum but now i love the choc chunk cookie dough :D

March 18, 2010 at 2:29 PM  
Blogger Ms. Bake-it said...

Love the story about your Gramps! When I was growing up I used to spend the summers with my family in CT and on Saturday evenings Grandmama would take me (and my cousins if they happened to be over) to the Dairy Queen. Grandmama loved her ice cream! I used to love those DQ trips with her.

As for my favorite flavors, I would have to say something very chocolatey, mocha, almond or dulce de leche.

Hmmm. I think I will take the kids out for ice cream tonight! My pregnant DIL has been on an ice cream kick lately and there is a place near us that makes their own ice cream.

Geez, thanks Debbie!

~ Tracy

March 18, 2010 at 3:52 PM  
Blogger baukje said...

I adore with raisons and rum...............

March 18, 2010 at 5:01 PM  
Blogger SquirrelQueen said...

Pralines & Cream is my favorite but I will not turn down other flavors. I love ice cream.

When I lived in Anchorage the local ice cream parlor was a favorite late night winter time destination for my friends and I. Funny thing was the place was always busy, even when it was twenty below outside.

March 18, 2010 at 5:43 PM  
Anonymous Begoluna said...

I love a big banana split with vanilla, strawberry and chocolate--in that order. One time I tried with some other (I don't exactly remember) flavours and I didn't enjoy it so much.

Sometimes I eat ice cream when it's cold outside. Some people ask me why I'm eating someting cold if the weather it's so bad. Well, because I eat it inside.

Have you noticed that when it's cold ouside people inside drink hot cocoa or soup (Yes, I do it too)... Why not an ice cream??? Must be because I love it soooo much!! :-)

March 18, 2010 at 10:50 PM  
Anonymous lissa said...

I'm a plain vanilla girl, but they taste good no matter the flavor

March 18, 2010 at 11:00 PM  
Blogger Debbiedoos said...

Hi Begoluna! Welcome home from your trip. Nice to hear from you again. I just finished a nice bowl of neopolitan...with a little chocolate syrup on top. Hey if I am going to do it , do it right!

March 18, 2010 at 11:16 PM  
Blogger Mami said...

My favorite is strawberry icecream.

Yummy I word!!Thank you for sharing yummy photos!!

March 19, 2010 at 6:21 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

do you know how much i love mr softie? seriously..i am obsessed with their rainbow sprinkles...thin and crunchy...nothing like what we can buy in the stores. when i was a kid, i tried to convince my mother that ice cream was a health food and should be eaten every day because of its high amounts of calcium. sadly, she wasn't convinced!

March 19, 2010 at 11:27 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I adore ice cream.....I love black licorice......yummmmmmmm and the way it turns your mouth that icky black/ green color? I dont even care.....

March 19, 2010 at 7:36 PM  
Blogger mub said...

That monkey madness sounds awesome. I don't think I have a favorite ice cream, but I do quite like pralines and caramel.

March 20, 2010 at 4:58 PM  
Blogger Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

...running a wee bit late... I love your "I"cecream post! Yumm!!!
I was torn between writing my assignment for Icecream or Irish...

Ah!!! Icecream...lovely memories with your gramps! haha I had an aunt who insisted that some icecream was a necessity after dinner to "settle" our tummies!

Blessings & Aloha!

March 21, 2010 at 5:22 PM  

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