I LOVE ice cream.
I have loved ice cream since I was a little girl. There was always ice cream in my grandmother's freezer. There was often ice cream in our freezer at home.
Ice cream is a big part of my childhood memories. When we lived in the city there was a Mr Softee truck that came around. I could still sing the jingle if you asked me to.
My Dad had a job at an ice cream shop in the 1950's and could work the scoop to make the ice cream into a perfect round ball sitting on top of the cone. One of our favorite family outings was to go to an ice cream shop that was on a farm where you could see the cows in the fields. We would get our ice cream and then go to the little municipal airport to watch the small planes take off and land.
There was also an ice cream shop in our town that rewarded all A's and B's on a report card with a free ice cream.
If I could, I would eat ice cream every day of the week. I would eat it instead of lunch and have another dish as a snack at night. I love vanilla bean, chocolate almond, strawberry and chocolate peanut butter. I love hard ice cream, soft ice cream, sherbert and frozen yogurt.
Have you noticed that ice cream has gotten very expensive? Have you also noticed that a half-gallon is no longer a half-gallon. Did you notice the picture of the ice cream maker at the top of this post?
Yesterday, I opened a box that hadn't been unpacked in many years and I found my ice cream maker. I also found a website with ice cream recipes. Guess what I'm doing this week?