National Ice Cream Day

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice-cream…when I was growing up, that was a popular ditty.

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For me, every day is an ice-cream day.  I’ve always loved ice-cream.

When I was a little girl, I remember going to the park across the street with my best friend, Jane.  Each of us would clutch a precious nickel in a little hand and eagerly await the Good Humor Man who would pedal by with the large freezer box attached to the front of his bike.  My favorite was a toasted almond bar!

Years later, on summer evenings, we would sit outside, listening for the calliope sound of the ice-cream truck.  You would hear children shouting, “Mommy, mommy, I need a quarter…the ice cream man is here!”  My dad, who also loved ice cream, would ask me and my sister what we wanted and he would run out into the street as soon as the truck stopped so that he would be the first to give in his order. 

These days, my husband lovingly provides me with a wonderful variety of exotic flavors…double fudge brownie, French silk, coffee with almonds and chocolate morsels…and I treat myself to a small dish of ice cream topped with a spoonful of whipped cream and seven almonds every evening…my reward at the end of a busy day.

Do you like ice cream?  What are your ice cream memories?

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5 thoughts on “National Ice Cream Day

  1. I love ice cream ~ and Toasted Almond was my favorite Good Humor too.

    We sometimes make ice cream sandwiches using toasted waffles. The combination of warm waffle and cold ice cream is perfect.

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    • Yes, toasted almond was awesome…is it still in existence?
      And using warmed waffles and spreading them with a little (or a big) scoop of ice cream was one of my favorite treats!!!!!
      I think a similar chord runs through both of us. 🙂

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    • Last I checked, the grocery store had boxes of Good Humor treats in the following flavors:

      Toasted Almond
      Strawberry Shortcake
      Chocolate Eclair

      Six to a box . . . so you can share. 😀

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  2. Ice cream every evening? WoW!!! Now that is a treat and I’d gladly join you. I don’t eat it much in the winter because of the cold … but I love ice cream in the summer and could have some daily. 🙂

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    • I know it is hard to believe, but yes, I do have a scoop of ice cream every night…I firmly believe that we can have what we like, in moderation of course. 🙂 It may seem a little decadent to have ice cream every night, but it is my little reward to myself for a hard day’s work. 🙂

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