Summer is here with a vengeance. We took the family out to Baskin-Robbins to celebrate. I have a special affection for B-R because it was my first job during high school. People told me I'd get sick of ice cream working there. Puh-leeze.Without further ado:
1. Ice cream: for warm weather only or a year-round food?
Year Round. Clock round.
2. Favorite flavor(s)
Chocolate chip mint, cherry vanilla, heath bar crunch, a really good cookie dough not the kind that is all vanilla with a smidge of a dough-type product
3. Cake cone, sugar cone, waffle cone, cup?
Cup. Don't want to waste tummy space on cardboard tasting ice cream holders.
4. Childhood ice-cream memory
Well... I remember family trips to the Carvel and my father offering to help me keep up with my soft serve treat since - of course - in the summer heat it was dripping faster than I could keep up with it. He would then proceed to chomp down on the ice cream and make a good half of it disappear. This is probably why I often echo Joey's line from Friends when people attempt to take my food: "Will Smama doesn't share food!"
5. Banana splits: discuss.
Haven't had one in a long time. They remind me of the boyfriend-I-had-before-I-met-the-guy-I-married since we once shared one at one of those places where they give you a huge plate of ice cream for the soul purpose of sharing. I knew things wouldn't work out between us because although I hate it he ordered a coconut flavored ice cream insisting that it was on his side of the plate. Had he not considered the eco-issue of coconut ice cream run off? Apparantly not and soon enough my own side of the plate was contaminated.
Bonus: Baskin-Robbins used to make ice-cream sodas. During the 18 months I worked there, I think I made about 3 tops. They're no longer on the menu, but you can still order them. Question: What are the ingredients/steps for making an ice cream soda?
I could venture a guess but you can find the real answer here.
ESSENTIAL ADDENDUM: How could I have forgotten peppermint ice cream. It is seasonal so when I was pregnant in November we stocked up because WOE BE TO THE MAN WOMAN OR CHILD WHO GOT BETWEEN ME AND MY EDY'S PEPPERMINT!!!!