Aaron’s word of inspiration this week is ice cream.
I usually say that I am not a sweet person – I would much rather have a salty snack. But lately, ya know what, I am craving all the sweet things and I’m not exactly sure why….MAYBE it’s because I just snack on chips all the time and that is making me very bleh on the chips? I’m not sure.
But either way, ice cream is usually not my go-to snackie snack. I like it, sure, in moderation, but to have it around a lot? No thanks. If I do want it, then I want just one bowl and I don’t want a container sitting in my freezer for a thousand days while I decide if I want to eat any more or not.
When I was little, we actually had one of those ice cream makers. If my memory of when I was 4 serves me right, it looked like one of those pails that you make butter in, during the old time before you could just walk into a store and get butter. Like it was round, and the outside had wooden slats all the way around, and the top had a crank handle. This was like 1990 so it’s not like the fancy ice cream makers of today.
Anyway, so my dad would fill it up with all the ingredients and then fill the outer rim with ice and salt and crank the top crank. He would have us do it, because like what else are children good for except to make ice cream?! So we’d crank it at the start since it was easier and my brother and I would fight over it “No it’s my turn! You’ve done it long enough!” was probably shouted a lot. And then once we got tired, or it got to hard to crank (probably the first if I’m being honest) my dad would take over and after a while we would have ice cream! YUM!
But my dad is kind of like an ice cream snob. Just a little bit. He used to be a dairy inspector and he knows the main guys at Chapman’s. Like how weird is that?! Actually the Chapman’s ice cream factory is in the small town of Markdale which is where my mom was raised so we are pretty pro-Chapman’s.
My dad likes to have his ice cream and will often have some sort of frozen dessert in the house all year long. Since my mom is lactose intolerant, it’s now like sherbet or something else like coconut milk ice cream for her and real ice cream for my dad.
But like I said at the start, I’m not a very sweet person. My dad is the type to get like triple chocolate with extra chocolate, and I’m over here like “ummmm anything less chocolatey?” I like my men chocolate but not my ice cream. My go to flavour is something along the lines of like a pecan/pralines and caramel thing? Or just a standard ice cream sandwich!! Oh goodness I love those!
Right now in my freezer I do have some ice pops. They are those creamsicles with the pink/purple/orange around the outside and a nice cream in the middle. Pretty tasty!
What’s your feelings on ice cream? Can it ever be tooooo sweet/chocolatey? What’s your favourite flavour? Lemme know in the comments below!