One of my greatest pleasures in life has become any form of sweet frozen treat. I credit two things with my new found love. First, I no longer experience food related guilt. Second, it's summertime and I have no air conditioning. Ice cream is a great way to cool myself down!
I look forward to walking down to the conbini and choosing my flavor of the day. Will I have the Pino? Maybe a Crunky Mint or a Coolish! How about the Hersheys Banana ice cream bonbons? Maybe I'll have an ice cream sandwich. It is pretty much the most exciting thing I do most days.
Phil of course finds my newly acquired sweet tooth both hysterical and convenient. He puts a five minute time limit on my decision making process, which sometimes is frustrating, but after five minutes of staring at my choices I usually can make a decision. After a run on Wednesday he took me to Circle K (I'm a pretty high maintenance kind of girl) as a special treat. The selection in the freezer didn't excite me.
Phil settled on banana bonbons and supplemented his ice cream with a packet of beef jerky - but I was turning into a pouty mess over near the freezer section. Thank goodness he turned to me and said - "You know, if nothing appeals, you don't HAVE to get anything." We proceeded to the register, me sans ice cream and sad, when I remembered - Circle K has a soft cream machine!!! Soft cream is by far my favorite frozen treat. I suppose it is frozen yogurt or something. It comes in crazy awesome flavors in a cake cone and there is something about a swirly treat that just makes me joyful. I am beginning to think I am a little to simple minded, but whatever...
I ordered myself a Strawberry Cheesecake soft cream and began to get excited. We had meant to try it on another ice cream adventure earlier in the week and ended up with a pair of plain ichigo (strawberry) and cream cones. Lo and behold this is what I got:
Apparently when you are taking soft cream in the car it comes with a lid. Score - double cake cone! The soft cream was awesome too. It was cheese cake flavored with chunks of cheese cake, ribbons of strawberry jam and chocolate shavings - a very complex variation.