Tuesday, July 17, 2012

National Ice Cream Month

Whoopee! It is National Ice Cream Month

Inspirational Path
I have been waiting impatiently for the National Ice Cream Month to come along. The month is almost half over and I just discovered it is here. I plan to eat a month’s worth of ice cream in the next two weeks.

Here is a bit of trivia about ice cream:
Iced desserts date back to at least 400 BC in Persia. Iced desserts, made of cream or milk and sugar, were popularized in the Arab countries in the 10th century, AD. In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream month. He also named the third Sunday in July as National Ice Cream Day. This year the third Sunday falls on July 15, which we have just passed. I I would advise you to double up on your ice cream this week.

“Ice cream is happiness condensed.”    Jessi Lane Adams

My favorite ice cream, as a child in the 1930’s, was found at Isley’s Ice Cream Shop in Pittsburgh, Pa. I remember it was a special treat when my Mom and Dad took me to Isley’s for my two favorites, Rainbow or White House with cherries.

As an adult, my favorite ice cream is Butter Pecan, and the very best place to buy it is at a small shop at the Oceanside Marina in California. I can’t remember the name of the shop, but I can tell you it is three doors down from the best fish and chips restaurant , whose name I can’t remember either.  I will be in Oceanside in September and I promise to write down the name of the ice cream shop and pass it on to you.

“Without ice cream, there would be darkness and chaos. Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice-cream fall from the cone.”   Anonymous

By Lois Jamieson

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