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Back in May, my husband and I went to CA to visit my mom and the rest of my family. While we were there, one of my sisters, my nieces and my mom went with us to Superior Dairy in Hanford, CA. It has been in operation since 1929. My mom, being a little hard of hearing didn't hear our warning about the serving sizes in this place. She decided that a banana split sounded really good. The expression on her face when the waitress brought the Banana Split to our table was priceless! I think that her's looks bigger than the one on their Facebook page! Needless to say, she eventually knocked the ice cream over and got down to the bananas before giving up on this huge treat!
Did you know that Wednesday was National Chocolate Ice Cream Day? It is so appropriate here in Phoenix to talk about ice cream because of our summer heat! So, that is what we are going to do for today's Friday Fave.
What is your favorite ice cream/ice cream treat?
Alicia, like her grandma, says that the Banana Split is the thing she loves. The combination of the banana, pineapple and chocolate is just so irresistible! Can you call an ice cream treat healthy when it has fruit on it? Dairy, fruit, it does sound healthy! (Well, the sugar and the fat have to ruin things, don't they?) You can always try eating your Banana Split off of this spoon from DazzelingDezignz4U that I found on Etsy!
Madalynn and Lindsey both like to eat dairy-free ice cream. I just learned recently the difference between dairy-free and merely lactose free. So, keep your eyes peeled for whether someone needs to be totally free of dairy products in their diet or if only the lactose is the problem. Lindsey's favorite flavor is Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. I have also seen Cookies 'n Cream in the lactose-free section. So it is possible to get some good flavors besides the basic vanilla and chocolate for people with food allergies. Lindsey has purchased Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough in an Almond Milk variety of ice cream.
Maddy says her favorite is Brownie Ice Cream and that the best almond milk variety is Almond Dream.
Frankly, I was surprised when my mom ordered that Banana Split because she is usually a Hot Fudge Sundae kind of gal! I get that from her, because I love a delicious hot fudge sundae. The nice thing at Superior was that when I needed more Hot Fudge on my enormous Hot Fudge Sundae, they brought me another cup full (or 2) free of charge! You've got to have lots of hot fudge, REAL whipped cream, the cherry on top, and unlike my mother, sprinkles, not nuts. She loves the nuts. My feeling is that the nuts get in the way of the hot fudge! The ice cream can be vanilla, cookie dough or mint chocolate chip! And, let's get real, I know the lack of health benefits and the calories in my ice cream, so it isn't an everyday treat. But, when it is, here is the spoon for me from BeccaLouiseDesigns on Etsy :
What kind of ice cream do you love? My husband loves good old vanilla. Do you have a special place you go for the best ice cream treats ever, or do you make the best ones at home? Leave us a comment and let us know! Have a great weekend and I hope you get to have some ice cream.
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!