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Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Ice Cream



As a child my favourite thing was ice cream. I would only eat it during the summer months (as I felt stupid eating it in winter…I was cold enough so I didn’t colder things entering my system!) & then I’d be lost for choice when faced with the task of choosing an ice cream.

Mr whippy 99 with a flake was always my favourite. The soft fluffy ice cream within a crunchy cone & a chocolate flake. Summers were never the same without having one of these.



If I couldn’t have that I’d choose an orange ice lolly or mini milk or a feast. Now there’s an ice lolly. Chocolate wrapped in chocolate filled with more chocolate. Yum…a messy ice lolly but a delicious one! The one I had at home was a Neapolitan…the ice cream of different flavours in one hit. Oh my how tasty that was. Then I discovered Vienetta. Now that was one dangerous discovery lol. I would munch my way through that in days & go back for seconds. I always love the sound of the hard chocolate cracking under the spoon then you hit the soft ice cream. Heavenly.



There was always one ice cream I never really got or enjoyed. Choc Ice. Now who came up with that silly idea? Ok yes they are great for kids but no one thought of the safest non messiest way to eat them. In fact the only decent way to eat them is in a bowl.



My Nan used to stock her freezer with them for “all us kids”. We would descend on her during our summer time off from school, play in the garden for hours then ask for ice cream. We were handed one of these & sent back outside to eat them. The first mistake was sending us back into the sun with ice cream and the second mistake was letting us run back through the house demanding tissues, wipes, or water.

The choc ice’s were in wrappers, you’d carefully undo it to start with then you’d begin to eat it as delicately as you could but because they ALWAYS took so long to eat & with the warmth from the sun they would begin to melt within minutes! This meant melted ice cream gathered in the wrapper that you needed to undo in order to eat more of the choc ice. This all led to disaster as you’d end up ripping the wrapper of in a panic to eat the rest of the ice cream before more melted, instead though you would be covered in it!

So although I love ice cream I’d say to anyone who wants to eat a choc ice…put it in a bowl first!  

14 comments:

  1. What a lovely pretty blog you have! Thanks for visiting mine and leaving a comment :) I'm not a fan of ice cream, probably the only person in the world who doesn't like it that much!

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    1. Thank you Karen for coming by & commenting :o) can't believe you are not a fan of ice cream lol :o)

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  2. What a good idea for the letter I, I would have never thought of it myself. Enjoyed this very much Pixie!

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    1. Thanks Jen, i'm obviously just too addicted to sweet things ha! ;o)

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  3. I worked out how to eat my choc-ice vbery early on. I'm tidy, nay fastidious, in nature. Lately, I don't touch the stuff. I have to work out ways of avoiding extra calories, not increasing them. But a child has no such worries.

    http://francene-wordstitcher.blogspot.com

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    1. It was always easier as a child to not worry what we ate ;o) i'm pleased you worked out early on how to eat choc ices...makes it so much more tastier when you can eat them without getting messy. Thank you for coming by :o)

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  4. I posted on ice cream for i also, only a poem. check it out if you get a chance and you don't mind feeling the need to eat ice cream again!
    http://mainelywrite.blogspot.com/2012/04/i-is-for-ice-cream.html
    I never could get the hang of eating chocolate covered ice cream either. The cones always looked so nice dipped that way, but they always melted from the inside out somehow!

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    1. Ha I know exactly what you mean about them melting from the inside out...mind boggling lol. I will come over & eat some ice cream ;o) thank you for commenting.

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  5. Look forward to the rest of your challenge run…can’t believe we’ve had 15 days already!
    --Damyanti, Co-host A to Z Challenge April 2012

    Twitter: @AprilA2Z
    #atozchallenge

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  6. Thank you for coming & commenting Damyanti. I shall get the others done this weekend when my internet is back up & running...perfect timing for it to crash on me! The joys of technology :o)

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  7. this post definitely made me hungry for ice cream:)
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com
    Happy A-Zing!

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    1. hee hee sorry to make you hungry for ice cream nutschell, thank you for coming by & commenting :o)

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  8. I second that, Nutschell! I used to adore choc-ices, but now my very favourite must be a White Magnum. Yum.

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    1. Ooh Magnums..... Thanks Biddy for coming by :O)

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