We All Scream for Ice Cream


A local dairy company has come up with some wonderful flavors of ice cream.  I just finished a bowl of Banana Pudding flavor.  Yes, it did taste like banana pudding, and  I love banana pudding.  It is ice cream, crunched up vanilla wafers, and a swirl of marshmallow – just like mom use to make – except cold.

My very most favorite, though,  is their orange/vanilla yogurt.  It tastes just like a Dreamcicle.  Remember Dreamcicles when you were a kid?  Ice cream coated in orange flavored icy stuff.  Gosh, they were good.  Always melted and fell off the stick if  you didn’t eat fast enough, so I learned to lick pretty fast. Wonder if they even make Dreamcicles any more?

There are all sorts of interesting flavors now:  S’mores, Turtle Tracks, and Moose Tracks are a few others.  You might be able to figure out what S’mores  is like, but  Turtle Tracks is a little more of a challenge.  You know that chocolate candy they call a ‘turtle’ with peanuts and caramel?  You got it.

But never in a million years would you figure out Moose Tracks.  I’ve never figured out the logic to it myself, but it is vanilla with big hunks of chocolate and peanut butter.  Man, I would hunt all day and almost kill for a bowl of it.  It has got to be loaded with calories, and I have to be very good to save up that many fat grams.  But, boy, is it worth it!

Funny how childhood memories seem to be associated with ice cream.  We didn’t worry about calories or fat grams in those days.  Any hot summer afternoon could be cooled down with  a chocolate covered ice cream bar on a stick.  This is another treat that was a sticky mess. The chocolate always slid off the ice cream, which melted and ran down the stick. The challenge was to trying to eat the chocolate coating before it fell off on the ground.

Like ice cream and childhood, life melts away and only the memories remain. Things were so simple when we were young and did not worry about life or death – only ice cream.

©1998 Sheila Moss

Do you have a favorite flavor of ice cream? Of course you do, everyone does.

About Sheila Moss

My stories are about daily life and the funny things that happen to all of us. My columns have been published in numerous newspapers, magazines, anthologies, and websites.
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6 Responses to We All Scream for Ice Cream

  1. energywriter says:

    Great trip down memory lane. sd

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  2. Lois says:

    I remember Dreamcicles! I loved them. It would be wonderful if they are still around somewhere, like where I live. Other than that I like Fudgecicles! Either way they are soooo loaded with fat and sugar, but that is what makes them taste so good. And it brings back childhood memories.

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  3. I lived on a farm. We went grocery shopping infrequently inasmuch as we grew our own food. HOWEVER, we also had our own dairy cows and ….an ice cream maker. It was like a rocker with a handle, and it was my job every Sunday to sit and rock it back and forth. In return I got the first bowlful. Yummmmm. P. S. We also made our own butter, and grew our own vegetables, pigs and chickens. We had to buy sugar, though, and flour also, so we got those in large quantities when we did make our infrequent trips to the store. Memories. Now Peapod delivers my ice cream and places it in the freezer for me. Because of the narrowing of my throat (due to successful cancer treatment) I have been prescribed ice cream four times a day. Talk about a blessing; the other blessing is nutritional drinks like Ensure and Boost. What a world, what will they invent next!!! Praise the LordGod3 and the variety of talents and abilities with which He blessed His people.

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    • Sheila Moss says:

      I still have my dad’s old ice-cream maker with a handle that you crank. I was going to get rid of it and then realized it is an antique. It would work if someone wanted to do the work of cranking. Where did you get ice on a farm?


  4. Locally they make an orange/vanilla swirl soft ice cream. Tastes better than a dreamsicle because nothing threatens to melt to the ground! Youth is definitely wasted on the young.

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