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.