It’s 92 degrees outside and I’m loving the air conditioning inside. I have to run an errand and dread going outside!
So with my water in my bag and shoes changed to flats; on my way. Finally to get to the front door and sighed for it feels like a furnace on my face. I couldn’t help but to say loud “It’s HOT!!!!!!!!!!”
So I did my errand quickly and I didn’t want anything heavy to eat; but something real cool! Ice Cream…that’s it! Vanilla ice cream!
One block walk and I’m at the ice cream place, crowded of course and I stand on line waiting to be served. Lo and behold, which I can tell that I’d just walked into a lengthy discussion – just by the look on the people’s faces before me!
“Do you like soft serve or hard scooped ice cream?” This was the topic. ‘Yeah you….hey a newcomer to the convo!”; said this sweetest looking elderly woman. I really didn’t care, for I just wanted vanilla…ice cream….to keep cool; real simple! So I thought, for voices were raised!
They were talking about Mr. Softee, sugar cones, milk, sugar….all the ingredients of ice cream; no taste to has taste. It seems that it would never end, like a circle… soft serve or scooped????
I really had to go and all eyes were on me, when I said Soft serve! Then the sweet elderly woman, “See I knew it”. Back in the day………
It was quite comical and what a way to spend the afternoon, talking about a topic loved by so many. I would have loved to know how it ended, but I really had to go before the scouts come looking! Perhaps it never ended!!
I’ve asked my friends on Facebook which has also started a lengthy discussion too. So I said, it would be fun to ask here too… what’s your take! Enjoy your last few weeks of summer and keep cool!
Historians estimate that this recipe evolved into ice cream sometime in the 16th century. England seems to have discovered ice cream at the same time, or perhaps even earlier than the Italians. “Cream Ice,” as it was called, appeared regularly at the table of Charles I during the 17th century. France was introduced to similar frozen desserts in 1553 by the Italian Catherine de Medici when she became the wife of Henry II of France. It wasn’t until 1660 that ice cream was made available to the general public.
Photos by Cascadian Farms, Sweet Corn Ice Cream by Geezer – 3rdArmbizxe, Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design.