With Summertime on the way I often think about ice cream socials and enjoying ice cream with friends/family....
HOMEMADE ICE CREAM
My Grandma likes to create homemade ice cream with an ice cream maker in the summer when my family is working in the field plowing or during wheat harvest...There are all kinds of ice cream flavors you can create with an ice cream maker, it takes time and is a lot of work but well worth it!..Good!
She has made Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, Cherry, Banana, Vanilla with Butterfinger, Vanilla with Snickers, Butter Pecan, she likes to add pecans mostly...it is fun to use the ice cream maker in the summer and create all kinds of homemade ice cream....Electric Ice cream makers or old style traditional hand crank turn makers are good, lots of time and work, but very good ice cream...
ICE CREAM SOCIALS
At church you can have ice cream socials and invite the local townspeople and make bowls of ice cream or have cones there....Ice Cream socials can be homemade ice creams, OR just frozen from the containers from the stores...They are fun to host during summer months, and invite others over for...Have plenty of water on hand to drink because ice cream makes you thirsty!....Great way to meet others and have fellowship at the church OR just to invite friends/family over for icy cool ice cream!....chat, play games, play Bingo!....
ICE CREAM IN PLASTIC CONTAINERS FROM STORE
Everyone can enjoy ice cream at home when you can purchase ice cream in plastic containers from the store, and I know most people have their favorite kinds and favorite brands, some can be pricey some are very affordable...You can sometimes find the grand sized plastic containers of ice cream very affordable..it's good and more for your money!..
ICE CREAM CONES/DISHES
I like to also purchase a box of sugar, waffle, wafer, or colorful cones and take home to make ice cream in cones, not just in a bowl....Ice cream dippers/spoons are nice to have there nearby you to create the ice cream cones....you can stack the ice cream balls 3 up onto the top of one another.....that's fun but messy!
ICE CREAM FROM MACHINES
Self-serve ice cream from the machines is always good, chocolate, vanilla or twisty....in a dish or cone...I like them all....i like the texture of the ice cream, very soft....we need more of these sanitary/clean machines available in local convenience stores in small towns....I think so anyway! ;)
Froyo as some people call it, or Frozen yogurt the name of yogurt/ice cream both, I love these from many places including Braum's in a dish or waffle cone....
MALTS, SHAKES, FLOATS
Sonic and many other restaurants may have Malts and Shakes made from ice cream, traditional flavors are Vanilla and Chocolate..I enjoy Malt flavoring with ice cream...I like Sonic's and places that have car hops that bring the malts/shakes out to your vehicle and you can enjoy it there in your car with friends/family...Braum's is good also.
Rootbeer, Coke/Soda Ice cream floats are traditional and they are good, also available in many restaurants like the Sonic, and at soda fountain shops, OR you can create these yourself!
GO ENJOY WITH FRIENDS/FAMILY
IF you wish for something fun this summer, call your friends/family and go enjoy an ice cream cone/dish, a shake, a malt or a traditional ice cream soda float!...that's fun for you to all be together...if you are bored, get out of the house and go enjoy some ice cream traditions....
Brands of ice cream I enjoy----
Ben & Jerry's
Snicker with Vanilla
Twix with Vanilla
any of those I enjoy...Ice cream is just apart of summertime to me..
just always ask for plenty of paper napkins, and some water to drink!