by Carmen Farrell

When I asked my kids what they loved best about summer, I heard their answer loud and clear:  ice cream!  Every year, come June, my kids become ice cream monsters. It’s like a switch gets flipped or something.  They’d like nothing better than to eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner – diarrhea be damned.   Most days it’s an after dinner treat that we all look forward to.

The husband and I have strong opinions about our favourite ice cream flavours.  I’ve had a love affair with Mocha Almond Fudge for years, and his hands down favourite is Mint Chocolate Chip.  The kids however are quite promiscuous with their ice cream enjoyment.  They’ll take any flavour, any time, any way that they can.  One of these days I’ll get all gourmet on their ass and make my own (just like Laura, Erika and Jill do) but for now we’ll make do with what the supermarket’s got.

My only concern is whether the ice cream is killing brain cells.  Case in point:  A quick photo opp of them eating ice cream turned into a game of “who has the best ice cream beard”.  They’re either losing brain cells with each lick or these kids just don’t take my camera seriously.


Is ice cream YOUR favourite summer time treat?  Tell me your flavour of choice.  I’ve got another 2 months of keeping these boys satisfied and there are a ton of flavours we haven’t checked out yet.



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  1. July 13, 2012

    Since I’ve been pregnant I’ve enjoyed ice cream, but recently I discovered my favorite coffee shop serves something like a banana shake (coffee free of course!) and I have been sucking those down daily! Ice cream is the best!

    • July 13, 2012

      i craved banana milkshakes when i was pregnant! that was my big indulgence, unfortunately i indulged a little too often : )

  2. July 13, 2012

    We bought a tub of caramel pecan sundae the other day and have had it for dinner twice this week. I will pretty much eat ANYTHING with caramel.

  3. July 13, 2012

    Mint Chocolate Chip…hands down. Always dependable and delicious! Great photos! Great post! I’m thinking ice cream for breakfast right now:)

  4. July 13, 2012

    This was a good reminder to get to Jeni’s for Sweet Corn and Blackberry. Only comes around in the summer. Miss those boys!

    • July 13, 2012

      that sounds so delicious!

      • July 13, 2012

        You either love it or hate it. I don’t get those that hate it.

  5. July 13, 2012

    I love Rocky Road!! But I also have been on a froyo obsession the past like year

  6. Jill #
    July 13, 2012

    Favorite ice cream? Carmel chocolate church . . . it’s an old Baskin-Robbins treat and hell if I can find it now.

  7. July 13, 2012

    we have a local shop here that mixes your ice cream made to order. henry introduced me to pistachio coconut and it is now my favorite.
    i LOVE that last photo! cracked me up!

  8. July 15, 2012

    Peanut butter! I don’t know if anybody actually makes it, I just mix peanut butter with vanilla and go to town.

  9. Becky #
    July 17, 2012

    You should definitely track down an ice cream maker. Mine’s refurbished from overstock and it’s been going strong for over a year. I think my favorite is sweet potato and marshmallow which sounds not nearly as awesome as it tastes.

  10. joelynnej #
    July 18, 2012

    I saw Superstore ice cream in your 10 on 10. Their bubblegum is awesome. Love those chubby baby legs in the last shot.

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