July 2009

National Ice Cream Month

Today my family and I are celebrating National Ice Cream Month by creating our own “Brownie Earthquakes” by baking homemade brownies and topping them with vanilla ice cream and a few items we picked up at the store—some whipped cream, marshmallow, and chocolate syrup.

You can have your own ice cream month by eating a bowl of the already-delicious-by-itself, thigh-expanding stuff today, or trying something new. Here are a few ideas…

Use something edible as a base. Instead of a plain old bowl of ice cream, try eating it in a cone or a waffle bowl. My father likes to pile his ice cream on shortcake, or you could use any kind of cake, cookie or brownie. What’s the most creative ice cream base you’ve ever tried?