Friday, July 16, 2010

I Scream, You Scream...

We ALL scream for ICE CREAM!!!
Did you know July is National Ice Cream Month? And more specifically, the third Sunday in July is National Ice Cream Day!
Like I ever needed another reason to eat ice cream! But I will use it to my full advantage this weekend. Ice cream has been one of my very favorite sweets of all time. When I was younger my sister even bought me a real "ice cream bowl!" I swear, you would be amazed how much I could put in my stomach without getting sick; it would probably make you sick watching me eat it. My husband, who is twice the size of me, is still astonished by the amount of ice cream I eat when we share. That's how much I love it! I can never get enough! Even though I love almost every kind of ice cream, especially during this time of year, I have my very favorites.
Chocolate (even better with Heath Bar on top!)
Pistachio Almond (don't make fun until you try it!)
More specifically, I love Strawberry ice cream with fresh strawberries smushed (or is it smooshed?) in it! Like at MARBLE SLAB! I love Marble Slab Creamery and think it's much better than Cold Stone Creamery (you are free to disagree, but that is my opinioin and I'm sticking to it!). We used to visit there regularly during college in Knoxville, and I only wish there was a convenient one in Baltimore! There is one, however, in harbor, so on the rare occasion that we venture down there, I always make sure to stop by!

I have always thought ice cream parlors were so cute and charming. We used to have one down the street growing up, called Something Sweet. It was just a small place, but had the old time bar stools and counter that you could sit at with your friends. But that has been long gone for a while now and I have found my new favorite place, Short n' Sweet! This little school house in Cape Cod was converted to an ice cream parlor. See this post to read more about this spot.

Although not as charming as the Cap Cod schoolhouse, Dumer's Dairyland is one spot I must stop when at the beach in the summer. Dumser's has been around forever and there is no doubt why. The homemade ice cream is to die for! My dad and I will even tell my mom we are going for a bike ride, but we must make a detour at the dairyland for a cool treat: milkshakes! Chocolate for Dad, Strawberry for me. Mmmmm!

(Many images from google)
In honor of Ice Cream Month I think I will make some ice cream sandwiches for hubby this weekend, his favorite!


  1. Mmmmmm. I love Dumser's! In OC, right? Their homemade peanut butter chocolate chip ice cream is soooooo yummy!!!!

  2. My friend from college worked at Dumser's. She raves about their ice cream, but sadly I've never had it. Next time I'm up there I'll have to go!

  3. I just adore ice cream! Found your blog theough 2 Preppy Girls blog hop -- so glad I did!

  4. Hello! I'm so sorry it took me this long to finally see you post! Yes, I do still have the Jubilee dress. Frankly I really do love it so it's hard to part with...but I'm hoping someday to find some more jacqueline or caroline hopsack shifts to replace i with :)

    Moreover, it's nice to meet you! I adore your blog, and I hope since you're in the area we can get together sometime this summer. My cousin and his fiance live in Fells Point, and they're always trying to get me to drive out to meet them for a fun night out in Baltimore! I think you and perhaps your husband would really like them, they're lots of fun.

    Thanks again for the lovely award, and I hope you have a great weekend!


    ps - If you have any zero Lillies you're ready to part with that you'd be interested in selling, I'd be interested!

  5. LOL, I live in a family that loves ice-cream! It could be 0 degrees and it would still be snack of choice!

  6. We are all ice cream lovers in the FLIP FLOPS & PEARLS HOUSEHOLD:)

    I love old parlors!!

    Happy Follow Friday:)