I’ve always loved ice cream.
What kid doesn’t?
Growing up my favorite flavor was Pralines ‘n Cream from Baskin Robbins. Frankly, it still is my favorite out of all their 31 flavors.
However, my current favorite frozen treat is gelato. You know, Italian ice cream. As you know my husband and I finally achieved our dream of setting foot on Italian soil for our 10 year anniversary. Since then, anytime I want ice cream, it’s gelato. I am loving Talenti gelato for my sweet tooth fix.
Our favorite flavors so far are the chocolate peanut butter cup, black raspberry chocolate chip, tahitian vanilla bean, and the mediterranean mint.
Today, as part of a fun ice cream social I was invited to, by my very lovely, very talented friend Lindsey, I’m sharing what we like to top our gelato with.
It’s simple really. We love fresh fruit. When we go to Pinkberry for our fix of frozen yogurt, the girls and I always add fruit. I admit I do steer them towards looking at the fruit choices first, but now they pick it on their own. (Victory!) I am a firm believer that good habits are taught.
This morning I had fresh raspberries, plums and nectarines in my fridge. So I simply washed the fruit, sliced up the plums and nectarines, and topped the black raspberry chocolate chip with the juicy goodness. Voila! Breakfast.
When I think of ice cream, I also think of floats. It’s an automatic knee jerk reaction. A tasty one too.
Our favorite root beer float was shared recently here. You can’t go wrong with Weinhard’s root beer and Haagen Dazs vanilla bean. It’s divine. All other root beer float combos are just mediocre after one sip.
Today, I mixed Talenti’s black raspberry chocolate chip with San Pellegrino’s Aranciata Rossa, blood orange soda. Oh.My.Heavens. Go and partake. Its seriously got some palate pleasing partying going on.
To see more ice cream social creations, please visit:
Becky of Project Domestication
Lindsey of Cafe Johnsonia
Becky of Vintage Mixer
Carrian of Sweet Basil
Holly of Phemomenon
Kelly of Mountain Mamma Cooks
Krista of Budget Gourmet Mom
Karen of 365 Days of Slow Cooking
Marie of Food Nouveau
Rachel of A Southern Fairytale
Shawn of I Wash You Dry
Stephanie of Lick My Spoon
Wendy of 101 Gourmet Series