I don’t know about all of you, but I’ve definitely been enjoying the generally warmer, sunnier, better weather we’ve had of late.
Great temperatures for playing ball, riding the motorcycle — thanks again for the help replacing that clutch cable, Ken Tubbs — and generally enjoying not having to worry much about being cold or wet regardless of time of day or night.
When the mercury starts to rise a bit as it has, it also gets me thinking once again of something I almost never eat during the colder parts of the year: ice cream.
It just doesn’t occur to me much to have, say, a cone or sundae when it’s 25 degrees outside.
I’m not, like, an enormous cool-treat consumer, but I do enjoy them and have definitely picked my spots with them over the years.
As a kid I drank of Icees at Plaid Pantry and Slurpees from 7-Eleven (not ice-cream-based, I realize, but bear with me); I liked both, but I sort of have a soft spot for the Slurpee because for a time they came in plastic cups bearing the images of major league baseball players. I of course collected the cups and had them for a long time, but I’m not sure they survived my mom’s sale of our family home a few years back.
I also loved sno-cones (lime was my favorite flavor) at carnivals and such, and of course who doesn’t at least sort of like a Popsicle? Orange was my top flavor there.
Today’s Top 7, though, is going to focus on treats containing ice cream, so without further ado, here we go: