Once again my favorite season is over. It’s not summer, or baseball season, or fishing season – it’s Ice Cream Season.
There are many ice cream shops around here, but they are only open from April to September. Then the Ice Cream Season is over. Personally, I do not think ice cream should be limited to just 6 months, but it is unlikely that many people want to sit in a cafe eating Gelato in January so I understand that this is purely an economic decision.
To mourn the passing of Ice Cream Season we went out for one last treat last week. Instead of just ordering a scoop on a cone, like we usually do, we went to a new place that was supposedly “THE BEST” and we went all out.
Thomas went for the “small” portion on a cone – 3 scoops. I think he had two scoops of Lemon (which is fructeis – more like sorbet) and one scoop of Vanilla.
Andrew had the “Kinder” portion of Amarena – vanilla ice cream with cherries – and the presentation was adorable! (The dish is pretty cute too.)
Jeremy also ordered a small cone but apparently his would not survive the force of gravity.
I went for the whole enchilada – or should I say the whole pasta. This is Spaghetti Eis. The ice cream is put through an extruder so it looks like strands of spaghetti! It is topped with strawberry sauce and shaved white chocolate to look like Parmesan cheese. It was delizioso!
Friends had this After Eight sundae. There were two After Eight mints on top and the ice cream was covered in creme de menthe and chocolate sauce.
This is “just” a milk shake but even it was impressive!
The ice cream was served in a garden. It was a bit past its peak but it was still lovely.
When the kids got squirrelly they went for a walk and behind the shop was a windmill. It was not windy so it wasn’t rigged or spinning, but still cool to see.
But wait! There’s more! This was also the site of some WWII casualties. This plaque was erected in their honor. Not only is it an interesting tidbit of history, but it also became a sermon illustration the next day. Even if Jeremy was out eating ice cream he was working!