I adore ice cream. Our local frozen custard stand (shout-out to Connie’s!) and I have a very special relationship, and you all know how I feel about Dreyer’s Slow Churned. Speaking of which, I recently discovered a new favorite Dreyer’s flavor… S’more’s. If you can find this in your grocery store, buy it immediately. I don’t care if it costs you $8 a carton (it won’t). It’s not one they stock often, so you have to get it when you can. Don’t wait for a sale. It is amazing. I still love Mint Cookie, but we’re past the honeymoon stage now, you know? S’more’s is new and exciting. And amazingly delicious. Amazingly.
I am an ice cream snob. (1) I don’t like nuts in my ice cream. (2) I don’t want it in a cone, I want to eat it with a spoon. (3) It has to be soft and melty; none of this hard-as-a-brick-freeze-your-mouth-off kind of stuff. (4) I don’t like fruity ice cream. (5) I don’t like sherbet. (6) I don’t like cold icy sweet things (i.e. sno cones). Ice cream is creamy. Made with cream. If it’s icy, I don’t want it. I will gladly refuse.
All this to say… I’m going on an ice cream fast. One month without ice cream, starting today. Half of me is looking forward to it, half of me is not, and half of me thinks I’ve just pretty much lost it. I think all three halves are correct.
See, the thing about ice cream is that there’s a specific ice cream craving that won’t be satisfied by baking a batch of cookies. So I’m not cutting out desserts completely, but I will still have to exercise some major self control. I have been eating ice cream every day for about a month. I’m not kidding. So I figure it’s time to shake up the routine a bit, break the habit, pick up a new hobby (not really, I have enough of those).
Can I do it? Yep. I have no doubt of that. Will I enjoy it? Heck no. Will I kick and scream and have temper tantrums on the kitchen floor? Most likely.
It’s only a month. Thirty days. August 14 through September 13. And on September 14, I intend to visit Connie’s and treat myself to some of that lovely creamy goodness. Maybe thinking of that will help me through the next 30 days.
I doubt it. Wish me luck.