Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Ice Cream

When I was about 8 years old I became an addict. My family was spending an afternoon with my grandfather "Pop-Pop" and we were being treated out to Baskin Robbins ice cream shop. I was always big on Rainbow Sherbet but that day I was feeling like something different. My eyes scanned the titles on the front of the cold glass cases in search of the flavor that was going to be just the right one to satisfy my sweet tooth. When I saw the peanut butter and chocolate I knew that was the one I was going to try. It looked inviting, and the swirls of cold peanut butter that streaked the rich chocolate ice cream made me curious. How would it taste? Like a Reeces Peanut Butter Cup? Like a Butterfinger? I got a tiny pink sample spoon and savored the tiny bite. It was love. Every single ice cream cone from Baskin Robbins since then has been my beloved Peanut Butter and Chocolate.

I have bought it by the tub, which is always a mistake because I can't moderate it to save my life. Yesterday I had a little scoop on a cone...and it was just enough to satisfy my craving. It's my comfort food when I am having a stressful day. While it doesn't pack the punch of a really good Starbucks coffee it leaves me feeling like I am 8 years old again and my biggest choice of the day is my flavor of ice cream.

2 comments:

Eileen said...

I'm scouring the net for information on the fires. I was happy to hear that your and yours are doing well. I'm here at the Fire Department. We have some seven units in and around Arrowhead fire scene, fighting that big one. Many people down here impacted by the fire - many residents work down here. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Firefighters and with all the families affected.

Mrs. Cal Steve!

s.j.simon said...

lol. did you know that chocolate was banned in switzerland for many years. read this