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Ice Cream Wars: Old School vs. New School

18 Jun

So, my 10-year-old and I were in Wal-Mart the other day, on the ice cream aisle, and we got into somewhat of a heated argument. Which is better, the classic vanilla ice cream coated with a chocolate shell, or the new ice cream with so many flavor combinations, that they cannot possibly taste good?  What it boiled down to, was which is better: Old School or New School?

Ice Cream Wars: Old School vs. New School

I asked my son, why, why would he prefer Very Berry or Cotton Candy over the creamy goodness of vanilla and chocolate. His response was that the flavors are fun and that there were so many choices. So many choices? Too many choices if you ask me. Six flavors of ice cream, including the coveted “mystery flavor”, over 200 channels on TV, numerous game systems, kids have too many choices today.  Take me back to a simpler time, when there were only a few channels on TV, there was one video game system, and when my ice cream choices were vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry.

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Real Italian Gelato…yum

27 Mar

During a recent trip to Italy, I fell in love, not with a person, but with Gelato! If you have never had gelato, you must try it. It is a creamy, yet icy, yet fruity dessert that is to die for. My favorite, by far, is limone (lemon), followed by fragola (strawberry). By the end of my trip, I had mastered one phrase perfectly, “Due palline di limone, per favore!”, translated to, “Two scoops of lemon please!

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Strawberry and Lemon Gelato. Photo taken in Vicenzia, Italy.

I have not found authentic Italian gelato here in North Carolina, so I think it is time that I try to make some. I have found a couple of recipes that I want to try, so I’ll let you know how the gelato turns out.

Recipe Links

http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Lemon-Gelato

http://www.italylogue.com/food-drink/strawberry-gelato-recipe.html

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