Cool Treats

   What would you do for a Klondike bar or any ice cream for that matter?

   Ice cream was a staple in all of our childhoods and it’s a treat that we still look forward to on hot, summer days. Countless delicious flavors are available at a myriad of places that know how to serve a cone or cup just right.

  Almost everyone is familiar with Neapolitan. In one container, you get three blocks of the classics: chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry, making it a good grocery store choice for families so they can get one of everything.

   Remember that other tasty brands are just an aisle away the next time you’re at the store, like Edy’s, Breyers, Blue Bunny, Skinny Cow, and Klondike.

  Although many well-known companies sell their brands in grocery stories, nothing beats the experience of going out to an actual shop and having an endless variety of choices.

  Ben and Jerry’s is a go-to spot for a cool treat. They have flavors that never fail to please, like Cherry Garcia, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Strawberry Cheesecake, and Chunky Monkey. Just to give back to their loyal customers, they even pick one day every year to give out free ice cream, naming it Free Cone Day. This year, Free Cone Day falls on Tuesday, April 10 from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

  Cold Stone Creamery is known for their great names and even better tasting ice cream. Even though you can create your own, it’s well worth trying their signature flavors like Peanut Butter Cup Perfection, Cookie Doughn’t You Want Some, Berry Berry Berry Good, and Germanchökolätekäke (try sounding this one out before ordering it).

  Häagen-Dazs is the brand you think of when you just want to spend a Saturday night on the couch in your pajamas, along with a couple of friends and a movie. Their flavors sound like they were created for fancy commercials, which include pralines and cream, raspberry sorbet, Belgian chocolate, dulce de leche, and summer berries and cream. Häagen-Dazs also has a day where they give out free ice cream, which will be coming up this year on May 8th.

  Thinking about all of these ice cream flavors is just a friendly reminder that warmer weather is on its way along with the joys of a cool, sweet treat.