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The Joys of Summer

July 13th, 2009

One of the great joys of summer is stopping at a little ice cream place on the way home. I grew up in a ice cream loving family, we found ourselves frequently stopping for ice cream at little shops.
Yesterday we went to the local greenhouse with some friends and we met my parents there. My parents decided to come to our house for a visit afterward to see what the gardens looked like, so we took the scenic route home through the little town of New Baltimore.
We stopped by this great little ice cream place that we love. The sizes of the cones are outrageous as well, this is a large with the top scoop almost gone already! They say if you get the jumbo they have to turn it sideways to get it out the window.
They have so many different flavors of ice cream and it’s all made in house.
Their raspberry ice cream is really fantastic (this is what we had) and our friend Missy said their chocolate was really good as well.
My dad & mom went for old-fashioned vanilla, always a safe bet.
This little ice cream is stand is one of the best around so we find ourselves there a few times during the summer.

Do you have a favorite little local ice cream shop you visit?

19 Comments to “The Joys of Summer”
  1. Helen - patientgardener on July 13, 2009 at 7:13 am

    Black walnut sounds very interesting. I like ginger flavoured ice cream, very refreshing.

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    • Susy on July 13, 2009 at 9:40 am

      I love ginger flavored anything! I should try to make some ginger this summer, thanks for the idea.

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  2. kristin on July 13, 2009 at 7:48 am

    Any ice cream place–big or little, local or foreign–works for me.
    .-= kristin´s last blog ..Who Says Alcohol Is Only for Fridays? =-.

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  3. Kelly on July 13, 2009 at 9:14 am

    Ooooo Rasberry sounds REALLY good. We have a little place here called Scoops – I go for the chocolate/peanut butter – although, the ice cream is not homemade there :(
    Charlie and I make our own a couple times a summer – can’t beat it!
    .-= Kelly´s last blog .. =-.

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  4. Mike on July 13, 2009 at 9:18 am

    Every so often while driving through a particular little town in are neck of the woods my wife makes us stop so she can indulge in a vanilla ice cream cone. The same one that is in your parents hand. Those are some big ice creams. :)
    .-= Mike´s last blog ..Grandmother’s Juneberry Pie =-.

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    • Mr. Chiots on July 13, 2009 at 9:27 am

      …”my wife makes us stop”…

      Classic! I hate when the wives make us do terrible things!

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      • Susy on July 13, 2009 at 9:32 am

        Around here it’s “Mr Chiots makes us stop”

        Although yesterday it was my dad that wanted to stop, we just chose the place.

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  5. KitsapFG on July 13, 2009 at 9:23 am

    I think two scoops are about all I could manage – but boy those look good! I love good icecream. We used to have a holdover fifties style icecream/soda shop in my neighborhood when I was growing up in Spokane Washington – it was called “Doyles” and they also had a whole wall of penny candy (nickel actually) too. It was the favorite destination of the kids in my neighborhood to bike to there and have some icecream and stock up on some interesting candy. I am sure it is long gone now – but definitely good summertime memories.

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    • Susy on July 13, 2009 at 9:31 am

      Mr Chiots and I split the large. I could never finish more than a small I’m sure.

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  6. warren on July 13, 2009 at 10:27 am

    We come and go on ice cream nowadays. I dipped ice cream a lot in high school and I have lost my taste for it…isn’t that a crime? Maybe I should have applied for workman’s comp!
    .-= warren´s last blog ..My Shiitakes are fruiting! =-.

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  7. ChicagoMike on July 13, 2009 at 10:34 am

    Whenever I can I make the trip to Ivanhoe’s in Upland, Indiana. Used to go there as a kid for special treats.

    Man, I miss that place!
    .-= ChicagoMike´s last blog ..Sometimes You Water The Garden… =-.

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  8. tj on July 13, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    …Now THAT is my kinda ice cream shop! :o)

    …Unfortunately in our small town we don’t have an ice cream shop so we have to drive in a ways to have some and it is from a fast food chain so it really isn’t much of a treat. Absolutely nothing like what you have there – that is phenomenal!

    …It isn’t even noon here yet and now I want some ice cream! :o)


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  9. inadvertent farmer on July 13, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    Our kitchen is our little ice cream shop…we make ice cream a few time every week. Tonight is blueberry!

    Those are some HUGE cones!!! Kim
    .-= inadvertent farmer´s last blog ..When I Die… =-.

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    • Susy on July 13, 2009 at 1:30 pm

      We’ve been making a lot of homemade ice cream as well. Sometimes we use the small electric maker and sometimes we get out the old White Mountain hand crank machine and make a big batch.

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  10. Dan on July 13, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    mm, ice cream, my favorite. I could eat black cherry ice cream until the cows come home to make more!
    .-= Dan´s last blog ..A Saturday in the Garden =-.

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  11. Kim French on July 17, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    I had frequent Ice cream cravings in Colombia so we had Ice cream several times the week I was down.

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    • Susy on July 17, 2009 at 2:01 pm

      Did you get to eat Crepes & Waffles ice cream – it’s quite tasty!

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  12. Share Quotes on December 2, 2010 at 2:21 am

    all of my kids love to dwelll on ice cream shops, they really love to munch lots of ice cream *’:

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  13. Friday Favorite: Motoring | Chiot's Run on June 3, 2011 at 4:46 am

    […] the most wonderful little dive, they make their own ice cream and they pile it high on the cones. I’ve blogged about this place before. This is one of Mr Chiot’s favorite things – good ice cream from little shops off the beaten […]

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