So I love ice cream. Who doesn’t?
|My cousins and brother sure do.|
|Bonus points for sprinkles.|
But you know what’s not ok?
Vanilla ice cream mixed with chocolate syrup.
THAT IS NOT CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM.
Forgive me for being defensive, but I am a “chocolate ice cream or bust” kind of gal. If my options are vanilla ice cream or no ice cream, I will choose no ice cream.
And the weirdest thing is that NO ONE UNDERSTANDS. If I ask for chocolate ice cream and am told that there’s only vanilla, someone will usually suggest that I just mix some chocolate syrup in it. When I (always politely) decline, they say, “But then it’s just like chocolate ice cream!”
No. It isn’t.
There is a distinctly different flavor between real chocolate ice cream and vanilla ice cream with chocolate syrup added. Same goes with real chocolate milk and white milk with chocolate syrup – you can’t tell me that they taste the same.
Allow me to put it in perspective: it’s like when the waiter brings you Pepsi when you ordered Coke. Cabbage when you ordered lettuce. Busch Light when you ordered Coors.
It is for this reason that I have never liked chocolate shakes. A chocolate shake is just a giant cup of vanilla ice cream blended up with chocolate syrup and a little bit of milk. Vanilla ice cream in any form just isn’t my thing. I’ll eat in in an ice cream sandwich, but that’s about it: no ice cream bars, no hot fudge sundaes, no ice cream cakes. Everything else must be chocolate or nothing.
Luverne has a little drive-in, and it’s open from mid-March
until mid-October. James and I were elated when it opened for the season: not
only did it give us another place to eat (Luverne has VERY few choices), but it
meant that we finally had a place to get ice cream! We went there for dinner on
its first day open, and I ordered a chocolate cone…
|Again, bonus points for sprinkles.|
…forgetting that the Luverne drive-in’s soft-serve chocolate ice cream is made with vanilla and chocolate syrup.