This post has been sponsored by MARS Ice Cream. My opinion is my own.
Did you know that July is Ice Cream Month? Seriously –there is a month devoted to that glorious sweet treat that mostly all have stashed in their freezer. Added bonus – this Sunday, July 19th, is National Ice Cream Day so this will be the perfect sweet treat this weekend!
Growing up, in my neighborhood, around 3pm it was all about the ice cream. Often that familiar ice cream truck jingle would sound in the neighborhood and it was game on. Kids would run with money in hand for something sweet to stave off the summer heat. I tended to lean towards things that had a bit of chocolate woven throughout or even some caramel. Don’t get me wrong, I do like ice cream popsicles from time to time but the ice cream bar/sandwich – that was my favorite!
With entertaining on the agenda this summer and breaking out the grill, sometimes the last thing I want to do is crank up the oven and bake something sweet. My ice cream maker – that is on a shelf because I can never remember to put that bowl in the freezer to freeze before making ice cream. I could make no churn ice cream but I have the patience of a gnat when it comes to waiting for it to chill. To end the meal on a sweet note, sometimes dessert is in the freezer. I keep a stash of my favorite gelatos along with some tried and true classics that I know my friends and family would love….