Hello, Summer

June 15, 2010 § 2 Comments

It got hot.  Fast.  The city is sweltering, the smog hovers above, and we’re all gross and sticky.  Luckily we have a few sweet treats around intown to cool ourselves off with:

First is the King of Pops.  Steven Carse’s mobile popsicle unit at N. Highland and North Ave. (in the Buddy’s lot) is a lifesaver on sweltering days (and often a pit-stop for me and the girl on our way home from daycare).  With exotic flavors like Blueberry Lemongrass or Honeydew Lime Zest, it’s a sure pick-me-up when you’re sticking to your leather interior.

Another popular spot is Orleagian Snowballs at Moreland & Ponce.   Who doesn’t love sweet, fluffy shaved ice on a hot summer day?  Yummy flavors like Blackberry and Raspberry combine for a sweet treat (even sweeter is the surprise gummy bear!).

Last is something that you don’t need to leave home for (well, at least you can pick it up in the grocery aisle) – a good ol’ pint of ice cream.  But thankfully this isn’t any old ice cream – Haagen-Dazs Five ice creams are all natural with only five ingredients.  My personal favorite is Passion Fruit.  It’s tangy and creamy at the same time, with the fresh taste of tart passion fruit shining through.  With new flavors like lemon and strawberry coming out, I’ll be happy to cool off with a spoon inside where the AC is kicking.

Best ice cream.  Ever.

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