30 Books in 30 Days: Ice Cream Edition

vanilla ice creamToday is Vanilla Ice Cream Day (actually, I think this is National Ice Cream Month). Does anybody really celebrate these bizarre holidays?

However, it makes for entertaining conversation.

In case you missed recent posts, in honor of the upcoming fun at Authors After Dark, I’m doing a 30-Books-in-30-Days giveaway. Okay, really it’s so I can pare down my TBR pile. Open internationally, and the book is a mystery–I can only tell you it will be either UF, SF, Fantasy, YA paranormal, or PNR. If you win, you can give me a couple of genres and I’ll match them if I can but I”m a lot heavier on some genres than others. (I don’t have a lot of adult UF, in other words because there just isn’t much coming out anymore.) You can also choose any of my books except PIRATE’S ALLEY.

Today’s question, to be entered for a mystery book, is: what’s your favorite flavor of ice cream?

I know it’s dull, but my favorite actually IS vanilla. But not just any vanilla will do. My eyes roll back in my head in pure pleasure at the taste of Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla. Which is why I can’t have it in the house (even if Blue Bell weren’t out of commission right now). I’m also fond of the vanilla Frosty from Wendy’s because it has an extremely high vanilla content. When I was a kid, my parents would make vanilla in the old ice cream freezers that used rock salt. And on the very rare occasion when it snowed (maybe once a year), my mom would make “snow ice cream,” which was, of course, also vanilla.

How about you? What’s your favorite?

38 thoughts on “30 Books in 30 Days: Ice Cream Edition

    • I miss Blue Bell too–so hard! Their Sylacauga, Alabama, plant is doing test batches now and should be online in a couple of weeks I hope! Haven’t heard the status of Texas.

  1. My favorite is mint with chocolate chips. But because my son suffers from lactose intolerance I need to make him ice cream at home and surprise, surpise, he only likes chocolate ice cream. We all had to adapt.

    • Gotta admit I’m not a fan of chocolate ice cream, although I’ll eat vanilla with little bits of chocolate in it. I like Rocky Road because of the nuts!

  2. Gotta say … vanilla is my favorite too! I mean just look how versatile it is – you can eat it with hot chocolate sauce or fresh berries … the possibilities are endless. 🙂

  3. My husband’s absolute favorite is vanilla ice cream. However, he tends to serve it with rum soaked fruits. We are again in the process of making a huge jar of the layered summer fruits sprinkled in sugar and covered in rum. It is a pretty great mix of cold, swee,t creamy, and boozy, fruity. Aside from that my true favorite is Jamocha Almond Fudge. I thought it was the most sophisticated thing ever when I was first served it as a child and I still love it today.

  4. strawberry ( with real strawebbery not just teh staste) or vanilla because you can add a littel something as you want to make it different ( but then i jhave one brand for vanilla and another for strawberry…)

  5. Cookie dough, for sure. I used to go to this ballet summer program in Middle of Nowhere, PA. Not much to do in your spare time, but they did have Massey’s, which served the most delicious frozen custard. Had a stunning texture.

    Vanilla frozen custard with cookie dough in it? Heaven.

  6. My mother used to make snow ice cream for us, too! My favorite ice cream depends on my mood. Most of the time, my favorite is Culver’s Chocolate Oreo Volcano (one of their flavors of the day), which is actually frozen custard. From the store, I like the Schnucks Premium ice cream flavor Bear Claw Fudge. I also really like mint ice cream with chocolate added in any form.

  7. I luuuuuv Ben & Jerry’s That’s my Jam… Chocolate and Rasberry ice cream with a raspberry jam center 🙂 ‘m gonna have to go get some now!

  8. I remember my grandparents making ice cream the same way (rock salt). Close to the end of the process, someone would need to stand on the top of the machine. Lol Homemade ice cream is the very best. We have an electric machine now. 🙂 vanilla is great because topping can be used (or not).

  9. My mother used to make vanilla ice-cream when I was a child. It was delicious. So, I can understand you liking vanilla. I love chocolate/chocolate chip these days.

  10. I really like the Blue Bell vanilla and cookies and cream, other favorites is Chick-fil-a ice cream and any coconut, mint and peanut butter swirl.

  11. We don’t have some really really good ice creams in France. Of course we have some good but I think most are american. Once I tried one in Sweden that was sooo good but otherwise my fave if haagendazs, the one with vanilla and pecan nuts, love love this one

  12. I love any sort of chocolate, but the more caramel and other goodies the better.