Ice cream shouts summertime. Cones, dishes, splits, sundaes, pops, bars, shakes, ice cream sodas and sandwiches. Take your pick. Everyone seems to have a favorite flavor.
Berry shakes made with fresh local fruit and ice cream or frozen yogurt are the best!
This guy likes the ice cream from Tremont Scoops in Cleveland.
On the hottest days, ice cream can turn even the crankiest adults into happy kids. Standing in line at the ice cream truck, at a local stand or ice cream shop trying to decide which flavor from a dizzying array of choices. Smiles all the way around!
Delicious decisions at Vanderwende Farm Creamery in Delaware.
How about an ice cream cookie sandwich?
Homemade ice cream sandwiches are a special treat. These are cowboy cookies made with Pat’s Granola. Make a “sandwich” with your favorite ice cream between two cookies and freeze until firm—a ready to eat treat! Kids, big and little, love these.
Sometimes, a dish of Mitchell's ice cream sprinkled with Pat’s Granola is perfect.
Or how about another local Northeast Ohio favorite, Pierre's Ice Cream paired with Pat's Granola? When local brands collaborate, something sweet is bound to happen.
While visiting family in Virginia during Thanksgiving, I discovered Lil City Creamery, a tiny ice cream shop in Falls Church that makes a very unique ice cream called Steam Oil. It was exceptional.
My sister Susan has her own specific views on ice cream.
“I never liked butter pecan or any mint flavored ice cream. I’ve always liked chocolate. Plain chocolate. I remember going to Carvel when we were young and the lines in the summer were very long. I liked their ice cream cakes when there was actual cake 🎂 in them. The ice cream cone I had at your house rolled in granola was a game changer for me. I enjoy ice cream all by itself! No sundae or split or shake. Just ice cream in a bowl or on a cone.”
And, how about gelato?
This post wouldn’t be complete without giving a shoutout to gelato. My favorite gelato is made at Vero Pizza in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Simply dreamy.
Got a favorite ice cream place...let us know!
Pat Bennett is the founder and President of Pat's Granola, a Cleveland based food company. Pat's Granola is sold online at www.patsgranola.com and is also available at several Northeast Ohio businesses including:
Troubadour Coffee Roasters www.troubadourcoffeeroasters.com
Sports and Spine Physical Therapy www.sportspine.com
Local Flavors Shoppe www.localflavors.net
Rittman Orchards and Farm Market www.rittmanorchards.com
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport www.clevelandairport.com
Locle Box www.loclebox.com
Made Cleveland www.madecleveland.com
Mister Brisket www.misterbrisket.com
Nature's Oasis Lakewood www.naturesoasis.com
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