September 6, 2012

National Coffee Ice Cream Day

“Chocolate, coffee, and ice cream were far more reliable when it came to providing a good time, and at least they would never disappoint me." - Keri Arthur

It's National Coffee Ice Cream Day!

While I LURRRVEE coffee, coffee ice cream might be my least favorite flavor there is. I find it particularly... flemmy and awkwardly tangy. Unless there's giant chunks of ooey, gooey chocolate brownie in it, then I guess it's okay. Or caramel swirls. Or alcohol. Those all improve the flavor of just about anything, now that I think about it.

The first ice cream parlor in the United States was said to have been located in New York City in 1774... some people were signing declarations of freedom around this time, others were offering instant happiness on a cone. American colonists are credited with first calling it "iced cream."

And now you're all the wiser, foodies.

Maine seems to have an ice cream parlor on every street corner from late April to early October, so I was fortunate enough to be able to walk out of my office at noon, arrive at the closest ice cream place at noon:oh-eight, and be eating a scoop of coffee-Oreo by noon:twelve. And it was sunny and muggy (mega cold front coming in next week), making it for the perfect end of summer treat.

Even if it was coffee ice cream.

Happy National Coffee Ice Cream Day!