Best (& Sweetest) 12 Weeks of Summer Ever #1
1. Scoops On!
As the sweltering summer takes a stranglehold across our fair land, we Texans don’t hesitate to beat a trail to the nearest freezer to chill down with a scoop of delicious and refreshing ice cream. While ice cream consumption doesn’t exactly take a nose-dive during the Texas winter, connoisseurs know there’s nothing like that first lick of creamy frozen dessert under a baking summer sun.
Lest you further delay sweet satisfaction, don’t forget to wrap your cone with that most essential summertime culinary accessory: a napkin. Besides the unpleasant possibility of stickiness, who would want to waste a single drip of the cold Texas treat? Summer simply isn’t complete without a scoop (or three) of your favorite ice cream. Whether that’s chocolate, vanilla, or a flavor you can only get during the summer (like Blue Bell’s keylime pie or Southern blackberry cobbler), there are few things more refreshing than a bowlful of ice cream when the mercury hits 100.
In July, creameries around the state celebrate National Ice Cream Month by releasing brand-new flavors for a limited time. Be sure to get them quickly, though. Just like the ice cream in that cone you’re holding in the summer sun, they disappear pretty fast.
Find information on touring the Blue Bell Creamery in Brenham.
From the May 2013 issue.