Every time. Every.. single.. time…
It doesn’t matter that I have done this for over 30 years. It doesn’t matter that I do it with each cup that I eat. It doesn’t matter that this is something so ingrained in my make up that I would not be surprised to find out that I have altered my DNA markers and transferred this to my children (albeit, neither of them exhibit this trait, so I’m thinking it might be recessive in nature).
But, every time I make myself a cup of coffee ice cream my wife looks at me like I am a three-headed baboon blowing bubbles out of my butt (A is for alliteration). It’s not the ice cream that she has a problem with. It’s the fact that after I am done scooping out the delicious delicacy (into my Tigger coffee mug might I add), I reach into the fridge, grab the milk, and pour it over the top, filling it half-way.
In the past few years, she has stopped making verbal comments, but I can still feel her eyes judging me as I scrape the milk crystals that have frozen to the outside of the ice cream and then just savor the awesomeness that is… well, whatever you would call that coffee and milk flavored slush consistency that forms.
A few things to note…
1) This only works with coffee ice cream (the other flavors just don’t jive
2) This does not work with bits in the ice cream (changes the consistency of everything)
3) Don’t spoonful the ice cream, scrape the outer crystal layer off (that’s the fun part)
4) Don’t judge if you don’t like it… it’s ice cream people…
5) Don’t… and i mean DON’T… eat this at 10pm and expect to go to sleep that night (fun fact, I realized this the hard way)
Now, I would love to tell you where I got this from. I don’t know. I do know that my step-grandfather worked for McArthur dairy and would bring home coffee ice cream, so when I would visit my grandmother’s, that was the ice cream we ate. Might have been they put it in the bowl of ice cream to cut the coffee flavor, or might have been something my mom or dad did, or something weird that adults do to placate
But, seriously, if you have never tried this, you must. It just might change the way you eat ice cream.
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “32 Flavors.”