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Optimus
04-24-2005, 10:32 AM
My favorite comfort ice creams:

Ben and Jerry's

Primary Berry Graham - (favorite of BNJ's) - it's strawberry cheesecake ice cream with real strawberries and a thick graham cracker swirl.

Chocolate Chocolate Cookie - chocolate ice cream with a chocolate fudge swirl and oreo cookies.

Mint Chocolate Cookie - peppermint ice cream with oreos

Blue Bell

Mississippi Mud Pie - (my all-time favorite) - coffee ice cream with a chocolate fudge swirl and oreo cookies.

Cookies, Cookies, Cookies! - It's cinnamon/vanilla ice cream with oreos, oatmeal cookies, and cookie dough. It's awesome.


What are yours?

soloset
04-24-2005, 10:58 AM
Blue Bell:

Rocky Road -- classic but oh so good. I love the way the thin, sweet caramel contrasts with the thick, gooey fudge. And I like the crunchy pieces in it.

Great Divide -- half chocolate, half vanilla. And real vanilla and chocolate, not that faux flavored stuff.

I could go on and on... the local grocery ran a 10 pints for $10 sale for two weeks a few months ago. Does Blue Bell make a bad variety? Not that I've discovered.

MacAllister
04-24-2005, 11:50 AM
B&J's Dublin Mudslide

JennaGlatzer
04-24-2005, 12:26 PM
I once did an actual study on the favorite ice cream flavors of writers. It's in the Office Party archives somewhere. I think mint chocolate chip was the winner.

JennaGlatzer
04-24-2005, 12:28 PM
Oh yeah, and mine is: anything that's named "death by chocolate," "double chocolate brownie chocolateyness," "chocolate overdose," or the like.

Except I can't eat them. Lactose intolerance. So I just dabble.

Marisa Louise
04-24-2005, 12:29 PM
Two Words:

Phish........ Food!

Ed Williams
04-24-2005, 02:03 PM
...and my taste buds become almost orgasmic in their delight...

brokenfingers
04-24-2005, 04:59 PM
What is this...ice creme?

Does it come in a bottle? Is it restricted, banned, taxed heavily and government contolled? Does it cause you to do foolish, irrational things? Does it affect your thoughts and emotions? Are there age restrictions on it? Is it capable of causing both joy and misery? Is it illegal in some places? Is it dangerous when taken to extremes? Is it considered a sin?

Then how can it provide comfort?????

maestrowork
04-24-2005, 05:53 PM
Banana Foster, Pineapple, and mango.

Shiny_Penguin
04-24-2005, 06:18 PM
Chunky Monkey, Dublin Mudslide, and Caramel Sutra

Oh, and fresh made pumpkin ice cream from the local dairy

BlueTexas
04-24-2005, 06:54 PM
Mint choc chip or strawberry....or raspberry sorbet....or peaches and cream...or coffee...mmmmmm

Sarita
04-24-2005, 06:54 PM
B&J's Dublin Mudslide
Ditto and I'd like to add NY Super Fudge Chunk...mmmm.

We have a place called the Creamery here. SO GOOD. All homemade with milk from nice cows at the university. Peachy Paterno, Coffee, anything really... mmmm.

(Jenna, I have mild lactose intolerance. I eat ice cream MAYBE once every 2 months, but when I do, it's SO worth it!)

wurdwise
04-24-2005, 06:57 PM
Blue Bell's Moolineum Crunch.

Maryn
04-24-2005, 07:16 PM
One of our kids discovered the kitchen last year some time.

My hands-down all-time favorite was the caramel-Heath bar ice cream she made last summer. Since we had the packaging for all the ingredients, it was easy to tally the calories--OMG, makes Ben & Jerry's look like diet stuff!

What part of the country has Blue Bell? I've never heard of it.

Maryn, who doesn't get out much

nickyswriting
04-24-2005, 09:50 PM
Hmmm...I'm a little allergic to ice cream. Nothing serious, but it's not pretty. http://pages.prodigy.net/indianahawkeye/newpage22/2.gif
It also makes me cough. My brother was the same way. We would sit down to watch Tom & Jerry, eat ice cream and cough together. I still have not figured out the cause, but some brands cause more coughing than others. :crazy:

Oh yeah...it's rare when I eat it, but when I do my favorite is peppermint stick. Mmmmmmmmm

http://pages.prodigy.net/indianahawkeye/newpage17/13.gif

hahaha...this one's funny - http://pages.prodigy.net/rogerlori1/emoticons/eatarrow.gif

soloset
04-24-2005, 10:07 PM
Hmmm...I'm a little allergic to ice cream. Nothing serious, but it's not pretty. http://pages.prodigy.net/indianahawkeye/newpage22/2.gif
It also makes me cough. My brother was the same way. We would sit down to watch Tom & Jerry, eat ice cream and cough together. I still have not figured out the cause, but some brands cause more coughing than others.

You're actually allergic to Tom & Jerry. Or maybe your brother (I know I'm allergic to at least one of my siblings). Seriously, maybe it's the peanuts? Apparently, people who are allergic to peanuts can get sick if the food they eat has even touched peanuts in the past.

Wow, am I feeling sorry for all you guys who don't have Blue Bell. Sorry, sorry, sorry. It's my favorite thing about Texas. :)

nickyswriting
04-24-2005, 10:39 PM
You're actually allergic to Tom & Jerry. Or maybe your brother (I know I'm allergic to at least one of my siblings). Seriously, maybe it's the peanuts? Apparently, people who are allergic to peanuts can get sick if the food they eat has even touched peanuts in the past.

Wow, am I feeling sorry for all you guys who don't have Blue Bell. Sorry, sorry, sorry. It's my favorite thing about Texas. :)

Nooooooooo! Not Tom & Jerry! :cry:

Nope, it's not the peanuts. I'm fine with peanuts. Some dairy products make me ill, such as milk and ice cream. For some reason I'm alright with eggs and cheese, though. :confused: And small amounts usually have no effect whatsoever.

Blue Bell? I've heard of that. I think we have Blue Bell here. My favorite brand is Breyers. Less ingredients means less sick time and coughing.

Oh yeah, and cold weather makes me cough, too. So maybe it's that. If I go outside in the winter I'm coughing up a freakin' lung for the first 5 minutes. Weird.

Optimus
04-25-2005, 01:00 AM
I think Blue Bell may be a Southern thing. Goes from at least TX all throughout the South (as far as Florida...even though FL isn't the South).

It's made in TX.

Sarita
04-25-2005, 01:02 AM
Oooo, I forgot about Starbucks, Mocha Java something or other. Yum!

I've never had Blue Bell, I'm in PA.

wurdwise
04-25-2005, 01:05 AM
Yeah, it's in Brenham, Texas, a creamery in a little country town. They were around way before I ever heard of Ben & Jerry. "Blue Bell..the best ice cream in the country." That's their catchy little song. Moolineum Crunch is rich vanilla bean with chocolate slivers and pecans and toffee. Mmmhh, good.

HConn
04-25-2005, 05:02 AM
French Vanilla.

Anything else is gilding the lily.

allion
04-25-2005, 05:29 AM
Chocolate chip cookie dough, eaten out of the container with a spoon. The flavour changes once it gets to a bowl.

Karen

lindylou45
04-25-2005, 07:31 AM
I think Blue Bell may be a Southern thing. Goes from at least TX all throughout the South (as far as Florida...even though FL isn't the South).

It's made in TX.

We have Blue Bell in Kansas, too.

My favorite is Bunny Tracks and Pecan Praline by Blue Bunny. :Coffee:

sgtsdaughter
04-25-2005, 07:39 AM
it sucks to have developed lactose intolerace at a "late" age-- was 17. long story short, drug induced allergy, but i still have the memories. oh god i do. blue bell ice cream . . . ahhhhh. now that makes for a wet dreamy night.

no, you mind gutter folks. wet and dreamy from sitting on the back stoop with my rice dream carob health wanna be blend melting in the pint while i reminisce about the days of blue bell. they say it's the same if you close your eyes. ahhhh.

these days i settle for tofutti--not bad but not blue bell, a texas treat.

Marisa Louise
04-25-2005, 08:00 AM
Oh yeah, and mine is: anything that's named "death by chocolate," "double chocolate brownie chocolateyness," "chocolate overdose," or the like.
(Reads as she takes a sizeable chunk out of her pint of B&J's Chocolate Fudge Brownie).:popcorn:


What is this...ice creme?
Does it come in a bottle? Is it restricted, banned, taxed heavily and government contolled? Does it cause you to do foolish, irrational things? Does it affect your thoughts and emotions? Are there age restrictions on it? Is it capable of causing both joy and misery? Is it illegal in some places? Is it dangerous when taken to extremes? Is it considered a sin?
Then how can it provide comfort?????


:roll:



Oh yeah, and cold weather makes me cough, too. So maybe it's that. If I go outside in the winter I'm coughing up a freakin' lung for the first 5 minutes. Weird.

You know, I actually watched an episode of some medical show where they were talking about some rarely seen Emergency Room "mysteries."

A man came in because he had suffered a brief, but serious seizure after taking a drink of cold water. When he arrived in the Emergency Room, the man and his wife explained what had happened, and that it had happened a few times prior to that specific incident.

The doctor decided to perform an experiment, and asked for the man to drink a cold glass of water, and when he did, the heart monitor showed a significant drop in his heart rate as his body seized as a result of drinking the cold water.

When the man came to once again, he called in a colleague. They watched as this time when the man drank the cold water, his heart failed as he seized. :Headbang: But again, after a very short amount of time, the man came to once again, normal as can be!

The man then called all of the hospital's specialists into the room and performed the test once more! :crazy: Again, his heart failed and he seized and popped right back into consciousness.

It was discovered that the man possessed a rare disorder in which a gland at the back of his throat was extremely sensitive to cold and that it sent the same message to the brain, that the body would if it were in a state of hypothermia. The only way to treat this disorder is to stay away from cold foods and beverages.

Perhaps you have a less severe case of this disorder!:Shrug:

Interesting, none-the-less!

wurdwise
04-25-2005, 08:11 AM
oooh, that makes me think of brain freeze! You know, when you eat something so cold so fast? Yeah, that's the ticket.

What about snow cones? Coconut snow cones. Oh, boy. Now I need to go to the Sonic! :hi:

tjwriter
04-25-2005, 08:21 AM
The trick to cure brain freeze from cold foods is lay your tongue against the roof of your mouth when you feel it start. The nerves that register the cold and start the process are located there. Your tongue heats the area up and relieves the sensation.

On to ice cream...

Moosetracks by Prairie Farms. Good, Good Stuff

Berry Swirl (?) Frozen Yogurt by Schwans

Pumpkin Pie and Eggnog in the appropriate times of year

Really just about any kind of ice cream.

Marisa Louise
04-25-2005, 08:39 AM
For me, the cure for brain freeze is to put the cold to my forehead.

(thinks for a second)

Come to think of it, maybe it just makes me look more like an idiot in addition to the brain-freeze lock-jawed face.

Optimus
04-27-2005, 05:10 AM
Just picked up a new one:

Ben and Jerry's Chocolate Therapy - chocolate ice cream with chocolate cookies and a swirl of chocolate pudding.

Yum!

Just the thing for finals week.

Sarita
04-27-2005, 05:12 AM
Ben and Jerry's Chocolate Therapy - chocolate ice cream with chocolate cookies and a swirl of chocolate pudding.

That sounds amazing! I'm going to have to get me some of that!

Optimus
04-27-2005, 05:30 AM
Yeah, I'd never seen it before. It says it's a "limited batch" so you better get it while you can.

I just had some. It's really good. It tastes pretty much just like the "Chocolate, Chocolate Cookie" that they don't make anymore.

I'd say this, the Mint Chocolate Cookie, and the Strawberry Cheesecake are my favs by BNJs.

Sarita
04-27-2005, 05:32 AM
I love NY Super Fudge Chunk. But I don't think I can pick a favorite. hmmm. I better go try them all! I've never had the Strawberry Cheesecake. It's that good, huh?

sgtsdaughter
04-27-2005, 05:34 AM
OMG! I'm having flashbacks to days of pre-lactose intolerance.

Optimus
04-27-2005, 05:35 AM
It's awesome (see initial post for description. It used to be called "Primary Berry Graham" for the elections).

If you can't find the Chocolate Therapy one, let me know.

I'll buy some, drive up there, spread it all over you and we'll...uh..."indulge" for a few hours.

Marisa Louise
04-27-2005, 10:12 AM
chocolate ice cream with chocolate cookies and a swirl of chocolate pudding.

:eek: That sounds soooooo good!

Optimus
04-27-2005, 10:18 AM
It was.

Marisa Louise
04-27-2005, 10:44 AM
:tongue


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Celeste
04-27-2005, 11:41 AM
Just picked up a new one:

Ben and Jerry's Chocolate Therapy - chocolate ice cream with chocolate cookies and a swirl of chocolate pudding.

Yum!

Just the thing for finals week.

Mmmm....That sounds yummy!

My fav is cashew caramel something. I can't remember the name of it. But it's goooood stuff!

lucyishome
04-27-2005, 07:38 PM
One of my favorites is Rocky Road. Several years ago Baskin & Robbins had a flavor called chocolate rasberry truffle. It was chocolate ice cream with bits of rasberry added and chunks of chocolate truffles. It was so yummy. I have not had it in years sure wish they would bring it back.

Anne
:hi:

Sarita
04-27-2005, 10:33 PM
Ben and Jerry's Chocolate Therapy - chocolate ice cream with chocolate cookies and a swirl of chocolate pudding.
Opti-
I just got back from Ben & Jerry's shop. I figured since my concetration at work is already shot for the day, why not have ice cream for lunch?

mmmm, this was SO good. Thanks for the recommendation!

nickyswriting
04-27-2005, 11:50 PM
(Reads as she takes a sizeable chunk out of her pint of B&J's Chocolate Fudge Brownie).:popcorn:



:roll:



You know, I actually watched an episode of some medical show where they were talking about some rarely seen Emergency Room "mysteries."

A man came in because he had suffered a brief, but serious seizure after taking a drink of cold water. When he arrived in the Emergency Room, the man and his wife explained what had happened, and that it had happened a few times prior to that specific incident.

The doctor decided to perform an experiment, and asked for the man to drink a cold glass of water, and when he did, the heart monitor showed a significant drop in his heart rate as his body seized as a result of drinking the cold water.

When the man came to once again, he called in a colleague. They watched as this time when the man drank the cold water, his heart failed as he seized. :Headbang: But again, after a very short amount of time, the man came to once again, normal as can be!

The man then called all of the hospital's specialists into the room and performed the test once more! :crazy: Again, his heart failed and he seized and popped right back into consciousness.

It was discovered that the man possessed a rare disorder in which a gland at the back of his throat was extremely sensitive to cold and that it sent the same message to the brain, that the body would if it were in a state of hypothermia. The only way to treat this disorder is to stay away from cold foods and beverages.

Perhaps you have a less severe case of this disorder!:Shrug:

Interesting, none-the-less!

Wow, that's fascinating! I can't believe they kept doing it and watched him seize! That reminds me of the bomb the military dropped down south on a troop to "see what would happen". Ah, curiousity.

Thanks for the info! Maybe I do have a mild case of that. Geez, I hope I never have a seizure!

Marisa Louise
04-28-2005, 12:37 PM
I know!

When the doctor was being asked on camera about it--you know--recounting the story and all, he smiled and said "and of course, what do you do when you see something like this? You do it again!"

I thought he was kidding! But then the narrator continued to explain that he did it a few times more! I was a bit disturbed! And the fact that he was fascinated (no no... don't try to help, just watch!') blew my mind!

Optimus
04-28-2005, 12:40 PM
That sounds really redneck.

"Hey y'all! C'mere an' watch this!"

Marisa Louise
04-28-2005, 12:49 PM
You might be a redneck if.......

Oh! Someone should start that thread! See what y'alls (or is it y'all? My southern lesson is fading rapidly) come up with!

Melina
04-28-2005, 01:05 PM
Mmmmmm, yeah--

There's a chain of ice cream shops here in CA called "Cold Stone Creamery". My favorite variety of theirs is Monkey Bites. They take banana ice cream and blend in fresh bananas, shredded coconut, walnuts, and Nestle Crunch Bar. YUM!

Optimus
04-28-2005, 01:09 PM
Yeah, Coldstone is good.

We also have Marble Slab along with Coldstone in the South (don't know if Marble Slab has made it out west yet).

It's basically the same concept; smashing up ice cream goodness with yummy toppings on a cold slab of marble.


Mmm....

maestrowork
04-28-2005, 04:21 PM
Coldstone gives you too much, and too rich. I also got kind of sick after eating the whole stab of ice cream with all the toppings I could afford... Even "one scoop" is larger than my head.