Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Ice Cream Break

Texas kids went back to school Monday. That signals end of summer around here. Oh it's plenty hot enough to keep swimming, grilling, and dodging mosquitoes. However, it's more psychological.

Traffic has an urgency. My morning radio talk show (KISS FM 106.1) is less racy, geared more for their "mad moms in mini-vans" segment. Kohl's ads feature sweaters and jeans, not tank tops and flip flops. It's rather sad.

In a fight against end of summer doldrums, Ray and I enjoyed a treat at a new ice cream spot - Sub Zero. Workers fill your bowl with the cream mixture. You pick flavors and add-ins - I chose the mint chocolate chip extravaganza - and then it is  blasted  with liquid nitrogen. The cool mist adds pizzazz to the production and freezes your ice cream instantly. Several stirs later, you are ready to eat your confectionary delight.

Tasty on the tongue, it has a dense texture. If Sub Zero comes to your town, join the lines. Ice cream tastes like summer.


  1. Ice cream is a yummy summer treat.

  2. Liquid nitrogen on your ice cream? That sounds scary! :)

    It looks really good, though!

    1. it's just a nifty fast freeze. Don't get your hand in there, though

  3. Each summer seems to speed by more quickly. When I was a kid summer seemed to last forever--at least while it was happening. I keep trying to talk my wife in going out for ice cream but she worries about her blood sugar level. I hated it when we missed celebrating National Banana Split Day this past Tuesday I think it was. She doesn't like the idea of sugar free ice cream, but actually I don't either. It's fine though, at least the kinds I've tried.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

  4. Sounds yummy! I always feel a little sad this time of year when school starts. I don't like saying goodbye to summer.