I scream, you scream…
I had big plans for a thoughtful and romantic and sentimental post today, but something happened–something major– and I got distracted. Really, really distracted. And I also got a stomachache.
Yes, the “something” was ice cream related… and chocolate, peanut butter, and sprinkle related as well. You see, I’m sort of obsessed with those self-serve yogurt shops–Sweet CeCe’s, Yogurt Mountain, Scoopz– that sell mediocre frozen not-quite-ice-cream by the ounce. Obviously, it’s not about the yogurt; I’m never really all that impressed (although I always manage, somehow, to finish my too-big portions). But that meh yogurt makes a darn good vehicle for all of those incredible, excessive, all-in-one-place toppings that fuel my undying love. I could probably eat a (giant) cup full every night after dinner, actually– and last night, I set out to do just that.
Instead of yogurt, however,we quickly discovered that Camille’s, the little shop we happened into, sells hand-dipped Blue Bell ice cream bars that they coat with melted chocolate and then roll in the toppings of your choice. I considered shredded coconut, chopped Skor bar, and nuts before settling on a crushed Oreo/M&M/Reese’s Pieces/sprinkle combo that may have totally changed my life (and then, as I mentioned earlier, totally made me feel a little sick– it was huge!).
So when I got home (and digested), I went in search of a slightly less calorie dense recipe that still managed to a) satisfy my ever-raging sweet tooth and b) taste as summery and decadent as my enormous customized ice cream bar– and totally found a gold mine here: http://tipnut.com/homemade-popsicles/. I was tempted by the peach Riesling pops, excited about the confetti ice cream bars (http://www.countryliving.com/recipefinder/confetti-ice-cream-pops-3522), and totally impressed (as I always am with David Lebovitz’s recipes) for these chocolate-dipped white chocolate berry pops (http://www.davidlebovitz.com/2008/08/chocolate-dipped-white-chocolate/). But what really caught my eye was this recipe for suit-yourself rocky road fudge popsicles (found here: http://dinnersonme.blogspot.com/2008/07/rocky-road-fudge-pops.html).
I know, I know– it’s not particularly healthy. But frozen always equals summery, right? And delicious toppings sandwiched between layers of chocolate pudding? Totally appeals to the 4 year-old inside of me who thought Jell-o fudge bars were the greatest treat ever.
Bring on the stomachache– some delicious experiences are worth a little discomfort :).