We are pretty into ice cream around here. Any season, any occasion, so when it’s National Ice Cream Day, well, we do have to dial it up a bit. We* made homemade vanilla ice cream and had some extended family over to share in the joy.
Of course the usual toppings were present: sprinkles (rainbow and chocolate), chocolate and caramel sauce, mini marshmallows, crushed walnuts and whipped cream. And as an extra special topping we had some gorgeous chocolate covered strawberries from Shari’s Berries.
The berries were plump and delicious and had the perfect chocolate to berry ratio (I care about these things). These berries would be fantastic to send as a gift, or just to surprise your family with a treat, and were a fantastic addition to our ice cream celebration.
*By we, I mean my kids made the ice cream. I was exhausted from running around blogging events in NYC. Yes, look for upcoming posts about Blogger Bash and Getting Gorgeous and great finds I stumbled on.
I was not compensated for this post but did receive some gorgeous Shari’s Berries to review. All opinions are, and always will be, my own.
If I hear one more person (myself included) say “It’s so hot”, I may spontaneously combust. Yes, yes it is. I’m hot, you’re hot, we are all hot. What does my family do? Heck, we head into the city where it is REALLY hot..because we’re bright like that. The real reason? I had a hair appointment (with the same wonderful stylist I’ve had for 14 years) and brought tweens and teens with me, also because I am mean. I thought…How bad could it be? Umm…pretty bad. We were all a little quiet and a little cranky by day’s end.
While I was getting my hair done, the girls wandered into Alex and Ani – their bracelets are a teen trend right now. It was so hot that they came back to the salon (Jerel @ 119) where I was still in process. So I sent them to the Roxy’s Gourmet Grilled Cheese food truck for lunch (it’s parked in front of the Boston Public Library). I ordered a straight up grilled cheese (just in a purist state of mind) but the menu is inspired. Next time I’ll have one with guacamole and also get the truffle fries. Yum. We inhaled our sandwiches in the salon, it was too hot to hit the pavement with a grilled cheese in hand and then headed to the newest cupcakery, Georgetown Cupcakes.
It’s a cute place but there aren’t many seating options so we were back on the hot, hot street. On the way back to the car we ducked into the always sweet Sugar Heaven. Who knew they had an ice cream shop in the basement? We cooled off there at the cute counter seats and then braved the heat once more. Next the shops at The Prudential Center – sure, they have nice stores but the air conditioning was our goal. We hung out in Barnes and Noble for a bit – love their book selection but always find the staff hard to, well, find. Once you locate one they are super nice and helpful, though.
A quick stop into Vera Bradley for some gift ideas…and back home to play cards and eat delicious cupcakes in our air conditioned family room.
If I didn’t have the kids with me I would have stopped at the Copley Square Farmer’s Market -especially because Sofra and Siena Farms are there but they were done in by the heat. Next time!