It’s finally beginning to feel like summer in my city. Oh yes! Time to indulge in my favorite non-dairy icy treats — sorbetto, coconut milk ice “cream” — mmm. Actually, who am I kidding? I can always, no matter what season, indulge in icy treats!
Okay, I admit it, I have cheated. *Shameface* I’ve had a milkshake. I’ve had a marshmallow sundae at DQ (a nostalgic childhood favorite). I’ve had a Purdy’s bar: first dipped in white chocolate, then in milk chocolate, then rolled in roasted nuts. I couldn’t resist them all. It pained me — literally. My body rejected the dairy and I felt incredibly foolish afterwards (refresher here). *Sigh*
CHERRY AMARETTO BLISS
Currently my absolute favorite go-to non-dairy icy treat is “Cherry Amaretto” coconut milk frozen dessert by Purely Decadent (called “So Delicious” in Canada). A spoonful and I’m in cherry-amaretto bliss — where you could ask me to do anything and I’ll probably comply because I wasn’t even listening.
Hot damn, that’s some ambrosia, right there. It’s the palest ballerina pink. It’s creamy. It has chunks of dark cherries. A hint of almondy-amaretto goodness. Deliciousness. Oh yes, yes, yes. And, oh how!, this stuff’s much creamier than regular ice cream. Give me a moment. Yum.
EDDIE MURPHY | ICE CREAM TRUCK SKETCH
The other day I was full of glee to visit my favorite local haunt (Bella Gelateria). It was an “ICECREAM!” moment, à la Eddie Murphy in Delirious. Have you ever seen that sketch? OMG. Hilarious beyond belief.
Just like that, I had to sing with icy treat pleasure: “I have some icecream! I’m gonna eat it all! I have some icecream! You wanna lick? — Syke!”