There’s just something very “classic comforting” about guzzling down an ice cream cone during the summer, isn’t it? It’s not like you can’t eat ice cream cones (or ice cream) all year round-because you can- but it seems like this treat is particularly tasty when it’s warm outside (in Chicago, this was one of the summer essentials for a kid. Even now, I’ll still get a big goofy grin on my face when I hear or see an ice cream truck!).
There are several of the usual ice cream flavors I enjoy, but recently I ran across something new that I’ve never tried; yet!
Here’s a recipe for:
Hazelnut Coconut Ice Cream
Two-thirds cup of Jif Chocolate Flavored Hazelnut Spread or Jif Mocha Cappuccino Flavored Hazelnut Spread
1 can (15 ounces) cream of coconut
2 cups half-and-half
Beat the chocolate hazelnut spread and cream of coconut in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.
Stir in half-and-half.
Beat until well-blended, about 1 minute.
Place the ice cream in a freezer-safe container.
Cover and freeze until firm, for about 4 hours or freeze in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Makes 10 (½ cup) servings or 5 cups
Work time: 10 min.
Ice Cream Cones
Ice cream cones were introduced to America by way of the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair.
Vendors usually sold ice cream in glass containers (that were recyclable) or paper cups.
Legend has it that one day, a vendor ran out of containers and cups. Wanting to keep sales going, this particular vendor teamed up with a guy nearby who was selling zalabia, Middle Eastern pastries that resembled waffles (the duo figured out that a zalabia into a cone to form a perfect hold for a scoop (or two) of ice cream).
The ice cream cone was on its way.
The Cone Guys cookEcones offer a variety of new cone flavors that are very tasty when paired with some classic ice cream flavors. A few examples: chocolate chip ice cream cone paired with cherry vanilla; a chocolate wafer cone paired with mint, M & M cone with vanilla, or a pretzel cone with chocolate. For more info, log in to www.pageneralstore.com.
Did You Know That…..
The average American eats 24 pounds of ice cream per year.
July is National Ice Cream Month!
Sources: “Cool treats for a sizzling summer”-Family Features–The Vindicator, July 3, 2013, “What America Eats: Born In The USA” by Jane and Michael Stern, Parade magazine, May 27, 2012, fresh/now section, Better Homes and Gardens, July 2011 and ”Celebrate America” by Diana Dickinson–Better Homes and Gardens, July 2013