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Friday, May 21, 2010

I SCREAM...YOU SCREAM...WE ALL SCREAM...

On Friday, I brought you
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bj's CAFES...
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BARS.....
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SANDWICH SHOPS...
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for SANDWICHES and DESSERTS...
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NOW IT'S......

I don't think I've met too many folks in my looong lifetime that DIDN'T like ICE CREAM...

Root Beer Floats...
One of my very favorites....
and, don't you LUV how some smart someone posed this picture...!
It wouldn't have looked NEARLY as cool, sitting on a kitchen counter.
I LOVE different ways to present my photos ! Just makes it a little more interesting....

Now, I have to say that I am always SHOCKED at the prices of
a scoop of ICE CREAM but...
it's just a sign of the times, I think.
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I think we paid almost five BUCKS for this baby ! ...but...it was B.I.G.
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Of course, I still remember my mama making
HOMEMADE ICE CREAM...
with me always getting to sit on top of the freezer..
on an old blanket, keeping the ice from melting so fast....
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We make HOMEMADE ice cream every summer, too...
but it's with an ELECTRIC freezer....
not the old CRANK TYPE....Good grief...I doubt that I would even know HOW to make it in an old fashioned crank ice cream freezer.

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I happen to like SHERBET more than ice cream...
This is RASPBERRY...
with 7-UP
and I'm pretty sure it's what the angels in Heaven drink....
I had some sherbet I posted about a couple weeks ago...

seems like it was CHERRY and LEMON SWIRL....and it was delicious...

This RASPBERRY....sooo good !

A long time ago, SLIM AND TRIM
made an ICE MILK that Mr. Sweet and I really loved..
It tasted more like the old fashioned HOMEMADE....
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Wonder why they quit making it ??
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Sometimes, ICE CREAM is a little TOO rich for me...

but not for MR. SWEET. He can eat it ALL DAY LONG...The man loves his ice cream!

I'm looking forward to our first
FREEZER of ice cream this summer...
Surely it won't be too long.......not if MR. SWEET has HIS way about it !!
I am playing with
BEVERLY for PINK SATURDAY
and since ICE CREAM/SHERBET is a favorite thing,
LAURIE for A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS...

42 comments:

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Ohhh, a banana split...been a long time since I've had one of those. Great pics, BJ! My fav icecream to make in our icecream churn is either peach or peppermint. Yum!

Julie Harward said...

I just did a post with a recipe for home made ice cream...and it is SO good! Who wouldn't like ice cream...I'm headed to the freezer right now! Chocolate rocky road is calling my name! LOL Come say hi :D

The Quintessential Magpie said...

BJ, I want a great big serving of chocolate! What I wouldn't give for some ice cream right about now. And Susan says peach from a churn... YUM!

Make mine a double!

Happy Pink Saturday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

arkie said...

Love ice cream and sherbets. My mother always made homemade sherbet out of unsweetened kool-aid, a cup or sugar, and two cups of milk. We froze it in an aluminum ice tray, then took it out and mashed it to blend the flavor. Back into the freezer till solid. Then we would enjoy! Can you tell I grew up in the 50's?

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I SHOULD NOT have read this at this time of night. I am such a ice cream addict and this is such a yummy post! Those signs are..so....wait...what a cute idea...and HOW on earth did you find all those places with YOUR name??? YOU BE SOOO CLEVER!!!
:):)
Love and hugs,
Mona

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

BJ, your "sign" pictures are sooo That banana split looks so good - Now I'm wishing I had some bananas, so I could plop some scoops on it right now. My husband eats a big bowl every night (and he is sooo skinny!) I may have to join him tonight, but MY hips will show it if I start that! Thank you for linking this cute post to Favorite Things Saturday. laurie

Kathleen Grace said...

I think we all have such sweet memories of ice cream treats as a child. I remember my grandmothers signature summer drink of vanilla ice cream and 7-up. We would come in from a hot day working on the farm and she would make us a float, I don't think I ever tasted anything so divine:>)

Becky said...

Bj....you are killing me with all your deliciousness!!!! Talk about a Texas size banana split, oh my!!!

I'm with you, can't wait for that first freezer of homemade ice cream!!!

Ann said...

I'll join you with one of the sherbert drinks, looks yummy. My memories take me back to the lake at summer sitting on the dock eating hand churned ice cream. -Thanks for the memory.
Ann

dana said...

OOOOOH, BJ, that raspberry sherbet float looks wonderful! Love the name of the shop, too!!

My friend Bonnie and her hubby make the most awesome ice cream (using an electric churn)....I could live on that stuff!

Hope you have a wonderful Pink Sat! L, Dana

Rebecca said...

Tooo darn cute. I want a Banana Split but my WW diet says NO NO!

Love your sweet Post, BJ! Happy Saturday!

xoRebecca

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I used to work in an ice cream parlor making floats, splits malts etc....I LOVE rootbeer floats!
Hugs,
Penny

sweet european dreams said...

BJ's looks very fun! In Germany every village has an ice cream parlor - always tiny and always family owned. Each scoop is right @ 50 euro cents - about 70 cents each. We were regulars at our local Eis store! Yummo!

Maryrose said...

Hi BJ
Yes, ice cream is probably in the top 10 for me. I would be a hot fudge sundae girl, and if you wanted to throw in a brownie I wouldnt turn it down. Great post.
Have a great weekend.
Maryrose

Fun With This and That said...

How cute I'm trying to watch what I eat.You are no help.
Very nice pictures Laura

nancy said...

Yummy To root beer float.. I didn't know you run a cafe and soda shop..LOL. HPS to you and enjoy those drink for a hot day. HUGS2U, Nancy

Angelia Sims said...

Oh my gosh! How freakin' yummy is all that!!
If I wasn't screaming before I am NOW. IIIIIIICCCCEEEEE CREEEEEAAAAM!

That float picture rocked my world.

Happy SITS Saturday!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Mmmm, mmm, mmm! Bj, that looks so good! I remember when my beloved grandmother made ice cream; it was the BEST! Yours is very enticing in pink! Happy Pink Saturday weekend to you.

Blessings,
Sandi

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hello sweet BJ,

Oh how cool you found a place with your name on it! Yum, homemade ice cream! Have a great weekend!

hugs,
Debbie

Grandma said...

I can remember when my first son was little. My Mother and I used to go to an ice cream parlor on Saturday afternoon, after shopping was done for the week. I would order a banana split and (I've always loved banana splits) we would share it. Never could eat one by myself. Than came the day he ate more than I did. That was the last time we shared our ice cream. Fun I remember that day.I don't think I've ever had a banana split as good as that one at that ice cream parlor years ago. Nothing today taste as good as it did 40 years ago.
Lover of chocolate ice cream :)
Grandma

Say It With Roses said...

It has been waaaaay to long since I have had a rootbeer float....Yummy! Everything looks yummy and I am getting some ice cream today! I have to watch my sugar as I didn't earlier in life, but a couple of bites won't hurt!!!
Happy Pink Saturday...
Jil

Ivy Lane said...

oh my!!! I haven't had a rootbeer float in AGES!!! what a fun post!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Oh girl you just about killed me with this post... I started a diet a wk ago and I could hardly get from one pic to the next on your post! I'm holding you responsible for any damage to my keyboard from drooling!!

Hugs, Sherry

vickie said...

Oh my, that bananna split looks so good! The rootbeer float too!
You have made me hungry for ice cream, that's for sure! Thanks for sharing.
Vickie

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Would love to have one the raspberry and 7 up floats! I agree about the cost of it in the ice cream shops.:(

Pinky said...

HI BJ, my WEAKNESS is ice cream and I WISH I could eat it every day but high cholesterol says NOOOOO:(:( I do have a scoop every now and then cause I am WEAK:):) Have a great weekend!!!! XO, Pinky

Beansieleigh said...

Oh BJ! That raspberry float is looking VERY good to me!! I may have to try this sometime soon! Happy Pink Saturday! ((hugs)) ~tina

Diann said...

That it! Now I have to go get some ice cream. No, I think I want to try the Raspberry sherbet and 7 Up! That sounds so good!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

I am dying for a banana split right now!!

Everything is just so scrumptious!!

Debbie

Kissed by an Angel said...

They all looked really good, and I don't often eat ice cream!!!
xxxx

Marydon Ford said...

Ooooooooo! A bakery one day & ice cream the other ... how fabulous. Now that I've worked up an appetite, lock the doors!

Have a wonderful weekend.
TTFN ~ Marydon

Couture de Papier said...

Yummy...HPS!

Beansieleigh said...

Hi BJ! Stopping by again to tell you I couldn't wait.. We had raspberry floats with our dinner tonight, and both Dear Son and I thank you for "the recipe"! Yummmmmmy!.. What a treat! ((hugs)) ~tina

Nana said...

All I can say is MMMMMMMMMMMMMM!

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Oh BJ...that banana split looks delicious! You know something...I've NEVER EVER had a banana split in my whole life. Nope...I had a spoonful of one once but just never ordered one of my own. Maybe this summer I'll take the plunge and get one. That sherbert float sure looks good...now I'm thirsty! I hope you have a wonderful Sunday...Maura:)

Sue said...

BJ, I haven't had ice cream for months! So this all looks really, really good..... I actually bought a small ice cream maker and want to create some different varieties of ice cream this summer. I love anything w/chocolate, or nuts, or fruit.... Gee is there anhti=thin else Yum! Gotta exercise some control here or I will be doing tons of exercise classes to make up for the damages I've done. LOL

Brambleberry Cottage said...

Yummy! Ice cream just happens to be my dessert of preference.

Must be from all those years as a kid turning the crank on the ice cream bucket, mouth watering, just waiting for that cool sweet treat.

Have a blessed Sunday, dear BJ.

Hugs,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Raspberry Sherbet with 7Up! What an idea!

Because although I love the old fashioned Root Beer with Ice Cream Float.... Being lactose intolerant makes me shy-away from ice cream.

But... Sherbet isn't dairy! And it sounds yummmmmmmmy! Thank you!

>^_^<
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CC said...

Yummmmmmmm to everything. It looks wonderful, specially the banana splite. Happy Pinks..

Becky said...

What a sweet choice for Pink Saturday. I loved seeing all your photos.

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, BJ.

It all looks good to me. My favorite cold dessert is mango sorbet. Yum! Yum! Yum!

I have memories of homemade ice cream. My favorite was banana.

Connie said...

Hi bj, my nickname in college was cj.It worked just great.
I am just getting my blog connected to the world and it is nice to know there are people out there. It was so quiet.
Have you ever done frozen yogurt ? I love that to pieces as I can't do ice cream. :-(
Stop over anytime as I don't get to far away from the computer. I am lucky as I don't have to share it with 5 other people.
have a nice holiday weekend.