1/22/19

DO WE ACTUALLY KNOW EACH OTHER?! // what's your favorite ice cream? and other VERY important questions


Soooo, I've been real(ish) on here before, but I feel like I've also been hiding a bit underneath my writing and bookish posts, so let's fix that a bit and ramble about foooooddddd 😍.


I'm off sugar at the moment, so I'm craving unhealthy choices more than ever and I want to talk about these tiny random and completely unimportant (but fun!) things.

ICE CREAM

I love ice cream so much, y'all! My love for it is probably why I've lost around ten pounds since going off of it three weeks ago, but ¯\_()_/¯ it also could have been stress eating because I am notorious for that bad habit.

Peppermint ice cream is my absolute favorite! 

I'm a huge mint fan, so anything mint, peppermint, mint chocolate chip (IDC if people say it tastes like toothpaste, they are LIARS), etc. ect. 

BY THE WAY, has anyone ever got a lemon and squeezed it until it was soft, pierced it with a peppermint stick, and then used the peppermint as a straw?! 

DELICIOUS

I also loveeeee caramel ice cream, cookie doh, and coffee flavored ice cream. 

And call me a plain jane, but between simply chocolate and vanilla ice cream, I would choose vanilla.



My dad and one of my little brothers puts huge scoops of peanut butter in their ice cream, no matter what the flavor is. It's super gross in my opinion, and I cannot stand the smell of it. ICK

Pistachio and coconut flavored ice cream aren't appealing to me at all, no thank you. 

I've had/still have friends who are dairy free so they're ice cream always tastes a bit different?? It's hard to describe, but they have a different texture than regular ice cream. 
It's still good though.🙌🏻 
SO NOW IT'S YOUR TURN.

tell me about yourself, 

what's your favorite ice cream flavor? 

vanilla or chocolate? 

80 comments:

  1. TWIST! Chocolate and vanilla twist!

    I love mint chocolate chip too--it's super nostalgic for me <3

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  2. definitely coffee ice cream is my favorite (my favorite is mixing coffee and chocolate ice cream ;). <3 <3 also, cookie dough and Oreo. although, I'm totally with you in choosing plain vanilla.

    great, now I'm craving ice cream, xD. <3

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    1. COFFEE ICE CREAM IS AMAZINGGG!!!! <33

      Sorry, but me too, this wasn't the best idea. >.<

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  3. OH GRACIOUS, ANY ICE CREAM, ANY AT ALL <3 <3 <3

    (*cough* but if I could choose ANYTHING, I'd go with Birthday Cake flavored fro-yo, because it is THE BOMB *cough* xD)

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  4. Mint chocolate chip!! Yes!! It is so good. Also love spumoni and neapolitan!

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    1. I've never heard of those two flavors... *rushes off to google*

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  5. *pops out of hiatus* DID SOMEONE MENTION ICE CREAM?????? xD

    I’m noticing that no one has mentioned the amazingness of chocolate ice cream..... hm. My favorite type of ice cream is chocolate ice cream with Oreos. <333

    And now I’m hungry. 😄

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    1. Hiiiii, I knew this would draw you out! 😂

      Chocolate ice cream is amazing, have you ever tried Moosetracks? It's AMAZING.

      Sorry! 😂😂

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  6. Ahh, tottaly with you on Mint and Chip. And I'm also currently cutting way back on sugar. *Cries* seriously though, its been good for me.
    Never tried a lemon like that, but it doesn't sound to bad. I had to go dairy free for awhile and the ice cream is just not the same. =P I ended up just not having it for awhile cause it wasn't worth the nasty texture.
    Ice cream is amazing. I wish they it's colories didn't count. Thank you for this awesome post.

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    1. awww, me too, it's so hard. :( But it is worth it!!

      You should, if you like citrus stuff you'd like it. ^_^

      Yeah, the ice cream is different, I don't mind the texture /that/ much.

      Lol, no problem! 😂

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  7. Ice cream is really good!! Have you ever tried snow ice cream? - June

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    1. It is! I've heard of it, but I haven't had a chance to try it. Where I live it doesn't really snow, and when it does it's just slush. >.<

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  8. love ice cream! I've never tried that peppermint stick idea - maybe you should do a tutorial to show us how? But yeah I don't think mint ice cream tastes like toothpaste (maybe the toothpaste tastes like ice cream though? haha).

    I love Rocky Road, Pistachio, and anything with nuts or chocolate. Vanilla is OK, but I LOVE CHOCOLATE. I love real fruits, but I don't really care for fruit flavored ice creams, so I don't like strawberry or peach. Though raspberry chocolate chip is good.

    I am like addicted to peanut butter, so I might like what your Dad and brother do. . . which means I might be trying that out ;) There's a Wilcoxson's ice cream flavor that is almost pure peanut butter and so delicious.

    keturahskorner.blogspot.com

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    1. It's really good and easy! You can find a recipe here: https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Baltimore-Lemon-Stick

      I'm not a huge fan of nuts, but ROCKY ROAD IS SO GOOD!!

      Hey, if you think you'll like it, try it. I can't, just the smell of that much peanut butter makes me sick. >.<

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  9. Mint chocolate chiiiiip *heart eyes*

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  10. CHOCOLATE ALL THE WAY. I also love cookie dough, mint chocolate chip, and reeses ice cream. <333
    (Also, the ELF gif. XD)

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    1. Reeses ice cream is super good, I agree! :D

      Yes, I love Elf, lol.

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  11. Oh man, I love ice cream. I'm 100% a chocolate fan. Like, that's probably my favorite. Though I'm totally there for mint chip and chocolate moose tracks (like, yum!). And I'll do strawberry every once in a while.

    But if I have to do vanilla, I like gummy bears and sprinkles as my mix-ins. It brings out the child in me and it's wonderful.

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    1. I was a huge chocolate fan foreveeerrr, I still love it. <33 MOOSETRACKS!! YES!!!

      Haha, sounds like my siblings, I've tried it and can't get with it. But more power to you for finding a way to bring back that nostalgia! <3

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  12. I actually eat dairy-free and 10/10 I would call it better than regular ice cream. It's almost richer?? Idk. If you ever have to try a flavor or brand, try chocolate.

    Now I want some .... Nice going, Gray. :/ I'm going to melt because something has to and it's not going to be the ice cream. ;)

    (Also that Buddy gif XD)

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    1. It's definitely different!

      Oops, sorry! >.< Nice pun though 😂

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  13. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough or one called Muddy Sneakers (which is basically a Snickers bar in ice cream form *nom nom*)

    I'm the opposite, I love lots of flavor (aka, I'm the one that piles on candy, peanut butter, chocolate sauce, etc.) in my ice cream. And it has to be the real stuff and not the frozen dairy dessert stuff they pass off as ice cream. I got spoiled because I worked an ice cream stand at a fair for 4-H and it was all real ice cream from a local creamery and it was DELISH. Not going back.

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    1. Ooh, I've tried a snickers ice cream before, it was really good!

      More power too you, then! And homemade ice cream is SO AMAZING.

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  14. I love peppermint ice cream too!!! I never get enough of that ice cream. I like chocolate more than vanilla unless I have a bandana split. So good!!! Now I'm hungry :).

    astorydetective.blogspot.com

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    1. Same here, it's always out of stock too soon!

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  15. This post was fun! I love chocolate chip mint. O-O It's the bestest. <3 <3 <3

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    1. *GASP* You don't like pistachio?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?!?! How COULD you?! haha
      I love all the ice creams. ALL. OF. THEM. lol

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    2. I'm glad you liked it! It is a fav of mine as well <33

      SORRRYYYY, I JUST DON'T!! HOW COULD YOU LIKE IT?!?!?😩🤢

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    3. <3
      Part of me WANTS to hate it, but I can't. lol!!!

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    4. Hahaha, sounds like a weird feeling!

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  16. ICE CREAMMMM! ALL THE YES ;)

    I love almost any flavor (especially with chocolate *drools*), but my all-time favorite is mint chip. I /think/ that was the first ice cream I ever tasted, and I remember my grandma and I would have tea parties and eat a ton of mint chip ice cream when I was little. ^_^

    I love this post, Gray! It's so fun + sweet! <3

    Liv // livkfisher.blogspot.com

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    1. YESSsss ;D

      Awww, that's so cute! <33

      Thanks, I'm glad you liked it. :)

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  17. Ice cream is the bestest! :)
    You have very good tastes in ice cream flavors!!!
    -Brooklyne

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    1. It is!
      Thanks, you must have good taste as well if you agree with me ;P

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  18. Mint chocolate chip tastes like toothpaste??? What?!?! Eww! That is so gross! I can't believe someone would say that. Mint chocolate chip is really good!
    I don't really have a favorite ice cream. I like most of all of them! And I do like pistachio and coconut flavored ice cream. haha
    Great post! I love post that ask questions and tell more about the person! :)


    ~Beth~

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    1. I have met so many people that say that and it's so weird??? Like whAT?! HOLD UP. >.<

      To each their own, my mom really loves coconut as well!

      Yes, posts like this are fun, I've wanted to try it out for a while.

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  19. I love chocolate and yes, I put peanut butter in it and I love it. xD xD (I love peanut butter!!)

    Alllll the food posts!! I'm so on board. I need to get off the sugar so I can lose some weight. xD maybe after today because I need some ice cream. xD

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    1. Oof. Jk! I wish I liked it, because it sounds good when you hear about it, but I can't stand the smell. >.<

      Yess, food. I've lost a lot of weight, so it works. ^_^

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  20. Homemade: Anything homemade! I am a sucker for mint though. <3 <3

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    1. I'm with you there! Everything is better when homemade. And mint <3 <3

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  21. Being off sugar is the worst, it's killing me. I love peppermint everything, especially ice cream.

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    1. Yep, same here. :'( I know how skinny feels now... hungry. I feel very hungry. >.<

      Same, peppermint is amazing!

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  22. Mint chocolate chip ice cream all the way!! Could live off it!

    Peanut butter in ice cream… not my thing. I love peanut butter but not in ice cream. ;P

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    1. Yes! It's so good!!

      I'm not a huge fan of peanut butter either, especially in most ice creams. ^_^

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  23. Ice cream!! Mint chip is absolutely fabulous and I dunno what kind of toothpaste they're using but it tastes nothing alike. I've done the lemon thing before except with an orange, and it's really good. Not to hate, but the lemon juice is probably not very good for your teeth.

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    1. E x a c t l y. People who compare it to toothpaste are weird. >.<

      I've never tried that with an orange, and you're right it isn't. But I only have it around once a year, so I think I'm okay. ^_^

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  24. Haha, this is super fun! Umm, I love coffee ice cream and I recently had hazelnut - which is a whole lot nicer than it sounds. Also, cookie dough...yuuum :) the peanut butter thing sounds really gross XD

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    1. :D Coffee ice cream is so good, I've never tried hazelnut but I think it sounds kind of yummy. Cookie doughhhh. >.<

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  25. My favorite ice cream flavor is always anything with (sorrry) PEANUT BUTTER! And chocolate. Those two together are delicious. And I super love ice cream novelties too, like klondikes and drumsticks.

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    1. Ahhh, why?!?!?😱

      Just joking, I've tried a few peanut butter ice creams, they weren't /that/ bad, I actually liked reeses ice cream.

      Those two are good as well!!

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  26. No contest. Mocha Oreo ice cream is the best!! The best of all worlds - coffee, chocolate, Oreo, and, well, ice cream.
    Yeah, ice cream is great. :D

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  27. The fruity flavors are my favorite! Like cherry and peach. Especially if the ice cream is homemade. *drools* And yes, vanilla is better than chocolate, but my family highly disagrees with me and rarely gets plain vanilla. 😩 But within vanilla, do you prefer vanilla bean, french vanilla, or just regular vanilla??

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    1. Peach is a really good flavor! Homemade is wonderful. <33

      VANILLA, YES. I like just regular vanilla, but all vanilla is good. How about you? ^_^

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  28. Mmm, my mouth is watering. I've always really enjoyed coconut and cookie dough!
    ~Kathryn

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    1. Lol, I can get behind you on cookie dough!! :D

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  29. I used to only eat cookies-and-cream ice cream for YEARS, but now I'm really liking moose tracks. :)

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  30. All the ice creams! Mint chocolate chip, moose tracks, black cherry, butter pecan, cookie dough, etc. etc.
    And when asked to choose between plain chocolate or plain vanilla, I also choose vanilla. My whole family thinks I'm weird. XD

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    1. Yes! Vanilla is wonderful, it's not weird at all, there's something so comforting about it. <33

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  31. Ooh--I love mint chocolate chip! Although, my local ice-creamery makes a blueberry swirl that is to die for, so I'd say that's probably my favorite flavor.

    And the peppermint stick straws in lemons were practically my entire childhood! XD My friends and I had them almost every summer that I can remember.

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    1. That sounds so good!!

      Ahh, same here, I love them so much. <33

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  32. Ooh my favorite kind of ice cream is coffee!! Definitely. :) And out of vanilla or chocolate I'm gonna go with chocolate because CHOCOLATE. YUM. :P

    This was a fun post, lol, ice cream is an awesome thing to talk about!! :D

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    1. Yum! Chocolate is also good, it's just too rich in large amounts for me. :P

      It is!!

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  33. I've never seen someone devote an entire blog post to ice cream before but I appreciate it so much because ice cream is seriously. THE best. I am perhaps unhealthily obsessed with ice cream. xD I'm trying to mostly lay off sugar right now too, and I buy some sugar-free ice cream which I think is just as good as regular, but there are some flavors you can't get and it kills me! Mint chocolate chip is one of my favorites, for sure.

    I did that peppermint stick thing with an orange when I was little, but it never worked for me! Maybe it was just because I was little and impatient. Guess I need to try it again. xD

    Also, I looove putting peanut butter on ice cream! Not on strawberry or mint or anything like that, but on chocolate, vanilla, or something like moose tracks? Mmmmm.

    And I'm a chocolate girl, all the way. ;)

    theonesthatreallymatter.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha, I thought I might as well! 😂 Same here, I'm obsessed with it, it's been hard holding back.
      Oh, that's so sad! :(

      I've never tried that with an orange, but another girl in this thread told me that's how she did it, so maybe it's more common than I thought... ^_^

      Now you sound like my brother, lol. >.<

      Chocolate is super good. <3

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  34. Pistachio can be very good, as well as whitehouse cherry, or whatever it's called. Generally I'm just a chocolate kind of guy, though I branch out depending upon where I am. There's definitely a lot of variance when it comes to store-bought chocolate and vanilla. Some vanilla ice cream, flavored naturally, can be very good. I would say that chocolate has a higher peak, but bad vanilla might be better than bad chocolate. I'm not sure. Also, love the new (I think) banner. So "sunshine and joy" is the name of your blog now? It's a pretty good name.

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    1. I get what you mean on bad vanilla being better than bad chocolate, it's so easy for brands to mess up chocolate and it's one of those things that has to be perfect.

      Thanks! It just felt like it fit a bit better.

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  35. ICE CREAM!!! I really love vanilla and chocolate tho :( but if I had to pick one, it would be chocolate. I also really really really love chocolate chip cookie dough. Yum!

    Lia

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    1. Same here! Chocolate chip cookie dough is super good. <3

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  36. Yesss for mint ice cream! I love it too! Btw, lovely photo ♡

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