Ice Cream for Dinna!

Well…not exactly. More like fro yo. And my original mission to get in on Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day went astray when I got out of work just 30 minutes before the offer expired and realized the nearest B&J’s was a long walk/subway ride away.

PLUS, this rainy mess is what I was greeted with when I walked outside…

Rainy days go away!

Rainy weather + late night at the office = abort mission free cone. Yet, despite the rainy/dreary weather, I still had ice cream on the brain. So after my quick workout, I set out satisfy my craving.

Luckily there were plenty of options…

This one's too plain...

This one's too weird

This one's too much

Reason #5 billion and one that I luv NYC: 4 ice cream/yogurt options within a 3 block radius of my apartment.

Despite the choices, one storefront won out. The bright lights were literally reaching out to grab my wet little body through the foggy rain.

This one's JUST right

Or maybe it was the idea of 16 flavor options and a decked out toppings bar. Yep, for the 3rd time this week, I visited 16 Handles. This time my giant yogurt included a mix of Thin Mint, Praline and Banana yogurt topped with strawberries, bananas, maraschino cherries and generous portions of fruity pebbles and Captain Crunch (is your mouth watering yet?)

Fruits, cereals, dairy, sweets...dinner?

I feel bad about missing out on the free ice cream, but I must say, this fro yo dinner hit the spot.

Ice Cream Flavor Gurus

I only buy Ben & Jerry’s every now and then, but I absolutely love all of their different flavors and the bold names and combinations that grace the pints. I find it fun to play around on their website and learn the stories behind the different flavors. For example, look at the writeup for Stephen Colbert’s Americone Dream

Stephen Colbert’s Americone Dream:

Vanilla Ice Cream with Fudge Covered Waffle Cone Pieces & a Caramel Swirl

Nation! Have a cold, bold, caramel-swirled, fudgecoveredwaffle-cone-loaded spoonful of Truth: This is Stephen Colbert’s Americone Dream! Sweeter than the Bill of Rights, colder than Valley Forge & with twice as much caramel as the Lousiana Purchase. This is the only ice cream with an official thumbs-up from America’s greatest news corres-pundit. Please enjoy…or go on Notice!

I’ve always joked that my dream job would be a “Flavor Guru” at Ben & Jerry’s. They even have a “Flavor Generator” on their website! Would you think I’m less cool if I told you play around with it every now and then? No judgements right. Here’s a brilliant flavor I think needs to be created for us girls:

That Time of the Month: A Brownie Batter/Cake Batter Base littered precariously with chunks of waffle cones, peanut butter cups, cookie dough and donuts and swirled delicately with salted caramel and peanut butter

Girls hate it and guys don’t get it. But like it or not, it’s here to stay. That Time of The Month is the ice cream to bridge the gap.  Because everything feels better when its covered in brownie batter and peanut butter cups. And if that doesn’t work, the waffle cones, donuts and cookie dough should do the trick.

Well, I’m all cozy in bed with my hot chocolate. I must say I’m enjoying being indoors watching NYC get drenched in rain while the skyline lights up! Here’s to hoping the rain stops AND I wake up for my AM workout.

You can create your own flavor here :-)

Shout out to Hungry Runner Girl who has been training for the Boston Marathon for the past 6 months and just found out she’ll be unable to run this year, due to a stress fracture. She is a running rock star, and she’s also an incredibly gifted blogger :-). Girl, good luck to you – you’ll be back on your feet in no time (PS – If I could create a flavor for you, it would be “Eye of the Tiger)


What flavor would you create?

Goodnight and stay dry!

11 Thoughts on “Ice Cream for Dinna!

  1. HAHAHAH i LOVE your flavor. cant think of a single thing missing in there for that time of the month.

  2. I love fruity pebbles on my fro-yo :)! If I were to create a flavor, all I know is that I would have to add a TON of white chocolate!!!

  3. Jamie on 13 April, 2011 at 9:51 am said:

    I love that you have eaten 16 handles 3 times this week and it’s only Wednesday 😉

  4. What area of NYC do you live in??

    • Upper East Side – love my area! I’ve lived in the West Village too but the Upper East Side is just the right pace for me. It’s a little slower which is just what I need after a crazy day at work (plus, as you can see, there is a lot of fro yo nearby!)

  5. Ahh! We are ice cream twins- I ALWAYS get fruity pebbles & cap’t crunch in mine…always! Actually that’s all I get in it. I love cereal in ice cream :)

    • I agree. I mean, not that I could ever have a REAL complaint about 16 Handles…BUT if they put a cereal bar inside the toppings bar, my life would be complete! I can imagine throwin’ on some Frosted Flakes, Honey Chex, Lucky Charms….ohhhh the possibilities are endless.

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