Saturday, July 8, 2017

An Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor



I don't cry over spilt milk, but a fallen scoop of ice cream is enough to ruin my whole day. ~Terri Guillemets





My husband and I drove into the next little town in search of an ice cream parlor.  A few ladies from my Bible study recommended this particular one.  It wasn't terribly difficult to find.  It was a little hole in the wall place with an adorable older gentleman (owner) who scooped the ice cream.  He seemed a bit grumpy but you could tell that inside he was a sweetheart.

The parlor had a few picnic tables inside where you could sit if you liked.  Next to the tables was a small arcade of games.  There was bulletin board with a lot of business cards tacked to it along with a drawing of Jesus.  Random stuffed clowns were also pinned to the wall.  I am not sure if you could win the stuffed clowns or if they were just decorations.

The only menu was on a chalkboard on the wall.  The prices were exceptionally reasonable.  You could order scoops of ice cream or cones.  You could order a hot fudge sundae or banana split.  And of course, there were also shakes, floats, and sodas.

I ordered a hot fudge sundae and it was HUGE!  Seriously, it had to be a pint and a half of ice cream along with hot fudge, nuts, whipped cream, and a cherry on top.  I only ate about half of it and brought the rest home for another time.  It was delicious! The ice cream was creamy and not too sweet.  It wasn't heavy like Cold Stone ice cream.  My husband had two scoops of different flavors.  He did not bring any home but ate it all up.

I love living in North Carolina. ♥

8 comments:

  1. Sounds like a special treat! We had a wonderful shop we went to when we lived in Illinois and it was such a treat to go to it. We enjoyed ice cream today as well.

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    1. Chrissy, ice cream is definitely a treat for me. My husband loves it and I like it ok but I really liked this ice cream! :-)

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  2. You can find some of the best home owned shops like that in NC towns. My favorite is the bakeries you find....amazing goodies! Enjoy your day sweet lady! Hugs!

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    1. Diane, oh gosh, the bakeries!!! There isn't one in my town - there isn't anything in my town but there is one in the same town as the ice cream parlor. We've only been there once and I had a brownie with chocolate ganache icing. The icing was really good but the brownie was so so. xo

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  3. Summer time and Ice Cream are perfect buddies Gina. I remember eating a lot of ice cream and cold watermelon in the summer when I was a girl and before there was AC.

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    1. Arlene, we didn't have AC growing up either. Cold watermelon and ice cream definitely made the summer heat more bearable!

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  4. It's always fun to try out new places. I agree with you on Cold Stone Ice cream, I don't know what it is about it but I usually get sick after eating it, don't know if it is too much sugar or what, my hubby likes it but I don't care for it at all, there are many in the area to chose from so I can usually talk him into one of those.

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    1. Connie, I wonder if Cold Stone has a higher fat content? I'm glad you are able to persuade your sweet husband to get ice cream elsewhere! :-)

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We all have our “good old days” tucked away inside our hearts, and we return to them in dreams like cats to favorite armchairs. ~ B. Carter