Hi, friends! As summer approaches, what are the treats that you associate with summer?
For me, it’s snow cones. We had a seasonal snow cone stand about 5 minutes from my home growing up and on Saturdays it was pretty common to go get a treat.
My favorite was rainbow, or grape if I wasn’t feeling rainbow. The snow cone stand had some odd flavors like “tiger blood”, “screaming eagle” (reference to Six Flags rollercoaster), and “Tom Collins” (kid me didn’t know it was usually an alcoholic drink).
Fun story – when I had had the chance in 2019 to go to Honolulu for work, one of the places the local office took me to was a shave ice shack. Oh it was amazing, I remember it had lilikoi, pineapple, and another flavor. My coworker was genuinely surprised I could finish it off since it was a very generous size, but I pointed out that being Midwestern, sugar is basically a food group when I was a kid.
The local frozen custard place has a snowcone with ice cream combo and I haven’t tried it yet. I bet I’ll like it, it’s just normally my frozen custard choice is a Reese’s peanut butter cups concrete. 🙂