Prior to shopping, I always check out my local grocery store's circular sometime on Friday or Saturday. In this research, I noticed a coupon for a carton of Turkey Hill ice cream for $1.88 when you spent at least $25, instead of the sale price of $2.50. So while I was patronizing Giant on Sunday, I picked up a paper circular. Ice cream was not on my shopping list, but since I couldn't find the wedge of parmesan cheese I usually buy and for which I had a Catalina coupon, I decided to purchase the ice cream in its place.
I will likely reveal my favorite ice cream in a future Simple Pleasure Sunday post, but when I buy whatever is on sale and am not using the ice cream for a milkshake, my signature ice cream flavor is chocolate chip cookie dough. I love it. In the store, I will often choose the brand based upon the lowest price that week, and usually that price is $2.50. I think that my favorite brand of this flavor is Breyer's, which is quality. I also like the contribution from Edy's and Friendly's. The Turkey Hill variety I just purchased is decent. Out of Pennsylvania, Turkey Hill may be a local brand. Unique, it's not the traditional vanilla ice cream with chunks of chocolate chip cookie dough. Instead, the carton says it is brown sugar and molasses flavored ice cream with dark chocolate chips and chocolate chip cookie dough. It tastes like a rich, decadent cream base to me and has a lot of dark chocolate flecks, which is a tasty combination. There are not many spheres of dough in this flavor though. Nonetheless, it is delicious. It doesn't last long around here!
Sometimes, I like a little ice cream as dessert following a meal. I served myself a mini sundae which included a couple of half scoops in a small ramekin from Crate & Barrel topped with Hershey's chocolate syrup, whipped cream and store brand chocolate (or possibly rainbow) sprinkles. This is the store brand whipped cream which isn't light and buildable, but creamy and ready to slide down. Even though I often gravitate towards the generic choice for many items, I always seem to prefer Reddi Wip and should stick with the name brand for this particular product in the future. I thoroughly enjoyed this chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream so far and look forward to it as a dessert option for the rest of the week.
What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?