RememBear This: Mickey’s Parade Ice Cream
Ring-ding-ding-a-ling, here comes the ice cream truck! There was almost no greater thing than hearing that music on a hot summer day. What a treat, what a surprise. You didn’t know ice cream was in your future and then all of a sudden…music to your ears. Half the fun was trying to figure out where the music was coming from and honing in on that little white truck.
We’d being playing on the front lawn with the Slip ‘n Slide and then you’d hear it…it was faint at first but then it got louder and closer. We’d run inside to grab whatever change we could find, every kitchen drawer was rummaged through, every couch cushion upturned. Meanwhile the hardwood became an extreme hazard due to the water dripping from our swim trunks.
They’ve made so many varieties of these ice cream treats. Now they do the Powder Puff Girls and Spongebob but for me the most memorable where the Disney ones…well those and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. They also had them with the bubblegum eyes. That was pretty sweet, it’s like getting a dessert with a dessert chaser. I used to order bubblegum ice cream from my local parlor too but it was a short-lived fad…the texture of the gum was never quite right after being at that low temperature.
What’s your favorite ice cream truck treat?
I’m glad I didn’t have this ice cream man from hell: