Savor the Taste of Summer
Wherever you are, celebrate with a scoop of creamy deliciousness
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Sunday, July 17 is National Ice Cream Day, as if we need an excuse to celebrate ice cream in a state in which we can enjoy unique, creative interpretations of the creamy, cool treat from the mountains to the coast all year long. But since there is a national observance for ice cream, we might as well raise a scoop and join the party.
A few months ago, I discovered a place on the outskirts of the Triad, in Mount Airy, that makes moonshine ice cream. While it’s not suitable for kids, as you have to be 21 to be served the specialty frozen dessert, they also have a variety of classic ice creams the whole family can enjoy. For those over 21, the Road Kill Peach is excellent. Moonshine ice cream, as well as moonshine apple pie in case a la mode is your National Ice Cream Day dessert of choice, can be found at Gluten Free Bake Shop and Creamery and Miss Angel’s Heavenly Pies in downtown Mount Airy.
Right here in the Triad, Homeland Creamery offers your family a chance to get up close and personal with the cows that produce the milk used to make its ice cream. You can’t get much fresher than ice cream churned right on the farm.
Are you headed toward the coast this weekend? Many folks in the Piedmont Triad do like to spend time at the beach during these hot summer months. You can, of course, celebrate ice cream there as well. Holden Beach’s Beaches N Cream creates small batch recipes that use only the freshest, local ingredients free of preservatives, additives and hormones. While there, you might venture to try the winner of the 2016 New Flavor Contest: County Fair Funnel Cake.
Wherever you are on Sunday, be sure to find your family some frosty, cool scoops of silky, flavorful ice cream and spend a little time savoring the taste of summer.