Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Hail Peppermint Ice Cream!

A friend re-gifted a box of assorted mint chocolates to me for my graduation present (and for some reason was honest that it was re-gifted, but I certainly don't mind). All the minty goodness reminded me of my favorite treat when I was growing up: peppermint ice cream! We used to get it at the Great Midwestern in Iowa City (which is no more, I'm afraid, it has turned into the fancy 326 restaraunt). It had chunks of peppermint candy in it which made it even more excellent - I think they actually called it Peppermint Stick Ice Cream. When I would go there with my mom or dad I would pretend I was interested in some other kind of ice cream, and even sometimes try other ones, but I would always eventually decide to get the peppermint stick ice cream flavor (in a cup, I'm a bit of a slob).

1 comment:

Peggy said...

I used to take my older two to Gread Mid for ice cream all the time. I also used to get my morning coffee in there before work. I used to work for some lawyers whose offices were above the Englert movie theater so Great Midwestern was ideal, location-wise. Good ice cream! Shame its gone.