Gelato? Ice Cream? (inspirational splurges)

While visiting Italy awhile back, one of my travel buddies was really into Gelato, the Italian version of ice cream that bursts with flavor.  As we visited each city, town, village, (neighborhood), she had to sample the local gelato.

It was all very scientific.

We occasionally helped her with difficult research tasks like which flavor was better? Which gelato shop required further tasting: the one up the street tried this morning, or the one on the corner sampled after lunch?

‘Twas an educational endeavor.

“My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy the ice cream on your plate.”  Thornton Wilder (1897–1875)

Now that last week’s snow in Williamsburg has finally melted, we’re contemplating ice cream in January, because? During winter months we don’t frequent our ice cream shops so often as summer. They need us to think: ice cream. (Like, who needs an excuse to eat ice cream? It is. Therefore, partaking is… an option anytime, even in the dead of winter.)

Hmmn, what’s all this about ice cream, Virginia? Look around, depressing stuff’s a happenin’ all over. Bleak outlooks on & over the horizon. But, that’s why God gave us ICE CREAM. To provide temporary relief dealing with the hard stuff.

“I guess ice cream is one of those things that are beyond imagination.” Lucy Maud Montgomery

Every now (& then) ice cream can be a spirit-lifter-upper. Bye, bye blues, hello happiness! Of course, it’s just a temporary fix, but what a delectable one (especially with a little chocolate fudge sauce added to the mix?)

It’s so cool that Ben & Jerry’s has amazing vegan ice cream flavors. Soy-free! Almond Brickle that melts in your mouth (it’s ice cream?) And a peanut butter oreo cookie concoction that is over the top yum.

If you’re having a freaked-out Friday, try adding a bit of ice cream (or gelato) to your plate. Then, ask God to help with whatever is bothering you.

grace, peace & imaginative ice cream splurges

Virginia : )

“Love does not measure; it just gives.”  Mother Teresa

p.s. Later on Friday – an intentional inspirational splurge with Ben & Jerry’s vegan PB & Cookie ice cream topped with Almond Caramel Brickle. Ooops, forgot the hot fudge!

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10 Responses to Gelato? Ice Cream? (inspirational splurges)

  1. TMH says:

    And on the eighth day, God make ice cream?

  2. Cindy Kranich says:

    Looks and sounds yummy! 😋

    • Virginia says:

      So, so, so, so yummy! Gelato!! Didn’t take too much prodding with Dwight to incorporate a Ben & Jerry’s visit on our Friday schedule(s.) Their vegan ice cream is incredible! 🍨😎🍧😋🍨

  3. it is so true… sometime ice cream with chocolate and caramel sauce does seem to lift those ‘endorphins to a happier place! Diane

    • Virginia says:

      Diane – my parents had ice cream for dessert almost every night. My Papa’s favorite was a sugar-free caramel swirl from Brusters, a local ice cream shop. He always looked forward to that treat! 🍨🤗🍨

  4. Garfield Hug says:

    I love BJ’s too but maximum for me is a taste as am lactose intolerant. Have you tried BJ’s salted caramel? To die for literally haha…Lucky you to enjoy those ices!!👍😃

    • Virginia says:

      Hey GH, our Ben & Jerry’s have vegan (non-dairy) ice cream options made from coconut milk & almond milk (what’s pictured above.) Plus a daily sorbet made just from fruit (& lots of sugar.) All really yum!! 🍧😎🍧

  5. I love ice cream in any season! I have only had store bought gelato-but really love that! Oh I want some now-before breakfast!

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