Maybe I’ll whip up a batch of ice creamed corn this summer.
We had a good smattering of fun pranks around here on April Fool’s Day this year. The Kiddo served up frozen cereal for breakfast in bed, and stopped up the shampoo so it wouldn’t dispense in the shower. But best of all was our “doctor’s visit” that turned into a trip to Read’s Ice Cream in Henrietta.
Read’s makes up a batch of novelty ice cream each April 1st. Despite our recent unpleasant experience with corned beef and cabbage as frozen desert, we decided to give Read’s “Let’s Go To The Movies” flavor a try.
The folks at Read’s took all the great movie theater treats — popcorn, Junior Mints, SweeTARTS, and nachos — and mixed them into vanilla ice cream. Somehow, despite the pretty generously-sized free scoops we received, we missed out on the popcorn, but we had plenty of nachos and they were pretty darn tasty. The candies mixed in just fine, too. As far as novelty ice cream flavors go, this was a winner.
I’m kind of bummed we missed 2011’s flavor — “School House Lunch” which was tomato soup-based ice cream with bits of toasted cheese sandwich and tater tots. But we’ll keep Read’s on the April Fool’s Day roster for the future.