This evening, Sisters and Brothers you have an opportunity to get 3oz of FREE ice cream at the 8th Annual World's Largest Ice Cream Social at Cold Stone Creamery.
Now, this isn't completely free, they do ask for a donation to the Make-a-Wish Foundation which helps children with terminal illness enjoy their finals months of life by granting them a wish. It does say on the website or the store in our area if there is an amount you must donate. But if you like the ice they are offering and you like the charity, do go. Even if you don't like this particular type of ice cream creation, you can just go and donate and get something else too.
Our own store about half a mile from us has some dairy free, fat free, and even sugar free options now. Though last night I noticed they had only two types of chocolate ice cream: regular and white. This is what we, the Milk Chocolate Acolyte and your Chocolate Priestess, got last night in case you've never been to Cold Stone Creamery and need inspiration.
His was the Oreo Overload, a pre-designed creation from the store while mine was a "Create Your Own" with chocolate ice cream and Heath Bars. Both in waffle bowls generously edged with chocolate with your choice of nuts (mine), rainbow sprinkles (his), coconut, graham crackers, sugar, or chocolate sprinkles bowls on display. It was late at night when we went so a bit too dark for good pictures, Sisters and Brothers but this is a franchise so you can check out their website to see what one looks like.
Tonight, 5-8pm, your local times, around the USA and some national territories, you may find a Cold Stone Creamery near enough to you so that you can get FREE ice cream tonight. My advice, since we've gone to this for a few years, is to go early because the lines will build up and they stop at exactly 8pm.
Sisters and Brothers, may you too take the time to slowly appreciate what the Divine and human ingenuity have offered you in chocolate.