Next month, Sisters and Brothers, you Chocolate Priestess will give a bit of history on "National Ice Cream Month" but even though that hasn't arrived, I'm sure you've noticed some chocolate holidays related to ice cream all ready.
June 7th is "National Chocolate Ice Cream Day" in the USA. I couldn't find any information on what this particular date was chosen so I searched for some facts about the creation of chocolate ice cream. Still no luck so if you have any information on this, please make a comment and share it so I can add it to our Cult's database, Sisters and Brothers.
Since I cannot provide you with better history on chocolate ice cream, let me just offer a few personal observations. Chocolate ice cream is difficult to choose because the temperature required for the produce changes the flavor of the cocoa. The best chocolate ice cream I've found yet could not hold a candle to a decent piece of candy in terms of bitterness and buzz potential. The temperature also means your body reacts differently to the essence of the Sacred Substance so once again your senses will not be engaged in the same fashion.
I can't recommend chocolate ice cream for a Sacrament for this reason but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy it. On hot days, when you feel warm, and when you crave dairy, chocolate ice cream can the proper choice if you consume it in moderation. Just make sure you consider the nutritional panel and limit the quantity you consume. Let each bite melt in your mouth and appreciate what chocolate taste you can. I plan to do so with a very small single serving of later today when the temperatures have been in the 1980s for a while, I might even split it with a friend so we can share the joy of chocolate and the cool of ice cream together.
Sisters and Brothers, may you too take the time to slowly appreciate what the Divine and human ingenuity have offered you in chocolate.
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