Monday, June 7, 2010

National Chocolate Ice Cream Day

Today, June 7th, is "National Chocolate Ice Cream Day".  Your Chocolate Priestess wants to review a store brand ice cream choice that is as good as the more expensive brand names available in our area of the woods -- South Central Indiana.  Kroger has a lot of brands ranging from the "Value" which tends to be poor quality at cut throat prices to the "President's Selection" that tends to be high quality for just a bit less than the brand names.  Between those is just the general Kroger brand and our Milk Chocolate Acolyte bought a 1.5qt container of their "Deluxe Ice Cream" in the "Chocolate Paradise" flavor.

1/2 cup is the serving amount, this picture is more than that, Sisters and Brothers, so when you buy a bigger container to save money remember you may be eating more than a serving's worth of something.   One serving, 1/2 cup, has 150 calories, 4g saturated fat, 25mg cholesterol, 65mg sodium, 150mg potassium, 1g fiber, 14g sugars, 3g protein, 2% Vitamin C, 4% each of Vitamin A and Iron, and 10% of the daily calcium you need.  Yeah... this is why your Chocolate Priestess buys "light" or "fat free" or "sugar free" ice cream because I bet this photo has 2.5 or more servings in it. OUCH!  For a once to twice a week treat, not a problem really, but this is not something you'd want every day though I've seen much less healthy products.

It tastes very creamy and chocolaty and I'm using that word on purpose since the only chocolate is processed cocoa.  Must be a lot of it since it had a nice slightly bitter taste.   I let my ice cream sit for a while and then stir it up but the photo is of just the ice cream.  I call it "ice cream soup" after my father who did this plus added milk!  That makes it too liquidity for me personally.

So how do you like to enjoy your chocolate ice cream?  How do you intend to celebrate today?  Homemade or store bought?  Cone or bowl?  Scooped, soft served, or do you make "ice cream soup" too?

Don' forget our giveaway to win a free bottle of organic chocolate syrup ends soon so go to this post and enter now!

Sisters and Brothers, may you, too, take the time to slowly appreciate what the Divine and human  ingenuity have offered you in chocolate.


mavido79 said...

I like 'ice cream soup' too, though I don't add milk to mine. This weekend I did try the Kroger Deluxe Churned (like Eddy's Slow Churned) which is lower in fat and it was excellent. So if anyone is looking for a somewhat healthier alternative, I'd suggest it

TheChocolatePriestess said...

Normally I get the lower fat kind of ice cream, too, but I didn't buy this and a couple of my Acolytes who live with me don't "remember" to think about health too much. They just go "Oh, she'll love chocolate ice cream".

TheChocolatePriestess said...

UPDATE: There was a recall of this product I became aware of on Friday, June 11, 2010. Here is the link if you are concerned about tree nuts but the Milk Chocolate Acolyte is allergic to these and had no problem with this.

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