I told you about our family obsession with cake. Now I confess that we have a relationship with ice cream that extends beyond obsession.
We are addicted.
Sign us up for "Intervention" on A&E.
I have an ice cream jones.
This monkey is deliciously melting all down my back.
However, it cannot be just any ice cream.
Look at that picture above and check out that chocolate chip. Looks big, doesn't it?
That's just a fair to middlin' sized chip for the best ice cream in the whole world.
In southwest Ohio, there is a war that has raged for more than a century. Which is better? Aglamesis Brothers or Graeter's.
Graeter's wins. Period. Hands down. Spoons at the ready. Even says "irresistible" on the container.
Mint Chocolate Chip is my favorite. The little girls and my sister are pretty crazy about it, too.
My husband and Sarah Jessica Parker prefer Black Raspberry Chip.
It's that good...SJP actually mentioned it in a magazine interview.
This Christmas my husband won our annual "Best Gift Giving of the Year" award.
He bought everyone a little red neoprene pint holder because you don't eat Graeter's ice cream by the dish, you eat it by the pint.
The one above is for you, Kathleen. It was the last one in the city and the big guy actually went to three different stores to find it for you.
Graeter's says that they seriously underestimated the demand for this handy little item. Haven't they noticed how chilly one's fingers become when cradling a container of this lusciouness?
Anyway, there are no more available right now. I decided to fill the void and add a bit of style to my favorite form of overindulgence.
It is my civic duty.
So I made up a pattern for Pint Cozies. As you can see, I tried them out. They work great and look even better.
I'm making a big batch of these and they are going to show up in my Etsy shop this week.
And because I am an equal opportunity ice cream enabler,they also work with Aglamesis pints.
And if you are unlucky enough to live outside the Graeter's zone they can even be used with Hagen Daz and Ben n' Jerry's.