As a kid, my family and I visited the local ice cream shop once a week during the summer months. I would get a chocolate waffle cone or brownie sundae with two scoops of chocolate ice cream and devour it before I got home. It was the perfect treat to bring a smile to our faces on a hot summer day. This is where my love of chocolate ice cream came from, and then eventually, pralines and cream.
A few days ago, I was reminded of my love for chocolate ice cream. We always keep our favorite flavors of Dreyer’s Slow Churned ice cream in the deep freezer, but on this particular day, I wanted to try something different. As I was deciding on what flavor to buy, I couldn’t stop thinking about how much I loved and missed chocoalte ice cream. I buy it for the kids all the time, but somehow never buy it for myself. Well this time I went for it and gave it a try. I am happy I did because I love it! It’s smooth, creamy and delicious. And best of all it has all the rich and creamy taste of regular ice cream, but half the fat and one-third fewer calories! Who would have thought I could enjoy chocolate ice cream, guilt free. Well not 100% guilt free, I finished it off before the kids or my husband got home. Don’t worry, I’ll share with them next time! Look I managed to snap a picture before I devoured it.
These are the cup sizes, but it was just enough to satisfy my ice cream craving. I had plans to share pictures in my cute ice cream bowl, but it started to melt because of this California heat. It was close to 100 degrees, so it didn’t take me long to remedy the situation. Do you remember earlier when I said ice cream was, “the perfect treat to bring a smile to our faces on a hot summer day?” Well my husband caught me with a big goofy one, as he walked in at the very moment I ate my last spoonful. I was enjoying the moment so much that I forgot to capture my ice cream smile. It’s too bad because I’m sure it would have been a good one.
Now you can have your ice cream and smile about it too!
This summer, TV personality, actress and model Brooke Burke has partnered with Dreyer’s™ Slow Churned® Light Ice Cream to give away more than 25,000 free scoops
of ice cream…turning scoops into smiles!
Support with a Smile:
- For every “ice cream smile” photo uploaded to Dreyer’s Facebook page, $5 will be donated to Operation Smile, an international children’s medical charity.
- The goal is to give away more than 25,000 scoops of ice cream, capture 25,000 photos of ice cream smiles before summer’s end.
- These efforts will help deliver more than 500 reconstructive surgeries to children around the globe suffering from cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities.
- Of the photos submitted, ten lucky smiles will be featured in a Dreyer’s Slow Churned print ad.
- One lucky picture will win a coveted spot on the cartons of a Slow Churned limited-edition ﬂavor, being re-introduced to store shelves in early 2013.
Ready for Free Ice Cream?
The Reason to Smile team and the Slow Churned photo booth will be at the Denver County Fair this weekend. If you live in or near the Denver area, stop by to take a picture and get some yummy ice cream!
Can’t make it to Denver?
Visit Dreyer’s on Facebook to upload a smile and help Operation Smile provide surgeries for kids in need! If you live West of the Rockies this ice cream is marketed under the Dreyer’s name, but if you live East of the Rockies, it is under the Edy’s name. Regardless of the name both are delicious and sold nationwide.
Dreyer’s Slow Churned ice cream is available in more than 20 flavors. Which is your favorite?
I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Dreyer’s / Edy’s. I received a coupon to purchase product samples and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.