Jolly Monday — ICE CREAM!!!

I was feeling too sleepy to get out of bed this morning, but then Jolly began jumping … yes jumping on my bed!  Just as I was about to throw something at him, he reminded me that today is a special Jolly Monday and that I must get up.  And so, I dragged my tired old body out of bed … though I think I may have left my brain asleep … and here we are.  What, you ask, makes this a special Jolly Monday?  Well … today we will be celebrating National Ice Cream Day!!!  The day was actually yesterday, but since the entire month of July is National Ice Cream Month, and we don’t do a Jolly Sunday post, we will celebrate belatedly, but with just as much fun!  So, there isn’t any bacon per se, guys, but there is bacon ice cream!!!  Grab a bowl or a cone, whichever you prefer, and come see what cool treats we have in store for you to start this week!

Do you prefer yours in a dish …

Or a cone?

And here’s enough bacon ice cream for Larry, David, rawgod, Larry, and Emily … play nice!


Would you like a burger with that?

With lockdowns and stay-at-home orders throughout the spring, some have put their creative genius to work, it would seem.  The R&D guys at Heinz Foods have been hard at work developing new … flavours … of ice cream.  Yes, you heard me right!  The people who make ketchup have developed their sauces into ice cream flavours.  According to an article in the UK publication, The Mirror

As July is National Ice Cream Month and taking trips to your local ice cream parlour may look a little different, Heinz has launched a selection of DIY ice cream kits. Using a range of Heinz Sauces, you can now make your very own ‘Heinz Creamz’ at home and enjoy a soft serve in the comfort of your own home.

Heinz-ice-creamThe DIY Heinz Creamz kits are £15 each and available now. The kits include the accessories you need to make the no-churn saucy deliciousness, including the sauce of your choice, your chosen recipe, a limited edition keystone-engraved golden scoop and golden spoon plus branded Heinz Creamz reusable tub to serve with extra pizzazz.

Um … somehow … I’m not all that enthused, though I would try a bite of one, perhaps the BBQ Creamz?

Ice Cream graveyard …

Ben & Jerry’s has been the creator of some of the most unique (not to mention yummy) ice cream flavours through the years.  Every now and then, though, they miscalculate and produce one that isn’t all that beloved, so it is retired.  A few of these actually don’t sound bad to me …

  • Peanut Butter and Jelly – Proving that peanut butter and jelly is better suited for a sandwich, Ben & Jerry’s retired this flavour after selling it for just a year – from 1989 to 1990. Heck, it sounded good to me!
  • Wavy Gravy – A flavour made from caramel and cashew brazil nut ice cream, chocolate hazelnut fudge swirl and roasted almonds, Wavy Gravy was sold from 1993 to 2001. Years later, the flavour is still remembered on social media – as one person attempted to start a campaign to bring back the ice cream in 2011.
  • Late Night Snack – An ice cream flavour dedicated to Jimmy Fallon, Late Night Snack was a combination of vanilla ice cream, salted caramel swirls and fudge-covered potato chips and was available from 2010 to 2014.
  • Schweddy Balls – This uniquely-named ice cream was sold in 2011 as a holiday season limited edition flavour. The ice cream, which was made from vanilla ice cream with a hint of rum and completed with fudge-covered rum and malt balls, was inspired by SNL’s recurring character Pete Schweddy.
  • Vermonty Python – Vermonty Python was a coffee-liqueur flavoured ice cream made with chocolate cookie crumb swirl and fudge cows.

Actually, none of those sound half bad!  Perhaps they sound better than they tasted.


Political Ice Cream???

Ben & Jerry’s is making a statement about the need for criminal justice reform with the launch of its newest flavour, “Justice ReMix’d”.

ben-jerrysThe company announced in September that it had created the cinnamon and chocolate ice cream, flavoured with gobs of cinnamon bun dough and spicy fudge brownies, to “spotlight structural racism in a broken criminal legal system”. According to the company, the limited-edition flavour is the latest in its commitment to “creating social change” since its inception more than 40 years ago.

“Our approach to creating social change is to raise up the work non-profits are doing on the ground. We bring every resource we have to support them—our business voice, our connection with fans, our Scoop Shop community and of course, ice cream. Somehow, it’s easier to talk about difficult issues over a scoop or two.”

While I’m not sure how much of a difference the ice cream will make, I admire and support any company who is trying to raise awareness for social justice issues.

I’ve got a few fun facts for National Ice Cream Day, too, courtesy of the National Day Calendar folks …

  • Thousands of years ago, people in the Persian Empire put snow in a bowl, poured concentrated grape-juice over it, and ate it as a treat. Even when the weather was hot, they would savor this sweet treat. Their trick? They placed snow in underground chambers known as yakchal where the temperatures kept the snow from melting. The Persians also hiked to the mountain tops by their summer capital to gather snowfall.
  • The Chinese, under the Tang Dynasty around 697 AD, took to freezing dairy with salt and ice. However, the results aren’t exactly the ice cream we enjoy today. Frozen treats and beverages later, culinary folks point to Naples, Italy as the birthplace of the first ice cream. They give credit to Antonio Latini. He was born in 1642 and created a milk-based sorbet.
  • In the United States, the Quaker colonists earn the nod for bringing their ice recipes over with them. They opened the first ice cream shops, including shops in New York and other cities during the colonial era.

Annnnnd … believe it or not, Jolly ‘n Joyful even found some ice cream cartoons!!!

'I'll be back tomorrow for the other twelve flavors.'

'Give me your hand... I ran out of cones.'

It was almost called 'Jerry  Bens' until the famous eat-off of '78,


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And we even found a Maxine ‘toon for Hugh …


And while they were finding the toons, I found not one, but TWO videos of cute animals eating ice cream!

We hope you’ve enjoyed National Ice Cream Day here at Filosofa’s Word.  Remember to share your smiles … and your ice cream too!!!  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly, and Joyful!

49 thoughts on “Jolly Monday — ICE CREAM!!!

  1. Yesterday, I received a new magnet for my freezer : “It’s never too early for ice cream” – Michael Scott. I love the magnet, but exactly who this Michael Scott is had to be explained to me…mayhaps, more about that another time. My Monday morning began something like this…”Life is like an ice-cream cone, when you think you have it licked it drips all over you.” – N. J. Nielsen. The morning hours continued along that line until thankfully, it was time for brunch and a small celebration. Total aside…on a day of 90+ degrees F outside, having two hot air fryers is a blessing! The grilled hot dogs and french fries were good, but having an ice cream sundae bar was the “bestest”! One of the older refrigerator magnets says it well : “STRESSED spelled backwards is DESSERTS.” – Loretta Laroche…(stress expert, humorist and author). The cause of the stress had not been remedied, but it was now more manageable. I have since decided to adopt the philosophy of Thornton Wilder : “My advice to you is not to inquire why or wither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it’s on your plate – that’s my philosophy.” On that note, the Haagen-dazs Spirits Collection – Irish Cream Brownie is melting and I must attend to it! Thank-you for the excellent save! WHAK!!

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    • Ahhhh … it seems somehow not fair that while others can relieve their stress with ice cream, I am relegated to a banana. But, such is life. I hear your ice cream social was a hit, even though it was only the 3 of you! Benjamin seemed quite pleased. I must check out that Irish Cream Brownie ice cream!!! I do sneak and give myself a small treat every now and then! You are most welcome, my friend! WHAK!!!


  2. Namaste, Miss Jill! Guess what? We had our Ice Cream Social today after lunch. It was only Auntie H, Gem and me. Last year we had a great big one but now you know the coronavirus. It changed it. Guess what else? We had grilled hot dogs and french fries for lunch cause it’s Hot Dog Month too! Isn’t that awesome? Hot dogs and ice cream today! I only like hot dogs from the grill. And no ketchup, it’s yucky! Guess another what else? Hot Dog Day is this week too, Gem said it’s Wednesday. That’s good cause I’ll eat another grilled one then and more ice cream. Auntie H would like the bacon ice cream cause she loves bacon. You have Gem’s two favorite things today. Coffee with half & half and ice cream. I choose the first ice cream cone with the sprinkles. Jolly must have forgot to put out my juicebox, right? That’s okay cause juice is not too good with ice cream. I love both videos! You made an awesome special Ice Cream party and I had lots of fun. WNBHAK to Jolly, Joyful and you! I love you! Thank you and Bye!

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    • Namaste, Benjamin!!! Even though it was just you, Auntie H and Gem, your ice cream social sounds like so much fun! I hope that by next year this coronavirus will be controlled and you can invite the neighbors, too! I didn’t know it was Hot Dog Month, too!!! I’m like you … I only like them if they are fixed on the grill outdoors. And I don’t like ketchup, either, but sometimes a little mustard is okay. I actually reminded Jolly about your juice boxes, but he thought that it wouldn’t taste at all good with ice cream, and after I thought about it, I thought he was probably right, so that’s why no juice boxes. I knew you would pick the cone with sprinkles! I’m so glad you enjoyed the ice cream party … we will do this again next year! I love you, and thank you for the neck-buster hugs!!!


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