Ice Cream with Berries and Limoncello.

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Ice cream.

Perhaps my favorite treats - winter, spring, summer or fall. Sure, there is something incredible satisfying about enjoying an ice cream cone on a hot summer's day, but really, why limit yourself to one season? Now when I am talking about ice cream, there is one important fact that you must know: 

There is no such thing as too much ice cream.

I can remember growing up my parents would take my siblings and me to Minnesota to visit my grandparents. My grandma would go to the grocery store and buy gallons of ice cream in preparation for our visit. Each night after dinner, the table would be cleared of food and dishes and fresh clean bowls would take their place. Thus began the main show - time for ice cream Sunday's. Grandma would not just fill the bowl with ice cream, she would fill it so much that the amount of ice cream would be double the volume of the bowl it sat in, hardly leaving room for the toppings. Very quickly this became the standard for all ice cream sessions. One or two scoops would never do. 

Even to this day, I have a very difficult time controlling the amount of ice cream that I eat. So much so, in fact, that I am embarrassed by the measly amount of ice cream sitting in the bowl seen in today's article. Think of it this way - I am doing you a solid, helping create normal ice cream expectations for the rest of the world.

Chicago weather has been brutal lately. Holy heat. Holy humidity. Holy sweat marks dripping down my back. Ice cream has been a necessity. Top with some fresh berries, a splash of limoncello and some lemon zest - yup, I'd eat that until the leaves start falling!

Tommy.


| Ice Cream with Berries and Limoncello |

Ingredients:

vanilla ice cream
blueberries
blackberries
lemon zest
limoncello

Directions:

  1. Scoop ice cream into bowl. 
  2. Top with berries and lemon zest. 
  3. Pour limoncello over ice cream.