Raise your hand if you remember the playful and familiar jingle of an ice cream truck. Are you instantly flooded with memories of bare feet, melty push pops and childish laughter? The tune beckons you like a siren’s song, to hastily stop what you are doing. You quickly fumble with your nearest pair of shoes, desperately scrounge for loose change (or a parent) and dart out the door, hoping to catch the truck in time.
There’s something comforting about the fact that this delicious tradition has been preserved. It conjures a nostalgia within us; a carefree time in our childhoods, of broad smiles and sticky chins.
There’s an ice cream truck that drives around our neighborhood pretty regularly, tempting me as I’m working. It often plays Christmas music, which I find pretty irritating, but even still, my mind wanders…
I happily recall my favorite childhood treats… grape and orange Flintstone push pops, classic ice cream sandwiches and strawberry shortcake bars.
How ridiculous would I look, if I were to heed the truck’s call now as an adult, all in the name of a beloved fudgesicle. But then I think. who cares? Life is short and summer is long. Long live the ice cream truck.
Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bars by Chelsea’s Messy Apron
Candied Up Balboa Bars by Half Baked Harvest
Mango Vanilla Honey Push Up Pops by Heather Christo
Oreo Ice Cream Sandwiches by Frosting and a Smile
Creamy Fudgesicles by Chocolate Chocolate and More!
Red, White and Blue Firecracker Popsicles by Brown Eyed Baker
Copycat Dove Ice Cream Dream Bars by Chocolate Covered Katie
Homemade Drumsticks by Crazy for Crust
Neapolitan Ice Cream Sandwiches by Tutti Dolci, all sweets
Orange Creamsicles by Chocolate Chocolate and More!
Brown Butter Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches by Kevin & Amanda
Real Fruit Bomb Pops by Spoon Fork Bacon
Neapolitan Choco Tacos by Mountain Mama Cooks