What’s the Best Kind of Ice Cream?

by Tim Hart | Aug 15, 2020 4:29:00 PM

(Hint: There IS a Right Answer)

Did you know July is National Ice Cream Month? This is one of those weird, made-up holidays that I don’t usually care for, but I’m willing to make an exception for this one because ice cream is a major weakness of mine. Banana pudding might be my kryptonite, but moose tracks ice cream is a really close second.

My love of ice cream stretches back to early childhood. When I was around 2 years old, my parents gave me my own ice cream cone as a treat. I was excited about it that I promptly jammed the entire cone right into my forehead. For a long time, my dad loved to laugh and tell that story, saying that at the time he couldn’t help but wonder what was wrong with me. My brother and friend Jake enjoy telling this story too, though he likes to make it sound like I was 15 years old when it happened.


Though I love ice cream, I’ve never made it myself. Even as a kid I thought it looked like a lot of work, but I was more than happy to stand around in the parking lot in front of a Twistee Treat to get some ice cream on a hot summer day. That giant, ice cream cone-shaped building was a dream come true to me. It was one of the first places that really did soft serve ice cream. Sure, there was Dairy Queen, but to me, nothing compared to Twistee Treat. I lost my mind when my parents took us to Twistee Treat.

I imagine that childhood love of ice cream wanes in most people as they get older. That hasn’t happened for me. I once posted about moose tracks ice cream on Facebook and a client came by the office a few days later with a gallon of moose tracks ice cream. That made my year.

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When I go to the grocery store, I have to purposely avoid the ice cream aisle. If I walk past those frozen treats, then it’s all over. I’ll see some sale signs and end up going overboard because it’s BOGO. Then our freezer will be full of moose tracks ice cream. Sure, that sounds great in theory, but two of my boys have dairy allergies. I can’t be sucking down ice cream while they’re eating lemon sorbet — at least, I can’t do it more often than I usually do.

I don’t think anyone needs a reason to enjoy delicious ice cream, but if you’re looking for one, then feel free to use National Ice Cream Month as an excuse. As far as made-up holidays go, it’s pretty solid in my book.

P.S. Please don’t send me moose tracks ice cream after reading this. I appreciate the thought, really, but my waistline can’t afford it!

Born and raised in Southwest Florida, I have been in the Mortgage business since 2001 I'm a grizzly, battle tested mortgage veteran. I am also the Host of Rates & Reels, which is the most popular fishing show in Southwest Florida, hosted by a guy named Tim. In my spare time I love spending time with my family, coaching baseball, and anything else my kids or wife want me to do. I would be happy to help you or someone you know with any of your Mortgage needs.

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