Tuesday, April 3, 2012

C if for Comfort Food aka Coffee Ice Cream


I am not a coffee lover. I can go days without coffee. So I'm not sure how coffee ice cream became my comfort food. But there you are. I love it. I prefer Hagen Daz but in an emergency I can make do with another brand.



One day I stopped at Walgreens to buy some and they told me it was discontinued. I was crushed. I hurried home and dashed off an email to Hagen Daz, begging them not to do away with my favorite flavor. Turned out Walgreens was discontiuing it but it was still on the market, thank heavens.

I can finish off a pint in a sitting, especially if I'm upset. When my husband was ill and in the months after he died, every time I had a bad day, I ate coffee ice cream. Now I try to watch my fat consumption so I save the ice cream for serious emergencies, like when my roof leaked the week after I'd paid $3000 to have it repaired. Alas, the roof still leaked (The roofer finally fixed it)but I felt better that day. There's something about the smooth, rich flavor of coffee in that ice cream that calms me. What about you? What's your comfort food?

8 comments:

Cherie Reich said... [Reply to comment]

Mmm, coffee ice cream is a good comfort food. For myself, I prefer either pizza, macaroni and cheese, or chocolate, although sometimes a nice hot cup of tea can help too.

grtlyblesd said... [Reply to comment]

Dark chocolate! With or without nuts. Yum!

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Abracadebra Designs said... [Reply to comment]

Sorry, I got so excited by the coffee ice cream, I messed up my comment and had to re enter it. Anyhow, just wanted to say that I am a big fan of coffee ice cream, too. But my fave comfort food which also starts with a c has got to be chocolate cherry cheesecake.
;) Debbie

alberta ross said... [Reply to comment]

coffee ice-cream so delicious and so difficult to get over here - it's my sister absolute fav. so I ever see it anywhere I stock up for her.

My comfort food well thats hard I seem to have so many - okay I love food- the scales will verify that comment!if we are talking snacks then I guess oranges and bananas - hot well then maybe potatoes and brassicas - a plate of brussels and nutmeg ummm:) Drink def. milk pref hot and flavoured with coffee

thanks for visting

Gregg said... [Reply to comment]

Ah! Ice Cream. Can there be a bad ice cream? My favorite is black walnut!

Gregg Metcalf

J.R. said... [Reply to comment]

Ice cream in general is my favorite comfort food. Your blog entry has given me a new goal in life: I've never tried coffee flavored!

Thanks for stopping by my "widowhood" blog.

Winnie said... [Reply to comment]

Glad you popped over to my blog. I love yours. So very interesting and I can relate. I am sorry your comfort food is being discontinued..that stinks. My downfall is anything salty...French Fries, potato chips etc.. Oh boy...

 

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