Friday, July 3, 2009

Bud's Ice Cream


I have been known to take one bite of something and declare it "not worth the calories." Since stretching calories is my current passion, deserts are not on the daily menu. But we found a little jewel in a tiny ice cream place right across from the Lake. It sells the most incredible ice cream I have ever tasted! Once a week, and we count the days, we treat ourselves to one of the worlds best ice cream cones, sitting in their grassy little yard, in creamy bliss.

Of course, I had to pass it on to you. It's called Bud's Ice Cream and was rated one of the best ice creams by Time. It started out as an ice cream parlor in San Francisco, is sold all over California, and my only disappointment is that it is now produced out of Bangkok, and not just a few hundred miles away in The City. (Which makes one wonder - they ship the ingredients all the way to Bangkok and then get the frozen stuff back???)

It's slogan is "nothing but the best ingredients, and too much."

Americans love ice cream on a hot day - so Happy Birthday, America! This cookie-dough ice cream cone is for you.

Have a great weekend , everyone!

38 comments:

Jo said...

My mouth watered as soon as I clicked on that picture. But ice cream is so easy to make, why would they produce it in Bangkok? Somehow, eating ice cream on the 4th of July -- produced in Bangkok -- just seem so strange! It sort of sums it all up, doesn't it?

Jo said...

Oh, by the way, Happy 4th of July! :-)

Pat said...

Yum! That looks delish! I agree with Jo - ice cream from Bangkok on the 4th of July? Hmmm....

What happened to good ole Ben and Jerry's? LOL!

Lover of Life/ Nancy said...

Jo- I couldn't agree more - if it wasn't so out of this world good, I'd not eat ice cream that wasn't produced locally. But our little shops, especially those that depend on the summer months, really need business right now.

Lover of Life/ Nancy said...

Pat - This is better than Ben & Jerry's believe me! And B&J is very good. But it was certainly a disappointment to find it was made in Bangkok now. It is actually very big in some Asian countries (they produce fruity flavors over there). Maybe it sells more there than here?

Josephine said...
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Josephine said...

Again, my post without the grammar mistake:

"Not worth the calories". Ingenius. I never thought of it that way! ;)

Breeze said...

oh..I'm an icecream nut and that looks divine! We have a local icecreamery but it's sort of "blah" though the kids like it.

But in Stratford Ontario there is this place, make their own, delicious and as you say, worth the calories!

Breeze

pranksygang said...

that looks and sounds Yummy!!!..

Joanne said...

That looks divine! Every summer, my family has the Summer Ice Cream Series, where once a week we venture out, car windows down, music playing, to various ice cream shops, often trying new ones. If I lived near Tahoe, we'd so be there!

Happy 4th :)

Kathy G said...

Just looking at the PICTURE is making me hungry!

nurturingwisdom said...

This looks delightful.

I wonder what the ingredients are. I bought an ice cream machine recently and collecting ice cream recipes to try out!

Happy 4th!

Brian Miller said...

love a good ice cream...a fruit falvor or chocolate peanut butter cup...yum. so odd, made in Bangkok?

Hope you have a great 4th!

Bogey said...

Of course now I am desperately in need of an ice cream treat. But I don't think I will go all the way to Bangkok for it. Have a wonderful July 4th celebrating your Nations 233rd!

MzzLily said...

I could live on ice cream! YUM!

DJan said...

Nancy, it rather sums up the way our globe has shrunk that ice cream destined for our tummies is made on the other side of the world!

After I read "Animal Vegetable Miracle" I decided to become a locavore (eating locally) but in the case of this ice cream, if I can find it, I will eat it and think of the Thai people with gratitude.

Kathy's Klothesline said...

My husband eats Blue Bunny Homemade Vanilla........every night. He slathers it with that chocolate shell topping and the sound of him swallowing is so annoying, since I am not eating it, too. I will treat myself when my belly doesn't sit in my lap anymore! Bangkok....are out-sourcing everything now?

smiles4u said...

I too, am careful in my calorie choices...since I am typically not a desert or candy lover,(more of a chips and salsa person) very seldom do I indulge in something unless it is very very good. Once in awhile I will share in an icecream cone with my little people, who can't eat it fast enough, before it's melting down their hands and faces.

Happy 4th weekend!

Elizabeth Bradley said...

Bangkok!? Whatever. I don't know which I envy more, the yummy cone with the highly rated scoop, or the fact that you are right by the lake. lol.

Happy 4th!
Elizabeth

asweetcakes said...

Ooooh!! I LOVE icecream. Its my favorite desert. But i'm not sure i like that whole shipping frozen stuff all that way- not comforting

willow said...

YUM! We have Graeter's here. The best in the world.

Happy 4th to you and yours!

PeacefulWmn9 said...

What a beautiful gift! I also allow myself a day of indulgence each week, and this looks absolutely delicious!

Karen

Pam said...

Good ice cream is my reward of choice too!

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

Oh I love a good ice cream and you're right..it had better be worth the calories! Happy Fourth to you!!

ellen abbott said...

I love ice cream. I have fond memories of making ice cream as a child that had to be cranked by hand. We would all take turns turns churning and adding the ice and salt. Sucking the ice cream off the dasher after it was removed was always my favorite part.

We have Blue Bell here, made in the hill country part of Texas. It's the best.

Shrinky said...

I don't care where it originates from, it sure looks good to me.

Happy 4th July!

Mental P Mama said...

Bangkok???

Lori Lynn said...

Happy Independence Day to you and your family Nancy!
LL

Bonnie said...

mmmmmm.....ice cream.....one of life's sweet little sins....hehehe! i am a self-professed ice cream snob. this sounds divine!

happy July 4th, Nancy:)

bonnie who's lazy and can't be bothered to use many capital letters today, aka Needlewoman B

TheChicGeek said...

I LOVE ice cream...my favorite!

Have a Happy 4th of July!
Enjoy!

Star said...

The ice cream looks delicious and I think we are all consuming it bigtime at the moment. Congratulations for today Nancy. I hope you are enjoying yourself.
Blessings, Star

Rain said...

That looks so yummy! My favourite is chocolate mint chip or bubble gum! Yeah, I chew that wad of gum while finishing the ice cream, so classy huh? LOL

Nancy, Happy 4th of July!!

Nancy said...

I've probably gained five pounds just looking at it!!!!

Lydia said...

Yum. I'd be happy to eat even mediocre ice cream if the view was of Tahoe, however. :)
I got hooked on Coldstone Creamery ice cream a few years ago. Had to ween myself away because it was just too good...

Brian Miller said...

tagged you with an award today. accept it or not, know i appreciate the words you write and your comments when you stop by. have a great sunday!

Iva said...

yummy that looks so delish!!

Hope you had a nice 4th!

<3,
Iva

Phoebe Miriah Kirby said...

I love discovering small places to eat and enjoy life. It sounds so delicious and the way you described the grassy area where you eat made me extremely envious!

I love a few little places here in San Antonio. Twin Sister's Bakery and Cafe, The Hookah Cafe, and Beto's. Once a week sounds perfect when you're stretching calories. You have to enjoy life once in awhile.

Momma Moe said...

Oh, that looks so yummy. But my weight watchers point aren't allowing me any ice cream this weekend. But: more room for watermelon!