Posted by: Kath Usitalo | July 18, 2011

Treat Dreams: July Is National Ice Cream Month

Moomers cows take a break before giving up the main ice cream ingredient

We’re more than halfway through National Ice Cream month, and the temperatures are so high it’s almost too hot to eat the sweet treat. Almost.

Jones Ice Cream, Baldwin

I saw Carol, a college chum from the Washington D.C. area who’s visiting Michigan, and while in the Traverse City area she became udderly addicted to Moomers ice cream.

“Have you been there?” she asked about the ice cream parlour, located on the dairy farm where the 20 or so flavors offered daily (from a repertoire of 100 flavors) are made.

“Once,” I said.

“I had Ray take me there three times,” she bragged. I believe Moomers has a restraining order against her—at least until next year’s visit to northwest Michigan.

Dreamy treats in Ferndale

Here in the Detroit area we discovered a tasty place in Ferndale, just up the street from the Rust Belt Market.

Treat Dreams concocts deliciously different flavors of creamy ice cream at

its location in a storefront on Woodward Avenue. The colorful spot opened in August of 2010, and now makes about a dozen different flavors each day plus a few sorbets, frozen yogurts, and vegan and no added sugar options.

I couldn’t resist a scoop of the pretty pale purple honey lavender; Paige chose something with mango and T.J. opted for a lemon sorbet. Delish.

Treat Dreams is located near Ray’s Ice Cream in Royal Oak, a suburban Detroit tradition since 1958. Pull up a stool at the traditional ice cream counter and sample one of Ray’s more than 50 flavors of ice cream, sorbet and sherbet.

In other ice cream news, Jolly’s Cookies & Cafe in Petoskey is now creating ice cream floats and custom ice cream sandwiches, which are made with your choice of Keith’s freshly baked cookies hugging your choice of ice cream. Yum!

Indulge in a scoop of what might be America’s favorite dessert.

Or, if you’re like my friend Carol, make it three scoops.

Related Posts:

Got An Ice Cream Jones?

Country Dairy Tour is Udderly Delightful

A Scoop Of Good Cheer

Moomers Ice Cream: Holy Cow, It Really IS That Good

Calder Dairy: Farm Fresh and Dairy Good

Single scoop of strawberry at Calder Dairy, Lincoln Park

A Jolly Good Place In Petoskey


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