The Tradition

Every year when we go to Sunset Beach we have a tradition of walking down to the ice cream shop to get ice cream after dinner.  We don’t go every night, but usually every other.  The ice cream shop is part of Julie’s Rentals.  Julie’s serves Hershey’s Ice Cream



The kids love the anticipation of walking down, choosing their flavor & then taking their first lick of their ice cream. 



The adults love the fact that the walk to & from the ice cream store helps keep some of that ice cream off of their hips. ;)


Is it less expensive to buy ice cream & just serve everyone at home?  Yes.  However, then you lose out on the exercise, the bonding, the choice of flavor & creating memories & traditions.  Not worth it in my book.  ;)

And now, I present, my new found love, Coconut Almond Chocolate Chip Ice Cream:


This is probably my new favorite flavor.  Of course, there is the peach yogurt that has huge chunks of peaches in it, but they are out of that right now. :(  They saved the last scoop for this little old man that was leaving the beach.  I can’t fault them for that.  Another excellent choice is the cappuccino crunch (it has big chunks of Heath Bar!).  Then there are a dozen or so other flavors….rainbow sherbet, White house cherry, moose tracks, chocolate moose tracks, superman, cotton candy, vanilla, chocolate, chocolate chip, coconut, orange cream, mint chocolate chip, butter pecan. 

The last & final (and probably most important) fact about the ice cream at Julie’s Rentals is the fact that they “get” gluten-free.  The sweet girls that work there see us walk in & grab the  scoops & walk to the sink to wash them for us.  The ice cream is gluten-free (except for the obvious no-nos….anything with cookies or brownies or graham crackers in it).  You really can’t beat this place or this tradition.  I look forward to it every year. 

10 Responses

  1. Now I want ice cream! I was never a huge ice cream fan, until I found my latest addiction…Haagen Dazs Vanilla Bean ice cream. I like to mix it with a gluten-free brownie! I never knew Hershey’s made ice cream :)

  2. Yummy! Did you know Brewster’s ice cream is not gluten free? Not even their vanilla. I’m not sure if there are Brewster’s outside of GA. You would think with ice cream, we’d be safe.

    • Wow, I had no idea that they weren’t GF! They don’t have them in Ohio, but I know they do in GA. Kelly loves Brewster’s!

  3. i luv family traditions…especially when they involve food :)
    that cappucino crunch sounds devine!

    • Erin,

      The CC is amazing! :)

      I have another tradition that my Mom & I just started yesterday that I will be blogging about very soon. ;)

  4. Growing up, there was *always* icecream in the fridge. Now there’s hardly ever icecream there, because we do the same tradition of walking to the local icecream barn about once a month. It’s so much more enjoyable, and fits in a good exercise/bonding time as well. :D

    Icecream looks DELISH by the way! :D

  5. Joe and I also used Julie’s Rentals to get two great Sun Mountain bikes for the week so we could tour around the island and get some exercise. (Another attempt to overcome those ice cream calories!)

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