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Finger Food, Part 2 Ice Cream Cones

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One of my dads favorite finger foods was an ice cream cone.  Our family would load into the Rambler station wagon and head north to the base of Bear Mountain just outside of Peekskill to buy “custard.” This was the late 1960s early 1970s. My dad and his North Tarrytown family with roots in Cloverdale, Virginia were the only ones I knew who called soft serve ice cream by that term. On a hot summer evening there would be a line jutting out from the serving window of the ice cream stand. The stand was very basic stand with an offering of vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, or twist with all three flavors. One could order a large or small cone with or without a topping. When I close my eyes now I can see my brothers and I at 6, 7, and 12 furiously licking the ice cream cones covered in chocolate or multi-colored sprinkles. Nobody talked we just licked and licked trying to stay ahead of the ice cream dripping from the cone onto our little fingers.

Ice Cream Series: http://www.foodasalens.com/search?q=Ice+Cream+Series

Finger Food Series with Recipes: http://www.foodasalens.com/search?q=Finger+Food

Finger Food, Part 3 Fu Fu and Soup

Finger Food, Part 1 Fried Chicken