Saturday, July 2, 2016

That Time I Let My Kids Have Dessert First - Kemps Ice Cream


  It was getting close to suppertime, and the kids were all starving after a full day of playing outside.  As I headed into the kitchen to start a pot of water for the pasta, I remembered something my mom had told me many times.

"Start with dessert so you don't get too full to have any."

Side note: my mom is the best.

That Time I Let My Kids Have Dessert First

So instead of pulling the family size box of elbow noodles out of the pantry, I reached for the ice cream cones.  I called all four kids into the kitchen and watched their eyes grow huge as I scooped Kemps ice cream into sugar cones and handed them out.  Katie chose Mint Cow Tracks, Nano and Anna went with Caramel Fudge Cow Tracks, and Davy got to try the Caramel Cow Tracks.  



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Then I sent the kids back outside because while I am cool enough to let the kids have ice cream before supper, I'm not crazy enough to want that mess in my house.

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Nano's expression as he attacks his ice cream cone cracks me up!
As they plopped themselves down on our front walk and dug in, I asked if they noticed anything about the ice cream.

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Katie really loved the Mint Cow Tracks flavor

"Mom, there's cows made out of chocolate in this ice cream!" Nano yelled with excitement.  What can I say...the kid loves his chocolateHe may have gotten that from me.

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Nano showing off his Caramel Fudge Cow Tracks
Upon hearing that, the other kids started looking for cows in their ice cream too and were thrilled to find them.

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For those of you who are wondering if our "dessert first" night ruined their appetites for a healthy supper, it didn't.  At all.  I ran out of food and had to make more.

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I didn't just serve my kids dessert first for supper though.  I created a fun memory for them.  I still remember waking up one morning when I was a kid to hear that the freezer had died during the night.  My siblings and I got to clean up a bucket of Kemps Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream for breakfast that day. 

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Kemps has over 40 amazing ice cream flavors such as Caramel Cow Tracks, Caramel Fudge Cow Tracks, Mint Cow Tracks, Toasted Almond Fudge, Pecan Turtle Trail, Double Caramel Cookie Crunch, and Cherry Fudge Chunk just to name a few.

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Head over to Kemps and check out their many ice cream flavors.  Then come back here and leave a comment with your favorite for a chance to win one of five $5 coupons for Kemps ice cream.  I'll randomly select 5 winners from the comments on July 21st.  Don't forget to leave an email address where I can contact you if you win!






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