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12:00 AM, June 04, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, June 04, 2019

The Ice Cream Love Affair

In this scorching heat, a shower might cool your body but what is going to cool your soul? Whoever you are, whatever your age is, ice cream is probably something you cannot say no to. If you can, you might be pure evil. Be in the form of smoothies or sundaes, everyone has a preferred ice cream flavour that they like to indulge in after a stressful day or even just like that.

With Ramadan having started, everyone will be looking for something refreshing like lemonade or fruit juices after a hectic day to break their fast. Especially in this heat, most of us would appreciate iced drinks or cold desserts to cool our systems. Ice cream is probably the last thing on anyone’s mind in such a situation. Some might argue that ice cream for iftar is too heavy or does not settle well with an empty stomach. In the evening we all like to refresh our minds in some recreational way. Some of us like to read our favourite books or watch a TV series or any other activity to take the monotony away. Why not do that over a tub of ice cream? Or if you prefer to engage in conversations with your loved ones, why not do so over some ice cream? Ice cream goes well with soft drinks and can be healthy when paired with fruits. There are multiple ways to cater to everyone’s tastebuds.

Personally, I prefer my ice cream drenched with any kind of chocolate syrup or as a side with any pastry or cake. In case of flavours, there is a variety to choose from. Some might enjoy mint chocolate flavour but to same, chocolate and vanilla are classics and the best way to go. If you are not up for the conventional, kheer flavoured ice creams or frozen yoghurt ice creams are also available. In my opinion, kheer ice cream is a good comfort food for ice cream lovers.

It may not always be convenient for us to go to ice cream parlours but luckily, parlours like Movenpick and Cold Stone Creamery offer tubs of ice cream all sorts of flavours. It is never a bad idea to have a tub in the freezer just in case. Not only that, ice cream from local labels are available in any convenience store.

A sweaty brow is a good excuse to have ice cream, so this summer, give yourself the chance to let loose and enjoy some ice cream. We have all earned it. Added to that, ice cream gives your body a good dose of protein, vitamins and calcium, which contributes to maintaining your body framework. However, remind yourself not to have just ice cream for your iftar as it contains a large amount of sugar but to indulge in it as a treat and to stay healthy. And an ice cream treat on Eid day is certainly welcome!

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