Missed National Ice Cream Day (Yesterday)? Don't Worry, There Are Still 12 More Days of National Ice Cream Month

Missed National Ice Cream Day (Yesterday)? Don't Worry, There Are Still 12 More Days of National Ice Cream Month

Yes, it's weird that the powers that be-in this case, Ronald Reagan-saw fit to declare a NICD during NICM (isn't every day of July NICD?) But I'm not complaining. Not when there are one-of-a-kind places like Quinn's, in Los Alamitos, to satisfy my urges. Open since March, the cute parlor sells Fosselman's ices, cupcakes from the Frosted Cupcakery in Long Beach and a huge range of old-fashioned and European candy (Flakes! Crunchies! Curly Wurlies!).

But if you're on a diet, forget it. Don't think you can get away with one scoop as your splurge for the day. Why not? Because one scoop turns out to be nearly a pint. Maybe they were just being super-generous on a really hot day, but it was almost too much. Especially if you want to let the frozen-solid stuff sit for a few minutes to melt a little: the tiny cups can't handle it.

Flavors--not the most inspiring in the world--include cookies 'n' cream, vanilla, chocolate, butter pecan, pistachio and a few low-fat options (which, in hindsight, might've been a wiser choice). And for a real time-travel treat, there are shakes, sundaes, floats and banana splits.

It's in a strip mall, of course, as the best establishments tend to be. Right by a Jenny Craig office, as irony would have it.


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