My Favorite Hot Weather Indulgences: Natural Vanilla Ice Cream & Gelato

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I mentioned not too long ago how a sweet treat can stir up memories from the past. With it being the middle of summer, cold treats are always on everyone list….right? Some of my favorite cold treats are from my childhood and have wonderful memories attached to them. Others are newly discovered favorites that has made me rethink the way that I look at ice cream.

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Let’s start with my childhood favorite. This is an ice cream favorite that I picked up from my mother. It has to be done THIS way or it isn’t the same. My Mom loves Breyer’s Natural Vanilla ice cream and so do I. Once you’ve tasted it, you’d know why it would quickly become anyone’s favorites. We both especially love the vanilla bean specks in the pure white ice cream. This vanilla ice cream doesn’t taste like any other vanilla ice cream on the market. I believe the tiny vanilla specks are what do it, but even if you compare Breyer’s Natural Vanilla with their Homemade Vanilla you can taste a difference. Both are good vanilla’s, it’s just that I prefer natural vanilla the most! So when I was little my Mom would take her favorite vanilla ice cream, Breyer’s Natural Vanilla, and add it to a bowl with crushed Oreo Cookies. This combination to me is an ultimate favorite. Yes, there are “Oreo icecreams” on the market but there is just something about mixing your own. The sweet perfect flavor of Breyer’s Natural Vanilla pairs so well with the crunchiness of Oreo cookie to make a bowl full of heaven. I honestly could go for a bowl of this deliciousness right now….yum!

Breyers Gelato Indulgences Review

Now onto a newly discovered favorite. Gelato. Have you heard of this? It seems to be a big name in “ice cream” and a buzz at the local stores. But what is it? and How is it different from traditional ice cream? Gelato is like a “step up” than traditional ice cream. It has a different kind of smoothness and richness to it. It’s like a fancier dessert meant to be savored. One taste and you’ll say “oh so that is gelato”. Breyer’s Gelato has all of that creamy goodness in the perfect container to share with a friend. They have many different flavors, two of which I’ve tried out recently thanks to the coupons that I was sent, they were Tiramisu and Triple Chocolate. I love the coffee flavors incorporated into the Tiramisu, the ladyfinger cookie pieces are what keeps me coming back to this gelato. But newest favorite is the Triple Chocolate. Let me tell you if you are craving chocolate and looking for something chocolate and delicious, Breyer’s Gelato Indulgences in Triple Chocolate is great for a chocolate lover. Did I mention the word “chocolate” enough in that last sentence? Now that I’ve shared with you all some of my favorite hot weather indulgences, what are some of yours?

Breyers Gelato Indulgences

Am I the only one that prefers to eat ice cream out of a coffee cup?

Disclosure: I was gifted with free product coupons to try out a couple of Breyer’s products for myself. As always, opinions are my own.

The Domestic Diva

Heather is a homeschooling mom of two boys currently living in central Georgia. She has been sharing her domestic story online as a blogger for 13 years. Through her blog and social media platforms, Heather provides a glimpse into domestic life as she shares with other stay-at-home moms how she tackles modern homemaking with the challenges of raising a family.


  1. August 15, 2014 / 8:42 am

    Oh this looks delicious. I’ve had gelato once in my life, and I never knew what I was missing out on before. YUM

  2. August 15, 2014 / 10:02 am

    When my family lived in New Orleans, one of my favorite childhood memories was going to the ice cream shop and getting Butter Pecan on a waffle cone. I don’t get ice cream too often now, but it’s usually from Emack and Bolio.

  3. August 15, 2014 / 10:49 am

    Ever since I was a little girl I’ve always preferred ice cream with some kind of “add-ins”. I love to make different combinations with different flavors. It’s fun and tasty! Oh, and I will eat ice cream out of anything that will hold it without making a mess. hahaa!

  4. katrina g
    August 15, 2014 / 11:16 am

    gelato sounds so good right now. actually it’s good anytime lol

  5. Melissa Smith
    August 15, 2014 / 5:19 pm

    I love Breyer’s, but somehow I have not yet had their Gelato. I need to fix that ASAP!

  6. Tricia the Good Mama
    August 15, 2014 / 7:42 pm

    I eat my ice cream out of a coffee cup too! I like breyes mint chocolate chip. Yum!

  7. August 15, 2014 / 9:15 pm

    I love eating ice cream out of a coffee cup. I like when it melts a little and you can scoop up the melted with the still frozen. Sometimes, I add vanilla ice cream to a coffee cup and mix in Chocolate Malt Ovaltine. I just wrote about the Tiramisu gelato from Breyers…I will have to try the triple chocolate one out now – looks good.

  8. August 15, 2014 / 9:16 pm

    Gelato tripple chocolate huh… I may have to check this out.

  9. August 15, 2014 / 10:06 pm

    That looks sooo good! I’ve never tried Gelato but I think I need to give it a try!

  10. August 16, 2014 / 9:06 am

    Yummy!! I haven’t tried this brand of gelato, but I definitely will now!

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