Ahhh, ice cream. Even better: salty and sweet ice cream. The combination of salty and sweet is one of my favorites. I love taking a bite and not knowing exactly what it will taste like.
Also, in case you were wondering, I use this Kitchenaid ice cream attachment for my stand mixer. It works great - during the summer, I keep the bowl frozen in the freezer so that any time I'm in the mood for ice cream, I can grab it and make a refreshingly cool treat immediately.
I finally ate the last of this last night, and I'm really sad that it's gone. It was the perfect ending to the last weeks' worth of dinners.
I guess I'll just have to make some more.
I am a firm believer that ice cream is appropriate at any time of year, even when it's -20' outside (although it never gets quite that cold here in the Pacific Northwest), but it is especially precious and fulfilling when the sun is blaring and you've been playing outside all day.