Friday, August 31, 2007

The ice cream dilemma

Ok - so it's +40C. Hot. So you want cold ice cream. And here comes the tricky part when your in the middle of a heat wave - get ice cream from the store to your house and still be ice cream when put in the freezer at home.

You have to have a plan.

Pick out the store closest to your house. With all your other items on your list already in the shopping cart, you put the ice cream in your shopping cart last, and when you know there are open spots at the check out. Wait if you have to. You do not want to be stuck in lines with your ice cream. After having your bags packed, you run (in the heat mind you) to your car - that you have strategically parked close to the entrance. Throw the bags in the car (you have already made sure that the trunk is away from the sun) quickly and jump in. I don't encourage speeding or running stop signs or red lights, but a little creative and power driving could save that ice cream. Once in your house, the optimal plan is to have someone ready to take the bag with the ice cream as soon as you've stopped the car. And - don't forget to have made space for the (usually pretty big) container in the freezer before you left desperately for the store!

With this plan your ice cream should have survived.

Now you only have to wait for the kids to fall asleep.

8 comments:

britgirl said...

Oh we always eat ours in the store before we leave!
They don't mind as long as we cut the fruit up ourselves and bring our own chairs!!!

Matildas fikarum said...

I always place the bag that has the ice cream in it in the passanger seat, turn aircon up so it's freezing and move the vents so that all the cold air is directed towards the bag. It helps somewhat, but I'm always thinking I should buy an "eskie", one of those foam carry-things you put iceclamps in and usually use for picnics at the beach.

Robbi & Helen said...

Du får göra som jag - ta med dig en kylväska med ett par frysklampar. Det är ju alltid bra även för mejerivaror och andra frysta varor när temperaturen är för hög. :) (Vilket den oftast är här i Oz)

Isle Dance said...

Oh yes! Now that I live on an island that is a long boat ride, I've learned to keep a cooler in the auto for those times I want to buy something on the mainland that I cannot find on the island. Of course, all other precautions are necessary, too, as the cooler can heat up if not properly attended. So funny to read your story!

Annie said...

Eller så använder du en såndär kylväska som vi har som går att plugga i eluttaget i bilen och hålls kyld med inre fläktar, perfekt för ert klimat ju, vi använde den när vi bilade i Europa för att hålla grejer kalla i bilen. Inte en särskild dyr investering, glass är livsviktigt ;-)

t & t said...

Kylväska, det var så jag fraktade hem kexchokladen från Salt Lake City upp till Edmonton. Nu när vi är tillbaks till + 16 så saknar jag värmen där.

Ing said...

What!? You won't share that precious ice cream with your kids ? I'm telling you , it's this sort of stuff that will end up in their memoirs in due time, and it won't be pretty...:-)

JaCal said...

Britgirl - haha - good idea! Have to try that...

Matilda - good idea too - it sure can be "freezing" under all those vents...

Robi&Helen - ja, det är ju smart så klart... fast då blir det ju ingen sport haha!

IsleDance - yes island living sure add to the adventure... we never can have ice cream on our summer island... having to bring a cooler down to the boat, over the water, up from the boat, empty or with food in is just way too much weight lifting...

Annie - ja, har sneglat på sådana där man kan koppla in... om man sen bara hade en minivan att sätta den i vore det ju perfekt! ;-)

T&T - det var ju otroligt förutseende! Ja, choklad smälter ju obönhörligen här också... Hm, ja 16 är för kallt. +25C vore perfekt! Just nu har vi +27 och klockan är 9.50...

Ing - shoot... I knew there would be paying for hiding the ice cream... oh, heck! ;-)