This post is brought to you by Edy’s and The Motherhood. I was provided with product coupons and compensated for my time, but all opinions are mine.
Tim and I made a very fun recent discovery: July is National Ice Cream Month! That, my friends, is something worth celebrating. We are HUGE ice cream fans in my house, and love getting to try fun new flavor combinations. Edy’s (also known as Dreyer’s in some parts of the country) is one of our very favorite brands, thanks to the delicious taste, value pricing, and fun variety of flavors.
We recently tried out a selection of the Edy’s Limited Edition Flavors that are out right now. And oh my word, you guys, they are AWESOME!!! Darah seemed to enjoy Take the Cake the very best. It somehow has managed to put the exact flavor of a birthday cake, including a frosting swirl and fun sprinkles, into ice cream form. How did they do that?!
Over the weekend, after we put the kids to bed for the night, we decided to have our very own date with each other. We didn’t have to hire a babysitter to get some quality time in. We just needed our favorite ice creams and to head out to our back porch! We recently got some outdoor furniture (a first for us, even though we’ve been married for 11 years!). This was the perfect opportunity to break it in!
Here we are with our favorite Edy’s/Dreyer’s flavors:
I’m a big fan of 3 Stripes You’re Out, which is a delicious vanilla combined with blueberry and strawberry swirls. It is lovely to look at and even more lovely to eat!
Tim also liked 3 Stripes You’re Out, but felt an even stronger connection (as you can clearly see in the picture of him kissing the carton!) with Sunny Salted Caramel Pretzel. This flavor is available in the Slow Churned Ice Cream line at Edy’s. With the Slow Churned line, you get all the taste and ½ the fat (with ½ the fat and 1/3 fewer calories than regular ice cream). Sunny Salted Caramel Pretzel, it is a simply AMAZING combination of sweet, creamy vanilla ice cream, sprinkled with a pop of salty caramel and pretzel. I think we’ve all experienced the delicious combination of salty and sweet together. Edy’s has hit the nail on the head with this one. Tim and I both agreed that we’ve never had ice cream like this before. It was a winner!
After we remembered that we weren’t having a date with our favorite ice creams, but rather with each other, we really enjoyed our special date with each other and vowed to make it a regular habit. It was a beautiful evening. We felt spoiled by our great ice cream flavors. And we had UNINTERRUPTED conversations with each other. Definitely a reason to smile!
Speaking of a reason to smile, Edy’s is in the mist of a great partnership with Operation Smile, an international children’s medical charity, with the goal of making possible 500 reconstructive surgeries for children all over the world suffering from cleft palate, cleft lip and other facial deformities. Every two weeks, Edy’s has been posting content on their Facebook page giving followers the change to like, share, or comment, and in return, Edy’s makes a donation to Operation Smile! Edy’s will donate up to $125,000 to the cause this year (!!!) and they need your help to make it happen.
Be sure to visit the Edy’s Facebook page and start participating so that Edy’s can reach the goal and changes the lives of hundreds of children and their families. The campaign runs through September 31, 2013, so you’ve still got plenty of time to participate! If you are reay to smile, be sure to join the conversation on Twitter and Instagram, as well, using #ReasontoSmile.
Win it!: In celebration of National Ice Cream Month and the #ReasontoSmile campaign, Edy’s wants to give one Stuff Parents Need reader two coupons for free Edy’s ice cream!
Be sure to enter my other current giveaways, found on the sidebar of my page.