Tuesday, December 18, 2007

I'm Dreaming of Flaming Ice Cream Snowballs

Last week I was thinking about things that are no longer around, like Bonomo's Turkish Taffy and Toddy. Then I remembered an ice cream treat we enjoyed as a kids. I did a Google search and there they were. Other people were also interested, there are quite a few posts about this special ice cream. See them, flying throughout the blog-o-sphere! Yes, folks, they were real, Flaming Ice Cream Snowballs, the Holiday Treat dreams are made of. Vanilla ice cream covered with a soft icing, dipped into finely chopped coconut, iced with green and red frosting to look like holly. They came in a kit, I think there were 6 in a box, with doilies, candles, and holly icing. My Grandma served them to us kids every Christmas. The Foremost Dairy company made them and we enjoyed this special dessert at Grandma's house. My parents were strict about sugary stuff, only on holidays and birthday. "Snowballs!" we screamed when Grandma set them out on the dining table. She used her very best china, and one by one, she lit each candle. The trick was to keep the flame going, not let it blow out, while eating the ice cream. Sometimes the candle fell over, sometimes it just blew out. But it was delicious, and I wish these Flaming Ice Cream Snowballs from Foremost were still around.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes! I remember them as a kid in the 70's, my dad made it a tradition to buy snowballs every Christmas. It was such a big deal to us kids. They were great! I really miss them, somebody should revive them, it would sell I know it will.

Anonymous said...

They are back from Fasigs 267-923-8210 Phone

La Vida Dulce said...

Thanks! I will give them a call.

Anonymous said...

Did you ever find them?

Anonymous said...

Did you ever find them?

La Vida Dulce said...

not yet!

Anonymous said...

We always looked forward to those candle lit coconut vanilla ice cream snowballs every christmas. I would make my mom shop until we found them. It wasn't christmas without them. I kept the tradition up until 2009. that wes the last time I found them in a Raleys store. I bought them for a few years there. they would always arrive just a couple of weeks before christmas. Now I make my own with 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream, coconut, a red candle and a doyle, I cusually cant find the little plastic holly. Still, not the same. I wish I could find that wonderful dessert because it was our favorite tradition. steve