Happy summer to me. [Photographs: Liz Gutman]

Do you ever have an idea that comes to you unbidden, out of the blue; but magical and amazing, like a rainbow golden unicorn puppy covered in diamonds, and it's SO GREAT that you think you must be a genius and it's the best idea anyone's ever had ever?*

This was one of those ideas.


I know what you're thinking. "Why would I want to bother to do this? I can run down to the corner store/supermarket and just buy a pack of ready-made ice cream pops, and not have to do any work at all." Well, the first answer is that you can mix and match any flavors and coatings you want. The second answer is that you can pair really nice ice cream with really good chocolate; forget about that waxy "chocolate flavored coating" stuff. The third answer is: why not? It's fun! And easy.

The fourth answer is—these babies are HUGE. Each one is basically a sundae on a stick. And what's not to love about that?

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*even though, yes, someone has probably had this idea before, and probably even written about it, but you never saw that, so it's like the idea is totally original to you?


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