first taste of summer
while I’ve technically been in ‘summer vacation’ mode since the beginning of May, today marked my first real taste of summer.
creemees are essentially soft serve, but we Vermonters think they are creamier and much more delicious than the normal stuff. if you Wikipedia soft serve, you’ll find that there are only a few cultures in the world who have their own spin on the creamy ice cream treat:
- American Ice cream (גלידה אמריקאית glida america’it) is the term used for soft-serve in Israel.
- Creemee: A term used in Vermont. Has a much creamier consistency than the common soft serve.
- Pick Light (Pagoto Mechanis) is the term used for soft-serve in Greece.
- Softcream (ソフトクリーム sofutokuriimu?) is used to describe an analogous product in Japan, that can be either savory or sweet, with uniquely Asian flavors such aswasabi, sesame, ume or plum, rose, kabocha or Japanese pumpkin, peach, and grape, among others.