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Eating Ice Cream Makes Me Feel Like a Child Again

Sofia eating ice cream
Photo: T. Peters
When the ice cream truck came to our town, all my friends and I ran to be the first to have an ice cream cone because the first one always got the biggest amount.

Sofia Gonella from Argentina

Whenever people ask me why I like ice cream so much, I always respond that when I am eating ice cream I feel like a child again. I tasted my first ice cream in Argentina when I was four years old. Since then I have always enjoyed eating ice cream.

My favorite flavors were dulce de leche (caramel) and banana split (caramel with chocolate and bananas). Both flavors were popular then, and they are still the most popular flavors in Argentina today.

When the ice cream truck came to our town, all my friends and I ran to be the first to have an ice cream cone because the first one always got the biggest amount. Oh! to be first and to get the biggest ice cream was heavenly.

Sofia remembers the ice cream truck.
Photo: T. Peters
I remember if you found M & M candies inside when you licked an ice cream, you won a free ice cream!

I remember several funny things about that ice cream truck. First, the ice cream truck music was like music from a cartoon show. Second, the ice cream man yelled " Ice cream! Ice cream!, If you buy one, you are going to be happy forever!" So, I always said to my mom, "I want an ice cream because I would like to be happy forever, forever…" Now whenever we buy ice cream, my mom always reminds me of this.

The last funny thing I remember is that if you found M & M candies inside when you licked an ice cream, you won a free ice cream! All of my friends and I enjoyed this 'M & M hunt' and always wondered who was to going be the lucky person!

When I was playing, it was hard for my mom to find out where I was. Whenever she found me, she always asked, " Where were you?" I always answered her, "In the magic ice cream place!" Overall for me, the best thing about eating ice cream is that it reminds me of those many happy summer days of my childhood. 

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