Monday, September 19, 2016
Childhood Flashback: The Choco Taco
If your childhood was anything like mine, you lived for the sound of the Good Humor ice cream truck in the summer. My sisters and I could almost always convince our Dad to spend a few dollars on an ice cream treat and there's actually one story where our mom's very pregnant friend chased down the truck with us for more than 2 blocks!
Long story short = our family loves ice cream.
Can you blame us?
Ice cream has always meant summer to me and I still am a sucker for those Strawberry Shortcake Bars I loved when I was a kid. My little sister would usually go for the Chocolate Eclair Bar and my dad was unwavering in his love of the Choco Taco (my mom and older sister couldn't have dairy).
So when my dad made a trip out to visit us here on the Eastern Shore I knew there was a dessert I just had to break out...no, not the Strawberry Shortcake Bar (what are you, insane? That would ridiculously difficult - just go spend $1 and buy one!)...but the famous Choco Taco.
Food Network Magazine had put a recipe out for my dad's favorite ice cream treat recently and I knew I had to give it a go. Ridiculously simple and shockingly addicting, they're a delicious trek down memory lane.
Strawberry Shortcake Bars will always have my undying devotion, but Choco Tacos might be a close second after giving this recipe a whirl.
What food memories defined your childhood summers? The Good Humor ice cream truck will always be at the center of mine!
Check out the recipe here: Choco Tacos