Tip of the Day

I don’t know about you, but it has certainly been hot where we live.  Today it got to 97 degrees and I don’t even want to know what the heat index was!  One of the best ways to cool down is with ice cream and our kids LOVE ice cream! Who am I kidding?  So do I!!!  But, with three kids, it can get pretty expensive to go out for ice cream all the time.  We can easily spend $25-$30 at Coldstone, $15 at Dairy Queen, $10 at McDonalds, etc.  But, I found a way to spend around a dollar per kid and they are just as happy.

Have you seen the personal size ice cream at your local grocery store or Wal-Mart?  They have all kinds of flavors and brands.  They even have the off brand of Dippin Dots.  All the mini containers are around $1 and are just the right size for a treat.  Last week, I got a chocolate brownie one for me, our daughter got cotton candy itti bitz, and the boys got a chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream.  We got spoons from the food court (if I would have thought ahead I would have brought some from home) and off we went with our ice cream.  The kids liked that they could each pick their own flavor and there was plenty of variety to choose from.  I liked that it was cheap.

It is also a fun way to wrap up a grocery shopping trip as a reward for good behavior.  Yes, it is still fun to go to Coldstone or Dairy Queen, but it isn’t something I am willing to do once a week.  This is much more budget friendly!

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  1. Jill on August 23, 2011 at 3:26 am

    Thanks for the Great tip! I had no idea they made those. I will have to remember to look next time I go to Walmart.:)

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