Monday, July 23, 2012

Things I love about summer and homemade choco tacos

When you’re in elementary school, the things you love about summer may differ slightly from what you love about summer when you’re an adult. There is no doubt that I loved the ice cream man with a capital L when I was young. Among the missile pops and ice cream sandwiches sat the choco tacos, which to me were the stuff dreams were made of. I would gladly pony up a week’s allowance for one of those heavenly tacos.

Now, as an adult, I admit that I will still buy a choco taco whenever I see one at a convenience store, but I have become wiser since my days of standing in line at the ice cream truck. Now I know that not only can I get them cheaper at home, I can also get them better at home.

Don’t get me wrong…the original choco taco will always hold a place in my heart, but as an adult, here are some things that I love about summer:
  • The way the light comes into the dining room windows midmorning
  • The smell of the food being barbecued
  • The way Andy smells after barbecuing
  • The fruit at the farmers market
  • The agapanthus blooms in our yard and the bees that visit them
  • The fresh, warm air blowing through our open windows
  • The way the patio becomes our outdoor living room
  • The way the kittens find the changing sun and lay in it
  • The warm nights that require only a bed sheet for coverage
  • The flip flop tan on my feet
  • The stillness of the evenings
  • The fresh, spicy peppers growing in our garden 
And, of course, homemade choco tacos…check out my recipe here.


  1. I always went for something chocolate from the ice cream man when I was a child...usually a Drumstick, which has the same ingredients as a choco taco just in a different form! My husband, The Picky Eater, still enjoys Bomb Pops. I have a freezer full!

  2. My ice cream man didn't offer choco tacos - this is the first time I've ever heard of them. Such a cute idea!

  3. This choco taco is so cool!!!
    Have a nice day

  4. So glad I found your blog! We eat the store-bought choco tacos all the time but these look so much better! Your blog looks amazing. Can't wait to check it out! New follower :)

  5. I want one of these. Like now. That is all...

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