I think food is one of the best ways celebrate. Weather a birthday, a promotion or just a happy day. Eating is also sometimes the way in which we help ourselves through sad moments. If the day is to sunny: food, rainy: food, cold: food! We should be careful no to over do it though! One doesn’t want food to become a health problem.
There is a special food that goes with every mood. Ice cream! I didn’t use to love ice cream when I was growing up. I felt like it was too cold, too sweet and generally too much! Somehow getting to my third decade (not there yet, but close) has changed my point of view about many things… among them the super sweet ice cream.
Pops is a famous ice cream shop in Costa Rica. You see it everywhere. I had not fallen for Pops, though. Keeping my self away from the shop was kind of hard. I felt like I was surrounded! I was really successful until Hubby got home one day craving for ice cream! Oh no! Off we went. We arrived to the nearest Pops. He asked for a scoop on a cone. I tasted it, it was delicious. I didn’t ask for my own, I was still trying to resist. Something did catch my eye though… the Banano Hawaiiano (hawaiian banana) it was so big, I decided not to.
My resistance didn’t last long after that though! I went back to Pops, and I total felt for it! I had the attractive Banano Hawaiiano, which proved to be the perfect way to get addicted. Made with a serving of three ice cream scoops: strawberry, orange and pinapple. Then a layer of banana. On the top a big scoop of banana ice cream. As if not enough, everything is topped with fruit mermelade.
This sugar bomb, an absolute danger to diabetics, is extremely delicious! Lucky me I had someone to share it with! No, it was not Hubby, but Mom who was for a visit. It was too much, and yet we ate it happily as if it was close to nothing. It was awesome! Every single flavor was unique, with a soft taste that was delicious. The banana ice cream had its flavor enhanced by the fruit marmalade. Every spoonful was heavenly!
Dad had a pistachio and passionfruit icecream while Hubby asked for a caramel shake. They were both happy and quite unwilling to share… can you blame them?
Don’t forget to try POPS whenever you visit Costa Rica, there are so many of them, you won’t miss one!
© Mylunchanddiner 2012