Tuesday, May 22, 2012

you're (probably) not doing it right: girl scout cookies edition (with a guest appearance from ice cream)

photo: Jay Cox

Eating Girl Scout Cookies out of the box is wrong.  That is, it's wrong if those cookies are Thin Mints or Peanut Butter Patties.

When I was younger, my mother introduced me to a hybrid.  No, this wasn't an early prototype of the Prius, it was a cookie or rather two cookies to be exact.

After you have been harangued by the tiny girls in green, ordered more treats than your waistline can afford, and received your tiny, expensive boxes of joy, do this:
1. Open both the Thin Mints and Peanut Butter Patties boxes.
2. Empty the cookies into a gallon-sized freezer bag.
3. Place bag in freezer and leave for a couple of days.
4. Enjoy your peanut-butter-flavored Thin Mints and your mint-flavored Peanut Butter Patties.

They're the best.  Trust me.

You're welcome.

By extension, there is something else that you have probably been doing wrong your whole life.

Conventional wisdom says that the best way to adorn mint ice cream is with chocolate chips.

When you want to get really crazy, you can add Oreos to mint ice cream.

Let's play a little logic game.  Peanut butter is good with chocolate.  Mint is good with chocolate.  Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that peanut butter, mint, and chocolate are all good together.

It turns out that the perfect items to mix into mint ice cream are Reese's Peanut Butter Cups - all the better if you can find the Dark Chocolate Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.  (Reese's Pieces are okay but too sweet to really strike the ideal flavor balance.)

If you are one of those freaks who don't like mint or peanut butter or chocolate or ice cream (or fun or puppies or Jesus or happiness), please don't bother commenting on this post disagreeing with me.  Just sit there and ponder silently by yourself how your life has gone off the tracks so badly.

For the rest of you, go enjoy the best bowl of ice cream you've ever had.  Feel free to send a picture of your smile afterward.

P.S. If you frequent TCBY as we do, get the Peanut Butter frozen yogurt, mixed with the White Chocolate Mousse, the mint chips (that look like little cut up Andes Mints), and the crushed peanut butter cups.


  1. I LOVE chocolate & mint, as well as chocolate & pb, but you lost me at mint and peanut butter, even when chocolate is part of the equation. To me, it's a pretty big jump, but I suppose you never know until you try!

  2. Hm. Now you've made me curious. Someday I will try this because I love all of thee above. Yumm-o.

  3. So last year on national smores day (aug 10) deanna brough thinmints for smores! amazing!


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