Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Food in Film: Ice Cream

Blogging from A to Z Challenge

A food addict and connoisseur of tasteful films reviews Food in Film, starring...

Ice cream

In Forrest Gump (1994), Forrest (Tom Hanks) tells a man at the bus stop...

FORREST
The only good thing about being
wounded in the buttocks... is the
ice cream. They gave me all
the ice cream I could eat.

I'm not sure why a wounded butt merits all the ice cream he could eat. If it had been a tonsillectomy, I could understand. Still, when I consider ice cream in the movies, that's the scene that comes to mind. 

Scene: Forrest brings ice cream to Lt. Dan

And an honorary mention goes to Miss Congeniality (2000), when Gracie Hart (Sandra Bullock) digs into a pint of Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream and declares she's going to get "chip-faced".

As a sugarholic in recovery, I miss ice cream. Sometimes I make a type of "instant" ice cream with fruit in a high powered blender, but I can't find a healthy version of vanilla. I miss that the most when I eat cantaloupe. I used to love cutting a cantaloupe in half, scooping out the seeds, and filling it with vanilla bean ice cream.

Do you know of a healthy version of vanilla ice cream (with no refined sugar and no artificial sweetener)? Please share!

10 comments:

Tropical Colours said...

Love the post! The quote is hilarious!
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Denise said...

I hated Forrest Gump, but I like ice cream so much it was my choice for I too.

Leanne said...

Can't help you with a healthy substitute for vanilla icecream, but I can tell you that cantaloupes are called rockmelons in Western Australia :)
Leanne | cresting the hill

Trudy said...

Glad you enjoyed the post. Thanks for stopping by!

Trudy said...

I saw your post, and your ice cream photos look deeeee-lish! Good enough to eat!

Trudy said...

Rockmelons. I've never heard that term before. Thanks for sharing that!

Lisa said...

I love your theme . . .and laughed out loud when I read the Forrest Gump quote because I could hear his voice in my head!!

Gail Park said...

What about just adding vanilla bean or extract to frozen banana "ice cream"?

Trudy said...

Forrest certainly has a distinct voice! Glad you got a kick out of the post.

Trudy said...

I've made frozen banana ice cream in the past and I think I tried adding vanilla bean once without much success... but I don't think I've ever tried vanilla extract! I'll give that a go. Thanks!