Aspen, Co - I LOVE sugar! Yup you heard me right. I love it in just about every form but must admit that I truly prefer it in the form of a deliciously decadent sweet treat!
I think my initial love was born out of the fact that my Mom loves to bake. While growing up I was lucky enough to have a kitchen filled with fresh baked brownies, cakes, crepes, cookies, etc. and though I didn't gain her baking skills I have carried my love for sweetness with me on my journey through life thus far. In addition to the baked goods I also have a love for ice cream. That love was born not in the kitchen I grew up in but rather in the local ice cream shops we would frequent on family outings. I recall two specific spots, back in Upstate New York, that I frequented fairly often while young and throughout my high school years! Dairy Frost and Udderly Delicious were my favorites and I went with family, friends, my dog and on occasion by myself!
When I moved to Colorado I was sadly made aware of the fact that ice cream shops weren't as prevalent as they were back home. I'm not sure if it had something to do with the weather differences but it made me sad just the same.
Well once I made the decision to stay in Colorado I knew I had to find a place to get my “fix”. Early on my options were pretty much the standards: Dairy Queen, Haggen Daaz and Ben & Jerry's. The latter of the three has always been a favorite since I grew up pretty close to Vermont and even spent a bit of time scooping ice cream for the masses but I still had yet to discover that sweet treat that would make my eyes roll into the back of my head and I was itching to find it for sure! Now that you get my love for sugar you'll understand how grateful I was when the day finally came that I was introduced to a new “friend” who's name is gelato!!