Real-Life Ice Cream Connoisseurs

If you’ve read Past Perfect, you know that the protagonist, Chelsea, and her best friend, Fiona, love ice cream so much that they have decided to devote their summer to becoming ice cream connoisseurs.

They are not the only ones.

On Sunday I went with my friends Emily and Elyse to the Ice Cream Takedown at the Bell House, a bar in Brooklyn. What is an Ice Cream Takedown, you want to know? Well, I’ll tell you: It is a magical, magical life experience in which 30 people prepare different flavors of ice cream, and then you (in this case, I) eat it all.

I ate baklava ice cream and mint julep ice cream and cotton candy ice cream and coconut ice cream (even though I do not like coconut). I also took photos. For you.

Emily shows off some of her ice cream samples.

Don’t worry. By the end of the afternoon, they were all empty.

Emily and Elyse studiously watch a vendor scoop ice cream. And then give it to us. In unlimited quantities.

I never smile as much as when I have ice cream in hand!