Ice Cream Trucks
I am definitely not one of those people who get sad as the end of summer approaches. Those memes about seeing one leaf on the ground and suddenly dancing with a pumpkin on your head? That's me. Despite being excited about the imminent start of my very favorite season, there are some things I will miss about summer, one of them being New York City ice cream trucks.
I didn't have my first Mister Softee cone until I had lived here more than a year, but now I have to resist the urge to get a chocolate milkshake every time I hear that iconic jingle. In fact, I love Mister Softee so much I was Mister Softee for Halloween two years ago. Every time I'm waiting for my milkshake lunch, I always chuckle to myself at the names of some of the cones—Baby Raddle, Nutty Chocolate Merlin—and my mind can't help but go to dark, strange places.
As much as I love Mister Softee—and recognize it as the New York ice cream truck, not to be confused with New York Ice Cream trucks which is what Master Softee trucks were forced to rebrand themselves as after a copyright infringement lawsuit—I love all of the knock-offs, one-offs and no-brand trucks as well. I love spotting a new one and they make my city walks just a little more whimsical and sweet.