A summer staple in Escalon, the annual Ice Cream Social hosted by the Escalon United Methodist Church saw a brisk business on Saturday evening, Aug. 4.
Hosted each year, the social offers up a variety of homemade ice cream and dessert treats for those attending. There is no cost but donations are accepted and go to help offset operational costs for the local church.
Flavors this year ranged from avocado key lime to blackberry, blueberry cheesecake to candy supreme, in addition to the more traditional chocolate and vanilla.
“I found a recipe back in 2004,” Ruth Cannizzaro said of making the avocado key lime ice cream that many were trying on Saturday night.
Organizer Klint Turner said more than a dozen varieties of the homemade ice cream were available and he was also involved in putting a couple of flavors together.
“I helped my grandmother make chocolate and peach,” he said.
The church hall had tables filled with happy dessert diners, sharing conversation while enjoying the summertime treat.
There was no limit as to how many times attendees could go back for more – or how many flavors they could try – so several of those at the event made sure to get a taste of them all.