Ice cream always makes us happy, especially on hot summer days. A frozen yet smoothly textured dessert made of milk or cream, sweetened & flavored with fruits, the making of ice cream requires slow stirring while cooling to prevent large ice crystals from forming.
Enjoy a bowl of ice cream bejeweled with generous amounts of fruits.
Listen to a beautiful song.
Life is beautiful!
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My favorite version is sung by Lexi Walker. Her beautiful voice is a blend of an innocent little girl & a smart mature young woman.
The original lyric, composed by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez:
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For #AtoZChallenge on 2014 April 10 Thu, I lovingly present a #ministory of strawberry ice cream princess, inspired by both Frozen and baby Ren, who loves Frozen’s song Let It Go and strawberries.
During a cold winter, a young beautiful girl has caught cold after spending entire morning working hard outdoor.
When she was about to take a rest inside her tiny hut, which has no fire place, her stepmother shouted at her, “Quick! Make your sister some strawberry ice cream!”
Her sister is actually her stepsister without blood relationship, but the girl loves her sister. She would love to make her sister strawberry ice cream, if possible.
“But mother, where do I find strawberries in these winter days?”the girl gently replied, knowing how unreasonable the order was.
Her stepmother fiercely replied, “I don’t care! Don’t come back before you find them!”
So the girl walked out to the mountain. She braved the storms and affirmed to herself, “be the good girl!” like her father’s final words before being sent to a war.
A day passed. Two days had gone. No matter where she looked for, she found no strawberries.
Hungry. Her tummy complained louder than ever, yet she persisted.
Finally, she fell down on soft snow. “Oh … God! Please don’t let me frozen to death,” she weakly whispered to the bone-chilling wind.
Fortunately, a bear soon found the girl laying cold and almost lifeless.
He used his furry body to cuddle the girl like a warm thick blanket.
He fed her honey to nourish her body, for many days … until summer arrives.
The bear brought the girl to a patch of berries, including strawberries. The girl remembered her unfinished task to make her stepsister strawberry ice cream.
After collecting a basket of succulent strawberries, she bid farewell to the bear, “My savior bear, when will I see you again?”
Inside her heart, she knows that she may not see the bear again.
The bear sincerely pleaded, “Good girl, please marry me and you will see me everyday of your life.”
Before the girl replied, the bear kissed her – as red as strawberries – lips, and transformed into a handsome prince.
He was under a spell by a witch whom he angered for challenging her.
The good girl nodded and tears flowed down her cheeks. The prince brought her to his majestic kingdom, where she was crowned as a princess and both live happily ever after.
Every year, the filial good girl makes strawberry ice cream for her stepsister and visits her stepmother. Hence, people also dearly address the good girl as the strawberry ice cream princess!