We've eaten a lot of ice cream today. We made ice cream in a bag with Austin and Ashley and ate it covered in mint chocolate pieces. We went to Blue Ridge Mountain Creamery and asked for a tour. Heather, the girl working there, was super nice and loved our alphabet idea. She showed us where they make the ice cream, in this big machine where we learned they add the ice cream mix and then the flavorings. They actually add a Betty Crocker cake mix to the ice cream to make it cake batter! They also use real bananas and no artificial flavors in the banana ice cream. My friend Jen had blogged about how good it was, and boy was she right! The kids got to make their own ice cream and Heather showed them how to use the tools to mix in their toppings. They both picked mint ice cream, Cameron's with gummy bears and Gavin's with M & M's. Mason and I shared Heather's favorite, Banana with marshmallows. I've never had marshmallows in my ice cream before, but they were amazing! If you're local, go and check this new place out, it was really yummy and tell Heather we say hello!