July is National Ice Cream Month so I decided to celebrate by pairing some books with ice cream flavours! I know there’s an intense heatwave going on right now so what’s a better way to chill than to read a book and eat some ice cream? All these ice creams are hand drawn with love!
Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson gets rocky road ice cream (chocolate ice cream with marshmallows and chopped nuts) because well, it’s about a road trip! I am so clever, I know.
Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff is paired with red bean ice cream since that’s a popular flavour in Japan. I thought about pairing it with matcha ice cream or maybe even mochi but I decided red bean matched the cover more. Plus, they’re available on a stick which I think is easier to eat while you’re kicking ass.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azakban by J.K. Rowling mentioned strawberry peanut butter ice cream from Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlour. The first book also mentioned chocolate and raspberry ice cream with chopped nuts, which I think sounds excellent! Strawberry peanut butter ice cream is even available at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Orlando. It really does taste like strawberry with bursts of peanut butter, amazing!
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo is a Russian inspired work so I thought maybe I would pair it with their version of ice cream called morozhenoe. Apparently, there are no distinct flavours of Russian ice cream though so then I thought, maybe a vodka ice cream? However, I was not exactly sure how to draw that so I decided on another alcoholic inspired ice cream, rum raisin! I love rum raisin ice cream…without the raisins.
The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire Legrand is an upcoming delightfully creepy children’s story. When I think creepy, I think of Halloween and pumpkins. Plus, it matches the cover so I think it works out nicely!
Do you have any books you would like to pair with ice cream? Share! I really, really love talking about ice cream. I hope you guys enjoy a nice ice cream cone this month! Unless you hate ice cream. Then I am not sure how you live with yourself. Just kidding. Maybe.