This has been the summer of walking for our family, as I mentioned a few weeks ago. Yes, we’ve been ditching the car, saving on gas, and putting our sneakers to work. And we’ve loved it!
Walking has given us a chance to better become local tourists and really get to know the ins and outs of this wonderful small town where we live.
One of the local gems we’ve discovered this summer is the Indulge Ice Cream Parlor and Cafe. Shortly after we discovered this lovely ice cream shop, we put “eat a Pink Elephant” on our Summer bucket list.
Eat a pink elephant?
Yes, a pink elephant – a giant strawberry ice cream concoction named after our town’s mascot, a huge pink elephant statue.
You’ve been introduced to the Pink Elephant before, when I shared our Indiana Bastille Day adventure:
And this funny creature shows up all over town in all sorts of surprising and fun ways:
But I think my family’s favorite pink elephant in town is the Pink Elephant ice cream sundae from Indulge. Loaded with strawberry ice cream, whipped cream, cherries, and more, this HUGE sugary treat was a challenge my kids set their sights on almost as soon as we learned of its existence.
After dinner one evening, with chants of “Flecks versus food” ringing out and lots of enthusiasm, we walked (okay, some of us ran) to the ice cream shop, ready to take on the challenge.
I love how the girls are digging right in and Max is sitting there stunned.
I’m happy (if slightly astonished) to say that the Pink Elephant was no match for my family of ice cream lovers. We finished every sweet bite and it was delicious.
Now, for our next challenge, I hear there’s a banana split that’s pretty amazing…
Should you find yourself in beautiful Fortville, Indiana the Indulge Ice Cream Parlor and Cafe is located at 10 South Main Street. You can find them on Facebook, too.
The Pink Elephant is only $6, but you’d better bring your appetite or a family of willing helpers if you want to experience this Pink Elephant for yourself.
What has your family crossed off of your Summer bucket list?