You’re a regular at your local gelato shop (one scoop amaretto, one scoop espresso, per favore), and there’s always a pint of olive oil (or strawberry-balsamic) ice cream in your freezer. But do you remember the frozen treats that ruled your pre-gourmand days?
That’s right, the goodies you’d order from the ice cream truck: comforting, refreshing and twice as delicious because they were bought with someone else’s money. The most grown-up parts of us may turn up our noses at artificial flavors and colors or want a refund for our kid’s misshapen Spider-Man pop, but our inner child? She wants nothing more than to savor every lick, with sunburn on her face, her toes in the grass and neon red juice running down her arm. In her honor, we’ve ranked the best nostalgic ice cream truck treats of all time, including the chocolatey, the fruity and everything in between.