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$5.00 for ice cream? Thanks, but I'll pass.

September 5th, 2008 at 11:40 am

I grew up with ice cream. Two things my dad would get at least twice a week was more milk and ice cream. I mean with eight kids and my parents, he had no choice. Back then ice cream was really affordable. Also, Dairy Queen was my most favorite place to get ice cream.

Okay, so let's fast forward to 2008. I still love ice cream, even though I don't eat it as much (health reasons). However, a few weeks ago at a community event, my daughter wanted an ice cream cone and they were $5.00. She was outraged! I personally couldn't believe it either. Also, a major "ice cream" franchise that we once loved, their cones went up to $3.75 each. Yeah, it's homemade, but so what.

I use to have an ice cream maker that was absolutely wonderful, but it broke. Now, when I am in the mood for ice cream I go to Target and pick up 1/2 a gallon. Even at the store a 1/2 gallon can be close to $5.00. I always look for a sale on ice cream for $2.69 or close to it.

Do you make your own ice cream, buy it, or do without it because of the price or other reasons?

9 Responses to “$5.00 for ice cream? Thanks, but I'll pass.”

  1. Go.xtina Says:

    Most of the time, I do without it. I used to buy ice cream twice a week when I was 10. Since the owner sold his ice cream place, the new owner raised up the price like crazy and they also reduce the size a lot.

  2. Broken Arrow Says:

    I don't eat much sweets anymore because it bothers my teeth. However, I still like ice cream and will buy it from time to time if it's on sale and it's something I like.

  3. fruitbowlk Says:

    I paid that for ice cream yesterday.

  4. Cindy Says:

    I have ice cream once in a blue moon because of health and financial reasons. However, if you have a Cold Stone Creamery near you sign up for their Birthday Club and you will get a coupon for FREE ice cream on your birthday! You can sign up online. Other ice cream places might have this as well so you might want to check around.

  5. mjrube94 Says:

    I have an ice cream maker that I use occasionally, but it's probably more expensive then buying on sale! At the store, I try to get 1/2 gallons (which are now down to 56 oz!) for $2.50 or so. I also sign up with Turkey Hill and get a calendar with coupons each year.

    When we go out for ice cream, I always try to make sure I use b1g1 free or other coupons to make it more reasonable. (Also, if you sign up with Baskin Robbins, Dairy Queen, Coldstone Creamery, you can sign up for their mailing lists and get deals, especially around birthdays).

  6. fern Says:

    well, personally, i don't think ice cream costs any more, proportionally, than a lot of other food items, though i rarely buy it at the store. Too much sat fat.

    However, i do treat myself once in a great while to the farm where they make their own ice-cream. It's really quite good; i think a cone is about $3.50 but since it's a "treat," i don't mind paying for it.

  7. ME2 Says:

    I bought a 1/2 gallon yesterday, on sale for $2.99. Which I feel is a very good price.


    Conversely, last week at the State Fair, they were selling double scoops on a waffle cone for $7! :::thud:::
    Thankfully, I had a buy 1 get 1 free coupon. Making it $3.50 for a double scoop waffle cone.

    I later compared that price at one of their retail stores and that was their regular price, the $3.50 that is.

  8. Jane Says:

    I don't buy it that often (don't need the calories), but when I do I buy the half-gallon store brand for $2.50. As a household of one, that lasts a pretty long time, so it's not such a bad deal.

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