Saturday, July 2, 2016

Give Your Kids a Good Old Fashioned Summertime


If you took all of your favorite childhood memories and wrote them down, I am willing to bet most of them happened in the summer. Long nights, warm weather, no school, and playing outside - a kid can't ask for anything more. Between riding bikes, running through the sprinkler, and playing with friends - what could be better? Oh wait... I KNOW! Remember after a long summer day when you are covered in sweat, dirt, and grass stains (so before your bath!) those magical nights when your mom would hand you a big 'ol scoop of ice cream on crunchy cone? Yup. You just hit the kid lottery!




Now I am a mom myself. I try to make summers just as memorable for my own boys. Our family rule is if the sun is out, technology is turned off. Playing outside until the sun goes down, catching fireflies, and counting the starts at night are common around here. Water guns, scooters, and bikes litter the lawn - if they are here. Otherwise their bikes are parked outside a friend's house. Nothing makes me happier than a pile of bikes parked in my driveway. And, of course, just as my mom did - I love to surprise the boys with an occasional ice cream treat. (Just because I don't eat ice cream doesn't mean these monsters don't!)


Lucky parents like me who have Kemps ice cream readily available in our grocer's freezer, hit the ice cream jackpot. (Click the link to see if Kemps is available near you!) Kemps has been making their ice cream for the past 100 years using wholesome milk from family farms right here in the Midwest!


Now, are you ready to be wowed? Did you know Kemps makes 40 different amazing ice cream flavors? Sure vanilla and chocolate are great - but you could have your own ice cream shop right in your own freezer with the many varieties of ice cream Kemps has to offer. No more fighting over ice cream flavors!


Everyone in the family can get their favorite ice cream concoction!


Just a few of Kemps flavors include Caramel Cow Tracks, Caramel Fudge Cow Tracks, Mint Cow Tracks, Toasted Almond Fudge, Pecan Turtle Trail, Double Caramel Cookie Crunch, and Cherry Fudge Chunk. Yeah... you are drooling, I know. The boys BOTH ended up liking the Cherry Fudge Chunk the best - I even tried it myself and oh my... those little bits of cherry are HEAVEN! 


BUT WAIT - THERE IS MORE!!

Did you know July is National Ice Cream Month? OF COURSE it is - what other month could be? To celebrate you can enter to win five $5.00 coupons for Kemps ice cream! To enter, simply take a look at all the different Kemps ice cream varieties and answer the question: "What flavor of Kemps ice cream are you dying to sample?" below in the comments! GOOD LUCK!





37 comments:

  1. I don't think I've ever seen Kemps in our supermarket here but tbh I've never really looked since I always know which one I want and head right for it. BTW I sure do remember the summers and it would also include us chasing after the ice-cream truck. :)

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    1. Haha for a good 7 years my oldest thought that was just a music truck. He didn't know there was ice cream inside until one of his friends told him!

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  2. 40 ice cream flavors! How can anyone pick just one! We don't have Kemp's here but I'd sure be willing to give it a try.

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  3. I agree with your summer/electronic rules! I also agree that ice cream is the perfect treat on a summer afternoon or evening! Yum, so many flavors to choose from

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  4. Sounds good to me. My childhood summers were always something I will remember. I have yet to see this ice cream in stores around where I live but i will keep my eyes peeled! - Jeanine

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  5. Enjoying ice cream with loved ones is one of the best things about the summertime. I just had some with my boys and parents this afternoon.

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  6. Nothing better than enjoying delicious summertime to cool off in the hot summer heat. So many delicious flavors too.

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  7. Ice cream is a must have on family night. Brings us all togetgher. Especially during summer

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  8. Those look so delicious. I definitely need more ice cream in my life. I'm glad you guys got an opportunity to try them, your kids look so happy to be indulging in it.

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  9. Nothing beats ice cream in the summertime! You're a great mom. The ice cream looks absolutely delicious. I have never heard of Kemps.

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  10. Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup is my favorite! !

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  11. Mint cow tracks sounds delicious! Ice cream is the perfect treat during the summer!

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  12. Oooooo ice cream!!!! I think ice cream is definitely one thing that makes you instantly think of summer! So yummy!

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  13. I didn't know it was national ice cream month?!? I need to get on that celebration ASAP!

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  14. Yes, yes, and more yes! I try to give my kids a traditional summer, like we had growing up. And National ice cream month?! Yum!

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  15. I have never tried Kemps, but I am a huge fan of ice cream - especially this time of year! Most of my fondest memories were definitely created in the summer. Summer vacations, hiking, kayaking, etc. :)

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  16. I have never tried this brand but I will have to look for it. Your boys are adorable and I know you must have been a mom-hero with all that ice cream.

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  17. Oh my, I am a big fan of ice cream. It's the perfect summer treat! I would go for the caramel fudge cow tracks, those are my favorite ice cream mix-ins.

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  18. I was just reminiscing about the fun summer activities I used to get into as a kid earlier today. Ice cream was definitely a highlight then...and still to this day since it's my favorite treat!

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  19. My family likes the old fashioned homemade vanilla. I want to try the cinnamon flavored one.

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  20. I have been working really hard to do a good old fashioned summertime for my kids. It involves lots and lots of swimming!

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  21. I don't think we have Kemps where I live but I will definitely check. July is ice cream month and we are celebrating all month long!

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  22. Kemps is a new brand to me. Looks delicious! I am all about good old summer fun! Fishing, hiking, and ice cream!

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  23. I've never heard of Kemps but I'm always down to try a new ice cream! Love your pictures! Such a fun post!

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  24. Ice cream is the best in the summer time! Love Kemps ice cream too! i love the variety of flavors.

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  25. I don't think we have Kemps, but the flavors sound amazing. What is summer without ice cream?

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  26. Well now that I know it is National Ice Month I have an excuse to eat more ice cream. I don't think we have Kemps down here, but it looks like they have some really fun flavor choices.

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  27. yes I so agree with this as I can remember so many summer nights when I was a kid that ended with ice cream. That was one of the best things about summer.

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  28. Filling summer with unforgettable memories! That's always how it should be with the kids, I really like the deal that you have with your boys! No electronics! Ice cream is such a huge part of their childhood and you can't really deny kids of ice cream, right? These are awesome flavors!

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  29. We love kemps ice cream. my kids go crazy for it after they come inside in the summer months. After looking at your pics though now I'm craving a few scoops lol

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  30. There is nothing better than ice cream in the summertime! I hadn't heard of this brand but I'll have to look for it. It sounds delicious and I love that there are some many flavors to choose from!

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  31. How delicious! There's no better way to cool off in the sweltering heat than ice cream.

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  32. For me, I don't think you can have a great summer unless ice cream is a part of it. I can still fondly remember our summer vacations when we were kids.

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  33. We have been enjoying our share of ice cream this summer. It really is just a wonderful addition to the season.

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  34. That ice cream looks so delicious!

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  35. Thank you everyone! A winner has been drawn and contacted. Enjoy National Ice Cream Month!

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  36. MMMM! That ice cream look really good. I'd so love to try the Pecan Turtle Trail flavor. I definitely need to try this brand now.

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