I love mint chocolate chip ice cream. It’s fair to say that I’ve had almost a life long obsession with it, and it is one of the reasons that I am such a dessert fiend today. It all started when my mom was pregnant with my little brother. She was one of those rare ladies who was not gaining enough weight during the latter half of her pregnancy, so the doctor put her on a high calorie, milkshake a day diet. As an eight-year-old, it thrilled me to go to the ice cream store every day after school with her. It was even better that my mother, who was usually strict about how many sweets I could have, let me have ice cream every day! Every day for about 2 months, she would get a chocolate milkshake and I would get mint chocolate chip ice cream in a sugar cone. I’m not sure why, but we never strayed from our usual.