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Una’s First Ice Cream

Baby Una's first ice cream It was a busy weekend in the shop, and one highlight was Copernicus stopping in for some coffee. Another big highlight was that my brother Sean’s baby Una had her first taste of ice cream. Una’s grandmother is visiting, and as we all know, grandmothers can be much easier to convince than mothers. Sean’s wife, Wiebke, has been very strict about keeping ice cream away from the baby, but when Una was in the care of her grandmother and reached for the ice cream, she got it.

Una with fingers in ice creamIt’s wonderful to see the expression on a baby’s face at the first taste of ice cream. It’s so different from what they have experienced, especially in terms of temperature, so there is always puzzlement, shock, and delight.

Of course, Una found it just as interesting to stick her fingers in the ice cream as she did eating it…

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5 Responses to “Una’s First Ice Cream”

  1. June 11th, 2007 at 5:34 pm

    Jen says:

    “I doubt whether the world holds for anyone a more soul-stirring surprise than the first adventure with ice cream.”
    Heywood Campbell Brown (1888-1939)

  2. June 11th, 2007 at 6:00 pm

    Kieran says:

    Very cool quote!

  3. June 12th, 2007 at 3:24 pm

    brilynn says:

    Last year for my nephew’s second birthday he had an ice cream cake, it was his first experience with ice cream and was shocked that it was cold he kept saying “heat up, heat up!”

    I made your caife espresso ice cream today and it’s heavenly!

  4. June 13th, 2007 at 1:50 pm

    Kathleen says:

    What a beautiful baby!! My almost 1-year old son also loves ice cream. What could be better for any child than ice cream on a summer’s day?

  5. June 14th, 2007 at 1:48 pm

    copernicus says:

    I’m back from my Dingle sojourn and will be blogging up a storm. Got my flickr shots up (http://www.flickr.com/photos/77519157@N00/) and twittered a recommendation to Simon McGarr’s Eateries.

    Was great to see how much pleasure you were taking in your business, Kieran – there’s always a great atmosphere in a place where the owner enjoys his work.

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Kieran Murphy is a director of Murphys Ice Cream living in Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland.

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Murphys Ice Cream has shops in Dingle, Killarney and Dublin 2 (Wicklow Street).