25 Days of Happiness, Day 9: We Conquered the Vermonster

This is one of those points of happy that are almost too embarrassing to admit in public. But – deep breath – here we go.

The Geek & Geekess got married in Vermont. Did you know that in Vermont it is illegal to have any kind of celebration that doesn’t include Ben & Jerry’s? Yeah, neither did the Geek until we told him.

Turns out a few of the guests had the same feeling. More than a few, actually. So one of our tasks as parents of the groom became stopping at the closest Scoop Shop for a Vermonster.

For those not in the know, a Vermonster is the ultimate ice cream party food. It contains:

  • 20 scoops of ice cream (your choice of flavors)
  • four bananas (I could have lived without those)
  • three cookies and one brownie, all chopped up
  • hot fudge and/or caramel
  • chopped nuts (I think we didn’t get those – allergies)
  • whipped cream
  • a boatload of toppings (sprinkles! M&Ms! Reeses Pieces!)

And yes, it absolutely comes in a bucket.


NOW we’re talking.

It made its appearance at the end of the first night, as we hung out in the library with friends and family members that had already arrived. It was sloppy and melty and rich and creamy and utterly disgusting, and I am so beyond happy that we tried it. Because sometimes, you just have to do it.

Conquering the Vermonster: Happiness Day 9.