Ice Cream

Cathy Yeulet

The Idea Of Ice Cream

It was not that ice cream was scarce, but it was something that needed to be earned. You couldn't just get it, like say a piece of barfi or pedha which was always there in the fridge or the kitchen. To get a small cup of vanilla ice cream, you had to either get good grades, or do housework, or demonstrate exemplary behaviour. Naturally, many of us didn't get any ice cream for months.