Okay, I know it's National Running Day, but given the choice I had to celebrate National Chocolate Ice Cream Day. Right?

Homemade Dark Chocolate Ice Cream
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To honor Naitonal Chocolate Ice Cream day today, all you need to do is locate some chocolate ice cream--yes, Rocky Road and Triple Chunk are suitable fill-ins.  Eat the chocolate ice cream in a bowl, or a lovely cone: waffle, sugar, or plain (my favorite, because I think you get more). Voila, you have celebrated the day.  Fun, right?  But, what if you do this more than once a year, say almost everyday?  Well, here's a fun idea from the Food Network.   Or this milk shake recipe from Miracle Whip.

Here are my three favorite chocolate ice cream stops, let me know yours.

1) Antoinette's Sweets in Depew

Credit: Antoinette's Sweets

2) Lake Effect Artisan Ice Cream, in Lockport or North Buffalo

lake effect
Credit: Lake effect website

3) And Jerks Soda Fountain and Ice Cream, Downtown Buffalo

Credit: Jerk's Soda Fountain and Ice Cream

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