When I was a kid we had a drug store called Thrifty. Did you have one near you? They were founded way back in 1919 & they were everywhere when I was growing up. They have since gone through several changes & I think they are now owned by Rite-Aid. But if you lived on the west coast then you probably know what I’m talking about. You probably also remember that they sold ice cream. You would go there to get your prescriptions with your parents & pick up some other things sold there – gift cards, whatever……and if you were lucky you would get to stop at the little ice cream counter & get a single or double cone of your favorite flavor. One flavor that was signature to them was Chocolate Malted Crunch. It was certainly a favorite for me & everyone else I knew. It soon became that if there was a special event & you wanted to celebrate – you went to Thrifty & picked up a cone. I think I had several dates that ended with stopping there for a cone of Chocolate Malted Crunch Ice Cream. It was absolutely the THING TO DO when I was growing up & it was so easy too because they were literally walking distance from my house. Unfortunately though all the changes with the company – the whole ice cream thing went away in the areas where I have lived & goodbye Chocolate Malted Crunch. (I have heard that they sell it in cartons in the stores but I have yet to find it) Soooooo I finally decided to figure out how to make some & share it all with you today. YIPPEE!
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