Ice Cream: The Ultimate Bonding Tool


With summer comes an abundance of free time. School is out and many working adults decide to take some much needed vacation time during the warmer months. However, with all the free time, sometimes families can get overwhelmed. With that said, a great option for getting out of the house is to hit Delray Beach’s own delicious ice cream hotspot, FYI Delray. You will find all manner of ice cream offerings represented here, including: vanilla, chocolate, almond praline, stellar coffee, double fudge brownie, cookies and cream, peanut butter cup, cookie dough, butter pecan, fudge track, mint chocolate chip, rum raisin, strawberry, chocolate chip, superman, birthday cake, cotton candy, pistachio, banana cream pie and black cherry vanilla. Furthermore, yogurt selections entail: vanilla, chocolate, cookies and cream, nutella, coffee and peanut butter. Also, there is always the option of an ice cream sandwich. Once you have your yogurt or ice cream selections picked out, you can make the sandwiches with a variety of cookies or in some cases, with cereal.

Needless to say, you will be able to find something that whets your appetite. But at FYI Delay, ice cream is more than just a flavor, it’s sentimental. Think about it- it’s the dessert of celebrations. How many birthday parties, graduations, anniversaries, weddings and more have been topped off with some delicious ice cream? Furthermore, the act of simply eating ice cream can make your family closer. Say what? Yep, that’s right. Research has proven that sitting around a table while sharing food with family members builds stronger relationships and brings families closer. In one study, about 50 percent of teens and parents agreed that during or after gathering for food is the best time to talk about personal topics. Without that special time for gathering, your kids may feel less inclined to share with you. Another study showed that teens who eat with their families tend to do better in school, have better relationships with others, and have fewer problems with drugs, alcohol and mental illness.

Unfortunately, about 40 percent of american families eat together 3 or less nights a week. Even more upsetting is that 10 percent of american families report that they never eat together. With that said, there is a simple fix- gather your family around a table, whether it be in your home or at a local joint. If you are interested in bringing your family closer together, or if you simply love ice cream, come on down to FYI Delray- and bring the whole family!

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