1. The Dairibord and Lyons Maid men
In Zimbabwe, the promise of an ice cream sounds like a cowbell. We didn’t have ice cream vans with loud speakers; there were teams of dedicated and extremely fit vendors who cycled all around town pushing cooler tubs on thick rubber wheels while ringing their cowbells. They’d cycle through the residential areas or park outside schools at home-time to sell Zimbabwe’s very own flavors: Nutty Squirrel, Monsta Mouse, Green Giant, Super Split, Bigger Bear, etc.
I’ll always remember climbing up onto those big fat tires, leaning deep into the cooler box and feeling the cold air on my face as I picked out my treat.
The ice cream men are still going strong and Nutty Squirrels are still the bomb.