These hot days of August have got us on a mint green kick, thinking cool thoughts. The fresh minty color cools us to the core, just like a few scoops of chocolate chip mint ice cream, one of our favorite summer treats. Although it sometimes comes au natural in the form of a creamy white ice cream, we grew up on the artificial, yet pretty, bluish green shade speckled with rich chocolate chips. Whether for the palate, or the palette, mint chocolate chip is certainly an appealing and refreshing choice for summer, fall, or really (who are we kidding?) anytime.