I had Eisschokolade about three times this summer. I enjoyed another drink far more often: iced tea! I made it myself with many different varieties of fruit/herbal tea and it's quite lovely.
I just brewed a large vat of tea the regular way and stuck it in the fridge (well, I let it cool down a bit first). I don't add anything extra to it but it certainly is possible. Since I'm from the northern part of the US, I don't get into that cloyingly sweet tea that is so popular in the southern US, but I would imagine one could dump sugar in it if one wanted ;)
I found a new tea that I really like, and it is quite tasty as iced tea: pomegranate mint. I know, it sounds like an odd combination, but it's really quite good. The mint is not overpowering and adds some nice notes. I bought it at TeeGschwendner; they had a sample available of it made as iced tea. I ended up buying a bag of it. Darn! Usually I try to not submit to advertising, but I'm a bit of a sucker for herbal and fruit teas.
I'm still super busy with three classes and work, but someday, I hope to write about:
-the conclusion of the trip to Mechelen;
-what it is like to take a German class at the Volkshochschule;
-the trip we took to Ghent;
-autumn in Germany (and maybe how I haven't gotten much chance to experience it);
-going to the American doctor whose practice is on the German economy (yeah, slightly confusing);
-going to the American dentist whose practice is on the Germany economy;
-more about going to the German Apotheke;
-why my credit card won't work any more if I go to the last three businesses I just mentioned;
-a further review of AHRN and the Kaiserslautern Housing Office;
-more about my August trip/class to Berlin with plenty of historical information;
-renting bikes from Deutsche Bahn;
-a review of some other thrift stores in Kaiserslautern;
-the most awesome, vegan cauliflower recipe ever that makes me want to just hippie out, eat a ton of it, douse myself in patchouli and burn incense (well, all except for the last one because I can't breathe around incense);
and, going even farther back, because I'm just that far behind:
-Long Night of the Museums in Heidelberg (oops, from April!);
-the Maimarkt in Mannheim...
...and even more. Phew! I don't see that I'll have a lot of time until my online class ends. That class has taken more time than any of my other classes were in-person had taken. I could totally slack in the class and not spend so much time on it, but I also really do want to learn the content. The end (of the class) is in sight; soon I'll be a (somewhat) free(r) woman.