𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝟔: 𝐈𝐜𝐞 𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐦
“How about ice cream?”
“Ice cream? What’s that? I’ve never heard of it before.”
“It’s a sweet frozen dessert with a smooth texture. There are various flavors, but since I’ve never made it before, if I were to make it for the first time, it would be a simple milk ice cream.”
“Can you make ice cream?”
Tyran-san interrupts our conversation. When I turn towards his voice, his face is right behind me. There wasn’t even the sound of the door opening. In fact, there was no presence at all, and I didn’t notice until he spoke.
Perhaps he reacted to the word “ice cream” and came flying over. I press my chest, which is pounding with surprise.
He probably used teleportation magic. It’s the same one that was used when I was sent to the Demon Realm.
Would they use such a grand magic for moving around in the Demon King’s Castle? I also think that way, but if not, it would seem like a horror development, so let’s just say it’s teleportation magic.
While still pressing my chest that is jumping up and down, I take a deep breath.
Then I notice that Tyran-san is holding a sherbet dish. There is sherbet on it. He must have brought it as an addition.
He pushes it towards Demon King-sama, and he peeks into my face.
“Can you make ice cream?”
I nod slightly and take a step back.
Then Tyran-san also seems to have noticed the unusual distance. He takes a couple of steps back.
He coughs and apologizes for being rude.
“I got excited because I thought I could eat ice cream here. . .Sorry.”
“Do you like ice cream?”
“It’s not that I like it, but I had it once with my master in the past. It was a dome-shaped, pure white ice cream with fruit sauce on top, and it was very delicious.”
He confesses while scratching his cheek, looking embarrassed.
It reminds me of when Migi-san and Hidari-san brought a picture of their master, and it makes me smile. If it’s a warm and gentle memory, I want to recreate it as much as possible.
If it’s fruit sauce, I have made it in my previous life, and it’s not difficult. Unless it’s a very rare fruit, it should be in the pantry.
“What kind of sauce was it?”
“For mine, it was strawberry, and for my master, it was orange.”
“Then I will make strawberry and orange sauces too.”
“. . .I’m sorry.”
“I want sauce on mine too!”
“Shall I separate the dishes so that you can have them separately? That way, you can enjoy three different flavors!”
Demon King-sama happily giggles and hugs my waist. My heart throbs as I see him pleading with upturned eyes, wanting to eat a lot.
How adorable. Too adorable.
I reach out my hand to his head and gently pat it.
『”𝔸𝕨𝕖𝕓𝕤𝕥𝕠𝕣𝕚𝕖𝕤.𝕔𝕠𝕞” – 𝔻𝕚𝕤𝕔𝕠𝕧𝕖𝕣 𝕒 𝕔𝕒𝕡𝕥𝕚𝕧𝕒𝕥𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕨𝕠𝕣𝕝𝕕 𝕠𝕗 𝕝𝕠𝕧𝕖, 𝕡𝕒𝕤𝕤𝕚𝕠𝕟 𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝕒𝕕𝕧𝕖𝕟𝕥𝕦𝕣𝕖, 𝕨𝕙𝕖𝕣𝕖 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕔𝕒𝕟 𝕚𝕟𝕕𝕦𝕝𝕘𝕖 𝕚𝕟 𝕒 𝕔𝕠𝕝𝕝𝕖𝕔𝕥𝕚𝕠𝕟 𝕠𝕗 𝕥𝕣𝕒𝕟𝕤𝕝𝕒𝕥𝕖𝕕 𝕟𝕠𝕧𝕖𝕝𝕤 𝕨𝕚𝕥𝕙 “𝕕𝕒𝕚𝕝𝕪 𝕦𝕡𝕕𝕒𝕥𝕖𝕤” 𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝕖𝕩𝕔𝕝𝕦𝕤𝕚𝕧𝕖 𝕒𝕔𝕔𝕖𝕤𝕤 𝕥𝕠 “𝕒𝕕𝕧𝕒𝕟𝕔𝕖𝕕 𝕔𝕙𝕒𝕡𝕥𝕖𝕣𝕤”.』
After being comforted for a while, I suddenly realize that I might be scolded for being disrespectful to the Demon King. I quickly withdraw my hand and check Tyran-san’s expression.
But there are no sharp words flying at me like when it was about tomatoes.
With a relaxed expression on his face, he murmurs, “Ice cream. . .” He is completely immersed in memories. I should make a little extra.
With that in mind, I suddenly remembered something.
“By the way, I heard that tomorrow, apricots will be sent from the human realm. If there’s leftover ice cream, should we make apricot jam the day after tomorrow?”
It seems there is a demon who works as a farmer in the human realm. That demon is the person who brought Migi-san and Hidari-san’s master here.
Since then, that demon, who had the habit of eating meals, has developed a love for food and is now growing various fruits in the human realm.
It’s surprising that they are using teleportation magic to travel around and cultivate them in different places.
In addition to apricots, they will send strawberries in spring and grapes and apples in autumn.
They have been using them to make sorbets and sauces for meat. However, they only use them for that purpose, so they only send about one box every year.
This time, because they mentioned that humans will be coming soon, they decided to send a large quantity for us to use!
When I heard that, I discussed it with the two of them and decided to turn some of them into jam.
We have magic in the pantry, so we don’t need to worry about the storage period, but jam is also frequently used in making sweets.
It’s delicious to put it on ice cream or yogurt, and jam cookies and jam cakes are also good. If you like shaved ice, you can pour syrup made from jam on top. . .and various uses come to mind.