Looks like I picked the wrong week to start eating ice cream again.

After several months of not indulging in my sweet obsession I find out there are three ice cream recalls in effect.

The latest involves a Madison favorite of mine, Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream, because various types were made with a chocolate chip cookie dough ingredient supplied by Aspen Hills, Inc., which has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The ice cream products were distributed to various ice cream shops and limited grocery stores in Iowa and other states. This recall includes the following products listed here.

While no illnesses have been reported to date that we are aware of, customers are urged to destroy or return the affected products.Full credit will be offered for a full refund of the products in question. Consumers may contact us at 800-466-8043 or via email at info@chocolateshoppeicecream.com.

Closer to home, Wells Enterprises, Inc. is voluntarily recalling two lots of Blue Bunny Hoppin’ Holidoodle ice cream sold at retail outlets, for the same reason: because they contain snickerdoodle cookie dough pieces recalled by the supplier, Aspen Hills, due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

The good news here is that Wells has received no reports of illness attributable to this product, and that only Hoppin’ Holidoodle ice cream with the following lot numbers and best if used by dates are included in this recall. The recalled product is a seasonal holiday flavor with very limited geographic distribution in six states, that does NOT include Iowa. But if grandma is in NE, OK, KS, MO, AZ,or TX, slap that spoon out her hand before she digs into her frosty treat.

This tragic ice cream news comes just days after Nestlé USA issued a voluntary recall of its Nestlé Drumstick Club 16 count Variety Pack and 24 count Vanilla Pack (with cones marked for easy individual sale) due to a possible health risk. The two pack sizes contain 4.6 fl.oz. cones and were manufactured in Bakersfield, Calif. and distributed nationally.

So for now I am temporarily back off the ice cream kick. I will stick to fresh fruit instead.

Stupid Listeria.

[source: FDA]