Ice cream may be one of the best post-ride recovery foods that you can find.
A typical half cup serving of ice cream 3 grams of protein, vitamin A and 9 percent of your daily value of calcium. If your body doesn't get around 1000 mg of clacium a day, your fat cells begin storing fat. Calcium also helps build and strengthen bones, lowers the risk of colon cancer and helps to reduce PMS symptoms. In addition, calcium increases your metabolism to help you burn fat. Two to three servings of dairy a day can help you lose 11 to 15 pounds over a year.
When Greg LeMond was asked what he thought about while racing, he replied "Ice cream. God, I dream about ice cream."
Since I'm using their picture, I'll throw out a little love to Graeter's - Cincinnati's best ice cream. By the way, they ship nationally. Just ask Oprah.