When you’re eating kosher ice cream or kosher chocolate cake, then you should practice being grateful—it’s easier [than practicing when you're suffering]! That’s when it’s time to flex your gratitude muscles.
But practice up on it. First of all make a very big bracha (blessing). And while you’re enjoying it, think of all the components. Think of the sugar and the chocolate and the other flavors, the coloring… think of all the delectable ingredients that go in to make this such a luscious experience and while you’re enjoying it, what Hashem is doing for you. — Torah of Suffering (#39)