Do You Lick or Spoon?

chococoneFor the last 2+ months, I’ve been enjoying the Gelati Celesti ice cream I brought from Virginia to St. Louis after Christmas. I’ve eaten 1 scoop per night pretty much every night in the way I prefer to eat ice cream: in a bowl with a spoon.

This is how I’ve eaten ice cream for a long, long time. Sure, I love the smell and taste of a fresh waffle cone. But there’s something about the taste and texture about ice cream coming off a cold metal spoon that I’m quite fond of.

So it was somewhat baffling to me when, a few days ago, I had an intense craving to lick ice cream off a cone.

I have no idea why. But it was a reminder to me that the way we eat food influences the way that food tastes. I think it’s something about the way the food reaches our taste buds. Maybe that’s why foods on sticks are better than their plated equivalents.

I bought some cones at the grocery store today, and I greatly enjoyed the experience of eating ice cream off one of them. I’m go back to the bowl-and-spoon method when I run out of cones, but I’m going to enjoy the next few weeks.

How do you prefer to eat ice cream?