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?

5 thoughts on “Do You Lick or Spoon?”

  1. If I’m at home its bowl and spoon all the way. Love it, its the perfect experience. But every once in a while when your out and about, at an Ice Cream shop, there is something special about that hand scooped, extra frozen, Ice Cream on a cone.

  2. Missing option: with a spoon out of a cone. I like the cone, crackers go so well with ice, but eating/licking right off the cone can be a bit messy and my teeth are prone to freezing. Cone&spoon is the best of both worlds.

  3. I prefer the spoon but use it different. I let my ice cream melt a bit and mush it into a paste with my spoon. Then it sticks to the spoon and I lick that.


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