Monday, May 31, 2010

Mushy ice cream

I like my ice cream like I like my men: sweet, satisfying, and firm.

It always stumps me when folks take ice cream out to soften before serving. So you might sprain your wrist scooping out some rock-hard Rocky Road. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. And the reward is a bowl or cone of delicious, headache-inducing ice cream.

When it starts melting as soon as it hits the bowl or dripping down the cone, it’s dead to me. Okay, that’s an exaggeration. I’ll still suck it down through a straw, but I won’t be happy about it. If I wanted a milkshake, I would have gotten the blender out. If I wanted soft-serve, I would beeline to the closest DQ. Ice cream is supposed to be hard and cold—after all, it’s called ICE cream. The harder it is to begin with, the slower I can eat it. If it's already at a mushy stage when it hits the bowl, it's just going to dissolve into a puddle of dairy unless I shovel it into my piehole stat.

It may go without saying, but I'll have my scoop of ice cream next to my warm piece of pie, thank you. Better yet, can you put it in a separate bowl?



Stephanie said...

hmm...I have to disagree on this one...I love melty ice cream (of course I have sensitive teeth and don't like thing very cold in the first place). I guess I'm just wimpy. My hubby would agree with you though. :)

nart said...

I don't mind it melting in the bowl. But in a cone, when it dribbles everywhere and gets all over your hand, grrrrrr. I am ready to turn into the Hulk and go on a rampage. That's where it stops being a treat and becomes a chore.

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Unknown said...

I couldn't agree with you more. My husband is one of those 'set it out first' kind of people. I believe you should have to chew your ice cream! :)

Amanda said...

love your opening statement.