Is There A Perfect Way To Enjoy Ice Cream?
Let's be honest, there is no bad way to eat ice cream. But...evidently, there is a way that you can eat it that will give you the best sensory experience out there.
I've never seen anyone who was crying while eating ice cream. It just has a way of cheering people up. Most of us probably just put it in a bowl and scoop it into our mouths one bite at a time, or put it on a cone and lick so that it doesn't melt and get on our hands. There's no wrong way of doing it. But if someone came and said that there was a way to do it that would bring you even more happiness, you'd try it right?
That person is here. Her name is Dr. Sarah Kemp and she has ice cream down to a science. I mean...she is a scientist who studies sensory perception and she has teamed up with an ice cream manufacturer to come up with a formula for how to eat ice cream and enjoy it to its fullest.
There are 7 things you need to do:
1. Take it out and let it defrost a little before eating it. They say about 15 minutes is best. When ice cream is too frozen, the molecules that produce aroma don't release and smell is a huge factor in how things taste.
2. Only take about a half a teaspoon to bite.
3. Flip that spoon. Flipping it will make sure you experience the flavor of the ice cream first instead of the taste of the spoon.
4. Roll it around in your mouth. This will give you the opportunity to experience the actual texture and the creaminess of the ice cream.
5. Take a breath in through your mouth to make sure it hits all the receptors. (this could be a little gross...maybe only do this step if you aren't around other people.)
6. Hold the ice cream in your mouth for a few seconds before swallowing. They say around 12 seconds should be the perfect time to allow maximum flavor.
7. Repeat all those steps for every bite.
I refuse to believe that I've been doing it wrong all my life. But hey...if it makes it better, it's worth a try right?