Last week, the Chronicle asked its readers in an electronic poll the following question: “How do you prefer to eat ice cream?” Of the 252 people who responded, 58% said in a cup or bowl; 31% on a cone; 6% said some other way; and 5% said they didn’t eat ice cream. Comments were submitted by 75 people. A few follow.
I never learned to like ice cream. As a child I got cold-headaches.
The best way to eat ice cream is to put it in a cup with the cone sticking out, so you can eat the cone and the ice cream together, but you can eat it with a spoon and avoid spillage and melting.
I don’t eat gluten, so although I adore them, cones are out for me. But it’s the ice cream that is the star, anyway.
Unfortunately, I am allergic to dairy and ice cream is one of my favorite foods! I am happy that more places are making ice cream with oat or almond milk.
I love an ice cream soda. A few places make them now.
We enjoy it straight from the carton with a spoon, or from the container of our ice cream maker. When our supermarket stopped carrying Talenti chocolate sorbet, we started making it, spiking it with a tablespoon of rum — an adult Fudgesicle.
I will eat ice cream any way that it is served.
I enjoy ice cream in a bowl because cones melt quicker than I can lick. Don’t want to lose a single bite!
As long as it’s mostly chocolate, I don’t care how it’s served — it will be delicious.
Ice cream belongs in a cone.
How do I like to eat ice cream? Daily.
With hot fudge, nuts and sprinkles.
With caramel syrup, whipped cream and a cherry.
Cones are fun, but I have no shame eating straight out of the container. Works for me.
Love a cone but generally get a cup as I want to save those extra calories.
Ice cream is one of the great pleasures in life. PJC