Test your ice cream knowledge

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Ice cream coneWith summer upon us, we’re sure to stock our freezers with some sort of frozen confection: ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet, ice cream bars.  My oh my, the possibilities are absolutely astonishing!  The latest issue of Food Network Magazine provides some tasty statistics for your educational entertainment.  The next time you have a family gathering, test your guests’ preferences; see how close they come to the Food Network fans’ tastes:

Casual vs addictive ice cream eater: 74% have at least one carton of ice cream in their freezer right now … 6% have at least four!

Ice cream sundaeFavorite toppings: fudge at 57%; caramel at 20%; other (?) at 18%; and butterscotch at 5%.

Types & cones: scooped ice cream 74% and soft-serve 26%; waffle cone 61%, sugar cone 28%, and cake cone 11%.

Plain or fancy: 55% prefer ice cream with stuff in it (like chocolate chips); 45% like it unadulterated. 

Speaking of adulteration: 65% prefer NO sprinkles; 19% like rainbow sprinkles; and 16% prefer chocolate sprinkles.

Neapolitan ice cream coneFlavorite Neapolitan flavors: 52% chocolate; 28% strawberry; 20% vanilla.

Ice cream etiquette: 61% admit to eating ice cream straight from the carton. Doesn’t everyone?

Store bought or home made: close to 50% of those surveyed make their own ice cream … I don’t know about you, but I don’t believe that for a second. When I want some ice cream, I want it NOW!

Best alternative to ice cream: gelato 57%; frozen yogurt 26%; sherbet 10%; and sorbet 7%.

Now that you’ve read this delightful article, do you feel the urge to run to the store for some summery frozen confection?

 

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One thought on “Test your ice cream knowledge

    Jill Weatherholt said:
    June 19, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    Uh…yes, Irene…I do! Four cartons! I haven’t eaten ice cream in about three years. I do love chocolate soft serve. Yum!

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