Best Ways to Enjoy Summer
The Best Way to Enjoy Ice Cream Without the Mess
Eating ice cream is divine; wearing it is another matter. Sharon Martin, owner of Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt, in
Virginia Beach, Virginia, offers hints for keeping every last bit of creamy goodness on your taste buds, not your T-shirt.
- In general, chocolate-based flavors melt faster than vanilla-based ones, and anything with a ripple is drip-prone. (Caramel
and fudge make ice cream softer.) But fruit flavors hold up well.
- Opt for a cake cone or a bowl-like waffle cone (if you’re really hungry). But sugar cones are an accident waiting to happen,
since there’s nothing to catch the drips. Martin suggests that sugar-cone connoisseurs flip the cone upside down in a cup.
- Gently push down the top of the ice cream with your tongue so it fills the cone, and lick around the edge so you can catch whatever is ready to drip.
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