Ice Cream and You

“Rage, rage against the dying of the light”, or maybe, against the dying of summer, as in the case of ice cream giant Baskin-Robbins. *

Late in August, they released the results of a study “What Your Ice Cream Eating Preferences Say About You,” teaming with behavioral food expert Juliet A. Boghossian.

A cross section of one thousand U.S. consumers were surveyed, revealing some interesting personality traits.

The results are fun to explore.

How do you prefer your ice cream ?

Ice Cream Cone…You are The Optimist, an idealist who leads with your heart. Those who choose sugar cones are the life of the party and are funny, edgy, performers. Waffle cone lovers are more traditional and nurturing caregivers, likely the host of the party.

Bowl or Cup… You are The Realist, an analytical type, a rational thinker.  You’re responsible, dutiful, family-oriented and hardworking.

Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich… You might be considered The Eccentric, and have a complex mix of contradictions, known to be a artistic, impulsive and idealistic.

Ice Cream Sundaes… You are The Ambitious, and are open, passionate, motivated and loyal, plus take calculated risks.

Out Of The Carton… You, of course, are The Practical; resourceful, dependent, pragmatic, an introvert and are often strong leaders.

Milkshake… You are The Free Spirit, young at heart, fearless, athletic and are more likely to take impulsive risks.

Check out the entire survey here.  

* Quote from the famous poem of Dylan Thomas, who opens with these lines..

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.



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70 Responses to Ice Cream and You

  1. Lady G says:

    I’d know that quote anywhere! (Dylan Thomas)
    What a fun piece 🙂 I like ice cream every and any which way so…there’s that 🙂

  2. dweezer19 says:

    As I have long suspected I am bipolar (bear) when it comes to ice cream. Or you could say I am diverse! The only big giant no for me is the cone. Too ordinary….😉

  3. My preferences have changed over the years: from cones to sundaes to cup. Definitely losing my edge 🙂

  4. prior.. says:

    shhhh… I am a carton one
    and still recall my roommate walking in back in 1987 and saying,. “get a bowl”
    but spoons from the carton were easy
    and well, according to your post – PRACTICAL – lol

    • Your secret is safe with me…With those premium ice cream pints…I’m into the carton. And those are supposed to be 4 servings ??? It’s hard to stop at a half cup serving.

      • prior.. says:

        oh well those serving sizes are absurd – now really… and still remember Jim Gaffigan joking about how like two fig newton cookies were a serving – anyhow, speaking of ice cream, I remeber how sad we all were when Breyer’s brand ice cream started adding guar gum and well, thankfully that are still great companies that use all natural and simple ingredients make a dense, high good fat ice cream.

      • Breyer’s now has to use the label “Frozen Dairy Dessert” on all but a very few flavors, due to purity requirements…only natural vanilla, chocolate and mint chip can be called “Ice Cream”. It’s in small print, but it’s there. Too bad.

      • prior.. says:

        oh I did not know that. and it is too bad – but actually the good news is that there are many old companies and now a lot of new ones – making great ice creams….(not frozen dairy confections… ha)

  5. I’m a realist. Actually spot on true. Ice cream is an accurate indicator of personality.

  6. C.E.Robinson says:

    Fun post,Van. Our family came out Realists! 🌷Christine

  7. Bernadette says:

    Too funny. I guess I am an optimist

  8. That’s so funny and I can see it. You didn’t say which is your favorite, Van. I’m a waffle cone eater. I listed them off for my husband so he could pick on and he said, “All of them.” Ha ha.

    • All of them might be the best answer. Your waffle cone…very exotic ! For me, sundaes and sandwiches are out, but I have been known to eat out of the carton ! Mostly, though, in a bowl.

  9. bone&silver says:

    Oh dear… what if you don’t really like ice cream…? 😫

    • An interesting thought you have here. I know, for myself, it’s never been my choice of dessert. That would be dark chocolate, or maybe…pie. Thanks for your perspective. The lactose intolerant also thank you.

  10. TanGental says:

    Yep that’s me out of a cup, so a realist. I’ll buy that. Though I am more your Haagen Dazs sort of chappie…

  11. joey says:

    Dylan Thomas ❤

    As for the survey, I am deeply conflicted, Van. I love ice cream in every form. Least of all from a paper cup. I prefer cones to cups, and cake cones aren't listed. I prefer cartons over bowls. I love sundaes. Particularly butterscotch and hot fudge. But there's a place I order peanut butter chocolate sundaes and I wouldn't give those up. I could, if I let myself, eat a box of ice cream sandwiches, I'm sure of it. Milkshakes are life. Vanilla, thank you. This has messed with me.
    Which one are you?

    • Oh my…sorry for the conflict, you are one of those well-rounded, authentic ice cream fans. Just enjoy it all ! I’m somewhere between the bowl and out of the carton, mostly because of Ben and Jerry’s. I had a friend who always ate out of the carton, felt guilty about it, then went out and bought a new carton, eating down to the place where it was when she started…ice cream subterfuge ! Surprisingly, it never caught up with her, has maintained her weight into her 50’s.

  12. I just love this quote at the bottom. Old age should truly burn far into the night and against the dying light. Now, this survey has me wondering about myself and my eclectic desires.

  13. Sawsan says:

    Sugar cones and shakes for me ❤
    And the fire is here. Love the quote.

  14. markbialczak says:

    I lament the plight of the diabetic always seeking the short no-sugar-added portion of the menu.

  15. Erika Kind says:

    Ha, too funny! I had never considered me a rationalist… lol!

  16. I am a big ice cream fan. My favourite is our local whipped vanilla in a cone with a chocolate flake. Divine 🌼🌼🌼

  17. George says:

    I must be a very complex person because I am all of those at some point..:)

    Dylan Thomas would be proud😊

  18. dgkaye says:

    As long as it’s dairy free, I’ll take the bowl. 🙂

  19. Nurse Kelly says:

    Fun post, Van! I’m glad to know eating ice cream in waffle cones suits me! Ate way too many this summer though… 😊

  20. A fun post. I don’t know what I am as I don’t eat ice cream at all.

  21. FUN post, Van! If the ice cream parlors and grocery stores stocked GF cones I might be more likely to go there (waffle – never liked those Nutty Buddy type darker cones, even as a kid).

    However, since going GF I have almost lost my taste for sweets overall (EXCEPT for chocolate, of course). My ice cream consumption has all but disappeared (vanilla and/or coffee when I buy it now). I eat out of the carton these days because I am the only one eating it and I don’t want to have to wash a bowl for only a few spoonfuls (no dishwasher in my current rented digs).

    My personality type: BUSY!
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  22. Laura says:

    I love it!! (I’m the cup.)

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  24. happylifeinthe says:

    I want some ice cream now! love the post though!

  25. I require some sparkler cream now! com/2017/09/16/sparkler-cream-and-you/ I like mine in a trough or cupful.

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