Skip to comments.Facts: Cups Are Better Than Cones
Posted on 08/09/2017 4:57:04 PM PDT by nickcarraway
A weeklong series dedicated to exploring everything thats happening in the world of ice cream right now.
Instagram killed the ice-cream cup.
The giant, dripping ice-cream cone is the status food-photo of the summer. You know the shot piled high with as many scoops as gravity will allow, held out by a disembodied hand, as just-melting ice-cream dribbles barely hang on. Always in a cone. These days, the demand for cones is so high that theres even a start-up devoted to them, the Konery, which sells premium, artisanal waffle cones in psychedelic colors and flavors like red velvet, matcha (of course), birthday cake, and orange Creamsicle. Aside from being photogenic, waffle cones, sugar cones, and even those cheap, Styrofoam-like cake cones do add a satisfying crunch. But if your main goal is to actually eat the ice cream, a cone is no match for a cup, which is actually the perfect vessel.
At its best, eating ice cream out of a cone feels like the first time you ever kissed someone with tongue. Not good. The first couple of licks are nice, sure, but then youre left with strange fluids and a sloppy mess. Unless youre Joe Biden, this is not a good look for you.
You need a cup, and heres why: With a cup, you can easily taste multiple ice-cream flavors at once, in the same spoonful. Unless youre ordering soft serve as a swirl, this is next to impossible with a cone.
Obviously, in a cup, the toppings are distributed more equitably. Do you know whats sad? Running out of rainbow sprinkles after the first three licks of a cone. Or, having heftier toppings brownie bites and cherries artfully plopped on top of the cone slide right off when you go to take that first bite. Ice & Vice is committing the most heinous Crimes Against Cones in New York: How can you actually consume a cone with five scoops? Or one with a literal ice-cream sandwich on top? These are not for eating. Theyre part of the scourge of Instagram bait that is sweeping the world. I hope youre satisfied with your likes, you monster. Ill be enjoying my ice cream.
And lets talk about those precious drips and dribbles that look so appealing in pictures. How are you supposed to actually eat ice cream like that? Its a disgusting, sticky mess on your hands and arms, and probably your clothing. So you end up eating quickly, in double time, just to catch everything before it falls to the ground. This is for chumps and philistines. You need to savor that ice cream. Eat it slowly. Treat it like a love letter. Maybe you even want to take a lid to go, put the cup in your freezer, and revisit it later. (Warning: This only works if you ordered a large cup. If theres a small cup of half-eaten ice cream in your freezer, reconsider your priorities in life.)
Another thing: You cant share an ice-cream cone without slobbering all over it. (I know what youre thinking. Why would you ever share ice cream? But, hey, maybe you just want to taste your friends flavors.)
If you really, truly love the taste of a cone, you can still have it if you eat your ice cream out of a cup. Just get it on top, use it to dip, and win the day. You might even start a new Instagram trend.
The real solution.
Crush the cone up and put it in the cup.
Cones are kinda like those dumbass 12 high burgers
>>Another thing: You cant share an ice-cream cone without slobbering all over it. (I know what youre thinking. Why would you ever share ice cream? But, hey, maybe you just want to taste your friends flavors.)
Sharing ice cream is about sharing spit.
Ice cream stands will give you a taster spoon of any flavor you ask for. They’ll even give you taste samples of several flavors. C’mon, it’s not really about tasting your friend’s flavor.
Pack the cone, one additional scoop on top..
Anything else is a disaster waiting to happen
Handel’s fresh peach in a cup please.
Also you probably get more in a cup.
I like to take forever to eat a sorbet or a really tart frozen yogurt with tiny chocolate chips in it. You can’t take forever with a cone.
They found an extract from strawberries that when it comes in contact with dairy products, solidifies it.
can last 3 hours out in the sun.
Coming to America soon.
And trust me, sprinkles does not make it better.
My football coach always recommended wearing a cup. Never said anything about a cone.
At its best, eating ice cream out of a cone feels like the first time you ever kissed someone with tongue. Not good. The first couple of licks are nice, sure, but then youre left with strange fluids and a sloppy mess.
Author has some issues.
Strawberry extract and Octopus Wasabi Ice Cream?
Who the hell orders food based on what it will look like on Instagram/Facebook/Snapchat?
I have had a full beard since 1979. I have been eating ice cream from a cup since 1979.
LOL, good one. :D
He looks like he’s got a “lot” of experience.
He certainly sucks!
New York writer chick checks in with typical overthinking normal stuff and “the way” to do something.
I’ll take my ice cream in a cake cone any day over a waffle cone, or a bowl.
If you get it all over you, what the hell...are you eating it on the way to Church, or, atop an ant hill?
Don’t blame the cone if you’re a slob.
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