Icecream - from the tub or a bowl?

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How do you eat icecream?

  1. Usually eat out of the tub - whole tub in a sitting

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  2. Usually eat out of the tub - but only a little bit

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  3. Depends where I'm eating it

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  4. Urgh.... I use a bowl!

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  1. Applespider macrumors G4

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    #1
    Do you usually eat icecream straight from the freezer out of a tub... or do you let it soften and put it in a bowl?

    When at the Ben & Jerry's factory I bought a scoop... and then realised that I'd have been better off with their tub 'jacket' since it just doesn't taste the same in a bowl...
     
  2. ham_man macrumors 68020

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  3. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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    Always the bowl for me :p And plonked on top of a chocolate-dipped meringue!

    Oo and sprinkles! :D
     
  4. Lau Guest

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    Bowl, definitely. The tub's too cold to hold, and surely the rest of the tub melts and then you put it back in the freezer and it goes all nasty and crystallised for next time?

    miniConvert – sprinkles are great... :D
     
  5. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    Instead of letting it soften first...you can usually (depending on the tub and the ice cream type) just cut a piece of the tub off and put it in the bowl. Then put the rest of the tub in a plastic bag.

    I started doing this just so I wouldn't eat the whole tub in one sitting.
     
  6. w_parietti22 macrumors 68020

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    A bowl. But if theres only one bowl left then I just eat it out of the tub.
     
  7. XIII macrumors 68040

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    Tub if I'm home alone. Means I can have as much as possible. :p
     
  8. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Depends on where I'm eating it, if I'm alone or not and how much is left. If there's only one serving left and I'm at home I eat out of the tub. The rest of the time I use a bowl (or get hassled by my girlfriend for not doing so... ;)).
     
  9. xsedrinam macrumors 601

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    Depends. Late night, alone, binge time....tub it is. Public gathering, fourth the portion, pinky raised nice 'n proper in order to navigate a small, nancy spoon in and out of a bowl.
     
  10. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I use a bowl with a spoon, unless I have a package of sundae cups.
     
  11. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    I keep a supply of Blue Bunny or Hoodsie cups handy for my not-spoiled-at-all-why-do-you-ask dog. The birch paddle spoon thingies are hard to find, and I generally don't like to eat those cups unless I have the paddles.

    I like to put ice cream for myself in a bowl, and microwave for just long enough that it's really soft but just before it gets melty.
     
  12. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Bowl, because once you get down to the bottom of the tub.. your hand get messy if your eatting out of it.. if you scoop it out, you can wash your sticky hands then eat :)
     
  13. baby duck monge macrumors 68000

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    I eat it from a bowl because I fear eating too much of it if I don't get what I want and then put the rest away. I've recently actually measured what a serving is, and I already eat 2-3 servings at a time, so I have to watch it. :eek:
     
  14. zelmo macrumors 603

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    In a bowl, unless it's one of those small containers of Ben & Jerry's. Let's be honest...those things are never making it back to the fridge.:p
     
  15. weldon macrumors 6502a

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    Kids get their ice cream in a bowl or on a cone. Wife and I eat out of the tub if it's one of the fancy pint tubs we buy just for adult consumption. We try to eat no more than half the pint in one night.

    My guilty pleasure is to eat the Breyer's Neopolitan out of the tub. It's fantastic to slice a bit of chocolate, vanilla or strawberry and get either just one flavor, two or all three. I have complete control over the Neopolitan in the tub. It gets all confused in the bowl. And then the edges get all soft as you eat and you can enjoy the different texture by scraping the edges or the top. Mmmmmm.... ice cream.
     
  16. iGary Guest

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    Out of the tub - we usually only buy ice cream occasionally, and when we do it's small pints and we each get our own flavor.
     
  17. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    Bowl....whatever.....Give me a mug and I'm good.






    Bless
     
  18. spicyapple macrumors 68000

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    Oh boy, eating out of the tub - whole tub in a sitting points to serious emotional problems. :confused:
     
  19. Spaceman Spiff macrumors regular

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    Bowl. It just works better for me somehow.

    Or, if it's vanilla, in some root beer.
     
  20. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Or seriously yummy ice cream. It happens.
     
  21. amateurmacfreak macrumors 6502a

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    :eek:
    Isn't lactose bad for dogs???

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    We keep this on hand for our dogs. She loves. :)
     
  22. s0x™ macrumors member

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    Bowl...unless someone's left a little bit in the tub, then I'll eat out of the tub, saves dirtying a bowl ;)
     
  23. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    My hound has no trouble digesting dairy products, so it's not an issue. The vets are consistently impressed with her health, weight, blood work and so on, so her diet works for her :)

    (I tried giving her Frosty Paws once, she wouldn't touch it. I tried some and understand why: it's gross.)
     
  24. nbs2 macrumors 68030

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    As long as Lori doesn't know about it, tub. Otherwise the bowl. And yes, I have been known to go through a half gallon in one sitting.
     
  25. amateurmacfreak macrumors 6502a

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    Ah, mmkay, that's cool!

    Our dog loves it. But I agree. It's some gross s**t.
     

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