Rejoice, my fellow sweet-tooth companions! Something cool has just been revealed about ice cream, and it's not your doctor or mom telling you to please stop eating so much. In fact, it has absolutely nothing to do with nutritional value. Great news, right?
Thanks to a recent study conducted by Baskin-Robbins, we now know that the way in which we eat our ice cream can actually tell us a lot about our personality. It's like a personality test come to life, but one that tastes absolutely delicious.
Juliet A. Boghossian, a behavioral food expert, conducted the research.
via: ShutterstockAnd the results are pretty interesting. Who knew the way we eat ice cream could actually help us know ourselves better?
Also, this is great news for ice cream lovers out there.We all know that different foods can mean a different things to different people. And those of us out there who are obsessed with ice cream and all thing sweet can now have an excuse to indulge: "I'm just getting to know myself better."
Let's get to the results, shall we?
via: ShutterstockFirst up is the classic ice cream sundae. If your go-to ice cream enjoyment involves diving into a sundae, chances are you're... Determined and ambitious! Yep, that sounds about right.
But if you're a cone lover, what in the world does that say about your personality?!
via: ShutterstockDon't worry: according to Boghossian, if you love to enjoy your sweet treat in a cone, this means you're a positive person. You're an optimist, and like to look at everything through a hopeful lens.
But cones aren't for everyone. Sometimes you've just got to eat your French vanilla or mint-chocolate chip in a cup.
via: ShutterstockWhich translates to: you're a practical, logical thinker and totally level-headed. That makes sense. Ice cream in a cup is safety. There's no real fear of spillage. No stress about what to do if you take a bite of the cone and the whole thing cracks. Cups are safe. Cups are good. But there are other ways to consume ice cream...
Every so often you meet a person that prefers milkshakes to regular ice cream.
via: ShutterstockAnd that's fine. That's OK. Milkshakes are delicious and easy to consume. If you're one of those people that prefers milkshakes to the perfection that is regular ice cream, then you're most likely an open-minded risk-taker.
Sometimes you have to forgo any sort of etiquette and just eat the ice cream straight out of the carton.While your immediate reaction to eating ice cream out of the container might be, "Oh, this person is sad" — that's actually not true! So if you've got a penchant for sitting on your couch, binging your favorite TV show, and eating Ben & Jerry's straight out of the pint, it simply means that you're... Resourceful and a strong leader.
It's pretty cool knowing there are some facts about ice cream that are beyond it just being incredibly addictive and delicious.Especially since the average American consumes roughly 48 pints of ice cream a year! That's ... a lot of ice cream.
In 2011 alone, Americans reportedly consumed 1.58 billion gallons of ice cream.
via: ShutterstockAmerica is the number-one consumer of ice cream worldwide, which isn't very surprising. We can't help it if we like our dessert.
So the next time you get that sweet tooth craving, take a minute and notice how you reach for it.
via: ShutterstockIt could tell you a lot about yourself. And also, let's just all eat more ice cream, please.