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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 23: Goth ice cream cone and cupe are seen during day 3 of FYF 2017 on July 23, 2017 at Exposition Park in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for FYF)

Did you know there’s a right way and a wrong way to eat ice cream to gain the ultimate experience? Neither did I.   Gone are the days of shoving the frozen treat down your gullet and enjoying the experience the way we were taught when we were little.

Dr Sarah Kemp is an expert in “sensory science”and she came up with a seven-step process that’s supposed to give you the ideal ice cream eating experience. Somehow I don’t think it’ll change my process of eating ice cream the way I always have, but I’ll give this a try at least once. Oh, she also mentions that the optimum tasting temperature of ice cream  is 6.8 degrees Fahrenheit.

Below are the steps to the perfect ice cream eating experience:

1.  Take it out of the freezer and let it defrost for about 15 minutes.  When it’s too cold, the aroma molecules don’t release.  And smell plays a huge role in how things taste.


2.  Don’t take too big of a bite.  Half a teaspoon per bite is ideal.


3.  Place the spoon upside down in your mouth, so the ice cream hits your tongue.


4.  Roll the ice cream around in your mouth, and pay attention to how the smooth, creamy texture feels.


5.  Breathe in through your mouth while the ice cream is in there.  The air passing over it helps it hit more of your taste buds.


6.  Don’t swallow too soon.  12 seconds in your mouth is ideal.


7.  Repeat with each bite to build up a, quote, “full ice cream taste profile.”


Will you try this seven step process?