Now for the separate post to explain the details I was telling my kids when wacko-Iowa-tall guy interrupted us. First, I need to explain that it wasn’t Ben & Jerry’s ice cream– just a soft-serve cone on the beach. Not the quality of my friend Ben, but it was the beach and it was ice cream so all was good in the world.
I need to confess before I go on that it is my fault. I have let my kids down. Until today, I had not properly trained them in proper ice cream cone eating. I was mortified at my kid’s ice cream cone eating techniques. They didn’t know what they were doing. I realize there could be others who haven’t mastered this technique so I will explain s-l-o-w-l-y.
1. Do not lick the tip of the ice cream and work your way down. You are to lick the cone with a horizontal-circling motion to keep the ice cream even at all times. Please no diagonal or vertical licks.
2. Swirled cones are the best for learning the technique. As long as your swirls are evenly around the cone you are doing fine. If at any time you have shmeared (yes, it’s sorta a word) the chocolate ice cream into the vanilla, blurring the swirls, you will know that your technique is faulty.
3. There must not be a drop of ice cream dripping down the side of the cone at any time.
4. There must be ice cream in every final cone bite.
If you follow these secrets you will be sure to have a nice beach-ice cream cone experience.