In a tropical country where the temperature switches from hot to very hot, anytime is a good time to indulge in ice cream.

Year Round Craving

On muggy summer afternoons, ice cream is what saves me from going crazy. A quick trip to a nearby ice cream shop instantly clears the hazy mind and shakes me out of a lethargic funk.

My ice cream fixation goes beyond summer. It’s a year-round love affair that has my sweet cravings go on overdrive with the mere sight of a signage announcing the presence of ice cream. Its promise of instant, cool relief further heightens my excitement.

Are you content with just one scoop for your dessert fix? It’s at least two scoops for me. When I’m home alone and there’s a container of ice cream sitting in the freezer, for sure that won’t survive another day.

Ice Cream Goodness

As you’re licking your second scoop, considering the fats and calories in it, you might think that ice cream can’t be good. Stop being guilty about it because ice cream has substantial health benefits:

  1. It is a rich source of vitamins, containing vitamins A, B-6, B-12, C, D, E, K and also thiamine, riboflavin, and niacin.
  2. It provides energy from its content of carbohydrates, fats and proteins.
  3. As a rich source of minerals like calcium and phosphorus, it helps in building and maintaining strong bones and preventing bone-related diseases.

That’s all good, but, really now, do we need a reason to eat ice cream other than it makes us happy? As Weird Al sings, “Just eat it!”

Everyone loves ice cream!

Approximately 15 billion litres or 3.3 billion gallons of ice-cream are consumed yearly around the world. That’s enough to fill 5,000 Olympic swimming pools. Americans consume the most ice cream, eating 48 pints of ice cream per person every year on average. New Zealanders come in second.

Ice Cream Favourites

Do you have a favourite? Seems most people like the plain ones, with vanilla and chocolate being ranked as the top two favourites worldwide.

And how do you like to eat your ice cream? Served in a crisp wafer cone, waffle cone, or in a dessert dish? Do you like it plain or with a combination of toppings like corn flakes, chocolate chips, , M & Ms, rainbow sprinkles, crushed Oreos, chopped walnuts, toffee bits, or with a generous pouring of chocolate or strawberry sauce?

These days, artisanal ice cream has become popular. What’s the weirdest flavour that you have encountered? I didn’t like green tea at first. But there’s something about ice cream that you can’t just outright reject. So the next time I tried it, I was able to finish an entire single serving.

There are so many ways to enjoy ice cream’s rich, creamy goodness.

Birthday parties, especially kiddie parties, are not complete without ice cream. So let Delegate’s partner caterers satisfy your cool cravings with their uniquely delicious ways of serving ice cream.

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