FOR THOSE of you that have a tub of ice cream in your freezer, you might want to listen up.
It turns out that we’ve been eating ice cream wrong our whole lives (yes, you heard that correctly), and according to experts, just eating it with a spoon is incorrect.
Indulgent low-calorie ice cream brand Oppo Brothers partnered with sensory scientist Dr Sarah Kemp to produce the exact formula of how to eat ice cream to maximise flavour.
Together Oppo and Dr Sarah Kemp have come up with a scientific equation that illustrates a step by step process of how to taste ice cream the right way.
So if you want your ice cream to taste even better than it already does, listen up.
Here is a simple step-by-step guide for making sure you get the most out of your next tub.
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First, it’s important that you leave the ice cream to warm up in the tub for 15 minutes to reach -14°C, so it is slightly soft to touch.
This will allow the aroma molecules to be released.
Next, scoop half a teaspoonful of ice cream onto a teaspoon.
Then place the teaspoon upside down into the mouth so the ice cream touches the tongue first for initial flavour.
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After this, roll the ice cream around your mouth and enjoy the creamy, smooth texture.
It’s then important to take a breath in through the mouth so that it reaches all your receptors.
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But don’t just swallow it, make sure to keep the ice cream in your mouth for 12 seconds to experience maximum flavour.
You might think it sounds like a bit of a faff, and we’re sure you’ll all be tempted to scoff your ice cream in one go, but if you want to get the maximum taste, why not give this method a go?
Flavour expert and sensory scientist Dr Sarah Kemp said: "Flavour is extremely important and getting the most out of every mouthful should be your number one priority, especially when it comes to ice cream.
"However, more often than not, people are unaware of how to maximise flavour sensations when it comes to eating all types of food.
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"When tasting ice cream, turning the spoon upside down as it enters your mouth ensures the ice cream touches your taste buds first giving you a stronger flavour impact, almost instantly.
"Creating this scientific formula with Oppo has demonstrated just how full of flavour and indulgent their ice creams are when put to the test.”
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