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Would you kindly microwave ice cream/milkshakes?

How do you like your frozen desserts?

  • Microwaved

  • As is

  • Stir/Wait for melting without inducing it

  • Ben and Jerry will remember this


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Oct 25, 2017
837
#1
Thread written by Terraforce


I know the ideal method for many would be to simply eat/drink your choice of frozen dessert cold, but personally most ice creams and milkshakes are too cold for my liking, so 10/10 times if given the option I’ll warm them up in a microwave. Nothing as unruly as heating it until it gets hot, but I generally heat them until they melt and aren’t as thick and not super cold. There has to be at least ONE other person who agrees that this method tastes good (and is secretly superior to cold ice cream/milkshakes). A lot of people will dismiss this alternative method without even attempting to try it, but I swear if you do this once you won’t ever want frozen ice cream ever again.
 
Oct 27, 2017
4,086
#2
I have actually done this before, as a kid. Unfortunately I did it with Butter Pecan, and let me tell you, the taste was so utterly vile I gave up Butter Pecan for years.
 

offdutyninja

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Oct 27, 2017
41
#4
I'll do this if it is too frozen to scoop out. 10 - 15 seconds of nukage softens it up just enough to make scooping possible. :)
 

RetroMG

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Oct 25, 2017
938
#15
Terra, most ice creams and shakes are too cold for me, too.

My solution? Don't eat ice cream or shakes.

Easy.
 
Oct 26, 2017
1,584
#21
I've slightly melted ice cream tubs from the freezer because the ice cream was too difficult to scoop out before.

This is some other wild shit, tho.
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,882
#31
I let it sit for at least twenty minutes. Even then, it still doesn't thaw as much as you ice eaters probably think. I'd never microwave it though; something about that just seems wrong.

I once fell asleep while waiting and woke up three hours later to a pint of cold soup.
 
#36
My brother and his friend will microwave ice cream and they are convinced that is how milkshakes are made. They also only do this when they are high. I have given up trying to explain to them that’s not how a milkshake is made.
 
Oct 27, 2017
7,008
#38
I let it sit for at least twenty minutes. Even then, it still doesn't thaw as much as you ice eaters probably think. I'd never microwave it though; something about that just seems wrong.

I once fell asleep while waiting and woke up three hours later to a pint of cold soup.
Sounds like you woke up to a pint of liquid gold!

Just drink a glass of milk.
Ice cream tastes better than milk tho! And even after you warm up the ice cream, it's still creamy and is a bit thicker than milk without being too thick.

tbh I warm up my milk before drinking cereal too
 
Oct 27, 2017
7,008
#42
Are we talking close to room temperature? Don't' even tell me above room temp!
No way in hell would it be above (at least the way I intended when making this topic). Sometimes it can even be kinda cold, just not frozen at all. Room temp is the max I'd say it deserves.
 
Oct 25, 2017
521
#44
I...I get that ice cream soup is a thing, but to force it, to prefer it over ice cream in its intended form...I mean...you do you...*shivers*
 

BTM

Member
Oct 25, 2017
494
#45
I did this when I was younger sometimes just for like 5 seconds or so to make it super creamy. Haven't done it for years though.
 
Oct 27, 2017
125
#47
No way in hell would it be above (at least the way I intended when making this topic). Sometimes it can even be kinda cold, just not frozen at all. Room temp is the max I'd say it deserves.
"Sometimes it can even be kinda cold" comes across as though room temperature (or just a bit cooler) is your preferred temperature. Well, we have desserts all over the temperature spectrum, so who am I to judge? I love soft-serve, but that still falls in the frozen spectrum.
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,653
Portland, OR
#49
There is only one food on Earth that is good at any temperature, and it is pizza. Ice cream needs to be cold and have some semblance of texture (and this is coming from someone who did the ice cream soup thing as a kid). I do like taking vanilla ice cream and stirring in chocolate chips; the act of stirring definitely softens up the ice cream a fair amount. But intentionally microwaving it? Just... no.

maybe try froyo

that never seems to taste too cold to me
Or gelato. That's usually not too cold and super creamy.