Q: Dear Diane, I have a very simple question: When serving cake & ice cream should I give my guests a spoon or a fork? Thanks, MG
A: Dear MG, the manner in which you eat your creamy confection is a matter of personal “taste”. Some people enjoy eating their ice cream with a spoon, while others prefer a fork, when served with cake or pie. In a previous blog, Ice Cream Etiquette, I address the proper use of a spoon and fork when eating ice cream combined with another dessert. Here’s an excerpt:
“Hold your fork in your left hand, spoon in the right. The spoon will be used to cut, scoop and maneuver the ice cream and cake or pie to your mouth. The fork, using the tines as a stabilizer, will keep the food secure so that it doesn’t slide off the plate.”
In honor of National Ice Cream month Blue Bell has given us a few ice cream suggestions:
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Blue Bell Magic Cookie Bar
Blue Bell Strawberry Fruit Bar
Blue Bell Ice Cream Cone
Whether you lick, scoop or bite your ice cream, have a great weekend and don’t forget to share a scoop with a friend!
Diane Gottsman is a national etiquette expert and modern manners professional, sought out industry leader, television personality, accomplished speaker, Huffington Post blogger, author, and the owner of The Protocol School of Texas, a company specializing in executive leadership and etiquette training. Diane is routinely quoted in national and international media including The New York Times, The BBC, CNN, Bloomberg Business Week, Kiplinger, Huffington Post Canada, U.S. News and World Report, and Forbes. She is the resident etiquette expert for two popular morning talk shows, SA Living and Good Day Austin. She has been seen on The TODAY Show, HLN Headline News, WGN Chicago, and CBS Sunday Morning. Her clients range from university students to Fortune 500 companies and her workshops cover topics ranging from tattoos in the workplace to technology at the dinner table and the proper use of social media.
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