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  1. Jay H

    Jay H Producer

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    Question for the masses:

    do you think you get more ice cream if you order:

    1)A Cup/dish?

    or

    2)A Cone?

    Discuss...

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  2. Jason Seaver

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    No.

    When I was running an ice cream stand, we just counted scoops. The only difference is that when you order a cone, you're more likely to have some fall off and hit the ground.

    But that's made up for by how delicious sugar cones are.
     
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    A dumb Brit writes:

    (1) what the **** is a dish or cup of ice cream?

    (2) a cone is simply a hollow cone of sugary biscuit (sorry, American chums I of course mean cookie)holding the scoop (or scoops) of ice cream. Cones come in two basic varieties - a single cone or a double cone (obviuosly the double topped cone supports more ice cream). There are two main permutations:

    (a) whether you want a '99' (basically an ice cream cone with a chocolate flake stuck in the ice cream)

    (b) whether you have the ice cream in a scoop or extruded in a soft paste from a machine.
     
  4. Jay H

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    But Jason, you mean every scoop is exactly the same mass?

    You can pack a cone with ice cream before scooping it in, but then a dish can hold more ice cream before catastrophic failure. So perhaps it balances out.

    Andrew, you can't get ice cream in a cup/dish in the UK? It's for those cone-challenged US people for which the ice cream in a dish is targetted for. There's that stigmata of having your double scoop chocolate chip ice cream flattened on the pavement for which the dish attracts!

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  5. Paul Padilla

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    Haagen Daaz or Ben & Jerry's?

    I'm sort of kidding, but "premium" ice creams have less air incorporated into them, so total mass won't necessarily be comparable regardless of the cone/cup question. Weigh a pint of HD and a pint of a store brand and see what you get.
     
  6. Jason Seaver

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    Someone paid for two scoops, they got two scoops, regardless of what we put those scoops in, and I didn't use different sized scoops for cones and dishes.
     
  7. Jay H

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    Well Jason, you must have a very exacting arm!

    Jay
     
  8. MarkHastings

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    LOL - it's also for those of us that don't care for cones. I just want ice cream. [​IMG]

    andrew, you surely must have hot fudge sundaes? A cup (or dish) of ice cream is the same concept, just without the toppings.



    and back to the topic, I always thought a 2 scoop cup and a 2 scoop cone contained the same amount of ice cream. It's just that the cone costs more because you can eat the 'container' over the dish.
     
  9. Jason Seaver

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    Usually the cone only costs more if you get a fancy waffle cone. A sugar cone or plain/cake style cone is generally the same as a dish.
     
  10. StephenA

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    I don't like cones, so I always get ice cream in a dish.

    To answer the question, I think they're about the same. You may lose some more with a cone due to the ice cream melting or falling off.
     

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