I Scream. You Scream.

At last! We’ve arrived to the end of the week!

To embrace my inner child and due to the recent hot days that we’ve been experiencing, I decided to re-create some of my favorite ice cream flavors with fresh flowers.

Inside each of us is an inner child, myself included. And as a young girl growing up in Vietnam, ice cream was a big deal. Even as an adult, ice cream has been one of my favorite comfort foods. It is especially good on cold SoCal days. Oh heck, it’s good every day! There’s something about ice cream that always make me so happy. One of my favorite quotes about ice cream is, “You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy ice cream… and that’s kind of the same thing.”

Starting with the simple strawberry.

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Strawberry lovers are introverts.

In a study by Hirsch for Baskin Robbins, strawberry lovers were often tolerant, devoted, and introverted; in research conducted for Dreyer’s/Edy’s, he found fans of the berry flavor were also logical and thoughtful.

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Flowers: Pink, White, and Variegated Carnations

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Vanilla lovers are impulsive.

Vanilla is one of the simplest of ice cream flavors, but its fans are actually likely to be colorful, impulsive, idealistic risk-takers who “rely more on intuition than logic,” according to studies conducted by neurologist Dr. Alan Hirsch, founder of the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation. Vanilla lovers were also emotionally expressive and successful in close relationships. As for the research: Hirsch uses various standardized psychiatric test results to make statistical correlations, explaining that the same part of the brain (the Limbic lobe) is responsible for both personality traits and food preference. Interestingly, Hirsch says the taste for your favorite ice cream is set during childhood and tends to remain consistent throughout your life.

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Chocolate lovers are flirtatious.

If you prefer a chocolate scoop, Hirsch determined you are likely to be flirtatious and seductive, and also lively, charming, dramatic, and gullible.

Some other mention-worthy ones are:

Mint chocolate chip lovers are argumentative.

Always mixing it up? There’s a good chance mint chocolate chip is your favorite flavor, according to Hirsch’s study for Dreyer’s/Edy’s, which found this ice cream signified ambition, confidence, frugalness, and argumentativeness. “[They] aren’t fully satisfied until they find the tarnish on the silver lining,” said Hirsch about its fans. However, Hirsch predicts that mint chocolate chip lovers are compatible with one another.

Chocolate chip lovers are generous.

If you choose classic chocolate chip, you’re generous, competent, and a go-getter, according to Hirsch’s survey for Baskin Robbins.

Coffee lovers are dramatic.

If you’re lively, dramatic, and approach life with “gusto,” you’re probably a fan of coffee ice cream. Hirsch’s study for Dreyer’s/Edy’s says coffee ice cream fans are not concerned about the future and thrive on the “passion of the moment,” needing constant stimulation in a romantic relationship.

Rocky Road lovers are aggressive.

If this flavor-packed cone is your favorite, you’re most likely aggressive and engaging, but a good listener, according to Hirsch’s Baskin Robbins study. The Dreyer’s/Edy’s panel also determined that the goal-oriented Rocky Road lover is often successful, but sometimes aggressive behavior can “inadvertently hurt the feelings of those that surround him.”

Rainbow sherbet lovers are pessimistic.

This flavor’s bright colors and fruity taste is no match for the downbeat attitude of those who choose it as their favorite. “We found that people who prefer rainbow sherbet are more pessimistic than you would think,” says Hirsch, who also found they’re analytic and decisive.

After reading Alyssa Jung’s article (Read more: http://www.rd.com/slideshows/hidden-personality-traits-revealed-ice-cream/#ixzz3e5gWHxJ5 ) about personality traits through ice cream flavors, I realized I have a lot of favorites, does that mean I’m a little bit of everything? But if I have to choose, I would say, Rocky Road is my all-time favorite! What’s your flavor?

Come back again soon!

Yours truly,
Anne