Sweet Scoops and Silver Screens: A Delightful Duo of Ice Cream Cones and Movie Magic!
Ice cream cones, waffle bowls, and movies just seem to go together, and there are two parts to the relationship between movies and ice cream.The first is the role ice cream has played in popular films. The second is trying to find the perfect pairing between your favorite movie and your favorite ice cream. As ice cream cone and waffle bowl lovers, we’re going to look at both.
Food has played a role in many films. Where would Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory be without Augustus Gloop’s chocolate-river binge? However, because ice cream cones are our favorite food, we prefer movies that feature ice cream cones above all others, so we’ve compiled a short list of our top movies where ice cream cones have played a role in a movie’s plot.
In chronological order of release:
Ode to Ice Cream
I like ice cream a whole lot,
It tastes good when days are hot.
On a cone or in a dish,
This would be my only wish.
Vanilla, chocolate, or rocky road,
Even with pie, a la mode.
Additionally, we have a couple of honorable mentions. First, for Laurel and Hardy who introduced ice cream to film for possibly the first time in 1931’s Come Clean, where they experienced some flavor confusion.
Also, hats-off to a movie you probably see at least once a year, It’s a Wonderful Life. The ice cream scene takes place at the soda fountain in Mr. Gower’s drug store and shows how clearly kids see life while eating ice cream, as young Mary and Violet discuss their current and future feelings toward George Bailey.
As for what ice cream one should eat while watching movies, that’s a fairly subjective thing. We consider ourselves lucky that, unlike in the old days where movies could only be seen in theaters and where the only snacks were overpriced popcorn and Milk Duds, we can stream movies anywhere and eat anything we want while watching. Of course, we suggest eating ice cream cones or waffle bowls while viewing any movie.
For a few ideas on great ice cream/movie pairings, the website Ice Cream Freaks has a few suggestions. The only thing we’d change is that, wherever they advise serving ice cream in a dish, you use a delicious waffle bowl instead. Not only is it tastier, but there are no dishes to wash!
What are your favorite movie ice-cream scenes, or your top ice cream/movie pairings? Let us know! We always love to hear from our fellow ice-cream-cone … and movie … lovers!