Ordering Ice Cream

American Culture,English Vocabulary 15 April 2010 | 2 Comments

Add ImageIt’s sweltering hot outside and you need some relief. In the distance you see a ice cream parlor. “Perfect,” you think. This is just what I need. You walk into the ice cream shop and you see a gazillion different flavors. Uggghhh, how will you chose? What will you say?

You see bubblegum flavored ice cream. “Hmm,” you think. “Excuse me, how does the bubblegum ice cream taste?”

“Like bubblegum,” the worker says from behind the counter. Yes, that did not help you at all.

What you could’ve said was: “Can I have a taste of the bubble gum ice cream?” or “Could I have a sample of the bubble gum ice cream?” Ice cream parlors will always give you a sample of the ice cream. Usually on a very cute tiny plastic spoon.

You like this bubble gum ice cream. It’s different to you. “I’d like to order some bubble gum ice cream, please,” you tell the worker.

“Well, how much?” He says impatiently.

Do you know what to say to him? Give it a shot. Say what you think you’d say to him…

Here are some expressions you could say:

I’d like 2 scoops. (Depending on the shop, some scoops are really big.)

You also need to say if you’d like it in a cone or in a cup.

And could you put it in a cup please?

Oh, I’d like it in a cone. (You usally can choose a waffle cone or a sugar cone.)

But…are you hungrier for more than just a few scoops of ice cream? You could order:

A sundae – It is usually 2 scoops of ice cream with chocolate syrup drizzled on it. Then, it has whipped cream and a cherry on top.

A banana split – This has 3 scoops, one of chocolate, one of vanilla and one of strawberry then they cut open a banana and place ½ on each side. It is topped with whipped cream (maybe some chocolate syrup) and a cherry on top!

There are also other things you could order like shakes (ice cream blended with milk for a smooth drink) and ice cream floats (Soda poured over ice cream in a tall glass).

My favorite is a root beer float! What’s yours?

2 Responses on “Ordering Ice Cream”

  1. Elena says:

    I love ALL!!!!! well…I have never tried that “ice cream floats”, but am sure I´ll love it too!!!! mmmmmmmmmmmmmm yummy yummy!
    Do you like ice lollies? they are very popular where I live.

  2. Yvonne says:

    I love ice lollies. We call them ice pops around here. They are really good!

    You should try an ice cream float one day. YUM!

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