I'm not sure we needed this study to reveal that eating ice-cream indeed makes us happier, but there we have it, scientific Proof! Perhaps this is why I'm always smiling. I used to eat ice-cream everyday of my life (though, I've since switched to chocolate.. for the antioxidants, of course ;).
There really isn't such a thing as bad ice-cream to me. By virtue of being ice-cream, you're already my favorite dessert. That said, there's no denying the varying degrees of quality out there and I think we all know Haagen-Dazs ranks top notch.
By law, a company is allowed to whip 50% air into their ice-cream. Haagen-Dazs, however, whips very little air into their rich product, which results in a more concentrated and dense experience. Sometimes I crave this decadence while other times I yearn for a lighter, fluffier affair.
I'm awarding 5 cherries to Haagen-Dazs new FIVE line, not only for their years in excellence, but also, for creating a product that has five, simple, and natural ingredients. I love being able to pronounce everything that I put into my body!