ice cream - is this really a refreshing food for summer?

Philippines
July 8, 2010 3:37pm CST
During summer, people loved and liked to eat some refreshing foods like an ice cream. People loved to eat this to relieved the stress brought by the heat of summer. However, I am just wondering if ice cream is really ideal to relieved the heat that we feel. Since, after we tend to eat an ice cream, still, we need to drink a water, to make our body refresh. How about you, do you really think that ice cream is really a refreshing food for summer?
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@kiran8 (14251)
• Mangalore, India
9 Jul 10
I love ice cream and I can eat it any time of the year and in any season hot or cold.It is the pleasure of eating something as delicious as that which is more important to me than helping me beat the heat.Normally drinking very cold drinks tend to make you feel warmer after a while...all the best
• Philippines
9 Jul 10
Good day kiran8, You are right. Ice cream can also be eaten during cold season. And as you have said, it can be for any season.
@ebuscat (5949)
• Philippines
9 Jul 10
For me not so the juice would be number one to cure thirsty.
• Philippines
9 Jul 10
Good day to you ebuscat, Well, that is a good thirst quencher especially if the juice is very cold.
@vhings_88 (294)
• Philippines
9 Jul 10
For me, ice cream is one of the refreshing food out there but it doesn't mean it could take away your thirst. It's just fun to eat ice cream especially in summer.
• Philippines
9 Jul 10
Got your point. Very well said. Bon Appetit for ice cream..vhings_88
• United States
9 Jul 10
You know I am not too sure if ice cream is that great to beat the heat with. Because I too always need to drink lots of water after eating ice cream, but it does cool me off, so I am not sure it seems kind of a toss up on if its a good one or not.
• Philippines
9 Jul 10
Hello Sassygirlanne007, Like you, I do drink a lot of water after eating an ice cream.
@cream97 (29175)
• United States
15 Jul 10
Hi, airshelia. To me, it is only refreshing when I have a taste for something sweet and cold to eat. I always have to drink cold water after I eat my ice cream, so I don't think that it is really a refreshing food for me.
@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
12 Jul 10
yes, ice cream is ONE of the refreshing food for summer.it has a cooling effects but won't last longer than water.since it is sweet so eating a lot of ice cream is unhealthy for ourselves.plus sweet foods won't help much in releasing the body heat.that's why we still need to drink water even if after we ate an ice cream.
@Joker25 (30)
9 Jul 10
Water-based ice lollies might be more refreshing in terms of rehydrating the body. That said, ice-cream is certainly delicious. It is cooling as well, even if it is too sweet and creamy to be really thought of as 'refreshing'.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
9 Jul 10
Ice cream is always a refreshing food. It doesn't always have to be a summertime treat. Ice cream can be enjoyed all year. Ice cream is one of the best ways to cool down those long hot summer days. When you are sizzling, ice cream is definitely a refreshing cure.
@p3ks626 (6552)
• Philippines
9 Jul 10
A lot of people like to eat ice cream during the summer. I think its the best thing to can get when the whether is really hot. Its also available almost everywhere. But as for me, I'd rather drink slush as a refreshing food for summer. Slush is better for me cause I'm thinking its healthy cause its made of fruits.
• Bulgaria
9 Jul 10
I never was obsessed with icecream like most people I know.I do love it though and I really love spending summer nights thinking and eating icecream.So yes,I do think icecream is a really refreshing food for summer.
@dsplay5 (361)
• Bulgaria
8 Jul 10
Yes, it's a refreshing food for the summer. I don't say that it's the ideal one, but it refreshes, it's cold, tasty, liquid, etc... However, aren't the more liquid foods like the water melon more refreshing? Never mind, and yes, even after a big cup of ice cream, I still fee a need of water and I feel better if I drink something. I don't know why.
@gelica05 (40)
• United States
8 Jul 10
it is ideal for summer if it isn't an ice cream that is too sticky when it melts. neither is a thick ice cream okay. maybe a popsicle or a mexican ice cream is okay. but water and fruit is ideal to be a refreshing food and drink for summer
@bodil4o (271)
• Bulgaria
8 Jul 10
Of course it is refreshing food for summer. When it is hot it is really nice when you eat something cold. One minus is that after I eat ice-cream I want to drink water and there isn't always water when I'm eating my ice-cream. This is what I hate about it, but without water it is still refreshing ;)
@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
8 Jul 10
i think because the ice cream is cold, it helps cool your body. i know in my own case i am always cooler after eating ice cream.