Ice cream directly from the fridge is just to hard to spoon out. So I put it in the microwave to soften. I admit it. I really like melty ice cream. Not too melty. Just enought to be soft on the tongue and coat your throat as it goes down. Generally, it should be rich. Cheap ice cream tastes just like it sounds...cheap. Rich, full fat ice cream satisfies. Why bother with anythng else?
There are things you just shouldn't deny yourself. Of course it is not good to over-indulge. Been there, done that. Paid the price with guilt and regret. No more. But something like melty ice cream, rich chocolately or carmelly or even French vanillily is rewarding yourself for suviving another day and giving your soul comfort.
So I will continue to microwave the ice cream just a few sec's, just enough to make it delight the palate and fill the empty spaces. Some little personal allowances must be made.