Better Ice Cream Topping – Chocolate Syrup or Chocolate Powder [POLL]
Whether it's 90-degrees outside, or -10, I will always find room a little ice cream after a meal, or before a meal, or during a meal. Maybe I have a problem. Nah.
Anyway, almost as important as what flavor of ice cream I will eat is the decision of what I will put on top of it. During a recent trip to the grocery store, Nesquik was on sale which doesn't happen very often, so in a moment of weakness, I picked some up.
Growing up we always had Nesquik in the cabinet. It was rare that chocolate syrup was anywhere to be found. Now that I'm older and buy my own grocery's, the opposite is true. It's rare that there's ever NOT chocolate syrup in the fridge, specifically Hersey's Dark Chocolate syrup, while the instance of a canister of Nesquik being found in our kitchen is few and far between.
Whichever I choose to calm my sweet tooth, I'm guaranteed to pour it on so heavy that you can't even see the ice cream. A convincing argument could be made that I'm only using the ice cream as an excuse to eat the topping.
So which is better? Both have their advantages. They're both filled with sugary-chocolate-y goodness. The Nesquik creates a nice chocolate paste once it soaks up some of the melted ice cream on top. One of my favorite things to do as a kid, and something I still do as a 36-year old adult, is to stir the ice cream together with the Nesquik and create my own little bowl of soft serve. The creaminess of the ice cream with the little grit of chocolate sugar crystals mixed in is amazing.
The syrup on the other hand flows down to the bottom of the bowl to create a nice chocolate pool for the ice cream to rest in, giving me the opportunity to scoop up a healthy spoonful with every bite. In case you're wondering, I've tried mixing the ice cream with the syrup like I do with the Nesquik and it's not the same. Don't get me wrong, it's good, after all it's still chocolate and ice cream, but the consistency just isn't the same.
I'll be honest, deciding which is better is a toss up. If you are forcing me to lean one way or the other, I'd say Nesquik gets my vote. What say you?