Everyone seems to love ice cream and that popularity absolutely translates into huge pop culture moments. Here, FYI Delray lists the most notable moments for ice cream fandom ever.
Ice Cream’s Major Role in Home Alone
In both Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, the main character, Kevin McAllister, celebrates his newfound freedom and lack of adult supervision by making a massive ice cream sundae. Whether it’s in the comfort of his own home or at the plush Plaza Hotel, Kevin sure knows how to celebrate. If you’re looking for the same kind of reckless abandon Kevin displays while chowing down on his frozen creation, stop by FYI Delray for our delicious ice cream and bounty of toppings.
“Lieutenant Dan, Ice Cream!”
One of the sweetest moments in a notoriously sweet movie (Forrest Gump) is when Forrest calls out “Lieutenant Dan, Ice Cream!” to his friend who has just lost his legs in the Vietnam War. Lieutenant Dan isn’t interested in the ice cream, instead dumping it in the bedpan next to him. However, here at FYI Delray, we’re under the impression that Lieutenant Dan would’ve felt a lot better/happier after eating the ice cream.
Ice Cream, Interrupted
One of the most interesting (and inexplicable) scenes in the artsy 1999 film, Girl Interrupted is when main characters Lisa (Angelina Jolie) and Susanna (Winona Ryder) go to a diner and Lisa orders an ice cream sundae with hot fudge, cherries, rainbow sprinkles and whipped cream. When she’s asked if she wants nuts on her sundae, the two girls break out in laughter at the double entendre of the word.
Milkshakes Bring Who, Where?
The 2003 single Milkshake performed by Kelis features the unforgettable line “my milkshakes bring the boys to the yard.” And while Kelis is definitely not talking about real milkshakes, the song has gained an undeniable popularity and place in pop culture history, showing up in such movies as Mean Girls.
Katy Perry’s Frozen Sex Appeal
Katy Perry’s summer smash hit California Gurls (featuring rap legend Snoop Dogg) spawned a massive following for Katy prompting a huge tour to showcase the entire Teenage Dream Album. The tour’s aesthetic was a candy wonderland, featuring gumdrops, lollipops and our favorite, ice cream. Come to think of it, we’ve never seen someone make ice cream so hot!
It’s a Wonderful Ice Cream Sundae
Important topics are discussed in the legendary ice cream counter scene in It’s a Wonderful Life. The scene features a young George Bailey and his future wife, in which George admits the fact that he’d like a few wives and Mary tells him she’ll love him til the day she dies. Pretty hefty ice cream talk, but the frozen treat does seem to bring out the sweetness in all of us.
A Milkshake Worth the Money
In legendary director Quentin Tarantino’s famous indie film Pulp Fiction, main character Mia (Uma Thurman) orders a five dollar milkshake and at first hit-man Vincent (John Travolta) is taken aback at the hefty price, but later laments that it is delicious.