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How Much Would You Pay for a Scoop of Ice Cream? $4? $5? $6?

By carolyncastiglia |

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How much would you pay for a scoop?

Everyone loves ice cream. I mean, I’m sorry if you’re lactose intolerant or dairy-free (though there’s faux cream out there for you guys, too!), because you’re really missing out. Ice cream is one of the most delicious things on the planet; it’s refreshing, creamy, cool, and it’s portable. You can walk around eating it! I love a food that allows me to get to where I’m going and indulge simultaneously. But ice cream is becoming increasingly expensive, and not just the fancy handmade organic kind, either. With a vanilla pod shortage and a surge in vanilla prices upon us, the cost of a cone is expected to rise by ten percent this summer. And they’re already expensive! Let’s take a look at some prices being charged around New York City for one scoop:

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How Much Would You Pay for a Scoop of Ice Cream? $4? $5? $6?

Scoop Cart in Front of School

One scoop of totally non-artisinal, plain old ice cream from the lady who parks her cart in front of my daughter's school costs $1. Best deal in town.
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Carolyn Castiglia is a New York-based comedian/writer wowing audiences with her stand-up and freestyle rap. She’s appeared in TONY, The NY Post, The Idiot’s Guide to Jokes and Life & Style. You can find Carolyn’s writing elsewhere online at and The Huffington Post. Read bio and latest posts → Read Carolyn's latest posts →

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One thought on “How Much Would You Pay for a Scoop of Ice Cream? $4? $5? $6?

  1. Linda, T.O.O. says:

    As a family of five, we’re usually looking at a $30 bill if we go out for ice cream, so we buy it at the store and eat it at home instead.

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