Obviously! But just in case your personal research and case studies of friends and family (namely, yours truly) did not reveal enough evidence of the addictive properties of ice cream, a study performed by the Oregon Research Institute has confirmed it. Well, sort of. They confirmed the following:
- Teenagers like milkshakes.
- Study participants who ate ice cream the week before the study were less excited about eating ice cream during the study. Researchers associated this with increased cravings yet less derived pleasure associated with repeated drug use.
- The more ice cream you eat, the more ice cream you need to get an ice cream buzz.
- It is unlikely that a person would develop a “full-blown addiction” to ice cream but the addictive properties could lead to overeating and weight gain.