Top 5 Ice Cream Scenes in Movies

Posted by Brandy Dean May 9, 2013 15 Comments 19233 views

Last week @NataleeDara on Twitter objected to the Top Egg Scenes in Movies. Hey, some people don’t like eggs and that scene in Cool Hand Luke is pretty gross. So I so generously offered to make a list of scenes with @NataleeDara’s fav food, snack or treat and she picked ice cream. Awesome! Except I couldn’t think of any ice cream scenes. But with a little perseverance, masterful use of Google, and lot of help for the always amazing Wade Sheeler, I bring you…

Top 5 Ice Cream Scenes in Movies

5. The Accidental Spy (2001)

[youtube]http://youtu.be/g01QECguJJw[/youtube]

You know how ice cream gets your hands all sticky? A naked Jackie Chan figures out it’s not just your hands in The Accidental Spy.

4. Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)

Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

Ice cream is so good at bringing people together, it can even bring together a Mafia hit man and the little girl who will inherit his business.

3. For Your Eyes Only (1981)

lynn holly johnson as bibi dahl in for-your-eyes-only waiting in bed

How do you get a naked, underage seductress out of your bed? James Bond does it by promising her ice cream.

2. Down By Law (1986)

[youtube]http://youtu.be/7rK3s_BP9kE[/youtube]

This one just explains itself.

1. Its’ a Wonderful Life (1946)

[youtube]http://youtu.be/gnOPbCj8a9Y[/youtube]

“Is this the ear you can’t hear on? George Bailey, I’ll love you till the day I die.” ‘Nuff said.

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There are 15 Comments

  1. Natalee
    - May 9, 2013
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    Best list I’ve ever seen! Couldn’t agree more. Brandy is awesome!!

  2. I never use coconut in a recipe or eat coconut or pass a coconut in a store without hearing Robert Anderson’s (young George Bailey) voice: “Say, brainless, don’t you know where coconuts come from?”

    • Brandy Dean
      - May 10, 2013
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      Me too! (Plus I want some of whatever you’re making that uses coconut, please!)

      • - May 10, 2013
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        Just for you, my mom Clare’s Black & White Squares

        Grease 8 x 8 pan
        Preheat oven to 325 F

        Cream:
        1/3 C butter
        1 C white sugar
        2 eggs
        1 tsp vanilla

        Add:
        3/4 C flour
        1/2 tsp baking powder
        1/4 tsp salt

        Divide mixture, adding 2 tbs cocoa to one half and 1/2 C cocoanut (I use medium shred) to the other.

        Spread the chocolate base over the pan and top with the coconut. Bake for 30 to 40 (you know your own oven) minutes. Cool. Frost with your favourite chococlate frosting.

        • Brandy Dean
          - May 10, 2013
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          You are amazing!

        • Brandy Dean
          - May 12, 2013
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          You rock!

  3. Richard Davis
    - May 10, 2013
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    The best ice cream movie: The Good Humor Man (1950) with Jack Carson. I couldn’t find any youtube clips.

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  5. - May 19, 2013
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    Great list. I would also include the late night dog/refrigerator/ice cream/whip cream scene from the Tao of Steve. Could not find a clip so here’s the other ice cream scene from the film:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1a-7mhYHk90

  6. - September 22, 2013
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    Great list, but I think the ice cream scene from Witness belongs here. Harrison Ford screws up his face and tells the dipweed who sticks his ice cream cone in his face, “You’re making a big mistake.” Then pops him one.

  7. - October 7, 2013
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    Best ice cream scene is between Uma Thermon (sp?) and John Travolta in Pulp Fiction about what makes a $5 shake…, we sold a $5 shake at our cafe for 10 years as a nod to that scene. 🙂

  8. Alana Dill
    - December 11, 2013
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    2 favorites:
    1) In The Stunt Man, ice cream enters into a discussion of a character’s dark past. It is not seen in the movie, but the story is vivid.

    2) not exactly a movie, but the ice cream truck in Part 3 of “Trailer Park Heroes” is EPIC.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cu17yNsg7YM

  9. billthathrill
    - December 13, 2013
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    The best is Assault on Precinct 13 (’76) doe

  10. Jeremy Bond
    - May 3, 2014
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    I’d add “Kramer vs. Kramer”: the largely improvised conflict in the kitchen between Dustin Hoffman and Justin Henry

  11. - May 4, 2014
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    That scene from It’s a Wonderful Life is my favourite too!

    There’s a nice scene in the early Douglas Sirk film ‘Has Anybody Seen My Gal’ with Rock Hudson and Charles Coburn preparing ice cream sundaes, and an uncredited James Dean as a demanding customer:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRre3E_z3Tw

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