What better way to learn about artist we all know and love than to find out about their sweet tooth right? Music Matters Magazine had a chance to speak with Joe Settineri than to discover your favorite ice cream treats and talk a little about what is going on in your world of music. So, let’s dive right into and get the inside scoop (pun intended)!
Joe: Hi! Doing this from the road in Nashville where it’s a gazillion degrees and this weather SCREAMS ice cream!
Question: What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Joe: It’s a 3-way tie folks … Grasshopper Pie (Mint + Oreo Cookies), Cherry Garcia from Ben & Jerry’s, and McDonald’s Vanilla. All equally rock, and there is a proper time and place for each one!
Q: Do you prefer it in a bowl, cone, and waffle?
Joe: In a bowl (cup) 100% (except for McDonalds Ice Cream which is always best in their cone!)
Q: How many scoops make up the perfect ice cream treat?
Joe: One scoop always. Just enough to satiate my craving, and at a lot of places one scoop really means 12 scoops, so I feel good about at least ordering 1 scoop (while I eat all 12 scoops).
Q: Fruit or candy toppings? And what kinds?
Joe: No toppings for me. My kids, on the other hand, will gladly use ice cream as a chance to consume a year’s worth of candy toppings.
Q: Is ice cream a year-round thing or only summer time when it’s warm?
Joe: We are an all-seasons ice cream family. Whether we are home in sunny, warm Los Angeles or in New York City in the winter, we can usually find an excuse to get ice cream.
Q: Favorite ice cream shop?
Joe: Stucchi’s in Ann Arbor, MI. I used to go there all the time when I was there in college and still dream about it.
Q: Do you have a favorite brand of ice cream? (Blue Bell, Eddy’s, Häagen-Dazs, etc.)
Joe: My favorite ice cream brand is always the brand that’s being sold in the ice cream shop closest to me. I’m an equal-opportunity ice cream consumer!
Q: Is frozen yogurt just as good as ice cream?
Joe: Nope — not unless you cover it in fudge sauce and crumbled up Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and that defeats the purpose.