The Type Of Ice Cream You Are, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Whether you believe in it or not, your zodiac offers insight into some of your personal traits and ways of thinking — much like your favorite flavor of ice cream does. Divided into 12 signs, beginning with Aries and ending with Pisces, each of the zodiac signs encompasses designated sections of the sky that the planets, moons, and stars pass through. At different times of the year, this map is used to gauge the various transits of the planets and how they may impact your current reality, also known as a horoscope reading. But, just like the many flavors there are of ice cream, not one sign is better than the other, even if Tasting Table's ranking of the 32 best flavors of ice cream says differently.

Your zodiac sign says much more about you than what time of the year you were born. Whether you're a cardinal, fixed, or mutable sign, a fire, earth, air, or water sign, each of the 12 signs has its own unique qualities that, while different, balance out the zodiac to create a comprehensive whole. These qualities shine through in your own personality traits, values, mindsets, and even the way you make decisions — but that isn't to say you should strictly order the ice cream flavor that's associated with your sign. These flavors simply represent the aromas, tastes, textures, and colors that mimic the various qualities of the different signs.

Aries: chocolate ice cream

As cardinal fire signs, Aries are natural-born leaders. Born between March 21st and April 19th, Aries are often called the "pioneers" of the zodiac due to their fearlessness when stepping into new roles, experiences, and territories — which makes sense, seeing as they begin the astrological calendar year. In so, it only makes sense to give Aries the honorable position of the chocolate ice cream of the zodiac.

If you think about it, chocolate ice cream is a bit of a pioneer itself, and it's certainly not opposed to the introduction of different additions. From the marshmallows and nuts found within the all too well-known rocky road to the fudge brownies in your go-to tub of Ben & Jerry's chocolate therapy — chocolate ice cream walked so other popular flavors could run. Aries should feel honored to hold such a coveted position in the ice cream aisle.

Taurus: vanilla ice cream

Everyone has at least one Taurus in their life — and each and every one of us admires, and slightly envies, their relaxed and laid-back nature. Born between April 20th and May 20th, Taurus is a fixed Earth sign, meaning that they are the natural stabilizers of the group. Their Earthy presence plays into their love for serene environments, soft aromas, and succulent flavors. And what's more serene, soft, and succulent than a scoop of French vanilla ice cream on a hot day?

Just like your Taurus friend, vanilla ice cream is a staple — one that you know will always lift your mood. Whenever you need them, they come through with their calming and grounding energy — or, in the ice cream's case, its custardy, vanilla flavor —to remind you that all is good. Nothing can bring you down when you have a scoop of vanilla ice cream in hand; it's the next best thing to hanging out with a Taurus, and that's quite a statement.

Gemini: cotton candy or birthday cake ice cream

Of all the signs in the zodiac, I'd argue that Gemini's are the most misunderstood. Symbolized by twins, many people share the common misconception that Geminis are two-faced or untrustworthy — but that's just not the case. Born between May 21st and June 20th, Geminis are mutable air signs with a fluidity that only enhances their natural curiosity. Spontaneous and playful, Geminis are notoriously overbooked and constantly feel the need to be in two places at once, hence the twins in their symbol.

Fun and bubbly, and unfairly judged in their own right, Geminis are like the birthday cake or cotton candy flavors of ice creams — everybody likes them, but not everyone can admit it. Geminis are social butterflies that bring life to every room or party they walk into. While their quirkiness may get them into trouble at times, and while they may not be everyone's cup of tea, they're going to continue to be who they are regardless — and have a good time doing it. Everyone else might as well tag along for the fun and grab a scoop for themselves while they're at it.

Cancer: cookies and cream ice cream

Being cardinal water signs, Cancer signs are very intuitive — and even more emotional. Born between June 21st and July 22nd, they're symbolized by the crab, which easily exists underwater and on land, representing their unique ability to exist in both the material and emotional realms. Because they're so intuitive, Cancers can come across as moody at times; however, their empathic nature is also what makes them incredible partners, friends, and caretakers.

Nurturing and compassionate, if they were an ice cream, Cancers couldn't be anything other than cookies and cream. Made from a base of vanilla ice cream, cookies and cream is famous for its crushed bits of Oreo cookies. The combination is almost irresistibly nostalgic, with each bite reminding you of a childhood spent eating milk and cookies. A serving of cookies and cream ice cream feels like home and reminds you of all the important things in life — just like all the Cancers in our lives do.

Leo: salted caramel ice cream

As their name suggests, Leos are represented by the lion. Born between July 23rd and August 22nd, they're also fixed fire signs, which, like lions, makes them natural-born leaders. Only, unlike the Taurus Earth sign, Leos are fiery and theatrical — which usually makes them the center of attention. Even so, Leos have a natural warmth that draws you in and always leaves you wanting more. For that reason, Leo's are among the salted caramel and dulce de leche flavors of the zodiac.

Salty and sweet, or cinnamon-y and soft, salted caramel and dulce de leche exhibit flavors representative of the Leo's duality. It's their strong, dynamic flavors that draw you in and the underlying warmth that sells you on the second scoop. Nobody can deny their incitement, and everyone who doesn't get to try them will always be left with a bit of curiosity. Just like a Leo, salted caramel and dulce de leche ice cream are much more than meets the eye.

Virgo: coffee ice cream

If you know a Virgo, you know that if you need something done, and you need something done right, they're the one to go to. Born between August 23rd and September 22nd, Virgos are mutable Earth signs that always strive for the best. While a perfectionist mindset could easily get the best of most people, Virgos have a logical and systematic approach to it — still, they notice every flaw. Represented by the goddess of wheat and agriculture and associated with tan and warm yellow colors, it only makes sense that Virgos be given the title of coffee.

Just like a Virgo, coffee ice cream, and coffee in general, is dependable — not just in flavor but also in your ambition to make something of your day. Just like you run to your coffee machine each morning to get you out of bed and on with your responsibilities, Virgos are the sign you can look to for motivation and direction. While perfection may not exist, coffee ice cream comes pretty close. Balanced out by the sweetness of the ice cream, coffee delivers the flawless-ness that Virgos strive for every day, in everything they do.

Libra: Neopolitan ice cream

Born between September 23rd and October 22nd, Libras are considered cardinal air signs — meaning that they're natural leaders who tend to take a more extroverted and active approach to life. However, Libras are better known for their obsession with symmetry. Represented by the scale, Libras have a fixation with establishing equilibrium in each aspect of their lives. While they may come across as indecisive at times, it's really just because they want everything to be 50/50.

Associated with the colors ivory, pink, and light blue, it's pretty obvious which ice cream flavor Libras are associated with. With equal amounts of chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry all in one — each divided into satisfying sections — Neopolitan is the clear ice cream flavor for Libras. You could also say the same about spumoni, the Neapolitan's fancier Italian cousin. Either way, Libras will get their fix of equilibrium in each tub. Plus, considering that it comes with three flavors in one, the decision-making won't be an issue.

Scorpio: matcha ice cream

Just like the Geminis, Scorpios tend to be a bit misunderstood — but it's mostly due to their own mysteriousness. Born between October 23rd and November 21st, Scorpios are fixed water signs, which makes them deeply intuitive and introverted. They've been accused of being intense and complicated; however, their fixed nature also makes them extremely dynamic, allowing them to take steady courses of action in new directions. In fact, Scorpios are known to undergo multiple personal transformations throughout their lifetimes.

Intense, mysterious, dynamic, and a bit complicated, Scorpios are a lot like matcha — not everyone knows exactly who or what they are, but they're surely curious. Like Scorpios, matcha is dynamic in the sense that it has the potential to be sweet or umami. Matcha also has an intense green tea flavor that, when blended into ice cream, transforms into a balanced and refreshing treat. Some will love it, and some won't, but it's the possibilities that will draw everyone in.

Sagittarius: mint chocolate chip ice cream

As mutable fire signs, Sagittariuses tend to be a tad more straightforward. Born from November 22nd to December 21st, Sagittariuses are easygoing, expressive, and intellectual. Represented by the archer, Sagittariuses are in a constant search for knowledge — and they'll find it, whether it be through exploration and travel, spirituality, or philosophy. Their journey for truth often lends them well, as the Sagittarius is known to have an abundance of good luck. This means there's only one ice cream flavor they could be: mint chocolate chip.

Just like the Sagittarius, mint ice cream is bold. However, the chocolate chips add an earthy, deep, and grounding flavor that's cognizant of the Sagittarius' truth-seeking nature. Tied to St. Patricks Day, leprechauns, and four-leaf clovers, mint is also representative of the Sagittarius's good fortune. It's the perfect combination — and it's the perfect fit for the final fire sign of the zodiac.

Capricorn: rocky road ice cream

Represented by the mountain goat, you can probably guess which ice cream flavor Capricorns would be. But, beyond the fact that mountain goats are known to roam rocky hillsides, rocky road ice cream is a fitting flavor for the cardinal Earth sign in more ways than one. Born between December 22nd and January 19th, Capricorns are associated with career, goals, and reputation — and they're dedicated and determined to succeed in each. Just like a mountain goat, Capricorns are willing to weather through storms to achieve their goals.

Just like the bumps on the road to success, the nuts and marshmallows found in a tub of rocky road ice cream only make the ultimate product that much better. The combination of soft and crunchy, mixed into a base of chocolate ice cream, is a textural and almost sensual experience that is rarely recreated in any other flavor. Just like a Capricorn, a tub of rocky road ice cream will never disappoint — just don't expect it to last as long in the fridge as a Capricorn is willing to work for what they want.

Aquarius: pistachio ice cream

Born from January 20th to February 18th, Aquariuses are considered fixed air signs — which tells you everything you need to know. Like the air, Aquarians enjoy living without constraints, but they also thrive with a certain amount of structure. It's a delicate balance, but with it, the Aquarius is able to make a real impact in the world. In fact, even if they may have a somewhat cold exterior, Aquariuses are thought to be the most humanitarian sign of the zodiac. 

Considering their name, and the fact that the water bearer represents them, you might expect the Aquarius to be represented by an ice cream that takes a nod to the ocean or sea life. But, neither the color blue nor salty flavors are reminiscent of the Aquarius's fixed air nature. Rather, the Aquarius is more aligned with an ice cream flavor that plays into its desire for structure and rebellion. For that, the Aquarius is much better suited to a flavor of the likes of pistachio, which, with its chewy pistachios and smooth flavor, is an undeniable classic.

Pisces: cookie dough or cake batter ice cream

Born from February 19th to March 20th, Pisces end the astrological year. Being mutable water signs, they are deeply intuitive and introverted, but their Pisces nature is what makes them even more sensitive and empathetic. The sign is represented by two fish swimming in opposite directions, which represents the Pisces' attention always being divided between their fantasies and their realities. The symbol is meant to remind you to consider both the known and the unknown elements of the world — and while ice cream definitely falls into the known category, some flavors suggest it can be much, much more than it looks.

For me, those flavors are cookie dough and cake batter. Cookie dough ice cream, usually made from a base of vanilla ice cream with half-baked chunks of edible cookie dough mixed throughout, isn't just ice cream; it's cookies. The same can be said for cake batter ice cream, which includes bite-size pieces of yellow, vanilla, or even sometimes chocolate cake. Not to mention, they both include the desserts in half-baked forms that, otherwise, aren't generally advised for you to eat. In this way, half-baked ice creams like cookie dough and cake batter invite you to imagine a life where you may not always follow the rules.