They say revenge is a dish best served cold, but ice cream is no kind of revenge.
Revenge is hot and dripping. Serve it burning with heat on a plate too hot to touch. Swallow it down and feel it burn your throat, feel it flame up in your stomach and reduce to coals. Hot and hard.
You can’t serve revenge cold. There is too much emotion for a dish like this to be icy and frozen. It comes from a place of sweltering heat, it drips off the dish, burns into the table it falls on. It is not a cold emotion. Revenge is not done without feeling. It needs all feeling, thrives on all emotion. It chews them up and churns them out in a molten form of raw thoughts and actions.
To serve revenge cold would be to not serve it at all. To let the dish cool, to let it stop steaming and burning, calms the emotion, hardens the dripping, adheres to the plate. To cool it down results in something less than revenge. Something more bland and more temperate.
Revenge is made of anger and heat, spices and hot peppers, rash decisions and reckless actions. It is a dish that makes your insides burn, hurts more coming out than going in. Your eyes will water, throat and tongue and lips on fire.
No, revenge is not a dish best served cold. Serve it hot and dripping on a plate too hot to touch.