Ice cream is one of summer’s tastiest treats and pastimes. With
In my last Phactual article, we already established that ice cream is probably the best food ever. A dish of chocolate, a cone of vanilla, a banana split – we all have our favorites, but the food world is an odd landscape. Here are some of the weirdest, grossest, and even some of the creepiest ice cream flavors people actually eat.
These flavors are simply odd, but many love these delicious variations on your typical chocolate/vanilla varieties.
Nova Lox – Max & Mina’s Ice Cream in Flushing, NY boasts a dessert version of the typical New York bagel. Salmon- and cream cheese-flavored ice cream is totally weird, but Max & Mina Ice Cream boasts it as their most popular flavor.
Honey Jalapeno Ice Cream – Sweet Action Ice Cream in Denver, CO spices up their honey ice cream with jalapenos from The Real Dill, a local pickle company. This ice cream is the ultimate in spicy, salty, and sweet.
Gin Ice Cream – I’ve have ice cream with whiskey and beer as an ingredient, typically paired with chocolate, but I have never had ice cream in which the only flavor is liquor. Murphy’s, an Irish creamery, boasts Gin-flavored ice cream as one of their favorites.
These flavors sound downright disgusting. I understand that ice cream doesn’t need to be a sweet, delicious dessert, but these flavors push the boundaries of edibility.
Goat Ice Cream – Goat’s milk ice cream doesn’t sound so bad. It would probably be quite tasty, but what if it had chunks of goat meat throughout? Now, that would be a different story.
The previous four pushed the boundaries of edibility, but these next four push the boundaries of my nightmares.
Squid Gut Ice Cream – I love calamari. I love it fried, in pasta, or any way a chef wants to serve it me. Well, almost any way. I have never been remotely curious about the taste of squid guts. Considering Japanese cuisine often uses squid guts as a condiment, it isn’t too gross for them, but that just sounds terrible.