When we think about ice cream, most of us visualize delicious, mouth-watering flavors such as chocolate, vanilla, strawberry or butterscotch. But people around the globe have experimented with some unusual ingredients to create some weird ice cream flavors, which are hard to even imagine, let alone undertaking the adventure of tasting these flavors. Beware! When you learn about the strange ingredients, only the strong-hearted will venture into trying them out!
Top 10 Unique Ice Cream Flavors
Crocodile Egg Ice Cream
If you find it hard to believe that anything like Crocodile Egg Ice Cream does exist, you have have to taste it at a Davo City Philippines based ice cream place called Sweet Spot Ice Cream. The owner says that the ice cream, made with crocodile eggs rather than the conventional chicken ones, is amongst the best sellers. Since crocodile eggs are higher in protein than the regular ones, this one is the healthier option too. The eggs used in making the sweet treat are procured from a local crocodile farm.
Garlic Ice Cream
Garlic and ice cream……sounds like an unusual combination! But the most innovative creation in the ice cream world is the garlic ice cream, which tickles your taste buds with its pungent taste. The recipe throws in a dash of honey to enhance the natural sweet taste of garlic. Instead of being used as a traditional dessert, this particular flavor makes its way on your plate as a condiment with main course dishes such as steak.
Yazoo Sue With Rosemary Bar Nuts
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams in Ohio is revered for creating some of the most amazing frozen treats, one of which is the limited edition flavor called Yazoo Sue with Rosemary Bar Nuts. This unusual flavor uses a combination of unique ingredients such as cherry wood smoked porter and rosemary, along with sweet brown sugar and spicy peanuts, almonds and pecans, which have been dusted with cayenne pepper. Tastes as amazing as its sounds!
Cheeseburger Ice Cream
Talking about the most weird ice cream flavors, how can we miss something as strange as cheeseburger ice cream. A Venezuelan ice cream parlor called Heladeria Coromoto has introduced this experimental flavor, which blends some secret ingredients with burger meat, French fries and cheese. This one surely is formidable addition to the already astonishing menu of the place, which boasts of 800 items, with some of them as strange as cheese and corn ice cream.
Lobster Ice Cream
Strange as it sounds, this is one of the best selling items on the menu of Ben & Bill’s Chocolate Emporium, which is a popular ice cream place on Bar Harbor, Maine. If you have a taste for seafood, you are surely going to fall in love with this wonderful delicacy. Primarily butter based ice cream; this flavor carried buttered lobster, melting in your mouth with every single bite.
Milk is the basic ingredient of ice cream, but wouldn’t it be shocking if the normal dairy milk is replaced with breast milk. A London based ice cream shop called The Icecreamists has tried it out, by creating a special breast milk based flavor called Baby Gaga. Common public donated the milk used in this controversial flavor and ingredients like lemon zest and Madagascan vanilla pods were added to it to create this weird flavor.
Eskimo Ice Cream
Can you ever think of tasting whale or reindeer fat…..sounds disgusting, but you definitely have to take a bite if you try the famous Eskimo Ice Cream of Juneau. The ice cream, which is known as Akutag locally, is quite different from the Eskimo Pie, which is the flavor normally associated with this part of the world. You will be surprised to known that this flavor is based on animal fat, which can be either, whale, reindeer or caribou. The saving grace however, is that it is loaded with many fresh berries.
Pizza Ice Cream
Mark and Bruce Becker of Max & Mina’s Ice Cream in New York are renowned as the masters of the art of creating innovative ice cream flavors with challenging ingredients like wasabi, beer, champagne and corn on the cob, to name just a few. An original treat from them is the unbelievable Pizza ice cream, which contains a combination of ingredients like garlic, tomato, mozzarella and oregano, all coming in the base of egg yolk. All these may seem fine for a classic Italian pizza, but in an ice cream……..hard to imagine.
Mamushi Snake Ice Cream
The next name on the weird list of ice cream flavors is that of Mamushi Snake Ice Cream, a Japanese experimental treat. It would be hard to imagine that a poisonous snake like mamushi can be used to make a dessert, but you will have to see it to believe it. However, not many would be keen to try out this one, perhaps for its deadly ingredient and for the fact that it has been reported to have a strange taste. Some say that its tastes like cardboard and garlic, while others thing that it has a stinky smell, just like an old shoe. Any takers!
Raw Horsemeat Ice Cream
After the Mamushi Snake Ice Cream, the Raw Horsemeat Ice Cream takes the Japanese a step ahead on their adventurous journey with ice creams. One of the weirdest creations on the list, this one is an invention of a Japanese ice cream maker called Basashi Ice. It uses a base of vanilla ice cream, but the shocking part is the raw horseflesh pieces, which have been blended, in the basic ice cream.
Crocodile eggs, horsemeat, whale fat, snakes….ugh! Hard to believe, but all these strange and weird flavors of ice cream are relished around the world. Some people try them out to explore new flavors while others just take it as an adventure. Do you dare to any of these weird flavors?