Japan isn't the only one who has started experimenting on completely unusual ice cream flavors. All around the world chefs are continuing to stretch the boundaries of food. How far you ask? See for yourself below.
Foie Gras, Peanut Butter and Cocoa Ice Cream
This flavor was made by OddFellows in NYC, a famous establishment that creates strange ice cream flavors for people to enjoy. Now, foie gras or goose liver is one of France's delicacies and tastes absolutely divine. But what happens when you mix this fatty creamy ingredient with other fatty creamy ingredients? A satisfied tongue and a heart attack, probably.
Wasabi Ice Cream
This is actually a decent ice cream flavor. Who knew that kick from Japanese horseradish would actually complement the creaminess of ice cream? You'd enjoy it, if you can handle it.
Sichuan Pepper Ice Cream
Thank god this isn't just Sichuan Pepper flavored ice cream. Chef Kevin Spraga pairs this infamous chili with cherries jubilee dessert and pistachio ice cream so that it will actually taste good.
"Cold Sweat" Ice Cream
If there was a list of spicy ice cream flavors, this would be on the top because before eating it, you have to sign a waiver. It's made out of three kinds of peppers and two kinds of hot sauce. Only those with the most tolerant tongue can appreciate the flavor this ice cream brings to the table. (Someone couldn't handle the heat such so that he vomited right after.)
Roasted Garlic Ice Cream
Just like a lot of weird food, roasted garlic ice cream is an acquired taste. There are some people who really just love garlic and they decide it would probably be go well with ice cream. They weren't totally wrong because roasted garlic is indeed a very flavorful ingredient. It's creamy but still has that garlic sting to it.
Pit Viper Ice Cream
By now you shouldn’t be really surprised. Snakes do have a sour taste to it in its meat, but what more if it’s poisonous? Expect what you think to expect upon hearing the name of this venomous ice cream.
Banana and curry unexpectedly taste good together. The banana flavor is smooth and creamy while in the end you get that kick of curry. This was created by Morgenstern's Finest Ice Cream in New York City. Honestly, are you even surprised that NYC has all these weird flavors just like Japan?
Coal Ice Cream
For one, it looks beautiful. It really does look like you're eating liquefied coal. Thank you Japan for making weird but aesthetically pleasing ice creams.
Why???? How??? Chef Shane Teare of Teare Woods in Yorkshire must really love fish and chips so much that he rolled one scoop of ice cream in fish and batter and deep fried it. Alongside that is a mushy peas flavored ice cream. Of course, don't forget to stick a chip in there.
Green Mango Ice Cream with Bagoong
This one is made by the famous Sebastian's Artisinal Ice Cream in the Philippines. The green mango ice cream leaves that distinct dryness on your tongue as if you were eating a real green mango. It's tart and sour but goes perfectly well with the salty and sweet bagoong or fermented fish that they have.
- Anna Cayco
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