Tired of the usual Vanilla, Rocky Road and Chocolate-flavored ice cream flavors? In honor of National Creative Ice Cream Flavor this July 1, we share a few unlikely ice cream flavors to tantalize your tastebuds.
Foie Gras Ice Cream
Foie Gras, which is made from the liver of a fattened duck or goose, is a well-known French delicacy, so it was only a matter of time before it was turned into an ice cream. French artisan ice cream maker Philippe Faur – who has been known to make ice cream from caviar, mustard and black truffle – perfected their foie gras ice cream back in 2008 and it’s been a hit since then.
Lobster Ice Cream
Craving for some seafood in your dessert? Why not have a scoop of Lobster Ice Cream at Ben & Bill’s Chocolate Emporium in Bar Harbor, Maine? This butter-flavored ice cream is made of cooked and chopped up lobster meat folded into ice cream. Because of the novelty factor, the Lobster Ice Cream has become one of the shop’s most popular flavors during the peak season.
Bone Marrow & Bourbon Smoked Cherries Ice Cream
Yes, you heard it right. Who wouldn’t want ice cream made from the the fatty tissue found inside animal bones? You can get a taste of this intriguing flavor at Salt & Straw, a small-batch ice cream maker based in Portland, Oregon. The ice cream is made from Oregon cherries grown at the base of Mt Hood aged in Portland distilled bourbon along with slow roasted and clarified bone marrow.
Sriracha, a type of hot sauce or chilli sauce, has become one of the hottest food trends in recent years. Many restaurants in the US, including Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and Subway have found ways to incorporate this condiment in their dishes. Hay Rosie Craft Co. in Brooklyn, New York serves some pretty interesting ice cream flavors like feta and goat cheese with tomato caramel and sage chocolate chip. One of their experimental flavors is Sriracha Popcorn, a popcorn-infused ice cream with dehydrated sriracha flakes. Definitely a sweet and spicy treat.
Lox Ice Cream
Max and Mina’s Ice Cream is known of one of New York’s City’s most eccentric ice cream shops. Their claim of taking ice cream art to a whole other level is believable with their wide range of flavors using bold ingredients. It’s not strange to see flavors like Horseradish, Garlic, Pizza, Corn on the Cob, and Jalapeño here. Lox, the fillet of brined salmon, is traditionally served on bagels with cream cheese, but you can also get it in ice cream form at this shop.