The pioneers of the ice cream frontier are plowing through the conventional and experiementing in the questionable. We've compiled the most bizarre ice cream flavors from around the world to test your love for summer's favorite dessert.
1. Spaghetti and Cheese
Cold spaghetti just doesn't have the same appeal as cold pizza, not that either should be present in your ice cream. This cheese-flavored ice cream with noodle bits comes from Heladeria Coromoto, a shop in Venezuela that sells more than 900 flavors. We bet the other 899 are just as inventive.
If evil could have a universal symbol, it would be black ice cream. And it would taste like licorice. Does anybody (who isn’t from the '60s) actually enjoy eating Twizzlers’s less popular cousin? If you are in the mood for despair, Fosselman's in Alhambra, CA offers the coal black ice cream, among dozens of other (happier) flavors.
Just like dubstep music and air pollution, this ice cream will make your nose burn and your eyes water. And it goes great with sushi! You can find this mean green dessert at a restaurant called Yaku in the Philippines.
Comprised primarily of sheep innards, haggis is a Scottish meat that is featured on the ice cream menu of a London shop called Morelli's. Personally, we think topping a classic scoop of vanilla with haggis and sprinkles is just wrong. I mean, who in their right mind would use sprinkles?
5. Raw Horseflesh
This daring treat was produced in, you guessed it, the sushi-loving country of Japan by a sweets company called Fugetsudo. What’s the difference between fish and horse, really? Or an entrée or dessert for that matter? Cooked, raw, sweet, or salty, it’s all going to the same place: the trash.
6. Candied Bacon
Bacon has successfully infiltrated every course and mealtime and forged harmonious relations with members of every food group. The world could learn a thing or two from bacon. This mouthwatering recipe for bacon ice cream comes from celebrated pastry chef David Lebovitz, who has written entire books on what tastes good. Trust this guy.
7. Fish and Chip
This Austrailian favorite from Kailis' Fish Market Cafe must be enjoyed in an American manner, because it is not enough to simply enjoy our favorite foods separately; we must do it all at once with a single dish in gross proportions. You say gluttony, we say freedom.
A pungent taste among many, this treat is given away for free at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Gilroy, CA (or “Garlic Capital of the World,” as the locals like to call it). Good for a first date? No. Good for a last date? Certainly.
In case the silver spoon in your mouth needed a cold treat to dig into, this sour ice cream from the “Ideas in Food” blog features wild arctic char roe caviar and blueberries from New Zealand. The creators claim the ice cream is not aggressive, but rather a subtle balance of sweet and sour. So, passive aggressive?
10. Breast Milk
The London ice cream parlor The Icecreamists concocted a controversial dessert that takes “homemade” to the next level. A dish of Baby Gaga (+10 points for the name choice) contains about half an ounce of breast milk and sells for £14 (about $23). A steep price to pay, even if the waitresses are dressed like Lady Gaga (the launch pictures are definitely worth Googling).