Weird or Innovative? Unusual Ice Cream Flavors From Around The World
Ice Cream Around The World: Real Flavors You Have to See to Believe
We’re going to take you on a tour of the world, in the most delicious way possible.
These real flavors of ice cream from around the world are truly unique and shocking.
Now, everyone has different tastes. So we’re not here to judge. But we are here to bring you an ultimate list of all things unusual and strange.
Read on to find out how other countries enjoy their ice cream! Maybe you’ll get some inspiration to try out something new for yourself… or to start planning your next trip.
Venezuela: Cheeseburger, Cheese and Corn, and More
Coromoto Ice Cream Shop, in Merida, Venezuela, boasts a Guinness World Record-breaking list of 900 ice cream flavors. They range from average to bizarre, with tons of choices in between.
Check out some of these strange flavors the shop created:
- Cheese and corn
- Spaghetti with cheese (with chunks of cheese and spaghetti in it)
- Sardines in brandy
- “Pabellon Criollo”: based off the traditional dish containing beef, rice, plantain, cheese, and black beans.
Peru: Mazamorra Violeta
This ice cream is made from Peru’s unique purple corn, giving it a sweet corn flavor with a rich purple color. It’s available at multiple ice cream locations in the country, as the purple corn is a national delicacy.
Contrary to what it might look like, this gelato isn’t actually spaghetti at all. It just looks so much like spaghetti it’s hard to tell the difference. This dish is served in ice cream parlours across Germany and is a cultural delicacy.
The gelato is run through thin holes to appear like noodles, then topped with strawberry sauce to look like spaghetti sauce. To create the appearance of parmesan cheese, coconut shavings are added on top.
France: Foie Gras, Mustard, and More
At Philippe Faur, you can get a variety of odd ice cream flavors. Choose from flavors like wasabi, blue cheese, chive, and mustard.
Feel like trying something super fancy? They’ve got a luxury foie gras ice cream available. If you don’t know what that is, it’s a luxury dish made from fatty duck liver.
Sweden: Salty Licorice
In Stockholm, at a shop called Glasshus, you can get this charcoal colored ice cream concoction. It’s super salty, and the black licorice flavor is very strong. If you don’t like black licorice, stay far away from this flavor.
England: Breast Milk
At the Icecreamists, in London, UK, you can buy ice cream made from breast milk. They actually pay women to pump breast milk for their product. The flavor is called Baby Gaga, and it caused a lot of controversy when it first came out. But it’s still running strong!
That’s right! Morelli’s ice cream parlour gave Scotland’s traditional dish the ice cream treatment. Haggis is already a love it or hate it type of dish, so we’re interested to see if making it into ice cream really makes a difference.
Japan: A World of Odd Ice Cream Flavors
In Japan, there’s an ice cream parlour in Namja Town, called the Regional Ice Cream Parlour, that prides itself on shocking its customers with crazy ice cream flavors. Additionally, there are tons of other shops nearby that come up with their own twists.
Here is just a sampling of the unusual ice cream flavors from Japan:
- Dracula garlic
- Hokkaido potato
- Squid ink
- Snake venom
- Raw horse meat
- Octopus with soy
Philippines: Crocodile Egg
In Davo City, Philippines, you can try crocodile egg ice cream. According to the shop owner, crocodile eggs are lower in cholesterol than chicken eggs. So believe it or not, this is a healthier choice.
Israel: A Spice Haven
At Endomela, in Akko, Israel, you can experience multiple spice-infused ice cream flavors. Choose from wasabi, beet-horseradish, cardamom, or arak sorbet, which is made with the anise spice.
Did you know that you can find some odd ice cream flavors right here in North America? You don’t have to go too far to sample these creations. In fact, you can hop in a car and make a road trip out of it!
Colorado: Goat Cheese Beet Swirl
This creation sounds more like a salad than an ice cream flavor, but you have to try it to understand. No fork necessary.
Washington: Tomato Sorbet
Speaking of ice cream that sounds like a salad, Washington boasts this tomato sorbet. It’s not technically an ice cream, but it’s a frozen icy treat made from tomatoes. That’s one way to get more vegetables in your daily routine!
If anyone’s going to do lobster ice cream, it’s going to be Maine! This creation combines a butter-infused ice cream with real cooked lobster on top. Seafood lovers, this is your ultimate dessert.
New York: Horseradish
If you really love that extra scoop of horseradish on your sandwich, you’ll love this flavor. This ice cream is for bold flavor lovers, available at Max and Mina’s in Queen’s, who is known for their unique and wacky ice cream ideas.
Mexico: Avocado and Tequila
Mexico is known for its tequila, so why not make it into ice cream? That’s what Delicias Natural in Mexico does. You can also get avocado ice cream, which apparently tastes like frozen guacamole.
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