"“I would try the Cod flavoured ice cream. I love fish and chips – what could go wrong!”
Do you love ice cream? Perhaps your best friends are named ‘Ben’ and ‘Jerry’?
But how far would you be willing to go to try some crazy sounding flavours?
We’re steering you away from cookie-dough, and the usual chocolate, vanilla and strawberry favourites!
DESIblitz brings you the most unusual flavours we can find. Some may make your mouth water, whereas some may have you heaving at the thought.
1. Creamed Cod Ice Cream
Where to Try: George’s Portobello Fish Bar, London
Fish and chips may be Britain’s favourite meal, but have you ever tried it as a frozen dessert?
George’s Portobello Fish Bar in London sells Creamy Cod that looks like a hot savoury dish, yet is a frozen pudding!
It is coated with a pepper-vanilla batter and then deep fried. The chunky chips visible in the picture are actually also made of potato ice cream to complete the dessert’s authentic look.
2. Sichuan Pepper Ice Cream
Where to Try: Sbraga, Philadelphia, USA
Sichuan pepper is also known as Chinese coriander. It is often used in Indian or Asian cuisine.
The pepper is known for having a unique smell and taste. It has a slight lemony flavour and leaves a tingling effect, not dissimilar to fizzy drinks.
Sbraga, Philadelphia, serves Sichuan Pepper with cherries, jubilee dessert and pistachio cream, this dish seeks out your inner spice.
3. Banana Curry Ice Cream
Where to Try: Allium, Chicago, USA
Bananas and curry are a popular delicacies in Chicago.
Mixed with mango, honey, curry powder and coconut milk, this dessert adds another dimension to the traditional banana ice cream.
Created and served at the Four Seasons in Allium, Banana Curry is not the only wacky desert flavour on the menu.
They also serve Sesame and Fruit-Loop Blend pudding, inspired by the popular American cereal.
4. Crammed Jammin’ Cream Doughnut
Where to Try: Tip Top, New Zealand
An ice cream that incorporates doughnuts – now there’s a thought to tingle your taste buds.
This flavour won a prize at the 2015 New Zealand Ice Cream Awards, and has also been granted the title of ‘Best Ice Cream’ by the International Ice Cream Consortium.
The chunks of sugar doughnuts and sweet raspberry sauce add to the zesty flavour of this delicious treat.
Where to Try: SoBou, New Orleans, USA
Avocado and basil together makes for a unique combination. But, according to the reviews at SoBou in New Orleans, it works together like a charm!
Used as a refreshing appetiser, this dessert was created by Chef Juan Carlos Gonzalez who uses it as a ‘good way to fill up and cool down’.
6. Tequila Ice Cream
Where to Try: Las Ventanas al Paraiso, Mexico
For the alcohol lovers out there, this one has been created just for you!
Whether you’re a fan of tequila or not, this unusual dessert will be sure to have a lasting effect on your taste buds and your other senses!
Las Ventanas al Paraiso, Mexico, this dessert will make you feel as if you are on holiday somewhere glorious.
7. Rosemary and Thyme Flavoured Ice Cream
Where to Try: Fenocchio, Nice, France
Apparently in Nice, France, this little dessert shop serves a range of over 90 flavours of ice cream, all delicately chosen to create a brilliant flavour for our taste buds.
Serving ice cream since 1966, the flavours created in this shop are said to resemble ‘a frozen English garden in a cup’.
8. Crocodile Egg Ice Cream
Where to Try: Sweet Spot Artisan, Davao City, Philippines
This is certainly one of the more wacky flavours on this list.
Crocodile eggs is a risky flavour, but owner of this quirky desert, Bianca Dizon claims:
“Crocodile egg ice cream is more nutritious than its classic counterparts since it contains less cholesterol.”
She claims that the eggs provide a better source of protein than any ordinary chicken eggs, and to have this in a delicious dessert is to kill two birds with one stone.
One to try. Or not.
9. Breast Milk Ice Cream
Named ‘Baby Gaga’, The Icecreamists dessert shop has been causing controversy by selling this bizarre pudding in their store.
It is created by using breast milk donated by members of the public.
The breast milk is then mixed in with Madagascan vanilla pods and lemon zest.
Perhaps for some of the more daring ice cream fanatics to try.
10. Haggis Ice Cream
Where to Try: Morelli’s, Scotland
This dessert parlour in Scotland has taken their national traditional dish and created it into a frozen snack.
Haggis, which roughly translates to a dish predominantly made of the sheep’s stomach and stuffed with its heart, liver and lungs, is a popular dish in Scotland.
An acquired taste, perhaps trying this in frozen form may make all the difference.
We asked British Asians about which flavours they would like to try.
Jinder, from Birmingham, says: “I would definitely try the cod flavoured ice cream. I love fish and chips – what could go wrong?”
Meena, however says: “The idea of breast milk makes me heave! I won’t be trying that!”
There are many more flavours out there too, so ice cream fans, take up this challenge if you dare, and maybe continue looking for some wacky ones of your own!