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The Craziest Ice Cream Flavors You Can Buy Right Now

Traditional vanilla is always a hit, but this year's craziest new ice cream flavors include bold bursts of popcorn, loquats, cheesecake, and even surprisingly-delicious zucchini.


Ice cream, brownies, and cookie dough

Why stop at just one of your favorite flavors when you can have all three in a serving of Enlightened Brownies & Cookie Dough, which only has 100 calories? We know cookie dough ice cream isn't groundbreaking, but a lower calorie option which also includes brownies? The future is finally here.

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Holy cannoli!

Why didn't we think of making this Coolhaus ice cream in especially-inventive Take the Cannoli flavor after making this world-class easy spinach lasagna recipe? It's made with Italian mascarpone ice cream with chocolate-covered cannoli shells for the ideal Italian dessert. Prefer to make your own ice cream, but don't have an ice cream maker? Here's exactly how you can do that.

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This "beets" your typical cotton candy

Peekaboo Cotton Candy Ice Cream is already a mashup of dessert flavors you don't normally find together, but what makes it even more interesting is the real, organic beets used to add significant nutrients and natural food coloring to the recipe. Neat, huh?

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Peanut Butter lovers will fawn over this

Reese's infused ice cream is hardly new, but until now it was hard to find a packaged ready-to-eat Reese's Ice Cream cake. This price-friendly Reese's Ice Cream Cake requires no special ordering and is equally perfect for birthdays and random happiness-inspiring moments.

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You can't lose with a tasty snooze

Nightfood is a new ice cream company designed to leave unhealthy nightly cravings behind and replace them with sleep-supporting minerals, enzymes, and amino acids. Flavors include Midnight Chocolate, Full Moon Vanilla, Cookies n' Dreams, After-Dinner Mint Chip, Cold-Brew Decaf, Milk & Cookie Dough, Cherry Eclipse, and Breakfast in Bed (maple ice cream with waffle chunks), and the brand itself is a 2019 Product of the Year winner. You'll probably be especially appreciative of the decaf coffee option. Try some of these healthy toppings for an even more special treat.

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You'll go coconutty for this upgraded classic

Typical coconut is a classic standby, but this summer's crazy take on everyone's favorite tropical favorite adds the unexpected element of black sesame seeds. Try 365 Everyday Value Toasted Coconut & Black Sesame Ice Cream if you love a slightly caramelized version of rich, sweet coconut flavor with the added earthy, nutty texture of sesame seeds.

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The guac isn't extra in this case

If you're into personalized gifts, eCreamery is a genius idea for the sweet-toothed people on your list this year. You can make almost any custom flavor you can imagine and have your own label or name written on each pint. Might we suggest a surprisingly delicious combination of avocado ice cream with raspberry and caramel swirls? Sounds weird, but we promise you'll be impressed with the creamy texture.

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Goatcha! A surprisingly good combo

We can think of dozens of good reasons to try goat milk (it's one of the many weird things that gives you glowing skin), and we think adding Jeni's Goat Cheese With Red Cherries Ice Cream is an ideal way to start. Expect ripe red cherries to balance the slightly tart, creamy goat milk base in a way that's surprisingly refreshing.

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That's a lotta loquat

If you're not already familiar with loquat fruit, it's a sweet, tangy, and lightly citrus-inspired vitamin powerhouse that's more typical in Asian produce markets than in mainstream American fare. If you already love persimmons, berries, and clementines though, you'll be delighted by Lick Honest Ice Cream's Loquat Margarita variety. It's splashed with real Dulce Vida Blanco Tequila though, so make sure you're old enough for a legal scoop. Want to head out for a scoop? You can't go wrong with these best ice cream shops in every state.

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