The 15 Weirdest Ice Cream Flavors You Can Eat
Creative geniuses across the country keep inventing odd ice cream flavor combinations to tempt (or shock) our taste buds.
Flavor: Cold Sweat
Where to get it: Sunni Sky’s Homemade Ice Cream, Angier, North Carolina
What’s in it: Ice cream base, hot sauces, and pequín, habanero, and Thai chili peppers (store owners ask you to sign a waiver before you eat this!) Check out how to make ice cream without an ice cream maker.
Flavor: Breakfast Bash
Where to get it: Max & Mina’s Homemade Ice Cream, Queens, New York
What’s in it: Maple-walnut ice cream, pancake and French toast pieces, confectioners’ sugar
Where to get it: Throughout Alaska
What’s in it: Whipped animal fat, berries, sugar, and boiled fish
Where to get it: Ben & Bill’s Chocolate Emporium, Bar Harbor, Maine
What’s in it: Butter-flavored ice cream with lobster chunks. Don’t miss these 20 outrageous homemade ice cream sandwich recipes.
Flavor: Bacon Maple Crunch
Where to get it: The Ice Cream Store, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
What’s in it: A signature “crack ice cream” base made with brown sugar and vanilla with added sea salt, bits of bacon, and maple syrup swirls
Where to get it: Amy’s Ice Creams, Austin, Houston, and San Antonio, Texas
What’s in it: Amy’s sweet-cream mix with Guinness beer
Flavor: Mexican Chocolate
Where to get it: Cafe Pasqual’s, Santa Fe, New Mexico
What’s in it: Chocolate ice cream, Kahlúa, chile pequín flakes, cinnamon, almonds, and instant coffee
Flavor: Bangkok Peanut
Where to get it: Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, Columbus and Cleveland, Ohio, Nashville, Tennessee, Chicago, Illinois and six other cities in the United States.
What’s in it: Roasted peanut butter and wildflower honey ice cream, toasted fresh-ground coconut, and cayenne pepper. Jeni witnessed several merchants at the North Market in Columbus, Ohio arguing over who had the best pad Thai, inspiring her to make this pad Thai ice cream flavor. Don’t miss these 10 fascinating ice cream traditions from around the world.
Flavor: Movie Night 2
Where to get it: Ice & Vice, New York, New York
What’s in it: Buttered popcorn, malted chocolate, raisin caramel
Flavor: Everything Bagel
Where to get it: Little Baby’s Ice Cream, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Washington, DC, and Baltimore, Maryland
What’s in it: Everything bagels soaked in ice cream, further flavored with pieces of everything bagels, dried onion pieces, garlic powder, onion powder, kosher salt, sesame seeds, and poppy seeds
Flavor: Cheddar Cheese
Where to get it: il laboratorio del gelato, New York, New York
What’s in it: Extra sharp Grafton white cheddar cheese melted down into cream base.
Flavor: Tutti Frutti
Where to get it: Leopold’s Ice Cream, Savannah, Georgia
What’s in it: Rum ice cream with candied fruit and fresh roasted Georgia pecans
Flavor: Balsamic Fig & Mascarpone
Where to get it: COOLHAUS Awesome Ice Cream, Culver City and Pasadena, California, and Dallas, Texas
What’s in it: Creamy mascarpone-based ice cream with balsamic glazed California figs and a balsamic swirl.
Flavor: Cereal Milk Soft Serve
Where to get it: Milk Bar Bakery, New York, New York, Washington, DC, Toronto, Canada and Las Vegas, Nevada
What’s in it: Made with milk, cornflakes, brown sugar, and a pinch of salt.
Flavor: Old Bay Caramel
Where to get it: The Charmery, Baltimore, Maryland
What’s in it: A hand-crafted caramel base with a generous sprinkle of Old Bay seasoning. Next, don’t miss the best ice cream shops in each state.