Testing the Boundaries of Ice Cream

Forget chocolate and strawberry. How about Parmesan cheese ice cream? Shops specializing in strange, unexpected flavors of ice cream are gaining popularity.

Mestralle's local shop in Michigan serves flavors like mincemeat, chai latte, and carrot cake. gordeaux finds flavors like Parmesan cheese, corn bread, jalapeño, avocado, and tequila at Paleteria Flamingos in Berwyn, Illinois.

"At Baskin-Robbins, they make different flavors to market to the various nationalities in Dubai," says luckyfatima. "They have baqlawa ice cream. They also have scone ice cream. We have some in-house gelato places that do good stuff like Ferrero Rochet, Nutella, and so forth."

JungMann's favorite weird flavor is "avocado, purple yam, mutant coconut, and cheese ice cream, which is sometimes eaten in bread instead of a cone. Lately I have been particularly fond of sesame and taro," he says. pinstripeprincess tried snake and beef tongue ice cream in Japan. And Scoops in Los Angeles serves flavors like bacon caramel, goat cheese and purple basil, and salty chocolate, says mollyomormon.

FishTales was in Martha's Vineyard in the early 1980s, at a small ice cream shop near the ferry dock. "Their 'flavor of the day' once was vanilla with clams," says FishTales.

Discuss: Most (Or Oddest) Ice Cream Flavours?

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