i attempted a prickly pear ice cream this past weekend and it failed miserably flavour wise. i have a stunningly pink and nicely textured frozen treat but received comments of "tastes like fish"..... i've been trying to surmise why this occurred (ground seed bitterness? lime reaction? maybe the mint ginger rum as a smoother just killed the flavour) and am wondering if certain items just aren't meant to be had as ice cream? the only recipes i found for prickly pear were for sorbet so perhaps some people know something i don't out there.
so.... can anything be made into ice cream (i know bacon has been!) or are there just certain things that don't work with the creamy custard and are best as a sorbet or not as a frozen treat at all?