You may get tired of the classic chocolate and vanilla from time to time and decide to shake things up. However, some flavors go above and beyond to stand out, and although they succeed, it’s not always for the best reasons.
But hey, sometimes the flavors work out and your tastebuds get blown away. Are you brave enough to try these oddball flavors?
Eskimo ice cream is NOT the same as Eskimo pie in Juneau, Alaska. The statewide delicacy is piled high with berries– possibly to make you forget the fact that the base is actually animal fat (reindeer, caribou, possibly even whale).
This New Orleans’ based creamery offers avocado with mint and sour cream ice cream.
The ice cream shop at Tokyo’s amusement park Namja Town offers VERY strange flavors, such as raw horse flesh, salt, octopus and squid.
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams boasts a flavor called Yazoo Sue with Rosemary Bar Nuts, which is a mixture of cherry wood-smoked porter and rosemary, brown sugar and cayenne pepper-dusted nuts.
Ben & Bill’s Chocolate Emporium in Bar Harbor, Maine takes lobster to the next level… as in the ice cream level.
French ice creamery Philippe Faur made a Foie gras flavor after months and months of perfecting. In case you were unaware, Foie gras is made from duck or goose liver.
The Ice Cream Store in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware has a bunch of wild flavors, including Breakfast in Bed, which is an African vanilla ice cream base with egg yolks, maple syrup and bacon of course.
New York City’s II Laboratorio del Gelato has a flavor called fig & fresh brown turkey. Thanksgiving is going to be a bit colder this year.
You never know which flavors will be part of the daily lineup at San Francisco’s Humphry Slocombe, but they always have the signature Secret Breakfast. It’s made with bourbon and Corn Flakes, and you have to get there early to score a scoop.
Pear sounds like a pretty great ice cream flavor, but combined with blue cheese? Jury’s still out on that one. Try it for yourself at Salt & Straw in Portland, Oregon.
Big Gay Ice Cream started out as a truck and turned into one of NYC’s most-visited ice cream shops, where the toppings include cayenne pepper, wasabi pea dust and Sriracha.
Max & Mina’s in Queens, NY has more than 5,000 unique flavors, including horseradish, garlic, pizza, corn on the cob, lox and jalapeño.