Ice cream is a delicious treat that is enjoyed worldwide in a multitude of unique ways. Ice cream is quite universal, but different cultures tend to sport flavours catered to their own palate, which may be vastly different from your own. Below are five of the most bizarre ice cream flavour creations you could imagine eating, or rather, you can’t!
1. “Baby Gaga” – Breast Milk Ice Cream
In London, an ice cream parlour known as the The Icecreamists has gone where no one has gone before by creating the very first ice cream made with human breast milk. Consuming breast milk is often considered taboo, but when you think about it, it’s not any stranger than the regular consumption of milk from other species that is also intended for infants. The breast milk is acquired after a rigid screening process and it is pasteurized before use. Named after a certain flashy pop star, Baby Gaga ice cream offers the sweet and simple combination of citrus and vanilla.
2. “Basashi Aisu” – Raw Horse Meat Ice Cream
Japan is known for hosting a variety of novelty confections and food that is markedly unique. There is a vast array of ice cream flavours from Japan that certainly seem like an acquired taste. Horse meat ice cream, or “basahi”, is one one the most striking. Akin to a standard vanilla ice cream housing chocolate chips, this frozen treat is full of small pieces of raw horse flesh.
3. “Dondurma” Ice Cream
The flavour of dondurma is not as bizarre as its texture. This Turkish ice cream is made with salep, a special flour that makes the ice cream quite thick and resistant to melting. In fact, dondurma can be so thick that it may be necessary to eat it with a knife and fork! Vendors often use the bizarre texture of dondurma to their advantage and tease customers by hovering the ice cream just out of reach on a stick.
4. Viagra Ice Cream
A lot of men suffer from erectile dysfunction at some point in their lives, and besides taking a pill, many cultures have taken to using certain foods as a natural restorative for male virility. Viagra ice cream is made with ingredients like gingko, biloba, and guarana. These components are said to naturally stimulate certain areas of the male anatomy, and vendors only allow one dose of this ice cream per person, per day. So don’t expect seconds.
5. Spaghetti and Cheese Ice Cream
There are a surprising number of savoury ice creams that utilize ingredients more traditionally found at the dinner table. To newcomers, savoury ice creams can be decidedly off-putting. Native to Venezuela, a shop known as Heladeria Coromoto claims to have over 900 varieties of ice cream. One of the most bizarre offerings is spaghetti and cheese ice cream. This ice cream boasts not only cheese, but actual pieces of pasta blended throughout. Some of the other intriguing flavours offered by Coromoto include hot dog, salmon and avocado. Some of the ice cream names are equally as eclectic, such as “Jurassic Park” and “I’m Sorry, Darling.”
Mandy is a stay-at-home mum with 2 children in primary school, in her past time she loves to garden, travel, bake and write blogs for other stay at home mums or just anyone who is interested in arts and crafts ideas.