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(LA Times)   To celebrate National Ice Cream Month, here's a slide show of 25 flavors invented by loonies. Except the beer ice cream, because obviously that's ok   (latimes.com) divider line 37
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2013-07-08 08:58:10 PM
My favorite Ice cream ever 1990's Tiny Toon Crunch

Yes, it was that good.
 
2013-07-08 10:57:34 PM
Green tea ice cream is not weird, its delicious.
 
2013-07-08 10:58:22 PM
Ice cream thread?

Nothing beats B&J's Phish Food.
 
2013-07-08 11:17:22 PM
Something I never understood is Vanilla being the #1 seller at every chain of ice cream parlour.

Going to an icecream parlour for Vanilla is like going to a brothel for a hug.
 
2013-07-08 11:18:04 PM
24 of those sound good. Really, really want.

And then there's Beer.
 
2013-07-08 11:18:04 PM
 
2013-07-08 11:21:29 PM
I made a really good ice cream by accident. I grabbed the coffee extract instead of the vanilla. I decided to just go for it and I added homemade butterscotch in the last 5 minutes. The butterscotch completely disappeared into the ice cream but I can really taste it.
 
2013-07-08 11:23:11 PM
FTFA:

Choose: Vanilla or... buckwheat ice cream? Candied carrot ice cream? Or Parmesan gelato?

We'll leave it to the experts to decide what your choice says about you, or your childhood.

But in honor of National Ice Cream Month -- which is July, don't you know -- we decided to go beyond vanilla, chocolate and strawberry.


Gelato is not ice cream. It has much less air and fat.
 
2013-07-08 11:37:42 PM
National Ice Cream Month???

Dear America: have you weighed yourselves lately? Put the scoops down, fatties. :p
 
2013-07-08 11:38:32 PM
Except the beer ice cream, because obviously that's ok.

It is to this guy.

www.hammerfistclan.com
"JUST HOOK IT TO MY VEINS!"
 
2013-07-08 11:46:46 PM

DarkSoulNoHope: Except the beer ice cream, because obviously that's ok.

It is to this guy.


"JUST HOOK IT TO MY VEINS!"


(In best Homer voice) Ahhh there's blood in my alcohol stream.

Different episode but still simpsons alcohol related.
 
2013-07-08 11:49:09 PM

DarkSoulNoHope: Except the beer ice cream, because obviously that's ok.

It is to this guy.

[www.hammerfistclan.com image 257x196]
"JUST HOOK IT TO MY VEINS!"


Not quite ice cream but there is an Italian deli here that makes a Guinness Gelato that makes me want to dry hump their freezer.
 
2013-07-08 11:52:17 PM
I honestly don't see a damn thing wrong with any of these flavors.
 
2013-07-08 11:57:24 PM

Oldiron_79: Something I never understood is Vanilla being the #1 seller at every chain of ice cream parlour.

Going to an icecream parlour for Vanilla is like going to a brothel for a hug.


Same reason people like bland, flavorless food -- they're just comfortable with non-challenging/new experiences.
 
2013-07-09 12:09:21 AM
I live in New York. You want interesting Ice Cream, go to Max & Mina's in Queens

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/06/nyregion/06metjournal.html?_r=0
http://www.nytimes.com/2000/08/16/dining/lox-in-a-cone-sliced-thin-i t- s-not.html
http://www.maxandminasicecream.com/

Try Lox , Beer, stew, bean, corn on the cob,wasabi, custard, herring, ketchup, horseraddish, sour cream, hummus, garlic, etc. So many flavors that go on rotation and change weekly. Been written up in People, News Week, USA Today. On TV on 100 most interesting places to eat, food network, etc. Plus Kevin James goes there when he's back in town
 
2013-07-09 12:17:03 AM
If you ever find yourself in Vancouver, BC, do yourself a huge favour and get yourself to The International Ice Cream Factory (dba:  La Casa Gelato), which has over 200 flavours at any given time. Along with the expected mainstays (vanilla, chocolate, strawberry), common favourites (chocolate chip mint, orange sherbet, Rocky Road), and uncommon, but not unexpected exotic flavours (pina colada, mango, tiramisu), but the really weird flavours that one wouldn't expect to find in ice cream, but surprisingly works. Wasabi, seaweed, durian, garlic, curry, and even more make their way into their menu. Mind you, most of the time you just get your sample of the weird flavours just so you can say you tried it, then you get your cone full of something that you know you'd actually enjoy a cone's worth.
 
2013-07-09 12:18:25 AM

theToadMan: Not quite ice cream but there is an Italian deli here that makes a Guinness Gelato that makes me want to dry hump their freezer.


Also not quite ice cream, but I recently had a shake made with chocolate ice cream, salted caramel, and imperial stout. It was a thing of beauty.
 
2013-07-09 12:20:10 AM
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2013-07-09 12:30:50 AM
They probably should have kept searching if the strangest flavors they could find in their archives are easily outdone by Baskin-Robbins.  "Daiquiri Ice" or "Jamoca Almond Fudge" would have been a step up from most of these.

/was expecting the usual Asian market slideshow of "sweet corn", "macapuno string", "horse meat", etc. etc.
 
2013-07-09 12:41:37 AM
No mention of ice cream made with wine? I remember a place in Palo Alto that made one with cabernet sauvignon, which they called Sideways (inspired by the movie of the same name).
 
2013-07-09 01:07:56 AM

cyberspacedout: No mention of ice cream made with wine? I remember a place in Palo Alto that made one with cabernet sauvignon, which they called Sideways (inspired by the movie of the same name).


Wouldn't ice cream made with wine have a lower freezing point because of the alcohol?  If so, I'd think it would melt a lot quicker.
 
2013-07-09 01:19:03 AM
I'll stick with black licorice ice cream.
 
2013-07-09 01:22:06 AM

RaceDTruck: Green tea ice cream is not weird, its delicious.


This. Haagen-Dazs still makes it right? It wasn't just a limited time thing? Note to self: Try to find some at the grocery next time.

Actually, quite a few of these sound good. I'd love to try blueberry lavender, or lemon cardamon. Mmm. And pumpkin spice ice cream is wonderful. I had that once, albeit not with pecans, and it was a surprisingly memorable treat. (Thank you, MSU Dairy Store!)
 
2013-07-09 01:35:50 AM

Oldiron_79: Something I never understood is Vanilla being the #1 seller at every chain of ice cream parlour.

Going to an icecream parlour for Vanilla is like going to a brothel for a hug.


It's the base flavor for most of the non cone type items. Makes sense if you think about it.
 
2013-07-09 02:01:41 AM
I had lavender gelato years ago.

If I ever find it again, you can pry it from my cold dead hands.
 
2013-07-09 02:06:57 AM
Family got me an ice cream maker for Father's Day.  I made a candied bacon and rum ice cream last week that'd make a Farker weep with joy.
 
2013-07-09 03:21:10 AM

NDP2: cyberspacedout: No mention of ice cream made with wine? I remember a place in Palo Alto that made one with cabernet sauvignon, which they called Sideways (inspired by the movie of the same name).

Wouldn't ice cream made with wine have a lower freezing point because of the alcohol?  If so, I'd think it would melt a lot quicker.


Whoops, knew I should've been more specific. It was something like vanilla ice cream that had swirls of cabernet sauvignon.
 
2013-07-09 04:39:51 AM

Evil Mackerel: I'll stick with black licorice ice cream.


That shiat is GRAY. Should a food be gray?

/don't care, I love it when I can find it
 
2013-07-09 04:58:01 AM

NDP2: cyberspacedout: No mention of ice cream made with wine? I remember a place in Palo Alto that made one with cabernet sauvignon, which they called Sideways (inspired by the movie of the same name).

Wouldn't ice cream made with wine have a lower freezing point because of the alcohol?  If so, I'd think it would melt a lot quicker.


That's not a bug, it's a feature. Take your basic ice cream recipe, and for every cup of sugar you add, throw in a cup of some fruit-bomb of a monster Zinfandel, or go nuts with some ruby port. You end up with a texture that's a little more firm than soft-serve ice cream, but you've got the full-fat content of regular ice cream, and the colder temperature of regular ice cream. It's not that it melts faster -- it's that it's softer even straight out of the fridge, but it stays at about the same softness throughout the 5-10 minutes it takes you to eat a serving.
 
2013-07-09 05:00:41 AM
There used to be a dairy in Fredonia, New York, that had a small restaurant on their property and they used to come up with a whacky ice cream flavor every April 1st.  My favorite was nacho flavored ice cream.
 
2013-07-09 06:31:45 AM
These look yummy. I'd try them all.

If you ever come to Munich, try "der verrückte Eismacher" (crazy ice cream maker). He'll find a way to make ice cream out of just about everything. Weisswurst ice cream anyone?
 
2013-07-09 08:12:49 AM

Canton: RaceDTruck: Green tea ice cream is not weird, its delicious.

This. Haagen-Dazs still makes it right? It wasn't just a limited time thing? Note to self: Try to find some at the grocery next time.


Yup.  It was a limited edition flavor at first, but it's been included in their regular line-up now.  Unfortunately, a lot of stores don't carry it (haven't been able to find it in Michigan).

Also, pumpkin ice cream is hardly "weird".  Even a national brand like Edy's sells it seasonally (though theirs isn't as good as the local creamery's, which I usually get).

And I only just recently realized that flavors like Superman and Blue Moon are almost unheard-of outside of the Great Lakes region.  That's a shame.
 
2013-07-09 09:14:47 AM
I didn't see anything in that list any "weirder" than what's offered at Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams in Columbus, Ohio. http://www.jenis.com/

Lemon Cardamon sounds good... I might have to try making it.
 
2013-07-09 11:59:27 AM
Saugatek brewing makes a neapolitan milk stout. It is iced cream in beer form and it is awesome.
 
2013-07-09 12:56:30 PM

Fast Moon: Canton: RaceDTruck: Green tea ice cream is not weird, its delicious.

This. Haagen-Dazs still makes it right? It wasn't just a limited time thing? Note to self: Try to find some at the grocery next time.

Yup.  It was a limited edition flavor at first, but it's been included in their regular line-up now.  Unfortunately, a lot of stores don't carry it (haven't been able to find it in Michigan).

Also, pumpkin ice cream is hardly "weird".  Even a national brand like Edy's sells it seasonally (though theirs isn't as good as the local creamery's, which I usually get).

And I only just recently realized that flavors like Superman and Blue Moon are almost unheard-of outside of the Great Lakes region.  That's a shame.


It was new to me when I tried it. So in that sense it was weird, but I will have to track it down again.

Agreed about Superman and Blue Moon. Especially Blue Moon. I feel fortunate to have been raised in the heart of the Great Lakes region. (For multiple reasons, but yes, ice cream is one.)
 
2013-07-09 01:54:04 PM

Twilight Farkle: NDP2: cyberspacedout: No mention of ice cream made with wine? I remember a place in Palo Alto that made one with cabernet sauvignon, which they called Sideways (inspired by the movie of the same name).

Wouldn't ice cream made with wine have a lower freezing point because of the alcohol?  If so, I'd think it would melt a lot quicker.

That's not a bug, it's a feature. Take your basic ice cream recipe, and for every cup of sugar you add, throw in a cup of some fruit-bomb of a monster Zinfandel, or go nuts with some ruby port. You end up with a texture that's a little more firm than soft-serve ice cream, but you've got the full-fat content of regular ice cream, and the colder temperature of regular ice cream. It's not that it melts faster -- it's that it's softer even straight out of the fridge, but it stays at about the same softness throughout the 5-10 minutes it takes you to eat a serving.


Ah, that reminds me a number of years ago my dad found a couple interesting recipes, and one was a mango sorbet with vodka. It did have that softer texture, plus a nice bit of a punch to it.

The other one was lavender ice cream. Quite pleasant, and IIRC the flavor is what you'd expect from lavender.
 
2013-07-09 07:53:44 PM
I made golden turnip ice cream for a dessert I was serving back in my pastry chef days. One of the best dishes I ever created. Dijon ice cream is probably the worst food I have ever made, and many non-foods are probably better, butcha gotta keep trying.
 
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