weird ice cream


We all love ice cream and we love all ice cream – or so we thought.

From popcorn, truffle and whiskey ice cream to champagne and mulled wine sorbet, funky flavours are in fashion; but is there such a thing as too much?

Here are some of the creepiest ice cream flavours we’ve heard of.

Ketchup Ice Cream (Baskin-Robbins)

The Baskin Robbins ice cream company once made ketchup ice cream, as they were experimenting with new flavours. After producing gallons of it, they decided not to sell it as they (thankfully) realized that it would definitely be a flop.

Crocodile Egg Ice Cream (Sweet Spot Artisan Ice Cream in Davao city, Philippines)

This one actually sounds weirder than it actually is. When you hear crocodile ice cream, you might imagine an unpleasantly gooey texture, but actually all it means is that to make the frozen cream reptile-eggs were used instead of chicken-eggs. Apparently the former are more nutritious and contain less cholesterol. Tempted?

Cheeseburger Ice Cream (Heladeria Coromoto ice cream parlour in Venezuela)

This ice cream is supposedly a blend of burger meat, French fries, cheese and “secret ingredients”. 

Creamed Cod Ice Cream (George’s Portobello Fish Bar in London, UK)

Made to look just like the warm savoury dish, this weird frozen snack is actually a thing. The chips you see on the picture above are made from potato ice cream, while the “fish” is creamy cod ice cream that’s coated with a pepper-vanilla batter, which is then deep fried.

Raw Horse Flesh Ice Cream (Ice Cream City at the Namja Town in Tokyo, Japan)

You’d think that they couldn’t get weirder, but on top of serving raw horse flesh ice cream, this ice cream joint also offers cow tongue, yakisoba and other weird flavours.

Mamushi Snake Ice Cream (same location as above)

Those of you who are familiar with mamushi probably know that it is one of the most venomous snakes in Japan. The viper is actually listed as an ingredient, as well as almond and garlic…. Yum.

Haggis Ice Cream (Harrods Department Store in London, UK)

This traditional Scottish dish –which is made of sheep’s heart, liver and lungs– is now available as an ice cream flavour; woohoo (not).

Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese Ice Cream (Max & Mina’s in Queens, NYC, USA)

A customer apparently requested this flavour, which then became a staple on the menu. To each his own taste.

Octopus Ice Cream (Japan)

After wasabi, cactus and squid ink, the Japanese decided to bring it up a notch and came up with an octopus-flavoured ice cream. Would you get a scoop.

Breast Milk Ice Cream (The Icecreamists in London, UK)

Entitled “Baby Gaga”, this ice cream –made of fresh breast milk donations from the public mixed with Madagascan vanilla pods and lemon zest­– caused quite a stir.


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