Food for Thought

Twisted Ice Cream Flavors

June 23, 2015

#IceCreamWeek has my mind working overtime on unique ice-cream-takes on classic treats.  When I hit the web for a little inspiration I found a ton of unique, wacky, and downright bizarre flavors of ice cream! I wanted to share a few that struck a chord with me and ask…what is the most twisted ice cream you’ve ever tried?


Craft Beer Ice Cream—Atlanta, Georgia

Who would have thought that a frothy pint could be better served on spoon? Well according to Frozen Pints creators “Someone spilled a beer near the ice cream maker, and in a moment of slightly inebriated inspiration, we found our calling.” Regardless of how it happen, this seems to be one happy mistake! When it come to their Honey IPA Ice Cream—they say: “Hopheads rejoice! We start with a classic American IPA – grassy, piney, and hoppy notes of course. Then we add a floral honey to temper the true-to-style bitterness. The result is a full, well-balanced flavor that’s completely unique. Dig in and you’ll taste the honey first, then the hoppy deliciousness around the back.  Bitter sweet perfection.”

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Pear and Blue Cheese Ice Cream—Portland, Oregon

Made by the Salt and Straw in Portland, Oregon: “The delicate, sweet flavor of Oregon Trail Northwest Bartlett Pears from Salem, OR with perfectly aged crumbles of Rogue Creamery’s Crater Lake Blue Cheese (recently named the best in the world at a fancy competition in France) mixed throughout.” I can only imagine that this is one rich, but sweet treat! Perhaps you’d give it a try?


Fish and Chips Ice Cream—London, England

Don’t be fooled by this savory…dessert? It’s not the traditional fish and chips you’re used to, and you certainly wouldn’t want to top this with tartar sauce and vinegar…It is actually creamed cod ice cream…” yes you read that right—creamed cod ice cream—“…coated with vanilla-pepper batter and then fried. The bed of “chips” are really made of potato ice cream and then shaped to look like fries.  Served at George’s Portobello Fish Bar in London, I say—try it if you dare!


 Breakfast of Champions: Biscuits and Jam Ice Cream—Columbus, Ohio

“Buttermilk ice cream, crumbled sweet cream shortcake biscuits, and swirls of sweet-tart jam made with peaches from Nashville’s Peach Truck.” Made of Jeni’s in Ohio, this is the epitome of why ice cream should be a breakfast food! Milk, Biscuits, and Jam…sounds like breakfast to me!


Earl Grey Sriracha Ice Cream—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Made by Little Babys Ice Cream in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania—this is the “Flagship Weirdo flavor. Earl Gray tea (black tea with bergamot orange oil), and sriracha (Thai sweet chili hot sauce). Sort of like spicy fruit loops!” The one thing I can say for sure…cold milk is the best combatant of spice so perhaps there’s more sweet than heat in this bizarre ice cream combo! And if it’s simply not your thing, try their Sushi flavored ice cream instead!


 Lobster Ice Cream—Harbor, Maine

Made by Ben and Bill’s, this must be one of the most bizarre flavors yet!  Apparently this sweet treats shop wanted to prove that they make their ice cream from scratch…so what to do? Make one of the most unique flavored ice creams in the world! “Lobster Ice Cream is a butter-flavored ice cream. We buy cooked lobster meat from a local lobster pound, chop it up, butter it, and fold it into the ice cream.” Believe it or not, they say it’s their most sampled flavor—I believe it!

 People are natural thrill seekers.  They crave new experiences and yearn for a story to tell, and if anything is for sure, trying one of these flavors would definitely give you a story to tell. Fingers crossed that it will be a pleasant one!

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  • Ayesha June 26, 2015 at 10:54 pm

    If I win the ice cream maker I would like to make apple pie ice cream or Irish cream ice cream

  • Ayesha June 26, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    If I win the contest I would like to make apple pie ice cream and Irish cream ice cream

  • Hadeel June 26, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    I would definitely make your version of the S’mores ice cream. I love S’mores and can’t get enough ! Thanks Byron 🙂

  • lina June 28, 2015 at 2:54 am

    Hello Byron, recently started following you on YouTube and I love all your recipes. If I would win kitchen aid mixer I would definitely try out your ice cream first and then just try to make up my own ice cream and try to find a recipe of Russian ice cream (when I was a child I tried their ice cream once it was soo delicious).

  • WanYi June 28, 2015 at 3:52 am

    Hello Byron 🙂 just finished your raspberry ice cream tart video on YouTube! I will have either passion fruit Greek yogurt or black sesame to be my first ice cream concoction! I will make the ice cream closer to gelato texture since I prefer gelato than ice cream! Thanks for all the good recipe and nice video. I enjoyed all of them!

  • Zainab Alsairafi July 2, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    My ice cream flavor or c will be Pistachios ice cream ! 🙂

  • Katheryn Morales July 3, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    If I won the ice cream machine, I would love to make green tea ice cream, pumpkin spice ice cream, Nutella flavor ice cream, banana and peanut butter ice cream and so much more!