Have you ever imagined what the weirdest ice cream flavor would taste? You may not know, nor do I, because there are so many odd ice cream flavors and funny ice cream names. Let’s find out the weirdest ones out there.
List of Strangest Ice-cream Flavors
Chicken Wing Ice Cream
This dish originated from Nagoya, Japan, which is famous for its poultry farming. It has a vanilla flavor and actually tastes like, wait for it, a fried chicken wing, which is yummy if you are eating with ketchup, but not if you are sipping some ice cream.
Tilapia Ice Cream
When you are bored with the basic ice cream flavors from fruits like strawberry, mango, coconut or vanilla, matcha, chocolate, the weirdest ice cream flavor from tilapia might fresh things up.
At first, many people thought that this weirdest ice cream flavor must have a strong fishy smell and is difficult to eat. However, it has a very delicious taste. Also, this special ice cream even won the Gold Innovation Award at the Salon International de L’Agroalimentaire (SIAL) ASEAN taking place in Manila in August 2016.
Tilapia ice cream is a blend of tilapia fillet meat, fresh cream, condensed milk, fresh milk, some crushed walnuts, and cheese.
Tuna Avocado Ice Cream Cones
This is the famous appetizer at SoBou restaurant in New Orleans, Louisiana. Do not let its appearance fool you, as this is no ordinary ice cream. More specifically, under the cool basil buttercream base, there are delicious pieces of tuna mixed with pineapple.
Seemingly incompatible ingredients, but tuna avocado ice cream cones turn out to be a great combination. Many diners even joked that this was the weirdest ice cream flavor and should be on the main-course menu instead of just an appetizer.
Octopus Ice Cream
To most people, octopus ice cream sounds like a bad joke, but it is incredibly popular in some East Asian countries like Japan and Korea.
Indeed, Japan is never short of strange seafood-related dishes. The Japanese even bring octopus flavor to serve on ice cream. So would you like to enjoy the ice cream with the fishy taste of octopus?
Crab Ice Cream
Besides octopus ice cream, crab ice cream is another ice cream flavor of the sea. It seems like Japan loves to make seafood-flavored ice cream.
Garlic Ice Cream
Garlic ice cream’s primary ingredients are vanilla, honey, cream, and of course, garlic. Interestingly, many garlic festivals such as the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Gilroy, California have featured this flavor of ice cream.
Even the Stinking Rose restaurant in San Francisco serves garlic cream as a sauce to accompany steaks. Sometimes, they also serve it as a delicious dessert.
Parmesan Ice Cream with Prosciutto
The ingredients of this ice cream are Parmesan cheese, egg yolk, heavy cream, skim milk, salt, gelatine, and Prosciutto. Specifically, Parmesan is a famous Italian hard granular cheese. Equally yummy, Prosciutto is an Italian dry-cured ham and is usually thinly sliced and served uncooked.
Carrot Cardamom Ice Cream
Next, this unique carrot ice cream is a frozen take on the traditional Indian dessert – Gajar Ka Halwa. Adding a sweet floral flavor to this light dessert is Cardamom, a warm spice made from the seed pods of the cardamom plant.
Cardamom is native to southern India and Sri Lanka. It belongs to the ginger family and frequently appear in sweet and savory sauces.
Breast Milk Ice Cream
An ice cream shop called Icecreamists in the UK had caused controversy when it launched a flavored ice cream made from breast milk called Baby Gaga. This special dish is made from milk donated by mothers then blended with vanilla and lemon zest.
The launch of breast milk ice cream in 2011 got support from Victoria Hiley, a breastfeeding mother. More specifically, she donated 850 ml (29 US fl oz) of breast milk which helped make the first 50 ice cream servings.
Goat Cheese Cashew Caramel
Made with fresh goat’s milk cheese, salted cashews, and caramel, this special ice cream has a cheesecake-like taste. This unique ice-cream flavor is also a specialty of the Black Dog Gelato ice cream shop from Chicago, Illinois.
Beer Ice Cream
For those who love both beer and ice cream, this is the perfect match! Many countries produce and sell beer ice cream, but the most famous manufacturer is the Cestr restaurant in Prague, Czech Republic.
In particular, this delicious dish is a mixture of granulated sugar, fresh cream, honey, powdered milk, yolk, and dark beer. Also, the dark beer used in the ice cream is from toasted barley, with a distinctive fruity aroma and bitter taste.
Raw Horse Flesh Ice Cream
Indeed, the first thought of putting raw horseflesh into ice cream may be enough to make you cringe! However, many people commented that the taste of this ice cream was not bad. This unique ice cream is from vanilla mixed with fresh horse meat, very popular in Japan under the name Basashi Ice.
List of Strangest Ice-cream Names
Ben and Jerry’s ice cream company also has weird and funny ice cream names. Let’s see what these weirdest Ben and Jerry’s flavors under funny ice cream names are.
Chocoholics, unite! This ice cream flavor is the perfect concoction of Ben and Jerry’s other favored flavors: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Chocolate Fudge Brownie. More specifically, Half Baked is a delectable combination of vanilla ice cream and chocolate ice cream with chunks of cookie dough and fudge brownies.
Year after year and chunk after chunk, this great flavor is always at the top of Ben and Jerry’s ice creams voted by this brand.
Next, this extra-chunky mixture includes chocolate and caramel ice creams with chocolate chip cookie dough, peanut butter cookie dough, and a crunchy chocolate cookie swirl.
Also, Tonight Dough is named after the television host Jimmy Fallon’s ice cream flavor. Fallon, known for his generosity, is giving all of the money from the sale of the Tonight Dough to the non-profit organization SeriousFun Children’s Network. So, enjoying The Tonight Dough means you contribute to the provision of life-changing experiences that develop confidence, independence, and resilience for children with severe illnesses and their families.
Of course, this line of ice cream is not made from monkey flesh (like the raw horse meat ice cream mentioned above). Actually, its main ingredient is monkey’s favorite food – bananas.
Ben & Jerry’s ice cream maker makes this classic ice cream from bananas combined with fudge chunks and walnuts. Besides, Chunky Monkey has entered the top 10 of this brand’s ice cream flavors in 2020.