10 Weird Ice Cream Flavors to Ruminate on This Monday Afternoon

Every summer there’s a kooky new ice cream that captures people’s imaginations. The first sensational flavor this year hails from the Philippines and it’s made with–wait for it–crocodile. Yes, crocodile ice cream exists. Oy. Okay, so it’s actually made with the reptile’s eggs but still, crocodile.

But if you’re looking for excitement beyond vanilla and chocolate, there’s no need to book a flight to Asia. Right here in America, there are plenty of weirdo flavors to satisfy your curiousity with unusual frozen treats. Here are 10 wacky ice creams in the US that are available right now.

Foie Gras Ice Cream – This meat-based flavor is only offered on the weekend menu at Brooklyn, New York’s Odd Fellows Ice Cream Co., but insiders know that you can call ahead to ask the chef to whip up a special batch on a weekday too.

Bone Marrow with Bourbon Smoked Cherry Ice Cream Believe it or not, this ice cream is one of the bestsellers at small batch ice cream shop Salt & Straw in Portland, Oregon.

Prosciutto Ice Cream – San Francisco’s Humphry Slocombe sources its cured meat from local hero chef Chris Cosentino’s salumeria Boccalone. Getting the ingredient is especially easy since both shops are located in the city’s Ferry Building.

Fried Chicken & Waffles Ice Cream – Coolhaus reinvents the classic Southern dish as a brown butter maple ice cream flecked with maple candied chicken skins and caramelized waffles. It’s one of the most requested flavors at Coolhaus’s 12 trucks in New York City, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Austin, Texas.

Garlic Ice Cream – Visitors at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Gilroy, California can always count on getting a scoop of this fragrant frozen treat every year. This year’s festival is happening July 25-27.

Wasabi Ice Cream – New York City’s Il Laboratorio del Gelato uses Italian methods to make classic flavors like chocolate and vanilla, plus this spicy Japanese-influenced dessert.

Eggplant Tahini Ice Cream – It’s just one of the odd current offerings from Max & Mina’s in Queens, NY. Other unusual flavors of the moment include Pickled Beet, Caramel-and-Green-Olives, and Chive Cream Cheese.

Earl Grey Sriracha Ice Cream – This sweet and spicy frozen dessert is one of the most popular flavors at at Philadelphia’s Little Baby’s Ice Cream.

Lobster Ice Cream – All four of Ben & Bill’s Chocolate Emporium locations in Maine and Massachusetts offer this original New England creation that’s made with creamy vanilla ice cream and chunks of frozen local lobster.

Bacon Jalapeno Popper Ice Cream – Amy’s Ice Cream in Austin, Houston, and San Antonio, uses bacon ice cream as the base for this bar snack-inspired flavor.

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