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We All Scream for Ice Cream!

When we would go on road trips with our kids — before the advent of DVD players in cars, we tried to come up with creative ways to keep everyone amused and to pass the time more quickly. One of our favorites was to see who could come up with the most bizarre new Baskin-Robbins flavor (ones that Baskin-Robbins would surely never feature). Since we tried to have at least three ingredients in the name of our flavor, we came up with things like raspberry hot pepper licorice. Or better yet (worse yet?) would be something like dark chocolate green olive liver! It made for miles of smiles and uproarious laughter, made thanks to Baskin-Robbins' quest to have unique combinations and to our family's weird minds. 🙂

Those shenanigans were all brought to mind recently when I saw the following on Facebook:

Chicken Wing Ice Cream

That got me to wondering what real, honest-to-goodness ice cream flavors might be available "out there." I did some googling and came up with the following:

Goat cheese with red cherries [1]

Goat cheese cashew carmel at Black Dog Gelato [2] in the Chicago area

This next one sounds like one we could have come up with in our road trip game:

Goat cheese marionberry habañero [3]

The next two sound like main course desserts to me:

Ham and cheese [4]

Bacon, potatoes, and corn [5]

As a side with that, I'd like one scoop of Honey and cornbread [6]

Olive oil [7]

Celery sorbet [8]

Cracker Jack gelato [9]

Lobster ice cream [10]

Fish and chips [11]

Dill pickle [12]

Curry banana [13]

Basil avocado ice cream in a yellowfin tuna cone at Sobou Restaurant [14]

Here's another one that sounds like we made it up!

Duck fat caramel soy sauce [15]

Foie gras ice cream [16]

Foie gras, peanut butter & cocoa [17]

I'll end with the real pièce de résistance...

Cicada ice cream?! [18] (I wonder if that is seasonal — only every 13 or 17 years....)

Do any of those flavors have you screaming? What real flavors of ice cream have you seen, made, or eaten? Also you could pretend you're part of one of our road trips and suggest your own creative Baskin-Robbins flavors in the comments. They couldn't be much worse than reality! 🙂


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