There’s nothing more awesome than gobbling down some tasty ice cream on a hot day. Actually, there’s nothing more awesome than eating some tasty ice cream on any type of day, during any time of year.
Ice cream is the world’s comfort food, whether it’s officially regarded as such or not. Throw in some creative touches to the ice cream making process and this most awesome of taste innovations becomes all the more awesome.
Whether one throws in cookie bits, candy nuggets, fresh fruit, or any number of other tasty morsels, the end product is almost always delicious greatness.
However, there is a limit to everything-even to what may be infinitely hard to ruin. The spectacular food substance called ice cream, believe it or not, cannot maintain its inherent awesomeness when teamed with certain ingredients.
With that in mind, here’s a look at five ice cream flavors that are awful, weird, and/or awfully weird:
Octopus ice cream
Leave it to the creative minds of the Japanese to put together almost two completely opposite concepts-sweat, fresh ice cream and musty, fishy octopus. Sold in some ice cream shops considered “gourmet,” this weird concoction is said to actually have some fans, above and beyond those looking to try something truly bizarre.
Cheeseburger ice cream
In Venezuela, the Heladeria Coromoto ice cream parlor specializes in everything from the normal and mundane to the odd and bizarre. However, arguably the weirdest ice cream flavor on their 800-item menu is the Cheeseburger. Regular ice cream mixed with a blend of hamburger meat, cheese, french fries, and “secret ingredients,” the Cheeseburger ice cream is like taking your meal, sticking it in a blender with desert, hitting “mix,” and spooning it down.
Horsemeat ice cream
Basashi Ice is a high end ice cream sold in select markets throughout the island nation of Japan. There’s nothing odd about any of that until you realize that Basashi Ice is a horsemeat-flavored ice cream containing chunks of raw horsemeat.
Creamed Cod Ice Cream
Go to George’s Portobello Fish Bar in London, England and your dessert may actually look like your main course. This popular fish and chips restaurant features the Creamed Cod Ice Cream dessert that features batter-dipped and deep fried ice cream served alongside chips made of potato ice cream. On the surface, it looks like a typical plate of the old Brit favorite, but take a bite and you’ll see it’s all ice cream.
Mole Ice Cream
Made with the traditional spicy-chocolate sauce that is part of Mexican food culture, this ice cream is served throughout Mexico and in select Mexican restaurants in the United States. Based on first impressions, the strong, sometimes overpowering, mole sauce seems like a terrible fit for meal-ending dessert item and, in this case, first impressions would be correct.