Ice cream flavors
Fish Ice Cream
. Something must smell fishy about ice cream flavored with saury a saltwater fish popular in Japan. But theres no worries about that with this offering from Kimura Shoten as the fishy fumes have been drowned out by liberal doses of brandy.
Octopus Ice Cream
. Want to tantalize your taste buds with a tentacle? If so, Octopus Ice Cream is the solution. The Japanese have been able to come up with an amazing variety of uses for octopus, ranging from delicacy to porno movie prop. Little wonder then that octopus has found its way into ice cream.
Squid Ice Cream
. Not wanting to give OctopusIce Creama leg up, Kimura Shoten used the extra legs available to step forward with squid flavored ice cream.
Ox Tongue Ice Cream
. What better way to tickle your taste buds than with another tongue? Though Ox TongueIce Creammay not be the first delicacy to come to mind, its taste is nothing to have a beef with.
Sweet Potato Ice Cream
. Sweet potatoes have a reputation in Japan for causing flatulence. Mention Sweet Potato Ice Cream though, and its more likely to induce nausea.
Fried Eggplant Ice Cream
. Eggplant is a mainstay of the Japanese diet, appearing regularly on such dishes as pizza and in sandwiches. Becoming an ice cream flavor was merely a matter of time.
Crab Ice Cream
. Hokkaido, Japans northernmost prefecture, is renowned for its rich array of seafood, prime amongst the delicacies being crab. Though not everybodys favorite ice cream flavor, this is a dish worth sinking your claws into
Corn Ice Cream
. Corn has managed to wrangle its way into many dishes in Japan, notably pizza and ramen noodles. Having been so successful in other culinary fields, nothing was going to stop the development of corn ice cream.
Koshihikari Rice Ice Cream
. A strong local preference for Japans favorite rice, koshihikari, has long prevented foreign farmers from gaining a foothold in the lucrative Japanese rice market. Koshihikari is also used to make some of Japans finest sake. But koshihikari is one rice strain that is something of a strain to stomach when used in ice cream.
Wasabi Ice Cream
. Sushi gets its punch from the horseradish paste known in Japanese as wasabi. While its tingling taste makes a delightful addition to raw fish, wasabis tangy flavor also makes for a surprisingly edible ice cream.
Shrimp Ice Cream
. Most people would be filing a report with their local health authorities if they dug up the corpse of a shrimp from their ice cream, but with this product from Roman Holiday, its standard practice. The image Shrimp Ice Cream probably conjures up amongst most people probably comes closest to the actual taste.
Eel Ice Cream
. Eel is a summer delicacy in Japan, which probably explains why Futaba decided to use it to flavor an ice cream. Surprisingly, the smooth taste is quite palatable, even if the thought of whats being eaten is not quite as palatable.
Nagoya Noodle Ice Cream
. Some would think youd be off your noodle to imbibe an ice cream flavor such as this. Fortunately, Chakkiri Musume Honten, the inventors of this ice cream, were able to develop noodles that didnt turn hard when they were served under 30 degrees Celsius.
Chicken Wing Ice Cream
. Nagoya is famous for its poultry, so it should come as no surprise that the taste of this ice cream is best described as foul. It actually tastes like a fried chicken wing, which is fine if thats what youre eating, but not if youre tucking into some ice cream.
Miso Ice Cream
. Miso bean paste, together with soy sauce, is said to be the flavor of Japan. Miso is an essential element of many Japanese foods and is indeed delicious when served with the correct dish. But when it comes to ice cream, its best to give miso a miss.
Cactus Ice Cream
. A tasty treat that will prick the hearts of ice cream lovers everywhere. It is smooth and refreshing with a taste that must be like drawing water from a cactus after being parched in a desert for days.
Raw Horseflesh Ice Cream
. The mere thought of putting raw horseflesh into ice cream may be enough to produce plenty of neigh ? er, naysayers. And, rightfully so. You can get it straight from the horses mouth, this would have to vie for the vilest ice cream ever created. The chunks of meat inside it offer ample proof of why horseflesh is usually used in dog food.
Goat Ice Cream
. Goats are known for eating absolutely anything; those brave enough to try this Japanese ice cream may do well to adopt a similar attitude. Made with, of course, goats milk, but also containing plenty of the rest of the animal.
Whale Ice Cream
. Whale has long been a delicacy among the Japanese. Certainly not a politically correct choice, but one that will definitely get people blubbering. Despite the rich, creamy texture, the ingredients are probably from a minke and not a sperm. Perhaps we should all be glad for that.
Shark Fin Noodle Ice Cream
. Just when you thought it was safe to eat ice cream again, heres something you can really sink your jaws into. The tangy taste of Shark Fin Noodle Ice Cream is definitely one for the fin nicky fan. A great white ice cream!
Oyster Ice Cream
. Giving an entirely new meaning to Pearl of the Orient, Oyster Ice Cream can be eaten at any time, even if theres an R in the month. Oysters have a reputation for providing prowess, but whoever thought of this ice cream should have made like its ingredients and stayed in the shell.
Abalone Ice Cream
. About the only thing fishier than the taste of Abalone Ice Cream is the business sense of whoever decided to put it on the market. Abalone is certainly a delicious addition to many aspects of Japanese cuisine, but when it comes to ice cream, perhaps abalone would have been better left at the bottom of the ocean.
Seaweed Ice Cream
. If marine animals arent your cup of ice cream, perhaps a healthy alternative of seaweed is preferable? Seaweed is packed with minerals, some of which are medicinal, which probably goes a long way in explaining the taste.
Deep Sea Water Ice Cream
. Brine may well rhyme with fine and shine, but this flavor offering the salt of the sea does neither. Imagine drinking some milk at the beach precisely the moment you cop a mouthful of water after a huge wave dumps on you and youve got something like this extraordinary taste.
Spinach Ice Cream
. No longer will frustrated parents have to urge their children to eat their greens if they want to have dessert. Now, Spinach Ice Cream will let kids kill two birds with one stone by eating their veggies and ice cream at the same time.
Garlic Ice Cream
. At last! An ice cream that lets everybody around you know youve eaten it!Garlic flavored Dracula Ice Creamis a summer delight you can really sink your teeth into. Designed to ward off vampires, this uncommon choice of flavoring may ward off a few ice cream lovers, too. Garlic may well be a wonderful condiment for an assortment of foods, but, as for a substance vampires really hate, this is bloody awful. Incidentally, Garlic Ice Cream was made in the tiny Aomori Prefecture village of Shingo, which claims to be the place where Jesus Christs grave is located.
Sesame Soybean and Dried Kelp Ice Cream
. This is a real winner, and about as healthy as you can get with ice cream, by combining three staples of the traditional Japanese diet that have made people into the longest living on earth.
Lettuce and Potato Ice Cream
. Lettuce Ice Cream? With Potato? Rarely the best of partners even in dishes such as salads where they at least complement one another, Lettuce and Potato Ice Cream is a leafy spud dud.
Wheat Ice Cream
. Perhaps it would have been a better idea not to separate the chaff. Like buckwheat noodles and wheat tea, this ice cream is a tasty treat even if it doesnt sound as though itll wheat, oops, make that whet, the appetite.
Curdled Bean Ice Cream
. One of Japans most repulsive foods fermented beans that form a paste that looks like slime from a cheap Hollywood horror flick, with an odor akin to dirty socks this was a natural choice for a unique ice cream flavor. Being such an appealing morsel, natto is bound to be healthy, but using it in artery clogging ice cream relieves it of even that virtue.
Silk Ice Cream
. An ice cream that tastes as smooth as silk. And so it should, because thats what its made of. Silk was Japans biggest pre war export, and somehow, parachutes and kimonos still seem like a better use for the textile.
Chicken Ice Cream
. Its an ice cream like this that almost makes you wish the horrible thought about the avian flu that swept through Japan earlier this year had been a bit more effective. The taste of Chicken Ice Cream goes a long way toward explaining why the birds are described as foul. Though undoubtedly a tasty meat, youll need to be anything but chicken to get through this ice cream.
Stout Ice Cream
. Black beer ice cream is definitely one for the stout of heart, just like the Japanese drinkers whove made this brew a popular addition to most pub menus in recent years.
Potato Liquor Ice Cream
. Shochu was once exclusively a brew popular among Japans working classes, but now the potato based liquor with a similar taste and potency to vodka is enjoyed by those from all segments of society. Whether shochu can be enjoyed as an ice cream flavor is a matter of personal preference, but the sharp tang the liquor gives this icy treat is certainly a wonderful way to beat the summer heat. And what better way to put some luster into an otherwise vanilla ice cream than to add some moonshine?
Red Wine Ice Cream
. The fruit of the vine makes a wonderful transition to the world of ice cream and its difficult to imagine a better way to take a tipple.
Tulip Ice Cream
. An ice cream made from a flower.
Cherry Blossom Ice Cream
. Given the love the Japanese have for their national emblem, this ice cream could never be anything but a dessert delight. The scrumptious sweet is yummy for the tummy, brightening up the taste buds the same way its ingredients bring about a delightful transformation across the entire country every spring. The treat may well show that Japans ice cream makers are blossoming, but dont forget youre chomping away on flowers.
Soy Sauce Ice Cream
. Soy sauce is the undisputed flavor of Japan. But why it had to be put into an ice cream is anyones guess. Diving into Soy Sauce Ice Cream leaves you with the feeling that when it comes to soy based edibles, perhaps soylent green may have been a tastier choice.Each bite is a reminder of foods that should never be mixed.
Pit Viper Ice Cream
. The pit viper is one of the most dangerous poisonous snakes inhabiting the Japanese archipelago. And a bite into this reptilian flavored ice cream can certainly seem deadly. Pit viper is regarded as an aphrodisiac in Japan, but the terrible taste makes it hard to fall in love with this ice cream.
Indian Curry Ice Cream
. Definitely not a taste to give others if youre trying to curry favor. Curry flavored ice cream goes a long way toward putting the bomb into Bombay. The adventurous ones who try this ice cream will be rewarded with the taste of curry lingering in their mouths for hours.
Pearl Ice Cream
. This ice cream is a true Pearl of the Orient. But this oyster based ice cream has the kind of taste that makes some just wanna clam up.
Salad Ice Cream
. An ice cream salad that definitely needs to be tossed. This ice cream, packed with chunks of veggies, is the sort of food that turns kids off their vegetables.
Charcoal Ice Cream
. The coalden child of Japanese ice creams. A must eat for the coal miners. Not cool, but undoubtedly coaled. An ice cream that could char reputations. But the taste? Char ming.
Miso Ramen Ice Cream
. An ice cream that really gets on the noodle of some, but the ramen and miso are both Japanese culinary favorites. If only the delicacies had been left in the noodle bowl instead of blended with ice cream.
Chili Pepper Ice Cream
. Before partaking of this fiery ice cream, perhaps its best to remember that its made of the same stuff used in the capsicum spray used on those in an uncontrollable rage. Probably one of the only ice creams in existence that makes your mouth burn when you taste it.
Cheese Risotto Ice Cream
. Italians are famous for raising their arms and gesturing in exasperation at the slightest provocation. Imagine how theyd be after learning that the Japanese have added one of Italys national dishes, and a savory one at that, to sweet ice cream.
Natural Salt Ice Cream
. How sweet salty ice cream. A real salt of the earth taste for some, but others feel theres little fine about this brine.
Grated Yam Ice Cream
. When grated, yam creates a gooey paste somewhat akin to dough made out of flour and water. Which kind of raises the question of how it ever ended up as an ice cream flavor in the first place.
Cypress Tree Ice Cream
. Cypress is a favorite when making the barrel like baths so adored in Japan. Though it contains fragments of cypress wood for flavoring, some may find the taste of this ice cream influenced more by the bathwater than the material used to make its container. Frankly, this tastes like ice cream on a wooden stick without the ice cream.
Cream Cheese Ice Cream
. Itd be wonderful to say this flavor creams all the others. It may be true when it comes to bread spreads, but it sure aint the case with ice cream.
Squid Gut Ice Cream
. Squid innards are often used as a condiment in Japanese cuisine, which I suppose makes it inevitable that it would find its way into ice cream. We should be fortunate Squid Gut Ice Cream is not the full squid.
Squid Ink Ice Cream
. If the idea of Squid Gut Ice Cream seems unpalatable, perhaps Squid Ink flavor is more of a tentacled taste bud tantalizer.
Char Grilled Seaweed Ice Cream
. As if the thought of grilled seaweed is not enough, this ice cream has the added bonus of having the seaweed burned to a crisp before being added.
Hot Spring Water Ice Cream
. Soaking in the steaming waters of a hot spring is almost the Japanese national pastime. Located in volcanic areas, Japans hot springs are subjected to wafts of the pungent odor of sulfur, which, of course, closely resembles the fragrance of broken wind. If you know the smell, you know what the ice cream tastes like.
Dracula Cool Garlic Mint Ice Cream
. Called because of its supposed effectiveness against vampires due to the garlic it contains, the unfortunate addition of mint flavor almost seems enough to drain anybodys blood. A taste that seems to leave the mouth in an undead state. Definitely not to be eaten during daylight (and nighttime is best avoided, too).
Genmai Ice Cream
. It shouldnt be surprising that this ice cream has a taste thats a little, well, unpolished. But genmai is certainly healthy and this treat actually gives credence to the idea that rice is nice.
Aojiru Ice Cream
. Aojiru, literally a broth of green leafed vegetables, became a household word across Japan because of a TV advertisement for aojiru featuring an old man guzzling down a glass full of it, and promptly proclaiming it to taste ???awful.??? Enough said about the ice cream flavor.
Rice Straw Ice Cream
. Rice straw forms the tatami mats that some call the essence of Japan. Igusa makes for great wabi and sabi, and a not a bad tasting ice cream flavor, either.
Environmentally Friendly Miso Ice Cream
. Another miso based flavor, this soybean paste ice cream has the added advantage of being environmentally friendly. Judging by the taste, it would have been much friendlier had it never existed.
Hojicha Bitter Green Tea Ice Cream
. Putting the ???brew??? into bruising your taste buds is the hojicha bitter green tea ice cream. Hojicha is best known as a tea consumed to complement incredibly sweet Japanese confectionery, but typically busy Japanese have mixed it with ice cream to kill two birds with one stone. And with a taste like this, it wouldnt be surprising if they killed more than two birds as well.
Persimmon Ice Cream
. In Japan, persimmons are most often eaten after having been hung out to dry for the autumn months. And that description should be enough to give you a hint of what the flavor of this ice cream is like.
Pickled Plum and Shiso Ice Cream
. Shiso is a herb frequently found flavoring a variety of Japanese foods, especially sushi. Its mint like fragrance is a present for the palate, but when added to ice cream it makes every bite seem as though its a slab of raw fish.
Collagen Lemon Ice Cream
. Lemon flavoring may sour some to this treat, but others may enjoy chomping away on the crunchy, gristly chunks of collagen inside that make eating this ice cream almost like chewing on a sweet bone.
Tomato Ice Cream
. Rotten tomatoes descrine this ice creams taste. Imbibing this WMD (weapon of mouth destruction) is like letting a spoonful of freezing ketchup melt in your mouth.
Deep Water Gelatto
. An ice cream containing water taken from deep beneath the earths crust, with a taste that suggests it may have been better off remaining there. Actually, this is one of the more palatable members of this collection.
Herbal Remedy Ice Cream
. Yakuzen is the name given to the various herbs and plants used in traditional Oriental medicine, as well as to this ice cream. Mind you, the practice employs such exotics as rhinoceros toenail clippings and tiger tails, neither of which have made their way into an ice cream, which would probably have been a better fate for this flora, too.
Potato Ice Cream
. The Spud Missile of Japanese ice creams.
Cheese Ice Cream
. An ice cream every bit as cheesy as the captions to these photos. As a dairy product, its a much tastier mix than some of the other frightening flavors.
Finland Ice Cream
. An ice cream to sink your teeth into, especially as it contains xylitol, a substance said to be beneficial for oral hygiene. Recommended by dentists, probably because, like the makers of this ice cream, theyre used to putting awful tastes in peoples mouths.
Natural Viagra Ice Cream
. Just what the ice cream shops have been missing Viagra flavored ice cream. I just didnt know Viagra had a flavor, nor do I want to know what its like.
Spaghetti Bolognaise Ice Cream
. Click Clack Gorillas ode to spaghettieis celebrates a German ice cream dish that looks like spaghetti Bolognese. The noodles are extruded white ice cream. It was invented in 1969, and remains popular.
Tuna Fish Ice Cream
. You may be thinking anice creamthat tastes likefish; but tuna is a very sweet fruit wich grows in high altitude arid zones in central Mexico.
Onion Ice Cream
. Tastes just like garden fresh green onions (or scallions), only colder.
Fried Pork Rind Ice Cream
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Rose Ice Cream
. Just like inhaling a bouquet of roses, except youre eating them.
Beet and Corn Ice Cream
. Believe it or not, in 1984 Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month, recognizing this sweet fare as a fun and nutritious treat that deserves to be observed with appropriate ceremonies and activities. Because, ahem, dairys a food group, right?
Carrot Ice Cream
. This uniquecarrot ice creamis a frozen take on Gajar Ka Halwa, the traditional Indian dessert of shredded carrots, clarified butter, milk, sugar and nuts.
Cuttlefish Ice Cream
. 14 year old girl Yvonne Yen says, I like the ice cream here, especially the cuttlefish flavor, because of the rich texture and lighter sweet taste. The color (black) is really cool.
Tuna and Seaweed with Fruit Ice Cream
. Savoryice creamhas become a popular fad in trendy Western restaurants, but ...shrimp, cuttlefish,seaweedand laver (purpleseaweed) combined withfruits.
Peanuts and Wine Ice Cream
. PeanutButterIce CreamTopping...so delicious, great with somepeanutbutter ....Caramel Sauce and RedWineChocolate Sauce to dress up yourice cream.
Pineapple Shrimp Ice Cream
. Tucked in the fish market at Keelungs Bisha port, Dr. Ice also known as Shia Bing Hsieh Chiang offers a menu ofice creamand shaved ice treats that soun
Mango Seaweed Ice Cream
. Eastern Shore roll withseaweedsalad and Happy Together roll withmangoand coconut shrimp, yum KebbieK, JanHappy BirthdayIce CreamVolcano.
Stilton Cheese Ice Cream
. The Sun reports thatChurchfield Farmis creating a Stilton Cheese Ice Cream which they say goes great with holiday mincemeat pies.
Cold Sweat Ice Cream
. Along with milk, sugar and the other usual ingredients, this ice cream is made with three kinds of peppers and two kinds of hot sauce. Its so spicy that just touching it makes your fingers feel hot. Its not a top seller. One of the ice cream shops regular customers said it tasted like,fire with a side of fire.
Chicken Fried Steak Ice Cream
. Ever wondered what happens if you mesh fried steak and ice cream together?DallasFood.orgintroduces a new way to screw up your diet quickly and easily. Its basically frying a piece of steak with egg, butter, sugar, and milk, and topping it off with an ice cream scoop.
Nogger Black Ice Cream
. The worlds first racist ice cream! This is a liquorice flavored version of the classic nougat flavored Nogger.
Chunky Bacon Ice Cream
. Bacon and butterfat, what could be better? The stuff should come with CPR instructions, jokes H. Page Skelton, 37, watching the young women sample the next sample spicy hot ice cream with a vinegar aftertaste.
Barbecue Flavor Ice Cream
. Uh, it tastes a little too much like barbecue, says bikini topped Franny Linus.
Cackalacky Spice Sauce Ice Cream
. Bryan Wetstone, 15, from Columbia, tries the Cackalacky ice cream and doesnt appear to enjoy it. Hearn says to Skelton, I think hes going to puke.
Mushroom Ice Cream
. Mushrooms in dessert: hell yeah! Far West Fungi, a mushroom store in San Francisco (and source for CHOWs mushroom guide), is making ice cream out of candy cap mushrooms.I tried some, and it was maple y and delicious. Candy caps are sweet, and do taste just like maple syrup. A web search turned up a thread on Chowhound about candy cap cheesecake,different recipes for candy cap cookies, and one for candy cap bread pudding.You can purchase candy caps dried, at Far West Fungis online store. These dishes would definitely be conversation pieces.
Mushroom Pecan Ice Cream
. The mushroom sucked, but the mushroom pecan rocked! But I would guess that mushroom pumpkin was the weirdest one ever.
Chocolate Garlic Ice Cream
. Rachel, age 8,It tastes like poop. How could you live with yourself if you made that ice cream?
Haddock Ice Cream
. I like fish sticks, but mixed with the ice cream theyre soggy, like wet bread. Plus, Im not sure fish and ice cream is a good combination.
Bay Leaf Ice Cream
. Tastes like eucalyptus. Its fluffy, like whipped cream.
Lox Ice Cream
. Not good. Lox has a greasy taste that doesnt go with ice cream.
Durian Ice Cream
. A kind word would bewretched. You get this from Spice Market?
Lobster Ice Cream
. Rachel, age 8, I like lobster, but I dont like it in ice cream.
. Jams and preserves may be used to flavor sorbets and Frenchice creams, but theyre more ...as zucchini or jalapeno pepperice creamandsauerkraut sherbet.
Potatoes and Bacon Ice Cream
. Looking for an easy creamy scalloped potato recipe, well this is it. Accented with bacon and sundried tomatoes, you cant go wrong. bacon, to caviar, some of the strangest flavors in the worlds most popular Japan is still the king of weird ice cream flavors, but France isnt far. consisting of sausage, mash potato, gravy and peas in an ice cream cone
Squash Ice Cream
. Ice creamis one of the foods that will never be out of the trend. Here in the Philippines, despite of cool Christmas breeze,Ice creamwill never be absent.
Mustard Ice Cream
. Mustard ice creammay sound a bit strange at first glance, but served with a selection of cold meats or a tomato salad, it really comes into its.