Make the most of that sweet summer corn with this decadent recipe, comprised of brown sugar and a healthy helping of black pepper for a dynamic burst of flavor. Your taste buds won’t know what hit them.
Spicy with a sweet side is definitely something we can get behind on—enter this ingenious take featuring everyone’s go-to hot sauce. In lieu of drizzling it on top of your favorite scoop of vanilla, why not blend it in from the very start? Serve this one in a sugar cone for an added dose of sweetness.
Whether you’re well versed in the complexities of wine or unapologetically pick the one with
This is some highbrow ice cream. Impress your pals with the most discerning palates — roasted beets and honey complement tangy goat cheese, while rose water lends a lightly floral note to this unexpectedly delightful scoop. As an added bonus, the deep magenta shade will look lovely on the table. “Oh, this? I just threw it together between
From the real-life Willy Wonka who gave us the cronut, behold burrata ice cream. Dominique Ansel offers an alternative to basic vanilla with this creamy mozzarella-flavored soft serve, presented in a crisp honey tuile cone with a whole confit strawberry inside, then drizzled with balsamic caramel and dotted with fresh micro basil. Luckily, this confection is way easier to get your hands on than a cronut.
With flavors like Peking Duck and Fried Chicken & Waffles, LA-based Coolhaus is no stranger to the strange scoop. Their latest creation captures the essence of a slice in one cold, creamy cup, with a mascarpone base, flecks of sun-dried tomatoes and fresh basil, olive oil, and a little salt. The only thing missing is the chewy crust, so instead order your ice cream sandwich on a brioche bun for an entirely new (but no less tasty and portable) way to eat pizza.
Portland’s Salt & Straw takes the best parts of a cheese plate—with local Oregon Trail Northwest Bartlett pears and Rogue Creamery Crater Lake Blue Cheese—and mixes them into this weird and wonderful ice cream. Much like the city itself, this flavor is a sweet and funky alternative to ordinary.
It turns out basil isn’t just for pizza and pesto. Two cups of the fresh, fragrant herb deliver a bright green hue and sweet, slightly spicy flavor to this beautifully aromatic ice cream.
While this oddball ice cream is a little sweeter and nuttier-tasting than you’d expect, thanks to roasting the garlic before blending into a vanilla base, it retains enough of its signature flavor that should have mints on standby.
Made with a healthy dose of dark, chocolatey stout, beer ice cream brings new meaning to finishing the whole pint. Add two chocolate chip cookies and a roll in crushed peanuts and pretzels for a boozy, grown-up version of a chipwich.
With so much versatility (seriously, it’s the foundation of pretty much
OddFellows transforms fattened duck liver from fine dining delicacy to quirky dessert with their Foie Gras Drumstick. At the shop’s Brooklyn headquarters, co-founder and flavor visionary Sam Mason makes the uber-rich ice cream with foie gras (from local Hudson Valley Foie Gras), puts it in a chocolate-lined sugar cone, and coats it with more chocolate and toasted hazelnuts for a decadent spin on the classic ice cream truck treat.
If frosty tomato sounds strange, remember how refreshing gazpacho tastes on a sticky summer day, or how a Bloody Mary, ahem, restores after a particularly late night. Ingredients like bell pepper, tarragon, and basil mean this vivid red sorbet is best served with dinner instead of after.
If you thought you couldn’t love an avocado any more than you do on toast, wait until you try one in frozen form. The buttery texture makes perfect sense in ice cream, and with only five ingredients, it’s easy to whip up a batch and taste for yourself.
This story was originally published on March 16, 2016, it has been updated with new information.