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Unusual ice cream Thu, 11/9/06 8:32 PM (permalink)
I was in Delaware (near Kennett Square in the Brandywine Valley) a few weeks ago and ate at Buckley's Restaurant. For dessert they had sweet corn ice cream. It was great!! Had cinammon and maybe cardamon in it. It sounded weird but was really good, especially on top of a piping hot berry cobbler.
 
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    jeepguy

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    RE: Unusual ice cream Thu, 11/9/06 8:44 PM (permalink)
    The Mochi from Trader Joe's. These are individual Japanese style ice creams in a rice flour "skin". I get the Mango, Green Tea, and Strawberry flavors. These things are really weird, but delicious.
     
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      NYNM

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      RE: Unusual ice cream Sat, 11/11/06 4:23 PM (permalink)
      I mentioned over the summer that Tara's Organic Ice Cream in Santa Fe also makes unusual (and rather good) flavors such as
      Currently Available Flavors:
      adzuki bean w/ black sesame
      Basil
      black cherry fudge swirl (new!)
      Black Truffle with Carmelized Pear (new!)
      Blueberry Mint
      Chocolate Tarragon (new!)
      Cinnamon
      Coconut Sorbet
      egg nog
      Garam Masala
      ginger caramel (new!)
      goat cheese with raspberry swirl (new!)
      Hibiscus Granita
      Japanese Green Tea
      Lavender
      Lemongrass
      mango agave sorbet

      Mango Ginger
      mint chip
      Orange Cashew
      Pandan
      Peanut Butter
      Roasted Banana Sorbet
      Roasted Green Chile
      Saffron (new!)
      Sage
      Strawberry Rose (new!)
      Sweet Corn
      Turkish Coffee
      Uly's Spiced Pumpkin
      Vanilla
      White Pepper Chocolate Chip


      Sweet Corn is included which works well with Roasted Green Chile (I swear!). Maybe Buckleys (quite the interesting place in a beautiful part of Delaware, just south of Pennsylvania border) ordered it from Taras?
      www.tarasorganic.com
       
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        Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle

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        RE: Unusual ice cream Sat, 11/11/06 6:21 PM (permalink)
        There is a place in Kennett Square that makes homemade Mexican ice cream, and corn is one of their more popular flavors (they also do flavors like avocado, tamarind, chile, etc). It's called La Michoacana, at 231 E State St. We've never been there, but would sure like to try it. Anyway, don't know where Buckley's got that corn ice cream but it seems pretty likely that La Michoacana was the source.
         
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          GordonW

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          RE: Unusual ice cream Sat, 11/11/06 10:34 PM (permalink)
          There's a popcicle shop in Durham, NC that does popsicles, both ice- and cream-style, in flavors like NYNM mentions.
           
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            AngelaNJ

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            RE: Unusual ice cream Sun, 11/12/06 8:12 AM (permalink)
            Sweet corn is not that unusual of a flavor for confectionaries. I was at a funky candy/ice cream shop (Ricky's Candy, Cones, and Chaos in Princeton, NJ) and they had free samples of sweet corn gum at the register. Would have never bought it without trying, but that sample was good!

            They don't have it as an ice cream flavor, but I would imagine it would be interesting.

            Neat place, too. It is a franchise all over the US. They do not make sundaes. All you buy is the amount of scoops you want and then every imaginable topping is within your reach to fix yourself.
             
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              tarragon

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              RE: Unusual ice cream Sun, 11/12/06 1:14 PM (permalink)
              Woo hoo, Chocolate Tarragon!!! Now that's an ice cream that I -must- try.
               
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                ann peeples

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                RE: Unusual ice cream Sun, 11/12/06 2:40 PM (permalink)
                I had garlic ice cream at the Wisconsin State Fair-interesting......
                 
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                  Pigiron

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                  RE: Unusual ice cream Sun, 11/12/06 3:42 PM (permalink)
                  quote:
                  Originally posted by GordonW

                  There's a popcicle shop in Durham, NC that does popsicles, both ice- and cream-style, in flavors like NYNM mentions.


                  Name? Location? Please!
                   
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                    GordonW

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                    RE: Unusual ice cream Sun, 11/12/06 3:59 PM (permalink)
                    quote:
                    Originally posted by Pigiron

                    quote:
                    Originally posted by GordonW

                    There's a popcicle shop in Durham, NC that does popsicles, both ice- and cream-style, in flavors like NYNM mentions.


                    Name? Location? Please!



                    Here's a newspaper review with info.

                    http://www.newsobserver.com/105/story/445348.html

                    And and a flavors list.

                    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Locopops
                     
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                      crabbymatt

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                      RE: Unusual ice cream Wed, 11/22/06 11:16 PM (permalink)
                      Two Summers ago I had some good old fashion Bacon Ice Cream. For obvious reasons, it was not that good. The place is in Rehobeth Beach Delaware called Udderly Delicious. They also had buffalo chicken ice cream and green pea ice cream in addition to their regular flavors.
                       
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                        Pwingsx

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                        RE: Unusual ice cream Fri, 11/24/06 12:30 AM (permalink)
                        Green pea ice cream? Oh, blech. Now if you said it was a typo and you meant green tea ice cream, then I'd be all over it.
                         
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                          cheesybellybutton

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                          RE: Unusual ice cream Fri, 11/24/06 4:30 AM (permalink)
                          The Fat Duck in England has some amazing experimental ice creams on their tasting menu, including bacon & egg ice cream and sardines on toast ice cream. The bacon & egg ice cream was actually really good... however, the sardines on toast... ugh.
                           
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                            Akavar

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                            RE: Unusual ice cream Fri, 11/24/06 7:24 AM (permalink)
                            I do a lot of cooking for my local social group. We have held a Mardi Gras party for the last few years and I have participated in the food preparation.

                            Last year I volunteered to make home made ice cream for the dessert. Another member of the food committee asked me to make cayenne chocolate ice cream. My initial reaction was "yeah - sure".

                            When she provided me with a recipe for cayenne chocolate cookies I was even more skeptical. Under closer examination I found the proportions of the ingredients to be very similar to my recipe for basic chocolate ice cream. It just had cayenne pepper as an ingredient.

                            After further discussion I suggested that a cajun spice chocolate ice cream would be more acceptable to the group. So I made a half batch of each for a taste comparison.

                            We found the cayenne chocolate ice cream to be very interesting. The coolness of the chocolate ice cream masked the initial taste of the cayenne. As it melted you started to taste the heat. It was interesting to feel the cool chocolate ice cream turn into a cayenne heat in your mouth.

                            The heat was not intense - the coolness and nature of the ice cream kept it in control. However, we decided that the group would prefer the cajun spice chocolate ice cream so that is what I made for the party.
                             
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                              buffetbuster

                              RE: Unusual ice cream Fri, 12/1/06 8:41 PM (permalink)
                              There is a little place in Oakmont, Pa. that regularly has teaberry ice cream. It sounds a little strange, but is quite good. If you like the gum, you will probably like the ice cream.
                               
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                                caratzas

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                                RE: Unusual ice cream Sun, 12/3/06 4:22 AM (permalink)
                                Bar Harbor, Maine might just have the planet's highest geographical concentration of unusual ice cream. The place on the north side of the Bar Harbor, ME green had a great chocolate wasabi ice cream this August. Then there's the world-famous (or maybe infamous? I ain't tried it and ain't gonna) lobster ice cream at Ben and Bill's about 2 blocks north of that on Main Street. Go a block south on Main instead of north and you hit a place with delicious Maine Blueberry ice cream.

                                And though I don't recall any unusual flavors there, West End Drug on the other side of Main Street before you get to Ben and Bill's has a real old-fashioned drugstore soda fountain with frozen-in-time prices to match.
                                 
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                                  roossy90

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                                  RE: Unusual ice cream Sun, 12/3/06 4:51 AM (permalink)
                                  quote:
                                  Originally posted by tarragon

                                  Woo hoo, Chocolate Tarragon!!! Now that's an ice cream that I -must- try.

                                  Suits you for sure!
                                  Kinda rings a bell for me also...
                                   
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                                    offlady

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                                    RE: Unusual ice cream Sat, 12/9/06 8:18 PM (permalink)
                                    Did anyone see the Iron Chef (the original Japan version) where the Iron Chef Sakai made fish ice cream? It was one of the rare occasions that the Iron Chef lost the competition.
                                     
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                                      buffetbuster

                                      RE: Unusual ice cream Tue, 12/12/06 5:14 PM (permalink)
                                      When I ate at Mundt's Candy in Madison, IN a few weeks back, they had red raspberry chocolate chip, which I found unusual. Black raspberry chocolate chip is fairly common, but not the red.
                                       
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                                        caratzas

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                                        RE: Unusual ice cream Tue, 12/12/06 7:13 PM (permalink)
                                        I can't believe nobody's mentioned this yet: http://mdn.mainichi-msn.co.jp/photospecials/graph/040701ice/1.html

                                        Warning: don't click if you're the least bit grossed out by "unusual" (for Americans) food.
                                         
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                                          olphart

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                                          RE: Unusual ice cream Sun, 12/17/06 7:45 PM (permalink)
                                          This thread reminded me of the movie "Cannery Row" when the Nick Nolte character ordered a beer milkshake. I love that movie!
                                           
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                                            NYNM

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                                            RE: Unusual ice cream Sun, 12/17/06 7:51 PM (permalink)
                                            quote:
                                            Originally posted by olphart

                                            This thread reminded me of the movie "Cannery Row" when the Nick Nolte character ordered a beer milkshake. I love that movie!


                                            A bit tangential.....but, I saw an interesting book yesterday: the title is "I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell".
                                             
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                                              Tristan Indiana

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                                              RE: Unusual ice cream Wed, 12/20/06 11:24 AM (permalink)
                                              The most unusual ice cream flavor I've encountered was in a unique little shop in Berkeley north of the campus. It was run by a lesbian co-op and they had a flavor called Rubyfruit Jungle, obviously a reference to the Rita Mae Brown book by the same name. Didn't try it but they did have some more traditional flavors that were very good.
                                               
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                                                Ranger Steve

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                                                RE: Unusual ice cream Thu, 02/8/07 12:35 AM (permalink)
                                                There's a place in New Hope, PA that has a lot of great unusual flavors. I tried the Mince Meat. It was pretty good.

                                                At a place in NYC called the Chinatown Ice Cream Company I tried the Red Bean and the Green Tea ice cream. Both were excellent. THen I bought some Japanese Green Tea ice cream a few months ago. It tasted like dirt. I also saw a website devoted to Japanese ice cream. They really don't understand the western concept of dessert. Flavors like carrot, potato, spinach, various meats and fish.
                                                 
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                                                  Akavar

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                                                  RE: Unusual ice cream Thu, 02/8/07 8:36 AM (permalink)
                                                  Ranger Steve -

                                                  I am in New Hope several times a week. What is the name of the ice cream place? Was it Gerzner's?
                                                   
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                                                    NYNM

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                                                    RE: Unusual ice cream Thu, 02/8/07 9:07 AM (permalink)
                                                    quote:
                                                    Originally posted by Ranger Steve

                                                    There's a place in New Hope, PA that has a lot of great unusual flavors. I tried the Mince Meat. It was pretty good.

                                                    At a place in NYC called the Chinatown Ice Cream Company I tried the Red Bean and the Green Tea ice cream. Both were excellent. THen I bought some Japanese Green Tea ice cream a few months ago. It tasted like dirt. I also saw a website devoted to Japanese ice cream. They really don't understand the western concept of dessert. Flavors like carrot, potato, spinach, various meats and fish.


                                                    I used to have a second home in New Hope - where is the shop?
                                                     
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                                                      TwoJays

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                                                      RE: Unusual ice cream Thu, 02/8/07 9:53 AM (permalink)
                                                      During the spring in Hadley MA, there's an ice cream place on Maple Street (I think - it was definitely south of Rte. 9) that sells Asparagus ice cream (during the local growing season). I was repulsed by the idea, but a colleague tried it and thought it was good.

                                                      John
                                                      (keep mine "traditional", thankyouverymuch!)
                                                       
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                                                        Ranger Steve

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                                                        RE: Unusual ice cream Thu, 02/8/07 6:37 PM (permalink)
                                                        NYNM - I don't know the street names, but it's a few doors down from the intersection by the Lambertville bridge. It's on the street that parellels the river, south of the intersection. I hope that's clear.
                                                         
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                                                          Akavar

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                                                          RE: Unusual ice cream Fri, 02/9/07 7:42 AM (permalink)
                                                          Sounds like that is Gerzner's (sp?). I have had their ice cream and think it is very good home made ice cream.
                                                           
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                                                            NYNM

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                                                            RE: Unusual ice cream Sun, 02/11/07 2:06 PM (permalink)
                                                            quote:
                                                            Originally posted by Ranger Steve

                                                            NYNM - I don't know the street names, but it's a few doors down from the intersection by the Lambertville bridge. It's on the street that parellels the river, south of the intersection. I hope that's clear.


                                                            Yes I think I know the place. Gesertners or something like that. They were in Greenwich Village during the 60's 70's for a long time.
                                                            Unfortunately, if that's the place, their ice cream is horrible - all gritty frozen with ice crytals in it. 2x was more than enough!
                                                             
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