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8 Ice Cream Flavors Around the World You've Just Got to Try to Believe

They're anything but cone-ventional.

Josey Miller · 22 days ago

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It’s time to globe-trot while feasting your eyes on some finger-lickin’ good ice cream. Pack not only your sense of taste but also your sense of adventure for this trippy treat trip: You won’t find any of the familiar 31 flavors of your youth here — but we’re not yucking anyone’s yum. We think you’ll definitely still want to save room for dessert.

Japan: Seafood Ice Cream

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Favy

There’s something reel-y fishy going on in Japan’s ice cream stores, where you can dive right into some eel ice cream, oyster gelato, and shrimp gelato. What do you say to that? We say, go fish!

India: Black Peppercorn Ice Cream

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Times of India

Sugar and spice and everything nice: That’s what black peppercorn ice cream is made of. Sweet treat creators in India are building dessert ideas that are anything but run-of-the-mill — and we want a crack at it.

Puerto Rico: Rice and Beans Ice Cream

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Indecisive Traveler

Rice and beans ice cream, where have you bean all our lives? They’re dishing out this delish dessert on Puerto Rico, that lovely island. And it’s just the tip of the riceberg: They also enjoy a full salad of flavors there, including carrot, corn, avocado, and sweet potato.

Thailand: Taro Ice Cream

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Thai Agri

Root root root for taro ice cream — if we don’t taste it, it’s a shame. Taro ice cream has roots in Thailand, and is made from a veggie that is a lot like a potato. Did you know that the traditional way to eat ice cream in Thailand is in a hot dog bun?

Scotland: Mayonnaise Ice Cream

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EuroNews

It may be made of mayo, but Scotland’s mayonnaise ice cream is like buttah: Its popularity spreads far and wide. Is it condi-meant for you? Well, there’s nothing in the blend besides the white dip and a dairy ice cream base, so that really depends: If you dunk your fries in mayo, the ice cream version mayo be for ma-you.

Finland: Pine Tar Ice Cream

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Wander Wisdom

Eating tar-flavored foods feels nostalgic and cozy to Finland’s people, the way eating charred marshmallows feels to many Americans. Enter: Pine tar ice cream. The tar they use is edible (obvs), made of sap from burnt pine tree wood. And, while it doesn’t sound appetizing at first, who knows? If you adjust your mindset, maybe it’s tarrific.

Jamaica: Stout Ice Cream

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Jamaicans.com

Beer ice cream sold by the pint? We’ll drink to that. Let’s all raise a glass to the Devon stout-flavored ice cream Jamaica has drafted up. If that’s not your style, hop on over to the cereal aisle for some Grape-Nuts ice cream instead. (After the recent U.S. nationwide shortage, we bet American fans of that breakfast food will rejoice seeing it in any form.)

Germany: Hot Curry Ice Cream

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Alles German

In Germany, hot curry ice cream is a dish best served cold. Germans are breaking out in a cold sweat over their Maggi curry ice cream — Maggi being a popular brand-name, soup-friendly European seasoning blend. That’s right, curry for dessert (it’s even scooped up alongside a savory cracker)! Sounds more like a main course if you ask us, but we can stand the heat so we’ll stay in this kitchen.