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Jul 1, 2007 11:44 AM

Unusual or Funky Ice Cream Flavours

Hi again!

I'm looking for interesting, funky, unusual ice cream/sherbet flavours. I read something online describing strawberry-tarragon, cilantro-lime, fig-rhubarb-jasmine flavours but no recipes or descriptions. These sound interesting, esp the jasmine. Has anybody else tried something like these? Or any ideas for other flavour combos to try?

I recently tried kiwi based on a previous post I saw on this site and that was unexpectedly yummy.



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  1. Avodaco is a great flavor for ice cream. The texture of an avodaco is perfect for ice cream. There are lots of recipes if you search it. Many gourmet ice cream places out west serve it too.

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    1. re: sgwood415

      never tried Avocado Flavor.. I do live in Asia.. it's considered to be a very rare fruit, here:)

    2. Bobby Flay makes an interesting corn ice cream.

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      1. re: HillJ

        I've made corn ice cream several times - it's in one of our ice cream cookbooks. Pretty good, though the texture can be a bit off-putting. We solved the problem by running it through the food processor and leaving only a few un-pulverized kernels. Much better :D

      2. I made blueberry lavender -- and it was delightful!

        You could try the recipe here from Country Living, or use your favorite ice cream custard recipe and add in the lavender and blueberries. I found the amounts on the CL recipe were perfect.

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        1. re: foxy fairy

          Wow - this sounds great. I frequently make lavender biscuits for strawberry shortcake (from the White Dog Cafe Cookbook - yum!) and the combo is fantastic. So I would recommend substituting the blueberries in the above recipe with strawberries as a possible variation.

          I've also made plain lavender ice cream from an early Rose Levy Beranbaum book - it was incredibly rich, but yummy.

          1. re: foxy fairy

            Thanks foxy fairy!

            This sounds lovely. I love blueberries so much and only eat them plain. I was just thinking today what else I could do with them. I'm looking forward to this.



            1. re: gtrekker2003

              There's a place in columbus, Ohio called Jeni's that makes blueberry-lavender ice cream that is absolutely amazing.

          2. Michoacan is famous for it's different ice cream flavors. At the neveria this week, I saw avocado, etole (corn), jalapeno, mamey (a sweet potato tasting fruit) along with an amazing peach ice. The peach ice was like eating frozen or slushy pureed peaches.
            Oh, I forgot, there was also cacahuate ice cream (peanut)

            1. Look to Jeni's ice cream (best ice cream I've ever had) for inspiration:

              Salty caramel is fantastic.

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              1. re: JGrey

                Another Jeni's fan here...try the Pear and Riesling sorbet sometime. Amazing.

                Jeni's has officially spoiled all other ice cream for me...

                1. re: FlyerFan

                  Seriously. Graeter's, shmaeters.

                  1. re: JGrey

                    Why are all the good ice cream makers in Ohio? Why oh why?

                    1. re: yumyumyogi

                      We have a lot of cows and its so hot for 3 months that you want something cold.

                      Jeni's is good but this is my favorite ice cream place. Its so rich that you don't want more then a single scoop.

                2. re: JGrey

                  +1 just had a corn syrup custard with whiskey and pecans after lunch today. Yummy!