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May 24, 2012 07:42 PM

Foods that pass the "Pizza and Ice Cream Test"

My friends and I have recently started a short list of those ingredients that are so delicious that they make both pizza and ice cream taste better. Here it is thus far:

-Peanut butter (Peanut butter chocolate swirl ice cream; Thai chicken pizza)
-Creme fraiche (Add a dollop to any home-made ice cream to make it richer and creamier; creme fraiche, caramelized onion, and roasted mushroom pizza)
-Balsamic Vinegar (raspberry and reduced balsamic ice cream; lightly drizzle balsamic or balsamic reduction over margherita pizza)

That's all we have so far. Any other suggestions? If you do have any, recipes are strongly encouraged.

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  1. While I would not put it on my pizza, you could probably add pineapple to your list.

    1. I suppose this is cliche but: bacon? As in delicious maple bacon ice cream. (Self-explanatory on pizza.)

      Maybe cashews, too (cashews & fudge on vanilla or bbq chicken/cashew pizza).

      1. Ricotta cheese. Only works on vanilla ice cream, though.

        1. Garlic


          Sea salt





          Olive oil

          Cheese (i.e. blue cheese, Gorgonzola, etc.)



          ... and probably a whole host of others I'm forgetting right now.

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          1. re: ipsedixit

            I can see everything but the tomatoes. How would you incorporate them into an ice cream?

            1. re: ipsedixit

              I say no to almost everything on that list.
              There's a difference between "and is still edible" & "makes both taste BETTER."

              In fact, the only other ingredient I've seen posted so far that would work would be cashews. Maybe.

              Adding to the "and is still edible" list, consider bananas and, separately, cucumbers.

              1. re: racer x

                They do make them better.

                You think otherwise simply b/c you've yet to have a good iteration of ice cream and/or pizza with garlic, bacon, sea salt, etc.

            2. Avocado
              Edited to add Lemon

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                1. re: ipsedixit

                  I meant manchego! Thanks for catching the spelling error!

                  Just kiddin'. Yup, didn't need that extra r this morn.

                  In the meantime...just thought of pink peppercorn to add to the list.

                2. re: pinehurst

                  If you add lemon, you should probably also add other citrus fruits -- orange, lime, grapefruit, yuzu, etc.