Check out these 10 delicious ice cream flavours from around the world. They’ll surprise, tempt, shock and delight you with their unique flavours. No plain vanilla here folks.
#1 Italy: Affogato
Caffeine bomb alert! This affogato recipe combines creamy coffee ice cream with a shot of espresso. It’s a lovely drink after dinner instead of dessert. Just beware, you’re getting caffeine in the coffee and the ice cream so it could keep you up for hours if you’re sensitive to caffeine.
#2 New Zealand: Hokey Pokey
This flavour has been hugely popular in New Zealand for decades and is available anywhere that sells ice cream. An ice cream that’s consists of creamy vanilla ice cream with small pieces of honeycomb toffee. So simple yet so good.
#3 Japan: Matcha Green Tea
Sometimes when you have good ingredients, you don’t need to go overboard with extra add-ins. This ice cream recipe lets you enjoy the mildly sweet, vegetal flavour of the matcha combined with a simple vanilla ice cream base. Top with sumac for a flavour explosion.
#4 Japan: Miso
I could eat salty miso soup every day. Combine it into an ice cream and you’ll be more than happy. You could compare this flavour to salted caramel – both are delicious for a mix of salty and sweet.
#5 France: Frasier Cake
Not an ice cream, but this is one of the best desserts you’ll taste. The diplomat cream is indulgent and, when combined with genoise cake and strawberries, creates a winning dessert.
#6 India: Kulfi
Kulfi is a traditional dessert from the Indian sub-continent that is similar to ice cream, only denser and more icy. It’s especially good on a really hot day.
#7 USA: Peanut Butter
It doesn’t get more American than peanut butter ice cream. This is a fantastic sweet creamy vanilla ice cream with salty peanut butter swirl. Stuff this ice cream between a brioche bun for maximum enjoyment.
#8 Puerto Rico: Pina Colada
The Pina Colada was invented in Puerto Rico back in 1954. Bring the tropics into your own home with this recipe. It offers a mix of coconut, white rum and pineapple in one, delicious flavour hit.
#9 Canada: Maple Bacon
Canadian maple bacon has so many uses in life and here’s another one. This mega dessert may seem so wrong to some and yet so right to others. It will polarise readers I’m sure. Myself, I’d like to fill a pool with this ice cream and swim in it.
#10 Mexico: Choc Chilli
Ice cream always gets me excited; but this recipe takes it to a whole new dimension. I’d sum up this Mezcal ice cream as being surprisingly tasty and a little exotic. Let’s face it, any ice cream that’s boozy is either good or great.