Ice cream is a frozen dessert with key ingredients being milk, cream, and sugar. Its origins date back a long way to 400 BC when it used to be in a form of chilled food made for royalty. In the past, people used to serve ice as a form of cold food for many centuries and then came the time for flavours. Over the years some flavours like chocolate and vanilla have dominated most parts of ice creams in recent history but not too long ago people started to be more creative and changed the way we used to think about crazy and unusual flavours of ice cream. New flavours started to emerge on the scene and if it was worthy of being popular then they got their share. Nowadays there are hundreds of flavours of ice cream or even thousands where some might be related and some are totally exotic and unique. Here we have prepared a list of the ten mouth-watering ice cream flavours that we think to deserve to be highlighted…
10. Banana Chocolate Swirl
Even if you do not like bananas then you will still love this ice cream. It is a rich banana gelato combined with caramel swirl and chunks of chocolate. It tastes just like fresh green bananas which give a stronger flavour than their yellow cousins. The box is also transparent which makes the gelato inside clearly visible, making it look delicious even before opening.
9. Brown Butter Almond Brittle
Almonds would never taste the same once you have taken a scoop of this delicious ice cream. It is not for the calorie-conscious people out there, because just one serving packs 340 calories. The top layer is sweet butter and as you move down it gets less sweet and milder which gives it a strange blend of flavours. Large chunks of almond toffee are very frequent, making it really special.
8. Coffee Heath Bar Crunch
Ranked 8th among the best ice cream flavours is coffee heath bar crunch which has taken the coffee-flavoured ice creams to a whole new level. It contains milk chocolate combined with English toffee. The top layer looks like a simple coffee-flavoured ice cream but once you dig deep the real toffee-coated chocolate chunks start to come up giving it a sweet aroma and taste. This flavour has given a delicate balance between the bitterness of coffee beans and the creamy texture of ice cream.
7. Haagen-Dazs Salted Caramel Truffle
Salted Caramel Truffle is a limited edition ice cream flavour and it is also among the most unique ones. The base is really creamy and the middle part is filled with caramel swirls with a salty taste which is not what you expect from ice cream. The base really melts in your mouth, much faster than expected. The dominant flavour is caramel and the chocolate part of it is not enough which gives it negative points.
6. Oatmeal Cookie Chunk
Undoubtedly one of the hardest flavours to find, Oatmeal Cookie Chunk combines chunks of fudge and cookies with ceramal. At first sight, like any ice cream it looks plain and simple but as you move towards the base the real mixture of flavours starts to come up. It is really thick and melts instantly in your mouth leaving behind chunks of cookie and fudge to chew on.
5. Mexican Chili Chocolate
You may have never heard of an ice cream flavour with the word ‘chilli’ attached to it. Well, Mexican Chili Chocolate is a flavour that surprises many because of its Guajillo chilli that adds mild heat and sweetness to the ice cream. Per serving it gives around 280 calories and it is so dense that it is hard to move your spoon through it. Because of its uniqueness and creativity it is considered among the premium flavoured ice creams.
4. Late-Night Snack
One of the most creative flavours ever made, this here is a vanilla ice cream combined with caramel and potato chips that are covered with fudge. The name of this ice cream is also very attractive and the taste does not disappoint. It is also considered among the premium ice cream flavours all across the world. All in all the fudge and potato chips add a nice texture and feel to the ice cream but they do not take away the real vanilla essence from the flavour.
3. Creme Brulee
Here is one flavour that will make people beg you for its recipe. Surely one of the most cherished ice cream flavours that make your jaw drop. The combination of ginger and vanilla take it to a new dimension, not like any other ice cream flavour. It is really easy to make and is a crowd-pleaser. As we all know about Ben & Jerry’s ice cream products are well known all around the world and they will also provide you with tasty ice creams with new taste interval be intervals.
2. Blackberry Honey
Blackberry honey is a smooth and creamy ice cream flavour combined with a base of blackberries. It is unique in its own way because it does not need milk or cream in its cooking. It packs around 210 calories per serving and has both bright pink colour and a never forgetting flavour. The key ingredients as its name suggests are wildflower honey and blackberries. The trademark of this flavour is the soft first layer and as you go deep the chunks and seeds of blackberries start to kick in which makes its taste very versatile and tasty.
1. Creamy Mission Fig
The real star in this flavour is the ‘figs’ themselves. When you take your first taste of this ice cream it tastes like peach and strawberry double, with chunks of figs coming along the way. It is well known for being extremely creamy but takes effort to chew as well because of its thickness. Add to this it uses goat’s milk which adds more richness in flavour and gives it a pleasant aroma.