Ice cream is a classic summer treat. Although it can be enjoyed all year, there's something about walking down the street in the hot sun with a cool cone of delicious, drippy ice cream that makes it extra special.
The classic flavors of chocolate and vanilla will stand the test of time, but for those adventurous eaters who crave something more, there are some hidden gems waiting for you in almost every state.
Add these seven strange flavors to your summer bucket list and set out on a crazy road trip adventure in search of the perfect ice cream!
This magical purple scoop of ice cream combines purple yams and vanilla. It tastes like a tropical sweet potato. Find it at Dave's Ice Cream in Pearl City, Hawaii.
Lobster Ice Cream.
If you happen to be in Bar Harbor, Main, you'll want to stop in at Ben & Bill's Chocolate Emporium for their signature scoop of lobster ice cream.
Cooked, local lobster meat is slathered in butter, pounded, chopped and folded into delicious butter-flavored ice cream.
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What else is there to eat when the sun's beating down on you and it's just too darn hot to cook? Ice cream - of course!
If you're out for an adventure and looking to complete your day with something a little odd, why not sample one of these strange ice creams? You might not love it, but you'll definitely be able to check this off your bucket list!
Pineapple Cilantro Sorbet
Glace Artisan Ice Cream in St. Leawood, Kansas made a pretty bold choice when they paired-off cilantro and pineapple in their refreshing sorbet. Thankfully, it's a choice that paid off!
They've got plenty of other strange flavors to choose from like Spiced Carrot, so it's definitely worth the drive!
Pear With Blue Cheese
If you find yourself in Portland, Oregon this summer, stop by the Salt & Straw for a scoop of this salty, sugary ice cream. Sweet Oregon Trail Bartlett Pears are mixed with Rogue Creamery's Crater Lake Blue Cheese. It'll be hard to stop after just one bite!
Turn up the heat while you stay cool with this spicy scoop from Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen in Louisville, Kentucky.
This ice cream was inspired by Mexican hot chocolate, full of rich, dark chocolate and smokey-spicy cayenne pepper.