Cigar flavoured ice-cream?
Jordi Rocca of Michelin-Starred restaurant El Celler de Can Roca in Spain developed a cigar-flavoured ice cream. He describes how he first came up with the idea:
One day, my teacher talked about how the air is important for an ice cream. It is very important that the air is completely clean. So the ice cream does not absorb odors. So it does not add another flavor. I went home and thought the other way around.Jordi Roca, Chef’s Table: Pastry, Netflix
He went on to create an ice cream that was infused with cigar smoke, a dessert surprised everyone.
After the success of the cigar-ice cream Jordi went on to create one of his most famous dishes: “The Rainy Forest.” which contains sterilised dirt with the idea of reminding the eater of childhood.
Jordi has also made sheep milk’s ice cream with edible spun wool.
Breast-milk ice cream
In 2011 activist Matt O’Connor launched The Icecreamists, in Covent Gardens in London. The restarurant served a range of ice-creams, the most famous and controversial was Baby Gaga, an ice-cream made with human breast milk.
“Some people will hear about it and go yuck – but actually it’s pure organic, free-range and totally natural.”Matt O’Connor
The ice-cream was later banned by the Health Protection Agency.
Other weird ice-cream flavours
- COCONUT CURRY – THE PARLOUR, NORTH CAROLINA
- PEAR WITH BLUE CHEESE – SALT AND STRAW, PORTLAND
- HORSERADISH – MAX AND MINA’S, NEW YORK
- LOBSTER – BEN AND BILL’S CHOCOLATE EMPORIUM, MAINE
- BURGERS AND CUSTARD, WISCONSIN
- GOAT CHEESE AND ROASTED BEETS, SWEET ACTION ICE CREAM, DENVER
- CHEETOS – BIG GAY SHOP, NEW YORK