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Halo Top Has Created the Most Expensive Pint of Birthday Cake Ice Cream

Halo Top is celebrating its 10th birthday in a baller way by creating the world’s most expensive pint of birthday cake ice cream.

The opulent pint is worth $10,000 and is filled with Halo Top’s finest signature Birthday Cake ice cream and is covered in $10,000 worth of diamonds, rhinestones, rubies, sapphires and emeralds. True luxury that rightfully marks the brand’s decade anniversary.

Although the pint’s dollar amount can bring about some understandable sticker shock, fans can rest easy knowing that it won’t be for sale and will only be available through a unique Halo Top giveaway.

To secure a pint Halo Top fans can help celebrate the brand’s birthday by posting a creative photo or short video wearing a Halo Top pint as a birthday hat with the hashtags #HaloTopBirthdayHat and #contest while following and tagging @halotop_us on TikTok or @halotopcreamery on Instagram.

The Halo Top Diamond Pint is up for grabs until July 14. 

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Krispy Kreme Introduces Original Glazed Soft Serve Ice Cream

Krispy Kreme is really getting into that summer feeling by shaking up the ice cream world with the debut of Original Glaze Soft Serve.

Original Glazed Soft Serve uses the same ingredients from Krispy Kreme’s proprietary and secret Original Glazed Doughnut recipe, so trust we’re getting that irresistible OG glaze flavor.

And since variety is everything, Original Glazed Soft Serve will be come in different forms like shakes, cones and cups. Just indulge yourself in the details of this lineup: it includes seven hand-spun shakes inspired by fan-favorite doughnut flavors, waffle cones handmade fresh daily with Krispy Kreme’s proprietary doughnut mix, and yummy toppings like dehydrated Original Glazed doughnuts. 

Original Glazed Soft Serve offerings include: 

  • Shakes: Original Glazed, Strawberry Iced Sprinkled, Chocolate Iced, Lemon Filled, Cookies & KREME, Birthday Batter, and Coffee & KREME. 
  • Cups and Waffle Cones: Original Glazed, Strawberry Iced Sprinkled and Chocolate Iced. 
  • Toppings and Inclusions, including Original Glazed doughnut pieces. 

As for availability, Original Glazed Soft Serve will be offered so far in the following 10 U.S. markets: Charlotte, Greensboro and Winston-Salem, NC; Greenville, SC; Norfolk and Newport News, VA; Charleston, WV; Nashville and the Tri-Cities area in TN, and San Antonio, TX.

Krispy Kreme shops in Mobile and Southwest, AL; Tampa, St. Petersburg and Pensacola, FL; New Orleans; Branson, MO; and Wichita, KS, will soon begin offering Original Glazed Soft Serve.

For all the info on where you can get Krispy Kreme’s new Original Glazed Soft Serve, fans should visit www.krispykreme.com/promos/icecream.

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Salt & Straw Invented an Ice Cream Perfume

Fun fact: Did you know ice cream has no scent? All the flavor in the world and just the right amount of indulgence, but literally no smell. To enhance the ice cream tasting experience, Oregon-based Salt & Straw has created their most innovative product yet – the first-ever ice cream perfume.

The best part, the perfume is also edible and was created intentionally to spritz on your ice cream. Who would have thought ice cream needs a little perfume, too? According to research, up to 80% of flavor is based on smell and with this edible perfume, Salt & Straw wanted to give consumers the most important sense of smell to create an enhaned ice cream eating experience.

Salt & Straw is rolling out three different scents and said the perfume took years to make. The ice cream perfume is actually wearable and doesn’t change the ice cream’s flavor.

The scents include:

  • A Cloud of Cocoa: Notes of Ecuadorian Chocolate, Malted Milkshake, Japanese Whiskey.
  • A Plume of Blooms: Notes of Jasmine, Honeysuckle, Wild Country Garden.
  • A Swoon of Citrus: Notes of Key Lime Pie, Lychee, Italian Lemon Grove.

Looking to get your hands on this one-of-a-kind perfume? You can sign up for the waiting list here and beginning on National Ice Cream Day (July 17th), it will be available online (starting at $48) and at all Salt & Straw scoop shops as an ice cream topping.

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Grey Poupon with Salted Pretzels and Honey Cornbread with Strawberry Jam Highlight Van Leeuwen’s Newest Flavors at Walmart

Summer’s right at our doorstep, so let the warm vibes in and serve it up some decadent and unique ice cream flavors from Van Leeuwen’s latest offerings exclusively sold at Walmart.

The exclusive lineup includes brand new flavors including Grey Poupon with Salted Pretzels, Campfire S’mores, Summer Peach Crisp, Honey Cornbread with Strawberry Jam and Espresso Fior di Latte Chip. Van Leeuwen’s exclusive pints will also refresh the previous seven flavors in rotation announced this past spring including fan-favorite flavors Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, Pizza, and Hot Honey. This will mark Grey Poupon’s first foray into ice cream.

Van Leeuwen’s five new flavors are available today in 3,500 Walmart locations for a 10-week rotation in all 50 states. 

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This Hot Sauce-Based Ice Cream is Here to Spice Up Dessert

No, this is not an April Fool’s Day product. Yes, there’s a good number of people who would actually be down to try a hot sauce-based ice cream flavor — count me as one of them.

Introducing a Chipotle Chocolate Chip ice cream flavor from Double Rainbow by way of a partnership with Tia Lupita Foods. Think of it as simultaneously the hottest and coolest ice cream flavor you’ll try. This one of a kind flavor is made up of a base of Double Rainbow’s Ultra Chocolate Ice Cream, rich fudge chips, and Tia Lupita’s award-winning Chipotle Hot Sauce. Oohwee, that’s gonna be on scintillating scoop!

Double Rainbow’s Chipotle Chocolate Chip Ice Cream will be available beginning Thursday, May 5 on both tialupitafoods.com and doublerainbow.com for $8.99.

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E-40 is Getting Into The Ice Cream Game

E-40’s no stranger to the food game, as his Goon With The Spoon brand debuted back in 2021, with a beef and chicken sausage line already under its belt. The brand’s latest product, however, has 40 Water launching a new line of ice cream.

On March 31, the Yay Area rapper announced in an Instagram post that he was getting into the ice cream game and that it will be “100% Black-owned.”

The announcement was brief and didn’t divulge further details regarding launch date or availability, so stay tuned should any of that news comes to light.

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Onion Ice Cream: Would You Try A Scoop?

Savory ice cream flavors are always intriguing, whether it be Everything Bagel, Crawfish, Mac and Cheese, or even Dan Dan Noodle inspired. Does Onion Ice Cream take it a step too far?

Foodbeast Chris came up with the idea during a Twitch stream, and found a pretty cool way to incorporate onions into ice cream and make it simple.

By using caramelized onions, food-grade dry ice, heavy cream, and condensed milk, he was able to make ice cream with the texture of ultra-creamy soft serve, all in under an hour.

I’m relatively open to savory ice cream flavors, having made one with garlic chili oil last year. That didn’t stop me from being skeptical if this recipe could work, but curiosity beckoned me to sample a scoop after the stream.

Honestly, I was surprised by the taste of this onion ice cream. The sweetness of the caramelized onions, combined with the richness of the ice cream, reminded me of eating Animal-Style fries and a milkshake from In-N-Out. I wasn’t mad at it.

If you want to give it a try or have the recipe to make that easy, quick ice cream base at home, all the details are below.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 oz)
  • 2 small sweet onions, diced
  • 1 lb food grade dry ice
  • Salt to taste

For those looking for dry ice, several grocery store chains typically carry some for sale. Contact them ahead of time to see if they have any available.

Steps

  1. Dice your onions and slowly caramelize over low heat.
  2. Make your ice cream base by blending heavy cream and sweetened condensed milk until thick and creamy.
  3. Add the base to the bowl of a stand mixer and churn at a low speed.
  4. Break your dry ice into a fine powder, then slowly drop the powder into your stand mixer, one spoonful at a time. GO SLOW HERE!
  5. Once all of the dry ice sublimates, you can add the next spoonful. Ensure no chunks remain, as the ice cream isn’t safe to eat until all of the dry ice dissipates.
  6. As the ice cream starts to freeze, add your onions and increase the speed.
  7. Once the ice cream has thickened to a soft-serve consistency, you can serve as is or get into the freezer to chill for a couple of hours.
  8. We chose to pipe ours into a hollowed-out onion to serve, but a regular bowl also works!
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Van Leeuwen and Kraft Create a Macaroni & Cheese-Flavored Ice Cream

This summer Kraft and Van Leeuwen ice cream are joining forces to bring us the comforts of mac & cheese and ice cream as one limited edition ice cream flavor.

Kraft Macaroni & Cheese-flavored Van Leeuwen ice cream is the fusion we didn’t know we needed, forming a cheesy and creamy combo that should make sense on paper.

To create the unique flavor, Van Leeuwen churned the comforting cheesiness of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese into their ice cream. The result is a creamy and cool treat that evokes the simple satisfaction of a warm serving of melty mac & cheese.

The Kraft x Van Leeuwen Macaroni & Cheese ice cream will be available to order online at vanleeuwenicecream.com at a cost of $12 for a pint starting at 11am ET on July 14. The limited-edition flavor will also be available at all Van Leeuwen locations across the country starting on that day, too. New Yorkers who are eager to try the new flavor can have it for free while supplies last at an ice cream truck posted in Union Square on July 14 from 11am-6pm.

Love unconventional ice cream flavors like this? Wait ’til you try this Everything Bagel ice cream flavor from Jeni’s.