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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.

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The Hotly-Debated ‘Everything Bagel’ Ice Cream Flavor Will Return at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

When the ‘Everything Bagel’ ice cream flavor debuted last year at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, the internet pretty much reacted with as much confusion, surprise, and fervor as one would expect from such an unconventional flavor.

Though we know the ubiquitous delight Everything Bagel seasoning brings to many a food equation — Trader Joe’s capitalized on it in chip form here — it being incorporated into ice cream was a hotly-debated topic upon the release by Jeni’s back in January 2021. Reactions ranged from revulsion to pleasantly surprised, as the savory, salty, buttery flavor proved to be a buzzworthy release.

Come March 21, Jeni’s will be relaunching the Everything Bagel ice cream flavor just to re-stir the pot again for the internet. As of today, Jeni’s fans can sign up to be notified on all details surrounding the Everything Bagel flavor drop at Jenis.com.

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Golden OREO Irish Cream is the Baskin-Robbins Flavor of the Month

March is here and that means a new flavor of the month for Baskin-Robbins. Focusing on the energy of St. Patrick’s Day, the ice cream brand is debuting a Golden OREO Irish Cream flavor that’s packed with decadence.

Dig into a scoop and you’ll find a recognizable Irish cream ice cream paired with Belgian chocolate ice cream. It’s then laced with a ribbon of graham cracker crumbs and treated to a helping of Golden OREO cookie pieces to round out the bold new flavor.

Indulge in the new Golden OREO Irish Cream at participating Baskin-Robbins locations throughout all of March.

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These Donut-Shaped Ice Cream Bars from ALDI are a Sweet Surprise

Winter has never really killed any craving I’ve had for ice cream. Maybe it’s because I live in perpetually 75 degree Los Angeles. Or maybe it’s because ice cream is that damn good. I’d like to think it’s the latter. Which is why I’m pretty hyped over these donut-shaped ice cream bars at ALDI.

The Sundae Shoppe’s Donut Dessert Bars are touted as flavored ice desserts and come in Vanilla & Chocolate and Strawberry flavors. They’re a select find for ALDI shoppers this month and really do add some charm from its unique donut shape.

These new Sundae Shoppe Donut Dessert Bars will be available at ALDI locations starting February 23 and will retail for $2.99 per box.

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Baskin-Robbins’ Flavor of the Month is a Rose-Based Ice Cream

For lovely February, it’s only appropriate that Baskin-Robbins’ flavor of the month will have us smelling and tasting the roses. That’s because the new flavor, dubbed Secret Admirer, is a festive pink cake ice cream swirled with an unexpected rose ice cream and a sweet strawberry ribbon.

Secret Admirer is made with real rose extract, making for a flowery flavor experience that is one-of-a-kind and is now available through the month of February.