Tuesday, 4 August 2020

One country leads the way when it comes to bizarre ice cream flavours

One country leads the way when it comes to totally bizarre ice cream flavours: Lithuania.

An ice cream shop in Portland, Oregon, came up with kimchi and rice ice cream; but it is Lithuania that leads the way with a a panoply of peculiar flavours,

Here are some of the weirdest Lithuanian taste combinations, courtesy of the country's tourism officials.


Pine needle ice cream. Pine needles have been long known as a source of vitamin C.  This unusual flavour smells just like a Christmas tree.

Peony ice cream. Peony flowers are not just beautiful. Apparently, they can also be delicious. The petals turn the ice cream pink and make it smell like perfume.

Carrot ice cream. As carrots are quite sweet, they are often used in cakes, puddings, and pancakes. When preparing this ice cream, chefs soak carrots in maple syrup, which gives them a caramel aftertaste.

Lavender ice cream. Lavender petals are soaked overnight in vanilla ice cream to reveal the aroma. 

Quark and nettle ice cream. While the combination of quark and stinging nettle may sound strange, ice cream from these ingredients is apparently reminiscent of green tea, and healthy. 

Linden honey and dill oil ice cream. Dill oil balances the sweetness of the honey, and gives the dessert a savoury quality.

Seaweed and caviar ice cream. A treat for those looking for something exotic. The taste is described as being close to sushi.

Spinach and tarragon ice cream. Spinach is considered one of the healthiest vegetables in the world, and this combination is, err, apparently popular

Beer ice cream. Only dark beer is used because of its strong caramel aftertaste. To ensure sweetness, chefs also use sugar and lemon juice. 

Smoked mackerel ice cream. Sounds totally bizarre. Wacky Lithuanians!

A full map with 47 different ice cream parlours and restaurants in Lithuania can be found here: https://lithuania.travel/en/news/frosty-flavours-to-melt-for-ice-cream-map

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