Sundaes and other ice cream treats are beloved by everyone; after all, you are simply adding more goodness to the best base in the world- and the world has produced a multitude of ways to do it.
Hot Beef Sundae (disclaimer: does not involve ice cream)
A hot fudge sundae means fudge; a hot beef sundae means beef. A special of American state fairs, this unusual treat is prepared by layering a hearty helping of beef, mashed potatoes, and gravy; the entire thing is topped by a “cherry” tomato.
Taiwanese Ice Cream Burrito
This sweet and savoury snack originates in Taipei’s night markets; the traditional version is made up of pork, cabbage, and ground peanuts in a flour crepe. THIS dessert version is assembled by shaving fine pieces of peanut brittle over a flour crepe, then adding three scoops of ice cream; popular flavours include pineapple, taro, and peanut. After this, it may be sprinkled with cilantro, and then rolled into something resembling a burrito.
Bug Eater’s Delight
There is a shop-slash museum in Portland, Oregon called Freakybuttrue Peculiarium, and amongst its many oddities, it serves a most peculiar dessert. This concoction can be made with a variety of ice cream flavours, with an occasional drizzling of chocolate syrup; the peculiarity comes in its toppings- rainbow sprinkles, whipped cream, and an ample helping of dried mealworms, crickets, and scorpions.
Ice Cream Potato
A tribute to Idaho’s signature vegetable, this dish does not involve any spuds. Instead, vanilla ice cream is formed into the shape of a tater; it is then sliced, and whipped cream, chocolate shavings, and chocolate syrup are loaded up. The final touch? A dash of green sprinkles.
This yummy treat is a South Korean staple hangover cure. The centre of each bar contains frozen Hovenia Dulcis juice, also known as “Oriental raisin tree”; this has a long-standing tradition as a hangover cure in traditional Chinese healing,