Ice cream isn’t just an attractive treat for satisfying a sweet tooth any longer. More and more ice cream producers are adding bold, savory flavors to their cold concoctions, and they’re making news. With the International Dairy Show happening next month in Chicago, it’s the perfect time to explore trending ice cream topics.
News Drill Down
- Blogger Donna Berry of Berry on Dairy covered a wide variety of frozen dessert trends in a recent article, noting savory ice cream flavors like chocolate–bacon, caramel swirl with cheese popcorn, avocado with lime zest and summer corn with salt and pepper.
- The Today Food blog reports new flavors of ice cream sandwiches debuting at Coolhaus, a California-based ice cream shop. Inspired by Jewish delis, the shop’s new sammies, as they call them, include: marbeled rye cookies with pastrami ice cream; hammentash cookies sandwiching potato latke and apple sauce ice cream; and a pair of black & white cookies with cream cheese & rye ice cream.
- Also based in California, LA Creamery has introduced Hatch green chile ice cream. According to the LA Times, “it’s a combination of juices from roasted green chile and vanilla ice cream.”
- Ramen noodle lovers might rejoice over Cup Noodle’s new ramen ice cream. Yahoo! Food reports that it was developed as a special treat to celebrate the company museum’s 4 millionth visitor. “Flavors include “soy sauce and curry, and can be upgraded with ramen-like toppings, such as green onions, carrots, potatoes and even shrimp,” explains the blog.
Berry on Dairy: Dairy Foods Innovations: Flavor Trends for Frozen Desserts. Expect the Unexpected at the International Dairy Show
Today Food: Pastrami ice cream sandwich? Coolhaus to roll out deli-inspired desserts
LA Times: Hatch green chile ice cream: The hot way to cool down
Yahoo! Food: Cup Noodle Just Released Ice Cream Ramen and It’s a Little Bit Scary
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