If baseball is America's Pastime, then ice cream is America's Dessert. Even the Founding Fathers loved ice cream! Dolly Madison reportedly made such flavors as oyster, asparagus, and parmesan. America's love of weird ice cream flavors has continued for hundreds of years. Every state has some weird ice cream flavors and we're here to showcase them!
Alabama: Black Walnut
From Cammie's Old Dutch Ice Cream Shoppe. The smokey, earthy flavor of the walnuts perfectly complements the sweet cream base.
Alaska: Alaska Fireweed and Honey
From Alaska Wilderness Cabins. This ice cream is a balance of bright pink Fireweed (a plant native to Alaska) and honey. It's an Alaskan delicacy.
Arizona: Sweet Corn
From Sweet Republic. Turn your favorite barbeque side, corn on the cob, into a frozen dessert! It's a delightful treat.
Arkansas: Baked Brie
From Loblolly Creamery. Ice cream and cheese? Arkansas puts them together!
California: Candy Cap Mushroom
From Humphry Slocombe. Candy cap mushrooms are known for their sweet, almost maple flavor. This ice cream sounds weird but it's a California delicacy.
Colorado: Goat Cheese Beet Swirl
From Sweet Action Ice Cream. The earthy flavor of the beets and the tangy flavor of the goat cheese counteract the sweetness of the ice cream. It has a fun and bright swirl.
Connecticut: Black Tea
From Walnut Beach Creamery. Black tea isn't a flavor you'd normally associate with ice cream. Connecticut does! Try this Tea Time flavor the next time you're in the northeast.
Delaware: Ghost Pepper
From The Ice Cream Store. Delaware may not be known for such spicy and exciting things but this ice cream is both of those things!
Florida: Tequila Almond
From La Michoacana Natural. Tequila is definitely not a flavor you would associate with ice cream. Try it with almond to provide a little more balance!
Georgia: Collard Greens
From Morelli’s Ice Cream. The south is known for collard greens. But in ice cream? I guess you'll just have to try it!
Hawaii: Maiz Queso
From Magnolia Ice Cream & Treats. Corn and cheese and ice cream! Hawaii puts these things together.
From Toni's Sun Valley Ice Cream Co. This spiced flavor is a great, cozy way to warm up a cold treat.
Illinois: Goat Cheese and Caramel
From Black Dog Gelato. This is a fun new take on salted caramel. The tanginess of the goat cheese complements the caramel.
Indiana: Vodka, Lavender, and Honey
From Hartzell’s Ice Cream. Lavender and honey is a match made in heaven! Adding vodka to that is Indiana's fun twist.
Iowa: Chocolate Covered Pretzel
From Over the Top. Chocolate covered pretzels are a favorite snack of many. Why not put it in ice cream? That's what Iowa does!
Kansas: Pineapple Cilantro
From Glace Artisan Ice Cream. Pineapple and cilantro is a bright and fun combination. Bring back summer vibes with this flavor made for Kansas.
Kentucky: Sweet Potato Casserole
From The Comfy Cow. Kentucky is all about comfort food! Sweet potato casserole ice cream is the perfect cozy frozen treat.
Louisiana: Dark Chocolate and Chinese 5-Spice
From The Creole Creamery. This ice cream is made with the classic Chinese 5-spice mix, cinnamon, cloves, fennel, star anise, and Szechuan peppercorns. This, mixed with dark chocolate is the perfect sweet and spicy flavor.
Maryland: Old Bay Caramel
From The Charmery. Old Bay seasoning in known for seafood boils but now it's paired with caramel! It's a fun new take on salted caramel.
Massachusetts: Coconut Lemongrass
From SoCo Creamery. Coconut is a classic ice cream flavor. This is a nice twist on traditional coconut ice cream: lemongrass!
Michigan: Play Doh
From Ashby’s Sterling Ice Cream Parlor. This may not seem like it should be edible but it is! It's a bright swirl of banana, cherry, and berry flavors.
Minnesota: Cardamom Black Pepper
From Sonny's. This is ice cream with a kick! It's ginger-citrus ice cream with cardamom and black pepper for an added layer of bright flavor.
Mississippi: Blackberry Goat Cheese
From Area 51. Blackberries have a deep purple color and lightly sweet flavor. Mixed with the tart and tangy goat cheese flavor, this ice cream is perfectly balanced.
Missouri: Mountain Dew and Doritos
From Sparky’s Homemade Ice Cream. Both of these flavors are not in the realm of ice cream. Some call it the ice cream made for gamers but Missouri calls it delicious.
Montana: Lemon Dill
From Sweet Peaks Ice Cream. Typically known for salad and sauces, lemon and dill were made for each other. They're sure to just be enhanced by ice cream!
Nebraska: Whiskey Cherry
From Ivanna Cone. Made from a whiskey and cherry mash, this ice cream is a sweet and boozy new flavor.
Nevada: Coconut Sticky Rice with Mango Swirl
From Icecycle Creamery. Nevada, especially Las Vegas, is known for having great sushi. Of course they have the best sticky (r)ice cream!
New Hampshire: White Chocolate Habanero
From Jordan's Ice Cream. Spicy ice cream? Of course! The sweet and creamy white chocolate ice cream balances out the spice of the habanero.
New Jersey: Olive Oil
From The Bent Spoon. Olive oil is a sophisticated flavor not typically paired with ice cream. New Jersey took this leap!
New Mexico: Carrot Cake
From KaleidoScoops. Carrot cake is a classic and comforting dessert. Pairing it with cake? Of course!
New York: Horseradish
From Max and Mina's. As a dip or sauce, horseradish will clear your sinuses and spice up your food. As an ice cream, it'll keep giving you some spice with sweetness added in!
North Carolina: Coconut Curry
From The Parlour. A little spice, a little tropical sweetness, it's the perfect ice cream. The yellow color adds some visual interest too!
North Dakota: Dill Pickle
From Dakota Drug Co. Dill pickle ice cream combines the acidity of pickles and the sweetness of ice cream to make a balanced ice cream flavor.
Ohio: Lucky Charms
From Mason’s Creamery. Go back to your childhood with this sweet ice cream. Bright and colorful marshmallows swirled through delicious ice cream.
Oklahoma: Balsamic Fig
From Il Dolce Gelato. A more sophisticated flavor of ice cream for Oklahoma. The candied figs balance out the acidic vinegar.
Oregon: Bone Marrow & Bourbon Smoked Cherries
From Salt & Straw. Bone marrow is not a typical ice cream flavor. Oregon's own Salt & Straw thinks differently! They mix it with bourbon smoked cherries for a fun new flavor.
From Little Baby’s Ice Cream. Ramen ice cream is not a flavor you'd think to put in ice cream. Pennsylvania disagrees!
Rhode Island: Buttered Popcorn
From Tricycle Ice Cream. Buttered popcorn is a classic snack and jelly bean flavor. Now it's an ice cream flavor too!
South Carolina: Zucchini Bread
From Sweet Cream Company. There's nothing more cozy and comforting than fresh-baked zucchini bread. You can have that nice comfort in ice cream now!
South Dakota: Blueberry Goat Cheese
From Leones' Creamery. Have your cheese and eat it too! The tangy goat cheese balances with the blueberry flavors.
Tennessee: Pop Rocks
From Clumpies. A snack from the eighties brought back for ice cream. You can't go wrong with this fun, popping ice cream.
Texas: Asparagus Water
From CoolHaus. Asparagus is not known for being a sweet treat. Texas disagrees!
Utah: Blue Mint
From Aggie Creamery. Utah State University is known for their blue! Of course they have blue ice cream.
From Lu Lu. Bring a little freshness to your ice cream. Basil is the perfect uncommon addition to your ice cream.
Virginia: Pistachio Pineapple
From Pop's Ice Cream and Soda Bar. The nutty flavor of pistachios and the sweet, tart flavor of pineapple are a perfect match! Not to mention, it's a fun color.
Washington: Tomato Sorbet
From Mallard Ice Cream. This ice cream may be more suited to grilled cheese than a waffle cone. It's like sweet tomato soup!
West Virginia: Grape Pineapple
From Austin’s Homemade Ice Cream. A lavender-colored scoop with a fruit-salad flavor. This ice cream was made for summertime!
Wisconsin: French Toast, Bacon, and Whiskey
From Calliope Ice Cream. It's breakfast time in Wisconsin! Try this ice cream flavored with french toast, bacon, and whiskey.
Wyoming: Pina Colada
From Big Dipper Ice Cream Shop. This ice cream will transport you to the tropics. It's sweet and tart and you're sure to love it!
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