Strawberry, vanilla or chocolate? When it comes to picking up the perfect ice cream cone, that’s what most of us are thinking of — especially in July because it’s National Ice Cream Month! But chefs around the world have realized ice cream is but a blank canvas, ready and waiting for the most unconventional culinary art that can be thrown its way.
Because ice cream does have a fairly mild, smooth dairy flavor, it can play nicely with many different ingredients. That being said, you have to be brave to try some of the concoctions on this list, which includes everything from spicy Flamin’ Hot Cheetos ice cream to soft serve completely coated in edible gold leaf.
Sometimes, you just want to veg on the couch with a pint of something chocolaty and decadent, but when you’re feeling adventurous, these ice creams will definitely hit the spot. Check out some of the weirdest and strangest ice cream flavors available this year.
A version of this article was originally published July 2018.