I went through a phase a few months back after purchasing an ice cream maker on sale. I decided to experiment with odd but delicious (we hope) flavor combinations that at first make you cringe, then make you eat a pint in one sitting. I only got as far as ‘Hot Chocolate’ then had to pack up and move – I haven’t made a second attempt yet. Hot Chocolate turned out pretty amazing though, and while I’m still working on the recipe the general idea is this:
Vanilla ice cream base (whipping cream, 2% milk, sugar)
So it wound up looking like chocolate with specs of stuff in it, but the more you ate it the hotter the back of your throat would get – but it was ice cream, so you ate more to cool down your throat, but it would get hotter, and on. Ahh the marketing genius! No, honestly, I had to put it away after one or two spoonfuls because it was just that addicting.
I have other ideas which I still need to develop a flavor mix for, but they are:
Balsamic vinegar & strawberries
Lemon verbena & pepper
Basil & cantaloupe
Avacado & lime
And that’s about all I have for now… if the two degrees I have and mountain of student loan debt means that one day I’ll be an ice cream mogul and not an art historian, artist or advertising queen then well, I hope I’m happy. At least I’ll be able to design my own labels and market myself appropriately.