Not Fried Chicken Ice Cream Will Make You Think Again

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If you can only keep one thing in mind, it’s that you shouldn’t trust anything you see, hear, or read on the Internet. With the recent “things that don’t seem like cakes but are, in fact, cakes” trend, foodaholics will know what I mean. But there is another viral treat that can give us an equally mind-blowing example of dessert deception: Not fried chicken ice cream.

Think You’ve Got Yourself A Drumstick Of Fried Chicken? Think Again! 

If you look at this: 

Not Fried Chicken Ice Cream – Source: Allrecipes

You would immediately assume they are drumsticks of fried chicken, right? No, it’s not! Despite how it looks, this thing is actually Not Fried Chicken ice cream. To be exact, it begins with waffle-flavored ice cream, which is coated in white chocolate and crushed corn flakes. The fun doesn’t end here: Each drumstick has a chocolate-covered cookie “bone” inside! So, kids, in case you are wondering why chicken bones are not edible, this is the one for you! 

So, if you expect to bite on a crispy, juicy, and delicious chicken drumstick, you won’t find it here. But that doesn’t make Not Fried Chicken ice cream less fantastic. Customers who have tried the dessert said it was the perfect combination of sweet, salty, crunchy, creamy, and endless surprise. Some Internet users suggest letting the ice cream sit for one or two minutes so it can soften before you taste it. 

The dessert is the brainchild of Cynthia Wong – the owner of Life Raft Treats, an artisanal ice cream truck in Charleston, South Carolina. Wong is a pastry chef who has been nominated for the James Beard Awards six times in a row, so you can entrust her with the best ice creams and bars in town. Think unique, seasonal flavors like rhubarb crumble, plum-macadamia brittle, or mulberry cheesecake for example. Life Raft Treats is also known for using local products like eggs and dairy to make their sweet treats. 

Not Fried Chicken Ice Cream – LA Best

But Wong’s whimsical eye and creativity are most showcased in her signature Not Fried Chicken ice cream. This humorous work of art even comes in a bucket, adding a new wrinkle to the age-old chicken-egg conundrum. 

Not Fried Chicken Ice Cream Where To Get – Source: Eater California

Are you tempted to take a trip to Charleston to get yourself a nine-piece bucket? Fortunately, you don’t have to! Life Raft Treats offers shipping services across the U.S. Your frozen sweet is kept in dry ice, ensuring that it arrives intact regardless of the weather. Additionally, you might want to add a Candied Apple Butterscotch Crumble Ice Cream Cake or some chicken wings ice cream to your cart (provided that they are in stock).

So, *not* fried chicken for dinner, anyone?

The World Of Weird Ice Cream Flavors

Not Fried Chicken ice cream is a genius invention, and South Carolina should be proud of it. But hey, it’s definitely not the weirdest ice cream out there! Nearly every state has its own wacky sweet treat that can either make you wow in amazement or freak out. Below are some of the strange-but-real flavors that will make you want to road trip across America! 

Pickled Mango 

Pickled Mango Ice Cream – Source: Twitter

Perhaps mango-flavored ice cream doesn’t sound so strange, but pickled?

As one of the country’s most renowned ice cream makers, Jeni Britton Bauer – the owner of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream – always challenges the boundary of outstanding sweets. Her lineup of limited-edition ice cream flavors is proof of that. Among them, the most-loved one is Pickled Mango. The treat – a cream cheese-based ice cream topped with spicy mango sauce made from vinegar, white pepper, allspice, and clove – sounds more savory than sweet, but many say that this strange combination is extremely addicting! 

Corn On The Cob 

Brothers Bruce & Mark Becker, who founded NYC’s famous Max & Mina’s Ice Cream, have been offering over 5000 unique ice cream flavors. Most of them are adapted from their grandfather’s original recipes. 

Since they experiment with the recipes every day, their menu is changed on a daily basis, but Corn On The Cob has marked itself as their signature. It is made with the freshest corn, giving this dessert a creamy texture and luscious flavor, with a subtle corn taste.

Corn On The Cob Ice Cream

Pear And Blue Cheese

Pear & Blue Cheese Ice Cream – Source: The Daily Meal

“Salty-sweet” is the chefs’ motto in Salt & Straw, a Portland, Oregon-based ice cream shop. They create sweet treats where sugar and spice join hands to deliver one-of-a-kind flavors. Think Strawberry Honey Balsamic or Cinnamon Snickerdoodle, for example. Still, the most notable one is Pear With Blue Cheese – the perfect combination of candied Oregon Bartletts and cave-aged crumbles of Rogue Creamery blue cheese. A bold thwack, isn’t it? 

Ghost Pepper 

Have you ever been asked to show your ID at an ice cream shop? Well, if you want a scoop of Ghost Pepper flavor at The Ice Cream Store in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, you have to prove that you are over 18. Also, take a pen with you, because a signed waiver is also required! 

Ghost Pepper Ice Cream – Source: Pinterest

The desert appears innocent with white ice cream and red ribbons running through it. Your friend wouldn’t doubt it’s vanilla and strawberry sauce – but one bite quickly proves otherwise. This “sweet” treat is, in fact, topped with ghost pepper hot sauce. You might feel your tongue burning, but don’t worry because the cool and creamy ice cream will immediately soothe it! 

Roasted Turmeric and Candied Ginger

Roasted Tumeric & Candied Ginger Ice Cream- Source: Sassy Kitchen

Would you like to visit Juneau’s first handmade ice cream ship? Next time you are in Alaska, take a trip around Coppa and discover everything this lovely parlor has to offer! I recommend the Roasted Turmeric and Candied Ginger flavor. It’s not only tasty but also anti-inflammatory. A win-win for sure! 

Butter Bear 

Butter Beer Ice Cream – Source: Son Shine Kitchen

Walnut Beach Creamery in Milford, Connecticut, is known for its gourmet ice cream. Each flavor is handmade in small batches, including Butter Beer, which is sure to please Potterheads everywhere. Do you want to know how it tastes? The taste reminds me of butterscotch, so I’m quite sure J.K. Rowling would be happy! 

Bacon Maple Crunch 

Bacon Maple Brunch Ice Cream – Source: The Spruce Eats

Everyone is crazy about bacon, so what about bacon-flavored ice cream? No? Perhaps you will change your mind if it’s mixed with maple syrup. At least, that’s what the artisan ice cream makers at Delaware-based Rehoboth Beach Ice Cream think. They even featured their unique flavor in a competition in Kansas City and came in 5th place overall, so there must be something to enjoy here.

Lemon Olive Oil 

Olive Oil Ice Cream – Source: Food & Wine Magazine

This artisan treat from Jersey City’s Milk Sugar Love, a small ice cream business, is made with Sicilian olive oil flavored with lemon. It’s impossible to predict what you’ll find on their menu because they’re constantly coming up with fresh and inventive flavors.


Firecracker Ice Cream – Source: Chefclub

If Firecracker-flavored ice cream doesn’t sound appealing, we don’t know what does. This one starts with an all-fruits base but also contains a generous amount of Pop Rocks. The end result? A sweet and delicious scoop of fruity ice cream finished with as much crackling as you could ask for! 

I-Scream Solves Everything— Oh Wait…

For a long time, ice cream has always been our comfort food. When you are feeling down, this food is a great way to perk up and raise your spirits. Next time, take the fun to the next level by stepping out of your vanilla/chocolate comfort zone and try Not Fried Chicken ice cream or any strange flavor listed above! 

Which one would you like to try, and which one do you think is the weirdest? Let us know in the comment section!



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