There will always be a place for vanilla, chocolate and strawberry, but why would you opt for one of those been-there-done-that flavors when there are so many more interesting ice creams to choose from? Sure, you have to keep an open-mind in order to try a flavor such as cheddar cheese ice cream. But once you give it a taste, you'll see how good a little ice cream adventure can be. Check out our favorite unique recipes in the slideshow below.

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  • Cheddar Cheese Ice Cream

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://blog.junbelen.com/2012/03/14/q-is-for-queso-and-how-to-make-cheddar-cheese-ice-cream-and-peanut-brittle/" target="_hplink">Cheddar Cheese Ice Cream recipe</a> by Jun-Blog</strong> For a perfect balance between salty and sweet, cheddar cheese ice cream is the way to go.

  • Avocado Ice Cream

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/avocado-ice-cream/" target="_hplink">Avocado Ice Cream recipe</a> by Two Peas And Their Pod</strong> The smooth creamy quality of the avocados only heightens the richness of ice cream.

  • Balsamic-Roasted Tomato-Basil Ice Cream

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://zaikazabardast.com/2011/08/31/tomatoicecream/" target="_hplink">Balsamic-Roasted Tomato-Basil Ice Cream recipe</a> by Zaika Zabardast</strong> Think of this ice cream recipe as a caprese salad, where the ice cream takes the place of the more traditional mozzarella.

  • Lavender Dark Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://aspicyperspective.com/2011/03/lavender-dark-chocolate-chip-ice-cream.html" target="_hplink">Lavender Dark Chocolate Chip Ice Cream recipe</a> by A Spicy Perspective</strong> Lavender not only gives ice cream a floral note, but it also adds a striking purple color that's hard to resist.

  • Roasted Pineapple And Black Pepper Ice Cream

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://apt2bbakingco.blogspot.com/2012/06/roasted-pineapple-ice-cream-with.html" target="_hplink">Roasted Pineapple And Black Pepper Ice Cream recipe</a> by Apt. 2B Baking Co.</strong> You know how freshly cracked black pepper makes your pasta dish taste just right. Surprisingly, it has the same effect on ice cream.

  • Prosciutto Ice Cream

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://blog.belm.com/2010/09/09/prosciutto-ice-cream/" target="_hplink">Prosciutto Ice Cream recipe</a> by Belm Blog</strong> Prosciutto gives this ice cream a salty, porky and nutty flavor. And while you can't eat a lot of it at once, it will blow you away.

  • Jalapeño Strawberry Ice Cream

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://localmilk.blogspot.com/2012/04/jalapeno-strawberry-ice-cream.html" target="_hplink">Jalapeño Strawberry Ice Cream recipe</a> by {local milk}</strong> A coarse paste of homemade jalapeno sugar is added to this ice cream to give it a spicy and grassy flavor.

  • Earl Grey Ice Cream

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://gimmesomeoven.com/earl-grey-ice-cream/#more-7197" target="_hplink">Earl Grey Ice Cream recipe</a> by Gimme Some Oven</strong> You're probably used to having your earl grey in a teacup, but if you take yours with milk and sugar than you may as well have it in a bowl -- as ice cream.

  • Peanut Butter And Jelly Ice Cream

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.scoopadventures.com/home/peanut-butter-jelly-ice-cream.html" target="_hplink">Peanut Butter And Jelly Ice Cream recipe</a> by Scoop Adventures</strong> Who needs a sandwich when you've got ice cream. And peanut butter and jelly makes for a great flavor.

  • Sweet Olive Oil Ice Cream And Roasted Apricots

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.dinnervine.com/2012/06/olive-oil-ice-cream-with-apricots/" target="_hplink">Sweet Olive Oil Ice Cream And Roasted Apricots recipe</a> by Dinner Vine</strong> The fruity flavors of olive oil shine against the creamy backdrop of ice cream.

  • Honey Rosemary Ice Cream

    <strong>Get the<a href="http://lifecurrents.dw2.net/honey-rosemary-ice-cream/" target="_hplink"> Honey Rosemary Ice Cream recipe</a> by Life Currents</strong> While rosemary works great with potatoes and roast chickens, its herbal flavor really shines in this ice cream recipe.

  • Rhubarb Ice Cream

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.them-apples.co.uk/2009/05/rhubarb-ice-cream_17/" target="_hplink">Rhubarb ice cream recipe</a> by Them Apples</strong> Rhubarb often finds its way into pies, but it makes for a great spring-time ice cream flavor too.

  • Candied Bacon And Praline Ice Cream

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.patiodaddiobbq.com/2012/07/candied-bacon-praline-ice-cream.html" target="_hplink">Candied Bacon & Praline Ice Cream recipe</a> by Patio Daddio BBQ</strong> We know what you're thinking. Bacon just doesn't belong in ice cream. But we're here to tell that it does. It really does.

  • Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.theniftyfoodie.com/food/2011/08/19/vietnamese-coffee-ice-cream/" target="_hplink">Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream recipe</a> by The Nifty Foodie</strong> While this isn't necessarily an unusual ice cream flavor, it is overly decadent with condensed milk and heavy cream. And so it's one of those flavors that is worth seeking out.

  • Roasted Strawberry And Thyme Ice Cream

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.pbpickles.com/2012/06/roasted-strawberry-thyme-ice-cream-day.html" target="_hplink">Roasted Strawberry and Thyme Ice Cream recipe</a> by Peanut Butter & Dill Pickles</strong> Roasted strawberries make the perfect accompaniment to fresh herbs -- especially when that herb boasts the delicate flavors of thyme.

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