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8 Ice Cream Creations You've Never Tried

Posted: 06/12/2012 8:37 am

2012-06-07-7goldpopsicleMarquisLosCabosResort.jpgIt seems like every week, some ambitious soul comes out with the latest and greatest in luxurious food creations, from pizza topped with four varieties of caviar and truffles to a grilled cheese stuffed with fried macaroni and cheese on a doughnut bun. In the world of frozen treats, the stakes are just as high, as people come out with one outrageous dessert after another (Photo Credit: Marquis Los Cabos Luxury Resort).

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How over-the-top? Well, some of these concoctions are just plain bizarre. Take for example a Japanese ramen soup topped with two soft-serve ice cream cones, or a baked potato fashioned out of vanilla ice cream and cocoa.

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Then there's the overly luxurious sundae (courtesy of Serendipity 3 and Three Twins Ice Cream), the overly large variety (thanks to Cabot's Ice Cream and Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour), and optical illusion extravagances like the bite-sized confection from WD~50 that looks like a bagel but is actually a scoop of bagel-flavored ice cream.

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Whether you're seeking a gilded gelato-filled treat or a towering display featuring a classic ice cream sundae, these outrageous desserts are sure to inspire.

-- Molly Aronica, The Daily Meal

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  • The Ice Cream Baked Potato -- New York City

    Cowgirl in New York City makes a specialty dessert that they call the ice cream baked potato, and it looks just like it sounds. To make the spud-tastic dessert they mold vanilla ice cream into the shape of a potato, dust it with cocoa and top it with hot fudge, whipped cream, chopped pecans and a pat of butter made of frosting. <a href="" target="_hplink"><strong>Click here to see the World's Most Expensive Hot Dog</strong></a> <em>Photo Credit: © <strong>Maryse Chevriere</strong></em>

  • The Golden Opulence Sundae -- Serendipity 3, New York City

    Serendipity 3 in New York City has one of the world's most expensive ice cream sundaes -- The Golden Opulence (weighing in at a whopping $1,000). This extravagant ice cream concoction consists of Tahitian vanilla ice cream made with Madagascar vanilla beans and chunks of Chuao chocolate from Venezuela. Toppings include Amedei chocolate sauce, gold-covered almonds, 23-carat gold leaf and sweet caviar. <a href="" target="_hplink"><strong>Click here to see Outrageous Burger Toppings</strong></a> <em>Photo Credit: © <strong> Serendipity</strong></em>

  • The Federal Deficit -- Governor's Restaurant, Old Town, Maine

    This behemoth dessert includes a combination of Governor's specialty ice cream creations (brownie delight, strawberry shortcake and banana split) in addition to six regular sundaes. The mountains of ice cream, fruit and cakes, are topped with hot fudge, caramel, peanut butter, blueberries, cherries, pineapple, marshmallow, jimmies, nuts and whipped cream. <a href="" target="_hplink"><strong>Click here to see 10 Incredible New Food Products</strong></a> <em>Photo Credit: © <strong>Governor's Restaurant</strong></em>

  • Personal-Sized Ice Cream Cake -- Quality Meats, New York City

    Quality Meats in New York City is known for its trendy meat-focused fare. However, there is a certain item on their dessert menu that lands them a spot on this list. The solo-serving ice cream cakes come in five flavors: Spicy Mexican Coffee, Toasted Banana S'mores, Strawberry Shortcake, Chocolate Covered Grasshopper and The Monster Mash. <a href="" target="_hplink"><strong>Click here to see Failed Products of Major Brands</strong></a> <em>Photo Credit: © <a href="" target="_hplink"><strong>Flickr/Rob Boudon</strong></a></em>

  • The Ice Cream Bagel -- WD~50, New York City

    Chef Wylie Dufresne is known for creating whimsical dishes at his New York City restaurant, WD~50, and his ice cream bagel is the perfect example. He's served this bagel-flavored ice cream as an amuse-bouche to the restaurant's extra special customers. <a href="" target="_hplink"><strong>Click here to see What the 1 Percent Eats at the Ballpark</strong></a> <em>Photo Credit: © <a href="" target="_hplink"><strong>Flickr/Wally G.</strong></a></em>

  • Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Bar -- Shaffer's Genuine Foods

    The sustainable food catering company, Schaffer's Genuine Foods offers a made-to-order liquid nitrogen sundae bar as one of their dessert options. The gelato for the sundaes can be custom-made per guest in a mere 30 seconds, then topped with a variety of exotic treats. <a href="" target="_hplink"><strong>Click here to see Products to Eat Before and After Working Out</strong></a> <em>Photo Credit: © <strong>Schaffer's Genuine Foods</strong></em>

  • The Great Pyramid Sundae -- Cabot's Restaurant, Newton, Mass.

    This sundae from Cabot's Restaurant in Newton, Mass., includes 60 pints of ice cream scooped into a mountainous pyramid formation and covered with 12 quarts of whipped cream, nuts, cherries and other toppings. Each pyramid is served in an extra-large metal bowl with your choice of ice cream, which includes everything from apple crisp and frozen pudding to Mounds candy bar. <a href="" target="_hplink"><strong>Click here to see The Birthplaces of American Fast Food</strong></a> <em>Photo Credit: © <strong>Cabot's Ice Cream</strong></em>

  • The Vermonster -- Ben & Jerry's

    Ben & Jerry's Vermonster sundae is a behemoth bucket full of 20 scoops of ice cream (your choice) plus hot fudge, sliced bananas, chocolate chip cookies, brownies and all the toppings your heart desires. You'll definitely want to invite a gaggle of friends to enjoy it.  <a href="" target="_hplink"><strong>Click here to see More Ice Creams You've Never Tried</strong></a> <em>Photo Credit: © <a href="" target="_hplink"><strong>Flickr/Phoosh</strong></a></em>


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