Unjust dessert

At some point in the late 1960s, some humor publication — not one of the major ones — proposed some truly horrid-sounding ice-cream flavors, including Tomato Fudge, Banana Oregano, Coconut Garlic, and perennial favorite Pickle Brickle. I managed to persuade my peers, indolent students all, that we ought to try to make some of these. (Summary: No, we should not have tried to make any of these.)

I managed not to think about that for forty-odd years, until this happened:

And you know what’s coming next, right?


  • 1 1/2 tsp Gelatin
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3/4-1 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • Strawberry topping (or other fruit)

The instructions are fairly simple. And now you know how well I take direction.

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  1. fillyjonk »

    3 June 2015 · 11:09 am

    Considering that I’ve seen horseradish sauce (for beef) recipes made with whipped heavy cream (not sweetened, however), I suspect one could also make horseradish ice cream.

    Actually, none of the odd flavors might be so horrible if they didn’t have sugar added. Gelatin, whipping cream, pureed beets, and horseradish would maybe make an interesting savory side dish. It’s when you begin to call it dessert that it gets nasty.

    That said: I’ve had red bean ice cream and liked it very well. And supposedly there is sweet corn ice cream, but I’ve never tried it.

  2. jsallison »

    4 June 2015 · 7:26 pm

    I can see potential on the savory ice cream front…

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