Pickle Ice Cream Is Now A Reality
Does this soft-serve sound disgusting or delicious to you?
Pickles are going through a bit of a renaissance lately. From pickle cupcakes to pickle mozzarella sticks to bacon pickle fries and even pickle beers, it seems like pickled cucumbers are having a major culinary moment.
And, just in time for summer, we now have ice cream that tastes like those vinegar-soaked treats! Pickle-flavored ice cream is Instagram-famous at the moment, thanks to the Lucky Pickle Dumpling Co., a spot in New York’s Upper West Side.
Lucky Pickle Dumpling Co. was created by Jacob Hadjigeorgis, the founder of Jacob’s Pickles and Maison Pickle. The recently opened fast-casual restaurant has dumplings, noodles, a pickle kiosk and yes, pickle-flavored soft serve ice cream.
The New York Times compared the dessert to “cucumber frozen yogurt,” which sounds delicious!
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Other Desserts For Pickle Lovers
But, if you’re craving pickle-flavored dessert, you don’t have to travel all the way to New York to find it. There are many restaurants that are catering to the pickle’s new place as a sweet treat.
In June, Sonic is going to unveil a pickle-juice slush drink. Details about the new flavor are still forthcoming, but Food & Wine representatives got to try the pickle-rific slush and had this to say about the drink (which is said to be bright green, of course):
“We tasted the drink at Sonic’s headquarters in Oklahoma City, and it’s surprisingly delicious … Sweet and tangy, the bright brine compensates for the over-savoriness you might have been worried about. You won’t understand why, but you’ll keep going back for more sips, likely until it’s all gone.”
Or you might check out Van Holten’s Pickle-Ice pops, which are flavored with real pickle brine. Not only will these ice pops satisfy your sweet tooth and your pickle cravings, but they are also packed with electrolytes and promise to help keep you hydrated on hot days. They are available at Walmart and on Amazon.
Maybe you’d like to whip up a batch of pickle cupcakes. Yes, pickle cupcakes are also a thing. They’re made with pickle juice in the batter, as well as chopped pickles. The cream cheese frosting is spiked with bourbon, and they’re garnished with a pickle, of course!
This video from Delish explains how to make these strangely intriguing confections:
When the holidays roll around, you’ll want to pick up a few boxes of pickle candy canes. Perfect for stuffing the stockings of all the pickle lovers in your life! You can buy a box of six candy canes on Amazon for $9.99.
If you are feeling up for a challenge, you can also make your own pickle-flavored ice cream at home! The video below explains how to do it:
The New York Times also has an online recipe for peanut butter and pickle ice cream, which sounds like the perfect treat for a woman experiencing intense pregnancy cravings!
Is the pickle trend here to stay or just a passing food fad?
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