Top 5 Most Bizarre Ice Cream Flavors

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Remember when ice cream meant vanilla, chocolate or strawberry? The world of frozen cream has come a long way since then, with ice cream makers sticking just about anything you can imagine in their concoctions. Some flavors might just be too bizarre for your taste.

5 Secret Breakfast

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They say you shouldn’t skip breakfast, especially if it involves ice cream. For a breakfast with bite that’s also frozen, head to Humphry Slocombe in San Francisco. This local favorite features Secret Breakfast, ice cream that’s made with cornflakes and bourbon.

4 Michigan Salad

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Vegetarians might want to visit Treat Dreams in Michigan. This shop offers Michigan Salad ice cream, a frozen treat featuring candied pecans, tart cherries and — here’s the strange part — blue cheese. Fortunately, there is no lettuce in this frozen treat.

3 Bacon

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You love bacon. You love ice cream. Combine the two at Beachgoers, an ice cream shop in Delaware. The shop’s bacon ice cream relies on Bac-Os bits for its flavor. While you’re there, sample the shop’s chocolate-covered bacon ice cream.

2 Ham and Cheese

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When you want to combine dessert and dinner, try a ham-and-cheese cone. The Venezuelan ice cream shop Heladeria Coromoto offers this flavor. Yes, it includes real chunks of meat and cheese. No, it doesn’t come with two pieces of bread.

1 Basashi Vanilla

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What’s a hot summer day without some raw frozen horseflesh? Don’t wonder any longer. Order a scoop of basashi vanilla for dinner and dessert all at once. You can find this ice cream flavor at the Sunshine City Mall in Tokyo, according to “Travel & Leisure” magazine, along with snake and octopus flavors, too. “Travel & Leisure” describes basashi vanilla as tasting like vanilla — and something very, very chewy.

Dan Rafner has been writing professionally since 1992, with work published in "The Washington Post," "Chicago Tribune," "Phoenix Magazine" and several trade magazines. He is also the managing editor of "Midwest Real Estate News." He specializes in writing about mortgage lending, personal finance, business and real-estate topics. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of Illinois.

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