Alcoholic ice-cream treats have been around for a while, but actually getting drunk, or even a bit tipsy on them is a challenge, because, well, they aren’t very alcoholic. Enter, Buzz Pop Cocktails, a range of gourmet Italian sorbets that pack that punch you’ve been looking for.
Buzz Pop Cocktails are made from fresh fruits and premium liquors, but what really sets them apart from other boozy frozen treats is the alcohol content. While most so-called alcoholic ice-creams have an alcohol content comparable to beer – around 4.5% ABV – Buzz Pop Cocktails are three times stronger, at 15% ABV, which means one is probably enough to get your head buzzing. They come in packs of eight, so you can get yourself hammered on ice-cream, although it will cost you.
Licking your way to a hangover is apparently a lot more expensive than just chugging booze. An eight-pack of Buzz Pop Cocktails will set you back $99.99, and if you want them delivered to your door, you’ll have to cough up an extra $34.95 for shipping. The good news is that you’ll probably forget about all the money you burned after just a few licks.
The company behind Buzz Pop Cocktails is based in Las Vegas – somehow, that makes sense – but you can find the frozen treats at restaurants and shops around the country, and they’re also available for order online. They are currently available in eight delicious flavors – Pink Paradise, Southern Belle, Blueberry Mania, Mango Passion Fruit, Caribbean Breeze, Moscow Mule, Watermelon Patch, and Lemon Drop Martini – but the company claims to have a total of 75 flavors in rotation throughout the year.
And if you’re worried about all the nasty calories, you can rest easy, each Buzz Pop Cocktail reportedly has just 100 calories. Lots of booze and low-calorie content? What’s not to like?
碳烤冰淇淋 The charcoal-colored ice cream
Black Coconut Ash, better known on Instagram as black ice cream, is a new treat that will leave your tongue and lips black. Black Coconut Ash is not just dark chocolate ice cream with black food dye used from squid ink. It's a new flavor in itself made from the "charred and processed remains of a coconut shell." The ash is combined with coconut flakes, coconut cream and coconut milk to make the finished product. Black Coconut Ash is actually said to be quiet refreshing — perfect when wanting to cool off this summer.
辣椒味冰淇淋 The spicy ice cream
The spicy ice cream is so spicy that anyone who wants to try it must be over age 18 and sign a waiver that warns consuming the bright red frozen treat “could be a risk of personal injury, illness and possible loss of life.” True to the warning, the ice cream is estimated to be about 500 times spicier than Tabasco sauce. Not surprisingly, employees are required to wear gloves while handling this ice cream. A reporter sampled the spicy treat and said he “faced a tsunami of pain almost instantly.”
黄金冰淇淋 Gold ice cream
Kanazawa city produces some 98 percent of Japan’s decorative gold leaf and Hakuichi is Kanazawa's main gold leaf producer. Hakuichi is also responsible for the gold leaf ice cream trend. So what does gold taste like? There's no discernible texture. The gold sheet is so light, so thin, that your first lick is liable to break it into a thousand tiny flecks. The gold simply melts into your mouth with the ice cream. In Japanese culture, ingesting gold is believed to keep you younger longer and prolong your life.
不化冰淇淋 Ice cream that doesn't melt
Researchers in Japan have come with a 100%-natural solution to the age-old problem of melting ice-cream. By using polyphenol found in strawberry, they can keep a popsicle from melting for hours, on a hot summer day.
冰淇淋拉面 Ice cream ramen
Ice cream ramen - algae jelly 'noodles' sitting in a 'soup' made from condensed milk - is one of the wackiest Instagram food trends yet. Called the 'Ice Stream' by its creators, the dish is created using 'noodles' that are made from Kanten, a traditional Japanese jelly that’s actually formed from algae and while they’re usually colourless. They are offered in variety of flavours from green tea milk to honey and brown sugar.