There’s an ice cream shop in Scotland that now sells mayonnaise flavored ice cream.
And the rest of the world is asking one question: why?
If you look for them, there are some weird ice cream flavors floating out in the world. There’s a shop in Alaska that sells roasted turmeric and candied ginger-flavored ice cream. There’s a spot in Colorado that sells goat cheese and beet-flavored ice cream. And there’s an ice cream stand in Minneapolis that sells black pepper-flavored ice cream.
Those are certainly weird, but there’s a part of you that thinks, “y’know what? They could be good.”
But there’s a problem with mayonnaise-flavored ice cream. The creaminess of the mayo is a completely different creaminess than what you get with ice cream. Mayo is thick, gloopy, and acidic, while ice cream is melty and sweet. You bite down on a scoop of ice cream and you don’t expect the whipped egg, oil, and vinegar taste of mayo, and that subversion of expectations is likely to turn off anyone who tries such a flavor of ice cream.
Apparently, the Falkirk Scotland-based ICE ice cream store didn’t get that memo. They’ve made the forbidden mayo-flavored ice cream, and woe betides the world because of it.
Posted to their Instagram account appears to be a photo of white ice cream (probably vanilla) that seems doused in a line of mayo. We don’t think that ICE created mayo ice cream simply by dumping Hellman’s into a vat of vanilla and calling it a day, but with such terrible alchemy, we wouldn’t put it past them.
A better explanation of mayonnaise-flavored ice cream construction is given on a Facebook video:
Just because we have an explanation doesn’t make us feel any better.
Twitter also seems to be of the mind that mayonnaise ice cream is the devil.
In an interview with Today FOOD, ICE founder and operator Kyle Gentlemen tried to ameliorate his awful mistake by explaining it’s like a "full-on hit of fat and cream followed with an eggy milky aftertaste ... yum!"
No. Not yum. Gross.