It may be freezing on the streets of Gresham but in many other parts of the world, folks are mopping sweat off their brow while they enjoy a refreshing serving of ice cream – or else something equivalent to ice cream. While you warm your fingertips in front of your space heater, fireplace or electric blanket, check out these wild ways people are eating ice cream in other parts of the globe.
One of Iran’s most popular versions of ice cream is this multi-textured dish featuring needle-thin vermicelli noodles frozen with corn starch, rose water and lime juice, resulting in a tart, citrusy treat that also boasts bold floral notes.
A bold marriage of sticky taffy and silky ice cream is how this treat is best described. The rich, velvety ropes of a street vendor’s dondurma are often fodder for quite a memorable performance by said vendor, who will often theatrically pull and stretch the ice cream into impossible shapes before handing it off to enthused patrons. Bonus Fact: Dondurma is thickened with salep, a flour made from exotic orchids.
Arguably more similar to a frozen custard than traditional custard ice cream, Kulfi is made with condensed milk and flavored with such common Indian spices as saffron, cardamom, and pistachio. In summer, a mango kulfi is second only to frozen yogurt as a perfectly simple, deliciously frozen refreshment.
Visit Frenzi Frozen Yogurt’s menu today and check out our seasonal flavors and plan a noteworthy sundae that will put any international frozen dessert to shame!