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Have you ever spent days and days and days making up flavors of ice cream that no one’s ever eaten before? Like chicken and telephone ice cream? Green mouse ice cream was the worst. I didn’t like that at all.

Neil Gaiman, Brief Lives

While Chris may not have strictly been speaking about ice cream, except in the metaphorical sense, we certainly don’t disagree with him. Vanilla is often touted as the favorite flavor of ice cream, but we think that’s just because people haven’t been daring enough with their ice cream choices. Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day encourages you to take your taste buds to the rodeo and give a new flavor a try!

History Of Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day

When people think about flavors of ice cream, they mostly think about what they can get off the grocery store shelves or from 31 flavors. When you take a moment to consider that ice cream was first invented in the 5th Century BC by the Ancient Greeks, and from there has traveled around the world and through every culture, you realize that the smattering of flavors you’ve experienced in your life is just the beginning. Somehow this seems like a perfect metaphor about our daily lives as well, don’t you think?

Do you like vanilla ice cream? Chocolate? What about strawberry? Chances are you love all these flavors, but have you ever considered saffron ice cream? What about rose flavored? These are just some of the flavors that were possible in years past, and doesn’t even begin to cover the absolute rainbow of flavors that come from fruits!

Of course, most of these probably don’t seem all that unusual or creative, do they? That’s ok! If you’re truly feeling adventurous you can try crab and oyster flavored ice cream, or garlic flavored!

How to celebrate Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day

Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day is best celebrated by buying a flavor of ice cream you’ve never tried and giving it a whirl, at least if you’re feeling lazy and not at all adventurous. The truly daring will instead buy a simple ice cream making machine and start coming up with all sorts of gastronomical alchemy within. The extent of the flavors is really only limited by your own flavor palette and sense of adventure. We suggest trying rosemary ice cream, pickle flavored (sure to be a favorite amongst pregnant women), or even salmon flavored! Try anything you can think of, Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day encourages you to give it your all.