Monday, September 29, 2008

Junk food of the week: Ice Cream with Corn

It's one of life's little ironies that while everyone in the States is reading The Omnivore's Dilemma and freaking out about the role of corn in their diets, everyone over here thinks corn is pretty cool. It's the trendiest vegetable. In shopping malls you can buy little cups of hot, sweet corn to munch on.

Perhaps, then, it was inevitable that someone would put corn on ice cream, another mall staple.

In case the ice cream isn't sugary enough, they add a dollop of sweetened condensed milk, a favorite dessert ingredient.

The corn is hot and the ice cream promptly starts melting.

I wouldn't really call it good. But it wasn't as weird as you might think. My problem was the high corn-to-ice-cream ratio. Once the petite scoop of ice cream was gone, what remained was a pile of corn in melty goo. Eww.


Jenn's Serving Ice Cream said...

I've heard so much about corn ice cream! Some people love it and some people don't! I've been meaning to try it! Your post reminded me that I definitely do have to give this ice cream a try!

Mary said...

how about popped corn in ice cream!

michele said...

wow! what's next? corn, peas and cubed carrots ice cream?

i will concede this doesnt actually sound bad, but it doesnt actually sound good either. it sounds doable, if necessary.

after careful consideration i'm going to stick with the reeses candy topping, thanks.

Jeannie said...

mm, yeah... it's not that good... i mean CORN!! who puts CORN in ice-dream ?! Hehehe.... apprently my people do, *i'm so proud* :P