Think of a chilly, comforting dessert and boom! Ice cream immediately comes to mind! There’s just something irresistible about this sweet treat that makes it a universal favourite. Whether you’re a kid or an adult, ice cream always hits the spot. With a plethora of flavours, toppings, and endless ways to personalize, this indulgence is loved worldwide. Every country and region puts its own spin on ice cream, making it more delightful with every lick. So, brace yourself for these insanely popular and quirky ice cream variations from around the globe that are guaranteed to give you a sugar rush or a brain freeze!

Here Are 7 Interesting Ice Creams You Have To Try Around the Globe:

1. Spaghettieis (Germany)

This is a German ice cream dish made to resemble a plate of spaghetti! It’s made by extruding vanilla ice cream in the shape of noodles, topped off with strawberry sauce and shavings of either, white chocolate, coconut or almonds. This dessert is as scrumptious to eat as peculiar as it sounds!

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2. Mochi (Japan)

This unique ice cream is wrapped in a soft dough made of rice, called mochi. With a creamy interior and a chewy outer layer, this is a popular bite-sized Japanese treat. Mochi often comes in flavours like green tea, passion fruit and mango.

Mochi

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3. Dondurma (Turkey)

Dondurma is basically Turkish mastic ice cream. With a composition of milk and whipped cream, two qualities distinguish it from regular ice cream – its hard texture and resistance to melting, are brought about by a thickening agent called salep and a resin called mastic, that gives it chewiness. This ice cream is so tough that you actually might need a knife and fork to eat it!

Dondurma

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Also Read: 5 Deliciously Easy Fruit Ice Creams To Try This Summer

4. Gelato (Italy)

Often confused with ice cream, the texture of gelato is denser, smoother and richer than regular ice cream. It is made using milk, cream and sugar, but in different proportions as compared to ice cream. Often having an interesting, stretchy and more elastic, it is a great dessert idea!

Gelato

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5. Helado (Argentina) 

This is a very popular frozen Indian dessert made with pure full-fat milk, sugar and a flavouring ingredient like cardamom or saffron. To enhance its flavour and richness, chopped nuts or malai (cream) can also be added to it. When served chilled, this one is sure to make you feel cool and content!

Helado

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6. Paletas (Mexico) 

These Mexican ice pops are made with fresh fruit, milk and cream. Giving a little upgrade to your ordinary popsicles, this delicious treat can either be fruit-based, like mango or kiwi, or cream-based, like vanilla or chocolate.

Paletas

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7. Sorbet (France)

Even though this is a dairy-free frozen dessert, it is still an integral part of the ice cream family! Sorbet is a mixture of sugar, fat, protein and air, with its texture nearly entirely dependent on the concentration of sugar and the type of sugar used to make it.

Sorbet

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8. Kulfi (India)

This is a very popular frozen Indian dessert made with pure full-fat milk, sugar and a flavouring ingredient like cardamom or saffron. To enhance its flavour and richness, chopped nuts or malai (cream) can also be added to it. When served chilled, this one is sure to make you feel cool and content!

Kulfi

Kulfi – Photo Credit: iStock

Also Read: 5 Tips For Making Thick And Yummy Ice Creams At Home

It’s safe to say that ice cream changes its form from one region to another but the love for it in people’s hearts remains the same no matter where you go. So why don’t you go ahead and try some of these quirky variations out?

By Alex Benjamin

Alex Benjamin, historian, quizmaster, and author, passionately explores history's depths. Renowned for unearthing forgotten facts, he's a quiz expert captivating audiences worldwide.

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