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If there is one thing that Americans like more than apple pie, it's ice cream. More than 90% of U.S. families consume ice cream on a regular basis, and this grand country produces more than 1.5 billion gallons of frozen desserts every year.

According to the International Ice Cream Association, vanilla is still the most popular ice cream flavor among ice cream consumers at 28%. However, there are a few other flavors, whether they are served best with ice cream cups with lids, in a cone, or just diving in face first, that might give you second thoughts. But even though these weird ice cream flavors might turn a few heads, many people actually enjoy them.

Are You Brave Enough To Try These Weird Ice Cream Flavors?

  1. Wasabi Pea Dust -- Cayenne peppers, wasabi, Sriracha, and various other tasty ingredients make up this unusual delight. This unusual frozen dessert was created in New York City by the ice cream truck, Big Gay Ice Cream.

  2. Dry Ice Cream -- At a chilling negative 109.3 degrees Fahrenheit, this extremely frozen treat is actually more dangerous than delicious. Developed by Frostbite Studios Inc., this flavor started out as a PR stunt and ended up becoming one of their best-selling products of the summer.

  3. Cow Tongue -- This flavor of ice cream was created and sold to honor the 130th anniversary of the arrival of ice cream in Japan. Cow tongue was one of the more popular flavors for consumers and they continued to be surprised when they would order it in ice cream cups with lids and then find a tonguey surprise.

  4. Foie Gras -- Sounds fancy, doesn't it? Well it is, but it's also ice cream and it means "liver fat." Created in 2008, the Foie Gras ice cream is made from the liver of a goose or duck. Created by Philippe Faur, the company that also produced ice cream featuring caviar, black truffle and mustard. Mmmhmmm?

  5. Chocolate Chip Paper Dough -- We've all tasted the corner of a piece of paper back in elementary school, but it wasn't until 2013 where someone thought it would be a good idea to mix that flavor with ice cream. Rather than traditional cookie dough pieces, Studious Desserts in Chicago uses small pieces of paper to pair with chocolate chips. They finally found a use for the paper fillings of a three-hole punch.

  6. Eskimo Ice Cream -- Also known as Akutag, this is ice cream containing plenty of fresh berries, frozen treats, and a bunch of animal fat. Tasty.

Full disclosure: some of these ice cream flavors are entirely made up and 100% do not exist. Thankfully, there is no such thing as Dry Ice Cream -- so don't try it. There is also, at least as of right now, no ice cream flavor that intentionally has paper as an ingredient.

Whether you buy it from an ice cream truck or from the store in ice cream cups with lids, don't forget to inspect each one for weird ingredients. Just remember to go in with an open mind, because you might end up loving it.