ice creamice cream

According to research by NPD Group, approximately 40% of Americans will eat ice cream in any given two-week period. And while summer is an excellent time for ice cream, there are some flavors that you may not venture to try.

But if you're feeling adventurous this summer and want to branch out from the same ice cream cups and cones you always get, here are some bizarre flavors that might just tickle your fancy.

Horseradish

Hey, we never said they were going to be appetizing, only that they were going to be weird. But for those who crave savory, spicy foods, this is your day to shine. This flavor comes from Max and Mina's, a local creamery shop in Queens, NY. If you're feeling really adventurous, you can mix it with one of their other flavors like garlic or corn on the cob.

Lobster
If there's one thing we know about Maine, it's that the state truly adores its lobsters. And they made an ice cream out of them to prove it. That's right! Ben and Bill's Chocolate Emporium in Bar harbor, Maine has created the ultimate summer seafood treat. And there are fresh lobster bits folded in!

Pear and Blue Cheese
If you're in the mood for a little salty-sweet action, pear and blue cheese is an excellent combo. But one shop, Salt and Straw in Portland, Oregon, has taken this popular snack to the next level by turning it into a frozen treat. Sure, these dessert cups might be dairy products, but could you handle blue cheese ice cream?

Pineapple Cilantro
For cilantro lovers out there, trying this flavor is a must! Created by the geniuses at Glace Artisan Ice Cream in St. Leawood, Kansas, this treat will definitely give your taste buds a kick with some savory, some sweet, and some spice!

Whether you're a frozen adventurer or a stickler for the classics, there's no denying that these frozen treats are creations of pure, ice cold genius. You might not want to try all of them, but it's certainly worth appreciating the people who even thought to bring these foods into the frozen desserts world in the first place.