We all eat ice cream to cool ourselves on hot and humid days. But in Glasgow, Scotland, there’s one ice cream flavour that’ll do the opposite: it’ll fire you up!
The Aldwych Café and Ice Cream Parlor is selling what is being dubbed as the “world’s most dangerous ice cream.” Called ‘Respiro Del Diavolo’, or Devil’s Breath, the dessert has a Scoville scale ranking of 1,569,300 SHU.
FYI, that makes it 500 times hotter than Tabasco sauce!
It’s so spicy that employees making the treat have to wear protective gloves to avoid getting burned by the ingredients. Meanwhile, customers need to be 18 years old and above to try it. They also have to sign a disclaimer informing them about risks such as “personal injury, illness, and possible loss of life.”
According to the café’s owners, brothers Lee and Martin Bandoni, the recipe dates back to 1936, and that idea for it comes from Italy.
“There was a place called Devil’s Bridge and with that, the Italian ice cream families used to meet up once a year and discuss how the year went for them,” they told the New York Post.
“Every year it still happens over there and this year […] Martin […] brought back the idea that was passed down to him.”
They added that the recipe is top secret, but claimed that the ice cream is made fresh daily, and that it’s “a thermal explosion in your mouth.”
Jenness Mitchell, the editor for the Evening Times, also described her first (and probably last) time tasting Devil’s Breath.
“At first, the initial taste was tame. For a second, I thought I was going to have to fake my reaction, but then the hotness hit like a flamethrower to my face; my heartbeat raced as my whole mouth burst into flames.”
Would you be willing to give this ice cream a try?