Still get the chills from 80s’ horror flicks? Ice-scream back with these frozen treats!

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By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 20 May 2014

We dig these iconic Stoyn ice cream popsicles so much a couple of years back, and the world must have agreed with us, because a brand new line is coming soon.

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Pretty petals! The Japanese frozen treat that looks like a rose bud

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Friday 9 May 2014

You might not think anything could make ice cream even more delicious, but have you traveled to Nagasaki? In this Japanese metropolis you’ll find chirin-chirin, an ice cream that has been ‘sold at tourist spots around Nagasaki City for over 50 years’. Apparently this delicious dessert is dished up by ‘little old ladies’ and costs just under $1. But how do they get that ice cream rosebud magic happening?

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Tokyo’s Cafe Est! Est! is a sweet tooth’s paradise

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Thursday 13 March 2014

There are dessert cafes and then there are places like Cafe Est! Est! in Tokyo. This incredible venue is home to some of the Japanese capital’s most famous desserts. Why? They stack ‘em high! Ice cream sundaes are piled high with scoops and ice cream cones are added to the mix to make the dessert […]

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There is such a thing as an Ice Cream-Licking Orchestra

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Friday 28 February 2014

I couldn’t believe my eyes or ears, either. There is an instrumental licking performance known as ‘lickestra’. Created by New York-based designers Emilie Lucie Baltz and Carla Diana, this food/performance art project sees ‘a series of conductive, flavored ice creams onto four white pedestals, each triggering a various sound when licked. From deep baselines to […]

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Glow in the dark ice cream thanks to jellyfish protein

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 12 November 2013

Haven’t we all dreamed of glow in the dark ice cream? Well, glow in the dark anything is cool but this just takes the cake! Charlie Francis, an ice cream aficionado, has invented this all-too-wacky ice cream that ‘harnesses its magic from chemically recreated jellyfish protein’ and glows in the dark just like you’d imagine. […]

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Ceramics melting like ice cream

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Monday 14 October 2013

Livia Marin, who appropriates mass-market objects to reflect on how people relate to them, has a Nomadic Patterns series showing ceramics having some sort of meltdown. The effect is surreal and makes us want to eat ice-cream. UPDATE: Guess what? We interviewed Livia Marin! Here’s a select bit from our exclusive interview. What gave you […]

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The tallest soft serve ice cream in Taiwan… No, maybe the world

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 17 September 2013

They say that too much of a good thing is bad. The guy that said that probably never experienced the giant soft serve ice cream being sold in Tamsui, Taiwan. Stacked at more than 12 inches high, this giant ice cream is made up of all your dreams and fantasies. This insane amount of ice […]

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If books turned into ice cream

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Wednesday 31 July 2013

It’s hot, hot, hot, and the folks at Philadelphia-based book publisher Quirk Books felt it so much, they decided to mash up books with ice cream. Coincidentally, July is National Ice Cream Month. Just the idea of Berry Potter gives us the chortles. Well, laughing lets off heat too, we’re sure.

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Put 10 huge ice cream scoops on your wall

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Products on Tuesday 16 April 2013

We know how much you like ice cream, so why not put a few scoops on your wall? More specifically, you can stick ten huge ice cream scoop decals to your wall in celebration of Blik’s 10-year-anniversary, complete with sprinkles and a cherry. Now all you need is some cake to make this a proper […]

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Ice-cream moon cakes from Häagen-Dazs

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By Bridget Barnett in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 3 October 2012

I don’t care if it looks too good to eat, I’d definitely tuck into one of these ice-cream moon cakes created by London designers Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien for Häagen-Dazs. The White Moon consists of flavours including pistachio, macadamia nut, meringue and raspberry, while the Orange Moon is filled with chocolate, nuts and salted caramel. The designers say they were inspired by Georges Méliès’ 1902 silent film Le Voyage dans la Lune, Armenian surrealist Léon Tutundjian’s relief work of 1929, a childhood Bollywood song and the near-spherical shapes of early ice cream bombes. So a cake that is as pretentious as it is delicious. I’m OK with that… who has a spoon?

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Toothpaste ice cream by Ben and Jerry’s, for real?

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Friday 17 August 2012

Is this a joke? We couldn’t locate the Toothpaste and Orange Juice flavour anywhere on Ben and Jerry’s official site. If this is for real, does this mean we can finally brush our teeth and eat dessert at the same time? Mind-boggling (and tooth-decaying).

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Probably the most horrific ice cream ad you’ll ever watch

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By Low Lai Chow in Video on Friday 10 August 2012

You know what they say about YouTube comments. Always read them. One went, ‘Never watch at this after 00.00 It was fuckin´horrible’. We clearly didn’t heed that and merrily skipped ahead to watch a Japanese bloke covered in goop stare at us as he ate ice cream off the top of his head. Another said, […]

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Cupcake ice cream sandwiches from Sprinkles

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By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 21 July 2012

The sun comes out, the temperature rises, and all of a sudden, everyone’s sporting an ice cream cone. But in cities where the sun shines on the daily, ice cream is more of an art to be perfected than a seasonal affair. Los Angeles is Exhibit A. Over in Beverly Hills, the fine folks that brought cupcake to its past glory, Sprinkles, have recently opened a white-tiled, neon-signed ice cream shop.

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Strange but true: the link between bigger balls and yogurt

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By Mega in New Trends on Saturday 19 May 2012

Last summer, two MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) scientists were studying the effects of yogurt on obesity. What they didn’t expect was to see the mice they were using to grow bigger balls. First of all, the mice started to show a better, ‘luxuriantly silky’ fur. Then they figured out that the yogurt-eaters were having testicles about 15 […]

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Liquid nitrogen ice cream parlour

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By Kira Heuer in New Trends on Friday 23 July 2010

Europe’s first liquid nitrogen ice cream parlor has hit the streets in London’s Camden town. Well equipped with lab coats and zany goggles, the staff whips, or rather carefully pours, the nitrogen to the custard mixture, creating a cosmic cream for you to enjoy. Ye, we have finally entered the age of The Jetsons! [Photos via Gourmet Traveller]

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