Can You Identify These Ice Cream Flavors From a Photo?

By: Kennita Leon
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I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! When it comes to sweet treats, ice cream is always at the top of the list. From the classics of vanilla and chocolate to new favorites like cake batter, can you identify these ice cream flavors from a photo?

While you could find ice cream anywhere in the modern world, in the past, it was quite the royal treat. Although the exact origins are unknown, according to the International Dairy Foods Association, ice cream was first introduced by the French. While its origins don't take place in the country, it was brought over by Queen Catherine de Medici, a native of Italy. While it was called "cream ice" for some time, ice cream would finally be introduced to the public during the mid-17th century.

Since this time, countless ice cream flavors have appeared. Many people are familiar with the white, pink, and brown coloring of vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate ice cream, respectively. Tons of other special flavors have been created and loved. Can you identify them all?

Could you tell the difference between the green creams of mint chocolate chip and pistachio? When it comes to chocolate chip cookie dough and cookies n' cream, could you spot the change?

If you love ice cream, this is the quiz for you! From all the delicious flavors you could find at Carvel, Cold Stone's Creamery, or Baskin Robbins, could you identify them all from a photo?

Get your spoons out, because we're digging right into this quiz! Let's hope you don't get brain freeze!

This mouth-watering flavor of ice cream originated in the United Kingdom and consists of vanilla ice cream and raspberry syrup. In 1985, English reggae and pop band, UB40, mentioned the raspberry ripple flavor of ice cream in their song ‘V's Version.'

Peppermint ice cream is popular during the holiday season, and some families have a tradition of making this ice cream flavor with leftover candy canes on New Year's Day.

This fun, tasty treat is a mixture of whipping cream, sweetened condensed milk, pure vanilla extract and cake mix, including fun-fetti or yellow cake.

This uncommon ice cream flavor is sometimes offered at grape-based festivals such as the Naples Grape Festival, held annually in Naples, New York. This grape-flavored ice cream may include grape juice or grape ice cream soda.

In 1693, the first chocolate recipes were published, making it one of the few flavors of ice cream created before vanilla. It may consist of blended cocoa powder along with eggs, cream, vanilla and sugar, but vary based on the recipes. After becoming popular in the United States in 1777, chocolate ice cream is now runner-up to vanilla ice cream.

Squid ink ice cream makes it on the list of the most bizarre ice cream flavors of all time. This frozen treat is jet black with the main ingredient being squid ink. It is popular in Japan's seaside towns but is now being served in North America, surely for more adventurous foodies.

This ice cream consists of swirls of the three primary colors of DC Comic's Superman's costume, namely blue, red and yellow. While the exact origin of the flavor remains a mystery, there are various recipes consisting of the blue moon, cherry and lemon ice creams. Similar treats are served, but they go by different names from "Super Hero," "SuperKid" to "Scooperman" and "Superscoop" ice creams.

In 2015, the New Belgium Brewing Company collaborated with Ben & Jerry's to produce two limited edition beer ice creams. This flavor is served across the United States and at major events such as the Great American Beer Festival. Its chief ingredient is beer, typically darker beers and other prominent ice cream components; sometimes chocolate, caramel, pecans, marshmallows or cherries are also in the mix.

This delicious treat consists of caramel, which is produced from the heating of milk solids with sugar ingredients. It has been a popular topping for ice cream and is now its very own flavor.

Tutti Frutti is a vibrant confectionery consisting of various chopped and candied fruits. This varies according to nationalities, with the Netherlands serving it as a dessert or side dish to a meat course, while Belgium simply serves it as a dessert. When used in ice cream, it is combined with other ingredients such as condensed sweetened evaporated milk, whipped topping, fruit pulps and a combination of fruits including raisins, cherries, dates and figs, to name a few.

This perfect summer treat includes the three simple ingredients of mango pulp, sweetened condensed milk and heavy cream. The best part of making your own mango ice cream is that no ice maker or churn is necessary. Say hello-yellow to your next fruity addiction.

This ice cream is a perfect treat for health-conscious dessert-eaters. Not only is it tasty, but it is also dairy-free and contains healthy fats from cashews and coconut milk. The main ingredient is the acai berry, a delicious tropical fruit which has been heralded for its wide array of health benefits.

Albeit recipes vary, the essential ingredients used in making this great treat include milk, sugar, cream, eggs, corn syrup, coconut oil, cocoa, carob gum, vanilla extract, natural flavor and of course, sea salt. Alternate recipes may include peanut, tree nuts, and wheat while others use rich, golden caramel bases filled with chocolate sea salt caramels.

The fun part of having a bubble gum ice cream is that it's loaded with real bubble gum and provides a bonus once the ice cream is done. These colorful gumballs are infused with heavy cream and milk, and then churned to bubblegum ice cream perfection, making it the perfect summer or party treat for kids and adults alike.

Neapolitan ice cream is the first flavor of ice cream which combines three ice cream flavors; vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. It was named after the Neapolitan immigrants who brought with them to the United States their experience in frozen desserts from their homeland Naples, Italy.

Strawberry swirl ice cream uses vanilla ice cream as its foundation, with a simple strawberry sauce which creates the strawberry swirl. Recipes vary with different ingredients being used; such include heavy cream, coconut milk, light cream or nut milk, as well as substituting preferred berries for the strawberries.

Eggnog ice cream consists of eggnog, heavy cream, condensed milk and vanilla. Eggnog is a creamy dairy-based beverage traditionally consumed in Canada and the United States during the Christmas season. It consists of milk, eggs, sugar and is usually served with cinnamon or nutmeg, with some recipes including distilled spirits such as brandy, rum or bourbon.

In 1996, green tea ice cream was produced by Häagen-Dazs Japan, becoming one of the company's most popular flavors. This flavor originates in Japan and has since been very popular in the country and East Asia.

This ice cream is produced by adding bacon to egg custard, after which the mixture is frozen. The bacon ice cream originated as a joke on a British comedy in 1973 and was later created as an April Fools' Day experiment. In 1992, 15 gallons of this ice cream was given away to anyone willing to try, with positive reviews, it has since then been served on dessert menus in restaurants.

This ice cream flavor consists of mint ice cream with bite-sized chocolate chips. The mint flavor is obtained from peppermint or spearmint flavoring, with green food coloring for its shade.

Vanilla ice cream is believed to have been first used by the Mexican people and was introduced to the United States by Thomas Jefferson, who discovered it in France. Jefferson, in the 1780s, created his own vanilla ice cream recipe which can be found in the Library of Congress.

This chocolate-flavored ice cream traditionally consists of nuts, diced or whole marshmallows and of course, chocolate ice cream. It is believed to have been invented by William Dreyer, and after the Wall Street Crash of 1929, it got its name amidst the Great Depression, to bring a smile on the faces of many as they tackled the "rocky road" ahead.

This frozen dessert is believed to assist with cleaning the palate and thus is traditionally eaten between courses of meals. Rainbow sherbet consists of ice cream, milk and sugar, as well as sweetened frozen fruit juices and water containing milk, egg whites, lime, orange, raspberry or pineapple flavors, based on the recipe.

In 1986, a Ben & Jerry's fan gave the company a tip which led to the idea of embedding cookie dough into their ice cream. Cookie dough-flavored ice cream consists of unbaked chunks of cookie dough infused into vanilla ice cream.

Dulce de leche, which is popular in Latin America, is an Argentinean specialty meaning ‘Sweet (made) of milk' or ‘jam (made) of milk.' This ice cream contains whole milk, heavy cream, vanilla extract, toasted pecans and dulce de leche.

This delicious custard-based dessert consists of eggs, heavy cream, sugar, milk, vanilla extract and brewed coffee. Coffee ice cream recipes vary, with some including additional eggs to assist with stability, allowing the finished product to be hard but not icy.

The key lime pie ice cream consists of sweetened condensed milk, heavy whipping cream, key lime juice and lime zest. Key lime, also called West Indian lime, is associated with the Florida Keys making Key lime pie and ice cream an American dessert.

The cappuccino ice cream is a great treat for coffee lovers. It combines eggs, sugar, heavy cream or whipping cream, milk, grounded cinnamon and instant coffee.

The blue moon ice cream is known for its striking blue color. This flavor is used in the creation of the Superman ice cream and can be found mainly in the three states of Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin.

This colorful flavor of ice cream contains strands of blue and pink spun sugar and can be produced without the use of an ice cream maker. It consists of sugar, milk, heavy whipping cream, vanilla extract and cotton candy syrup, as well as food coloring if needed.

This creamy ice cream only has three requirements and is a combination of vanilla ice cream with ribbons of chocolate fudge. These include milk, cream, vanilla extract, maple syrup, sugar and cocoa powder.

Pistachio ice cream is also referred to as pistachio nut ice cream because it consists of pistachio nuts or flavoring, which is uniquely green in color. This flavor is widely produced by major brands such as Ben & Jerry's and Brigham's Ice Cream, to name a few.

In making white chocolate Oreo ice cream, heavy cream is whipped to stiff peaks in a large bowl while sweetened condensed milk and melted white chocolate are whisked in another bowl of equal size. The chopped Oreo cookies are then stirred into the sweetened condensed milk mixture. This is then folded in whipped cream and poured into a tightly sealed container and left to freeze until firm, for approximately 6 hours.

This ice cream recipe that only requires a can of lychees, heavy cream, sugar and lime juice. The process includes the draining of the lychees to reserve their syrup. This is then coarsely chopped, and all ingredients are combined. This is then frozen according to the directions of the ice cream maker.

This flavor is popular in the United States and is produced by many major brands, including Baskin Robbins. It is a smooth vanilla ice cream with a hint of buttery flavor. Butter pecan ice cream was briefly mentioned in the 1992 movie, Sister Act.

Cinnamon ice cream infuses a double-hit of cinnamon into ice cream. The ingredients include milk, a cinnamon stick, egg yolks, caster sugar, freshly ground cinnamon and whipping or double cream.

This ice cream flavor consists of pecans, unsalted butter, heavy cream, milk, pure maple syrup, salt, egg yolks and maple extract.The chopped pecans are toasted into butter which has been melted over moderate heat until they are golden and later sprinkled with salt to taste and left to chill in a sealable bag. The remainder of the ingredients is used to create a cream mixture which is then added to beaten egg yolks.

This assertive fruit flavor is made with only a few easy ingredients and just a quick spin of the blender. It is an easy ice cream recipe which requires no custard base or eggs, with little to no cooking time; only sweet cream, sugar and fresh sweet cherries are needed.

Tiramisu is Italian for "cheer me up." This popular ice cream consists of layers of sponge cake which are soaked in liqueur-espresso syrup.

The strawberry banana ice cream consists of only two ingredients; frozen slices of strawberries and bananas. The procedure for making this ice cream flavor includes placing frozen fruit slices in a food processor or blender and pureeing them until creamy and smooth. For a hard ice cream preference, the mixture can be placed in the freezer.

This ice cream flavor is a tasty treat for peanut butter lovers. The ingredients include peanut butter, sugar, vanilla and salt, with an easy-to-follow recipe.

The strawberry ice cream is pink or light red and makes up one of the flavors of the Neapolitan ice cream. It is believed to have first been served at the second inauguration of James Madison. This flavor of ice cream is made by combining strawberries or strawberry flavoring with cream, eggs, sugar and vanilla, to produce ice cream.

The ingredients used in making this frozen treat consist of coconut milk, oranges, sweetener and vanilla extract. The various creamsicle ice cream flavors may include orange, lime, grape, blue raspberry, cherry and blueberry.

Rum raisin ice cream is a popular flavor which consists of rum-soaked raisins, with a custard base and vanilla beans. The rum should not overpower this recipe, but rather, serve as another delicious layer of flavor, giving this frozen treat its signature taste.

S'mores ice cream brings back campfire memories with a preparation time of only 33 minutes. This flavor is filled with chocolate, toasted marshmallows, and graham crackers. Main ingredients for this recipe include whole milk, whipping cream, granulated sugar, salt, and vanilla, with broken pieces of a Hershey's chocolate bar, marshmallow and graham crackers.

This decadent dessert has a preparation time of nearly five hours. The main ingredients of this recipe consist of cream cheese, lemon, finely grated zest and caster sugar, large eggs, double cream, whipped butter and melted biscuits for the cheesecake base.

Pumpkin pecan pie ice cream is the perfect Thanksgiving dessert. It contains pure pumpkin, maple and pecan, topped with flavorsome bourbon caramel sauce.

Strawberry cheesecake ice cream offers slight observations of strawberry over a creamy New York-style cheesecake. Ben & Jerry's has created the strawberry cheesecake flavored ice cream, which is heavily infused with strawberry cheesecake and an incredible graham-cracker swirl.

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