Ice cream innovation: Vegetable flavours are taking the scoop

ICE cream shops have long been offering much more than just vanilla and strawberry varieties. But in Germany, specialists have now even begun selling vegetable-flavoured ice creams.

Oak & Ice in Berlin is selling scoops of beetroot, while Kontor Eismanufaktur a few street away sells cucumber and mint ice cream.

Meanwhile, the organisers behind next year’s Gelatissimo international ice cream trade fair in Stuttgart say they expect more vegetable ice cream in future.

“Unusual combinations like fruit and spinach, carrot, courgette, mint leaves, herbs and spices are already available,” according to the fair’s prospectus.

As with many of the latest food crazes, the driving force behind vegetable ice cream is primarily health related, with vegetables offering a better conscience than cookie dough and salted caramel. – Text and Photo by dpa

One cafe in Berlin is offering beetroot ice cream alongside the usual classics
One cafe in Berlin is offering beetroot ice cream alongside the usual classics