Art & Culture

Next-Level Ice Cream Desserts

Marc Gordon
Aug 23, 2020

There are few things in life more refreshing than devouring an ice cream sundae on a hot summer day. As the season draws to a close, this is truly the perfect time to enjoy a deliciously cold and creamy dessert. However, there’s ice cream and then there is ice cream. Yup, many cultures around the world have managed to make ice cream even better than it already is by taking it to the next level. What exactly do we mean by that? Well, here are some pictures that explain it perfectly.

Brioche Con Gelato

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Italian food is one of the most beloved cuisines in the world, and for good reason. From pasta to pizza, many of our favorite comfort foods hail from this Mediterranean region. Therefore, it’s no surprise that Italy has produced the mouthwatering treat called Brioche Con Gelato. A popular summertime dessert, this elegant take on an ice cream sandwich looks truly out of this world.

Mochi Ice Cream

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Pretty much everything Japan introduces to the world is unique. And this ice cream dessert is no exception. Mochi is a Japanese treat made out of glutinous rice flour. This sticky dessert is delicious on its own, but stuff it with homemade ice cream, and you’re in for a serious delicacy. As an added bonus, mochi ice cream comes in a variety of pretty pastel shades, so you can enjoy this treat in your favorite color.

Make It A Milkshake


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While there are so many incredible ice cream desserts around the world, sometimes simple is best. And it doesn’t get much simpler than the classic all-American milkshake. In the 1930s, milkshakes became a popular drink at malt shops across the country, and remain a beloved staple at every ice cream shop until today.