This Japanese Soft Serve Ice Cream is Filled with Locusts and Wormwood

By: Laura McQuarrie - Aug 17, 2016
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At the Yukiguni Tourism Centre in Sakanano Village, Japan, those with a sweet tooth and a taste for adventure have the chance to sample a most unusual soft serve ice cream treat.

The all-new 'Azemichi Sofuto Kurimu' (or 'The Path Between Rice Fields Soft Serve') is a chilled dessert that's made with a base of green Japanese mugwort or wormwood and topped with a few candied locusts that have been boiled in a mixture of sugar and soy sauce.

Japan is a country that's known for unusual snacks and ice cream flavors that are quickly accepted by the general population. Other varieties that have been successfully launched in the past include ones that taste of seafood, vegetables or come with unusual toppings like ramen or gold leaf.