This black sesame-flavored ice cream creatively subverts traditional sweet-tasting flavors and ice cream's usually pastel colored consistency. Instead, the black sesame ice cream is a savory ice treat that that comes in the unusual color of gray.
While black sesame ice cream might seem unusual to North Americans, it's actually quite a popular flavor found in Asian ice cream parlors. Though black sesame seeds tend to give off a slightly saltier and nut-like taste, this black sesame ice cream is said to taste similar to a "black currant" or even a "smoky vanilla" ice cream flavor. The sesame seeds are ground up and mixed into the vanilla ice cream to create this dark cloud gray hue. The gray color alone would be enough to entice me to try out this black sesame seed flavor.
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