Unframed Ice Cream from Cape Town in South Africa recently unveiled a unique ice cream flavor that blends mushrooms and marmalade.
The unusual combination is built upon a non-dairy ice cream base, with Four Sigmatic's Lion's Mane mushroom elixir and a locally produced orange marmalade from Olive Branch Deli. Traditionally, the Lion's Mane mushroom has been used to improve cognitive function, improve the immune system and alertness. As Unframed Ice Cream puts it, this unique ice cream flavor is "pretty much the opposite of brain freeze, it’s like a hug for your brain!"
Medical mushrooms are now appearing in a range of snack products. Since some varieties are known to have flavors that are quite strong, incorporating them with other ingredients and integrating them into familiar forms—like ice cream—helps to make them seem more palatable to the average consumer.