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Pickle Ice Cream Is Now A Reality

Pickles are going through a bit of a renaissance lately. From pickle cupcakes to pickle mozzarella sticks to bacon pickle fries and even pickle beers, it seems like pickled cucumbers are having a major culinary moment.

And, just in time for summer, we now have ice cream that tastes like those vinegar-soaked treats! Pickle-flavored ice cream is Instagram-famous at the moment, thanks to the Lucky Pickle Dumpling Co., a spot in New York’s Upper West Side.

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Created by the founder of Jacob’s Pickles and Maison Pickle, Jacob Hadjigeorgis recently opened Lucky Pickle Dumpling Co. as a fast-casual restaurant that has dumplings, noodles, a pickle kiosk and yes, pickle-flavored soft serve ice cream. The New York Times compared the dessert to “cucumber frozen yogurt,” which sounds delicious!

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Other Desserts For Pickle Lovers

But, if you’re craving pickle-flavored dessert, you don’t have to travel all the way to New York to find it. There are many restaurants that are catering to the pickle’s new place as a sweet treat.

In June, Sonic is going to unveil a pickle-juice slush drink. Details about the new flavor are still forthcoming, but Food & Wine representatives got to try the pickle-rific slush and had this to say about the drink (which is said to be bright green, of course):

“We tasted the drink at Sonic’s headquarters in Oklahoma City, and it’s surprisingly delicious … Sweet and tangy, the bright brine compensates for the over-savoriness you might have been worried about. You won’t understand why, but you’ll keep going back for more sips, likely until it’s all gone.”

Or you might check out Van Holten’s Pickle-Ice pops, which are flavored with real pickle brine. Not only will these ice pops satisfy your sweet tooth and your pickle cravings, but they are also packed with electrolytes and promise to help keep you hydrated on hot days. They are available at Walmart and on Amazon.

If you are feeling up for a challenge, you can also make your own pickle-flavored soft serve at home! The New York Times has an online recipe for Peanut Butter and Pickle Ice Cream.

Is the pickle trend here to stay or just a passing food fad?

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