Who knows a mayo addict?
July 26, 2018 2:18 AM   Subscribe

A small Scottish ice cream shop garnered global praise and hatred from their mayo ice cream.
posted by Vesihiisi (38 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
From the country that brought you such culinary delights as the fried Mars Bar! I’d try it...

Honestly surprised and disappointed that there’s no Irn Bru flavor on their list, though.
posted by brand-gnu at 2:37 AM on July 26 [1 favorite]


A few years back, Gelupo in London had "Baby Gaga" - ice cream made with breast milk so I'm not sure mayo is that controversial?

I would definitely be up for trying this. Mayo is like a vinegar-y custard to me. I'm imagining something similar to frozen yogurt, less tangy, more mouthfeel. Sign me up.
posted by like_neon at 2:40 AM on July 26


And now after rtfa, Miracle Whip ice cream can fuck right off.
posted by like_neon at 2:42 AM on July 26 [5 favorites]


In the abstract, this leaves me...conflicted. I’d give it a try.

See also:

Haggis ice cream to be piped through Aberdeen city centre
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 2:48 AM on July 26 [2 favorites]


Haggis ice cream to be piped through Aberdeen city centre

What sort of air pressure and plumbing would you need to… 

Oh.
posted by zamboni at 3:07 AM on July 26 [9 favorites]


I’d try it. I’ve had salt and pepper ice cream, olive oil ice cream, balsamic ice cream... seems like the next step.
posted by greermahoney at 3:55 AM on July 26 [1 favorite]


HELLMAN's? Come on. If it's not Scottish Duke's, it's crap.
posted by emelenjr at 4:24 AM on July 26 [6 favorites]


mayNO
posted by Fizz at 4:56 AM on July 26 [1 favorite]


Sick

This is just sick
posted by Ray Walston, Luck Dragon at 5:03 AM on July 26 [1 favorite]


There's a kabob shop on my bus route that has a big sign in the window advertising hummus to go that contains no preservatives or mayonnaise. Every time I see it I wonder what kind of monster puts mayo in hummus. I think that question may have been answered.

(Breaking down the contents of Actual Real Mayo, a couple are compatible with ice cream. Eggs, sure. Olive oil? Wellll that's kind of hipster but maybe just a little. Lemon juice? Fuck off.)
posted by soren_lorensen at 5:05 AM on July 26 [4 favorites]


THIS POST IS VERY ON-BRAND FOR ME

THANK YOU

OFF TO MAKE TARTAR SAUCE ICE CREAM NOW
posted by duffell at 5:19 AM on July 26 [6 favorites]


Vinegar is maybe the only mayo component that wouldn't normally be found in ice cream, and even then I'm sure there are certain other perfectly cromulent mayo flavours that include it somewhere in the mix. So, yeah, sure.

I mean, it sounds disgusting to me, personally, but it's not an affront to god or anything.
posted by tobascodagama at 7:39 AM on July 26 [1 favorite]


Coming soon to Brooklyn: artisinal aïoli ice cream hand crafted from foot-pressed olive oil and free flying eggs. Saffron and just a touch of a asafœtida add that special flavor that will make you go "hing" with pleasure.
posted by Nelson at 7:43 AM on July 26 [6 favorites]


The world of mayo opened for me slightly with the revelation that mayo spread on the outside of the bread = amazing grilled cheese sandwich. Then my preconceptions were blown wide open by an out-of-this-world chocolate mayonnaise cake. Now I, for one, welcome our mayonnaise overlords.
posted by duffell at 7:45 AM on July 26 [5 favorites]


this world can only be cleansed with fire
posted by poffin boffin at 8:07 AM on July 26 [1 favorite]


Honestly surprised and disappointed that there’s no Irn Bru flavor on their list, though.

That is a Nardini thing, though
posted by scruss at 8:20 AM on July 26


What I think of as "Stunt Food" is pretty much always a disappointment.

Or as Dr, Malcolm has said, "Yeah. Yeah, but your scientists were so preoccupied with whether they could that they didn't stop to think if they should."
posted by mikelieman at 8:25 AM on July 26 [1 favorite]


How is it as a french fry dip tho?
posted by rodlymight at 8:33 AM on July 26 [3 favorites]


In Episode 6 of Season 2 of "Somebody Feed Phil", he visits Ice and Vice in New York with Elaine May, a classic comedy person of great repute, who also happens to have a very formidable palate and good tasting notes vocabulary. Ice and Vice has no mayo flavor but they have done an olive oil sorbet.
posted by kalessin at 8:50 AM on July 26


I'd try it, at least!
posted by sarcasticah at 9:09 AM on July 26


Is this an example of Mayoism?
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:22 AM on July 26


I bet it’s good.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 9:37 AM on July 26


Mayo tastes like horse cum. Hard pass.
posted by pxe2000 at 9:46 AM on July 26 [1 favorite]


Wait, which brand of mayo? And which breed of stallion?
posted by Nelson at 10:04 AM on July 26 [7 favorites]


Damn!! I was just in Falkirk a few weeks ago to photograph the Kelpies. Had I known!! I even had (boring ordinary but delicious) ice cream that day.

I would have tried it.
posted by seawallrunner at 10:41 AM on July 26 [1 favorite]


South American ice cream shops are all: "you are like a little child".

(Rice and beans ice cream! Salmon ice cream! Mac and cheese ice cream! Salt cod ice cream!)
posted by kenko at 10:45 AM on July 26 [3 favorites]


Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should.

(Jurassic Park)
posted by tickingclock at 12:26 PM on July 26


I don't see how this is any different from olive oil sorbet or olive oil gelato but okay y'all.
posted by yueliang at 12:41 PM on July 26


Mayo tastes like horse cum.

stop

turn

explain how you know this
posted by delfin at 12:52 PM on July 26 [7 favorites]


I remember the 1st time someone brought a pint of Humphrey Slocombe ice cream to a dinner party I was hosting. It was salt and pepper if I recall, I was aghast. Then I tried it and I was very wrong, it was astounding. Nowadays I'll hit Tara's in Oakland, which also has an eclectic selection

I'm down to try it, though I wish it was a olive oil aioli.
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 1:14 PM on July 26


Can Caesar, Thousand Island and Ranch ice cream be far behind? Or Secret Sauce?
posted by bz at 2:14 PM on July 26


*skims through recent comments, reading to self*

"horse cum... secret sauce..."

grandpa-simpson-walking-in-and-out-again.gif
posted by duffell at 4:47 PM on July 26 [1 favorite]


I'd eat this in a flash.
posted by turbid dahlia at 5:29 PM on July 26


This stirred a primal aggression instinct in me that I did not know was there.
posted by cirgue at 6:19 PM on July 26 [2 favorites]


I worked at Bell Communications Research in the late 80's. At the time, one of the engineers set up an automated system to read the AP news wire and set up apps where you could browse headlines and read articles as they came through. It was pretty nifty.

At one point I saw a headline about an Ice Cream Parlor in NY state that made April Fool's Day flavors. I always wanted to go there, but at the time I didn't have the means even though I had the inclination. Unfortunately, I can't find the store and I very much doubt that it's still around at this point.
Some flavors that I recall from the story:
  • Bologna
  • Ketchup
  • Beef
  • Gravy
posted by plinth at 12:11 PM on July 27


At one point I saw a headline about an Ice Cream Parlor in NY state that made April Fool's Day flavors.
Goop by the scoop annual attraction
This year, the flavor is baloney. The first, 10 years ago, was beef gravy ice cream, and notable mixtures since have included pork and beans, mustard-ketchup swirl, and minestrone. Chocolate spaghetti, made by mixing spaghetti noodles into a vat of chocolate ice cream, actually tasted good, he said. Beef gravy, on the other hand, was the all-time grossest.
Unfortunately, I can't find the store and I very much doubt that it's still around at this point.

Sadly, Aldrich's Beef & Ice Cream Parlor closed in 2007.
posted by zamboni at 12:55 PM on July 27


Sadly, Aldrich's Beef & Ice Cream Parlor closed in 2007.
Suspicion confirmed. "I has a sad" as the kids would say.
posted by plinth at 1:22 PM on July 27


I mean if you don't see the difference between olive oil and mayo then please recuse yourself from any kitchen activity for all time
posted by ominous_paws at 1:38 PM on July 27 [1 favorite]


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