Lobster is great. Ice Cream is amazing. With both, you’re setting yourself for a pretty amazing meal. That is of course, you decided to combine the two into one dish. Doesn’t sound so amazing, now.
Apparently though, it’s an absolute treat for residents up in Bar Harbor, Maine. There, a sweets shop called “Ben & Bill’s Chocolate Emporium” specializes, in fact they claim the creation, of lobster ice cream.
Legend has it that in 1988, a customer commented that Ben & Bill’s offers every flavor except for one, lobster. The manager at the time, William Coggins (aka “Bill”) told the customer “Come back tomorrow.” Thus, lobster ice cream was born.
The recipe is simple, just buttery vanilla ice cream mixed with buttery lobster meat, and while many would assume the lobster would make the entire treat salty, the ice cream masks the taste with a thick, vanilla coating, and you can really only taste the lobster when you bite into it.
It’s a top-selling flavor, but would you give it a try? Seems like a waste of good ice cream.