(CNN) — Vanilla. Then chocolate. Then butter pecan.
According to a recent survey by the International Dairy Foods Association, those are the three most popular ice cream flavors among Americans—with rocky road, coffee and Neapolitan tied for distant fourth.
And now let’s cast those dull spoons aside and dig into some far wilder flavors being scooped by a movement of premium ice cream re-thinkers and out-of-the-carton trend-setters from coast to coast.
And notice the lines.
For ice cream with balsamic vinegar in it. Beets. Bacon. Blue cheese. Bourbon. Kimchi. Lobster. Something called “tomato water.”
Not all mixed together. But, hey, don’t rule that out either anymore.