Is amazing. Period.
Once upon a time ago, I read a list of 100 things you have to do while in Korea. Many of the ideas were mountains to hike, museums to visit, foods to try, places to go, and silly things like eating birthday cake with chopsticks. Yes, I’ve done that one, too. One quirky little idea that caught my eye was corn ice cream. Interesting, I thought. And I’ve since spent the last year searching for this, pestering my students about how to find this, and having absolutely no luck whatsoever. Until yesterday.
A friend and I had had a deliciously yummy lunch that left my mouth on fire. In support of my sanity we decided to stop for ice cream. We visited a tiny convenience store by my house and when we opened the ice cream freezer it was stocked with (***wait for it***) CORN ice cream.
It was fate.
Here is what it looks like out of the package.
Awesome in so many ways.
Corn ice cream in a corn flavored ice cream cone. Hysterical, Korea.
As for my review of the actual product: It’s interesting. I’m a huge fan of creamed corn, as in I eat it straight out of the can. (Laugh if you must but I love it.) Corn ice cream basically tastes exactly like creamed corn, cold, right out of the fridge. I even joked that I needed pepper to shake onto it. It’s sweet, buttery, creamy (duh) and has little kernels of corn in it.
There was a thin layer of chocolate on the inside of the cone but I think that was to form a barrier to keep the ice cream inside the cone as it really didn’t add much flavor. And also little bits of glutinous rice cake (a Korea staple) mixed in the ice cream as well.
It’s the quirky little things like this that make Korea such an enjoyable place to live. You never know what you’re going to experience next and usually that’s a positive thing. Corn ice cream is not something that I need to eat on a regular basis but it was delicious and definitely worthy of it’s place on the Top 100 Things To Do In Korea list.