I’m Sorry to Report That Some Evil Genius Created Mac and Cheese Ice Cream

updated Feb 6, 2020
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There are so many ice cream flavors out there besides vanilla and chocolate. Some are great, some are good, and some are just…strange. Let’s take, for example, the recent sighting of MAC AND CHEESE ICE CREAM in a Pennsylvania scoop shop. Popular writer Chuck Wendig posted this fascinating flavor to Twitter to see if he should give it a go and report back. Clearly, his Twitter fans were eager to hear his thoughts.

I have to be honest, when I first heard about this mac and cheese flavor, I was intrigued. I mean, it actually sounds like it could be good? It’s essentially mixing creamy delicious ice cream with a savory, cheesy base. If done right, it could be that perfect balance of sweet and savory with a rich, smooth texture that screams decadence without it being super, super sugary to eat. 

But unfortunately the scoop shop took “mac and cheese” a little too literally. Chuck told his followers that not only did this ice cream taste like cheese, there were also literal pieces of pasta in this scoop. Yes, PASTA. As in legit noodles, FROZEN, that can seriously break someone’s tooth in half. And it almost did for poor Chuck Wendig.

Chuck did like the cheese-flavored ice cream, but had a real issue with the noodles: “The base is amazing. Sweet-but-normally-savory-cheese is a real damn thing and I support it. But. BUT,” he wrote on Twitter, “You cannot freeze pasta. It turns into ice marbles. Damn near broke my teeth.” He continued, “There are also bacon crumbles but they’re largely lost to the rest of it.” Ouch — and if you can’t taste the bacon, what’s the point?

Ultimately, he ended up calling the unconventional flavor a “mistake,” and we can see why! If you want to whip up your own at home, ditch the pasta noodles. Lesson learned.