Whether it’s hard or soft, sprinkles or no sprinkles, filled with toppings or as is, the possibilities are endless when it comes to ice cream.

I tend to stay in one lane with ice cream flavors. If it has chocolate, cookie dough, or peanut butter, I’m game. But there are some pretty strange flavors out there and the SouthCoast is home to a lot of them.

My fiancé and I went to an ice cream shop a couple of blocks from our house last night to cap off a solid weekend. I knew what I was getting before I even got there: Chocolate Peanut Butter Dough. When it comes to dessert, I’m the type of person who knows what she likes and sticks to it. You won’t catch me trying anything out of the ordinary when I’m ordering something sweet.

I read the ice cream menu on the window as I waited for my order and was shocked to see over 25 choices for soft serve and even more choices for hard serve. Not surprisingly, when you have that many choices, the flavors become more and more eccentric. Ghost Pepper, for instance, would be a hard pass from me. I have even heard of “Cheet-Ohs” Ice Cream, inspired by the snack Cheetos, which was featured on Live with Kelly and Ryan. In my opinion, Cheetos do not belong on ice cream.

Ghost Pepper and Cheetos only scratch the surface of the quirky possibilities for ice cream, and ice cream lovers on the SouthCoast have come across some flavors that make you ask yourself, “Are you sure that’s ice cream?”

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