Häagen-Dazs Unleashes Vegetable-Flavored Ice Cream in Japan

“Tomato Cherry” and “Carrot Orange” ice cream flavors will be available in Japan starting May 12.

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Chefs like Thomas Keller have been making savory sorbets for decades. And because the trickle-down effect is very real, Häagen-Dazs Japan will come out with two new vegetable flavors on May 12, according to Rocket News.

The “Tomato Cherry” and “Carrot Orange” flavors are part of what the global ice cream maker calls the “Spoon Vege” series.

The new veggie ice creams will be somewhat healthy (relatively speaking). The “Spoon Vege” flavors will contain about 8.5% milk fat, which is a little over half the fat percentage of regular Häagen-Dazs.

Considering America’s current obsession with juicing, we think the ice cream flavors might do well stateside. But as is the case with other awesome Japanese products, we may never get to try them.

When we first heard about the Häagen-Dazs’ veg flavors, we couldn’t help but think of Blue Hill’s line of savory yogurts, which launched in the fall of last year, and included unexpected flavors like carrot, tomato, beet, and butternut squash.

Would you get down with a pint of tomato Häagen-Dazs?

hill Häagen Dazs Unleashes Vegetable Flavored Ice Cream in Japan

Blue Hill’s tomato, carrot, and beet yogurt. (Photo: Irene Hamburger)

[via Rocket News 24, Häagen-Dazs]

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  • paizley

    Sounds delicious.Tomato and cherry are a natural pairing (a tomato is a fruit!). Carrot and orange, both with there innate sweetness, also seems a no-brainer. I make smoothies that incorporate both vegs and fruit. Why not put the two together in ice cream?

  • Joanna Bettelheim

    Sure, I’ve been enjoying the Dreyer’s fruit and veggie pops, which also include a carrot and orange (well, tangerine actually) flavor. And their apples and greens flavor made me think of Japan because it had a sort of matcha taste.

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