Posted by Turkey Hill Team on March 23rd, 2011

Before we get to today’s unusual “Would You Eat It?” ice cream flavor, we’d first like to welcome all of the new readers who have found their way onto the Ice Cream Journal since the Ultimate Flavor Tournament started two days ago. Welcome! Speaking of the Ultimate Flavor Tournament, a few of the races are very close (“too close to call” as they say during election coverage), which should make for an exciting weekend as the first round of voting wraps up.

Today’s strange ice cream flavor (above) was made by our fellow ice cream bloggers Sean and Kieran Murphy, who write about their ice cream shop on the blog, Ice Cream Ireland. It’s called Blue Cheese and Caramelized Shallot Ice Cream and it’s made with, you guessed it, blue cheese and caramelized shallots.

Of course, blue cheese is one of those love-it-or-hate-it cheeses and shallots are a type of onion which, for this flavor, are sauteed until they become caramelized. Both ingredients might be good on a burger, but in ice cream, we’re not so sure. Either way, it begs the question: Would you eat it?

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  1. Marcy says:

    NO WAY……..not for me!

  2. SALLY says:


  3. Sheila says:

    oh no no no

  4. Steviegirl says:

    I guess I would try it but I would have a burger with it!!!

  5. Sue says:

    NO WAY! There are just some things that DON”T belong in Ice Cream,,, blue cheese & shallots are 2 of them!

  6. Judi says:

    Oh sure! I’d love to try it! I can almost taste it already.

  7. Jacqueline Seewald says:

    No way for me either! Blue cheese is great crumbled on a salad but it’s too strong a taste for ice cream. As for shallots, I
    like them in my cooking with wine.

  8. Tony Haupt says:

    Well…its probably the strangest flavor I have ever heard of. I am sure that if Turkey Hill makes it……it will be very tasteful; for those who like these two ingredients. Not for me personally. My favorite flavor has got to be “Southern lemon Pie”!!! YUMM YUMM

  9. sue says:

    Not too sure, but free samples are always a possibility !
    Might be the new greatest???

  10. karen says:

    Sorry but while I love blue cheese and carmelized shallots, I would NOT love them in ice cream! Some things are just not meant to be!

  11. Terri says:

    I would not even think of trying it. I don’t think this would be a good ice cream flavor.

  12. Caroline of Manalapan says:

    Not in my home would it be eaten. We would even pass on it if given a coupon for a free carton of it.

  13. Linda says:

    Sounds horrible. I don’t like bleu cheese to begin with, and even awesome Turkey Hill ice cream couldn’t make it good!

  14. Norma says:

    Yes, I think this would make a great statement along side a savory salad. Where can i get it?

  15. karen says:

    Anything that smells like something that would grow between your toes should NOT be made into an ice cream! Shallots?? hmmm….I’d try that, but the blue cheese??!!! Are you kidding me?!

  16. Brian Dunham says:

    Blue Cheese is best on salads, shallots in other dishes.
    In ice cream – I don’t think so.
    Frankly, all these “would you eat it ice cream” flavors
    are becoming a bit annoying.

  17. Jim im SOMD says:

    It does not sound appealing to me!

  18. Jean Marie says:


  19. Pilar Liebl says:

    I’ve eaten just about everything throughout my travels and although they were not appealing at first sight, I did try goat testicles and found them to be delicous! So with regards to bleu cheese and shallots, I would most definately try it…but I NEVER purchase it!

  20. Joan says:

    I love both blue cheese and the shallots so I sure would try it.
    We eat blue cheese salad dressing which is very creamy and adding those carmelized shallots would add to the flavor-I could see the possibility of those mingled flavors.

  21. millie says:

    oh my no way would turn my tummy and i would get sick

  22. MC says:

    I’LL PASS!!!!!!!!!!!The Turkey Hill cow is at our Giant grocery store in Timonium, MD.

  23. carol triano says:

    Definitely I would try it, I always like to test the pallet on new food items I discover!!!

  24. Linda says:

    Just the sound of it gives me shivers. Sorry!!!

  25. Janice says:

    Sounds disgusting!

  26. debbie f. says:

    I’m normally game to try anything but…. I just can’t eat blue cheese…

  27. Joan says:

    Not a flavor i would savor, but looking forword toward your coconut ice cream !

  28. Melanie Heitz says:

    The cows are surely laughing over this one. No not appealing at all.

  29. Sandrea says:

    Not appealing at all

  30. Cindy Haskell says:

    Hey if Ernie’s gonna mix it….I’ll try it!! Don’t think it would be on the top of my shopping list…but I will try it.

  31. doesn’t sound that great, but i’m sure if Turkey Hill would make it, it would be scrumptious!!!!

  32. -phil. says:

    Shallots are tasty, but blue cheese is not. So nope.

  33. Sheryl says:

    Yes!!!!!! I have tried “tomato” and “lobster” ice creams–sweet and good !!!!!!

  34. jonibee says:

    I think I would pass on this flavor, though I do like Bleu-cheese dressing..but not an icecream flavour. I’ve never tried the Garlic icecream either that we have up this way in our neighboring state of Vermont.

  35. Jeffrey says:

    All I can say is: Yuck, yuck, phooey!

  36. jonibee says:

    How about Eggnog icecream with a Carmelized glaze of brown sugar, you could called it Creme’Brulee’deluxe.

  37. Joanne Houston says:

    I like blue cheese and shallots. Why not? With creamy vanilla ice cream it may taste good. I like to try different things and I think this flavor would qualify

  38. Jen says:

    No Thanks, prefer Philadelphia Chocolate! mmmm..

  39. leecarr says:

    sounds just right to me, maybe on my next trip to Ireland, I’ll look for some.

  40. marion says:

    It sounds like a complete adulteration of ice cream!

  41. Courtney hoffman says:

    I would love to try it I am only 8ys old but my years of ice cream eating have been awesome so far. I love ice cream anything so yes!!!

  42. colleen ferland says:

    AFter reading your Newsletter and seeing the limited edition flavor Coconut Cream Pie, which ade my stomach instantly growl.. you have put my tastebuds and growling tummy back in check by posting this flavor to vote on. Blue cheese an shallot ice cream? good grief!! Thats one way to get your kids to stop eating sweets.

  43. colleen ferland says:

    hubby said why not make it clam an tartar sauce ice cream= equally revolting haha. sorry, but thumbs down from both of us on this one.

  44. Janice Zimmer says:

    I would definitely try it! I might put it on a steak, too.

  45. Lois Sidelnick says:

    Don’t ruin a good thing, leave out the cheese and shallots, just give me good old fashion ice cream.

  46. John Richard says:

    Oddly enough, I’d try it! With a sweetness, the combination might have an interesting flavor, not the same as what would be on a burger.

  47. Stephanie says:

    That would be an el negativo for me

  48. sandra Girouard says:

    Oh no no no! Thats just NASTY! Really? haha I love fish and chips and chinese food and onions and garlic, but NOT in my ice cream! Thats like soething from that show FEAR FACTOR…BLECH!!! haha

  49. Kim says:

    No,that does not sound appetizing at all.

  50. Arvella says:

    I have had cold bleu cheese in salads and it was very good, but to go to the extreme of putting it into ice cream, I don’t know if I can do that. Thanks anyway

  51. Dick Kirsch says:

    Thanks but No thanks

  52. Patti Sherman says:

    No way Jose!!

  53. enana says:

    I just don’t see this on the dessert menu at home. Love blue cheese and shallots are ok but…..why not throw in some tomatoes and just call it tossed?

  54. arlene says:

    Not on your life. I am allergic to blue cheese. Love ice cream, love life.

  55. Heidi says:

    I’m in the “I hate blue cheese, can’t get it past my nose” camp. And onions? I like them but they don’t like me. So, nope, my curiosity won’t get the best of me this time!

  56. sandy c -corry,pa says:

    this might be good becauce you can add something real lite and not change the taste that much, why not try it.

  57. bette says:

    yukky….. too many people dislike bleu cheese and challots. that would be a waste of time. buy once maybe. please dont go there…. can you imagine cabbage ice cream? omg, not to die for. too many other nice flavors to dwell upon without that.

  58. Erin says:

    I hate onions, and blue cheese is kind or too strong, so I sould have to pass. However, I do LOVE most Turkey Hill ice creams, and I can’t wait to see what the next flavor is!

  59. Mary Beth says:

    I love blue cheese and I love onions and I absolutely adore ice cream…..but, there is a limit as to how I would combine those three and this is not one of them

  60. KC Beard says:

    This flavor sounds totally DISGUSTING! If you want blue cheese and shallots, eat a salad. NOT ICE CREAM! Yuck!

  61. Sarah says:

    NO, NO, and NO! I hate bleu cheese and doubt adding it to ice cream would improve it at all. Pass the Turkey Hill, please!

  62. Barbara says:

    Sounds gross, would never eat it!!!!

  63. Sue says:

    I like Bleu cheese & I like shallots, but neither sounds appetizing in ice cream! Although, I WOULD give it a taste :o) You just never know what will taste good….

  64. Angela says:

    I had olive ice cream at avery fancy restaurant, and after initially hesitating to order it, it was quite good. I think blue cheese and shallots would be a good combination to try in ice cream. I assume it would not be in an overly sweet cream base, so it would allow the flavors to shine.

  65. Joe says:

    ok Blue Cheese dosnt go with onions….but put some hot sauce or shaved carrots with it and you would have a great flavor …call it Buffalo’s Frozen Best….

  66. Sr. Bernadette Okulicz,FSSJ says:

    As the old saying goes I scream, you scream, we all scream for it’s the real thing, honest to goodness tasteing, natural ice cream. Forget the salad bowl far out flavors.

  67. Carol Y says:

    Hummmmmmmmmm … let me think about it ……… NO WAY! No chocolate involved.

  68. Sharon Miller says:

    I love bleu cheese with pears, cranberries and almonds in a salad, never for dessert!

  69. renee r says:

    what is next carmelized squid with chocolate crunchies?

  70. ELSIE says:

    Okay, so I’m in the camp that I would at least take a spoonful. I wouldn’t order it – but, if they were giving out free samples – why not? I’ve had a couple of different savory ice creams and they were not half bad.

  71. Donna says:

    No need to ask! NO.

  72. janet says:


  73. Marianne says:

    Carmalized shallots – Yes!
    Blue cheese – NO WAY!

    I am food-venturous, but have my limits :O)

  74. Diane Hriczko says:

    No way. I don’t like bleu cheese at all.

  75. Peggy M says:

    No way!!!
    There are so many wonderful Turkey Hill flavors that why would anyone want to try something like that?

  76. IceCreamFiend says:

    Absoulutely, I would try this. Ice cream does not need to be just a sweet treat. If we get this stereotype out of our minds, a whole new world of frozen yumminess will open up! 🙂

  77. Emilia says:

    Anything but blue cheese…yuck.

  78. Yvonne says:

    Nope. I prefer shallots in a veggie dish and stay as far away from bleu cheese as I can get.

  79. Harriet G says:

    I may not like it very much, but I would be willing to try it once to see.

  80. Maggie says:

    Love bleu cheese and love ice cream-together-not so much-no thanx!

  81. Vicki Spokes says:

    That’s just gross!

  82. GES says:

    I’ll try most anything, ONCE!!!

  83. Lee Hipius says:

    I would give it a try, and serve it over potato chips or popcorn.

  84. pjs says:

    Perhaps to let it melt and use as an ingredient in a salad dressing or some other recipe piece. Never as a half-gallon, perhaps as a small specialty item that takes the place of several others. BTW – Shallots are not exactly like onions, they are unique

  85. Bob Kessler Jr says:

    I’m afraid I wouldn’t try this flavor. It is more of a spread than ice cream. Sounds like crackers would go with it rather than cookies.

  86. peggy says:


  87. jon says:

    yes I WOULD try this flavor have you ever heard of the garlic festival in ca were they have garlic flavored ice .

  88. Marti says:

    I prefer my ice cream to be sweet. This sounds more savory to me. I did try asparagus ice cream once – it wasn’t too bad, kind of tasted like pistachio but not quite as sweet.

  89. Heather says:

    Absolutely – just give me an ice cream cone made out of wheat crackers and I’m there!

  90. Donna Joyce says:

    I wouldn’t go out and buy a carton, but I would certainly try a small cup….I will try anything once lol!

  91. Mary Anne says:

    I love blue cheese dressing, but I’m not interested in eating blue cheese and onion as ice cream.

  92. christie says:


  93. Ed says:

    Never thought I would see an ice cream I would turn down, but this would be the first.

  94. Leslie says:

    Heck No I wouldn’t eat it!!! 🙂

  95. CHRISTINE says:


  96. Kathy says:

    Don’t think so. Doesn’t sound very appealing to me. Plus, I’m not a shallot or blue cheese lover.

  97. Martha says:

    I would even try gorgonzola instead of blue cheese…sounds wonderful!

  98. Brian P says:

    I can almost taste this uphoric combination served over warm cooked apples with a dash of Dark Brown Sugar….. YUM!!

  99. Dawn says:

    Ok, LOOOOOve, ice cream especially Turkey Hill!!! Really like blue cheese especially with celery and Buffalo wings!, love onions on just about anything, BUT put the three together?!?!? Not so sure, but then again, I’d try just about anything once!

  100. Betty says:

    not sure if i would

  101. Linda says:

    Nooooo way!!! Absolutly do not like blue cheese. Love boneless wings and celery but you can keep the blue cheese

  102. Crystal says:

    Have you heard of bacon sunday? They have it at Denny’s I don’t know about that but I would try the Blue Cheese and Caramelized Shallot Ice Cream.

  103. Judith Glasgow says:

    Caramel, blue cheese and shallots all have a sweetness to them. Who was the genius that thought of this flavor? Would love to try it! Can you make it in a low fat?
    Judy Glasgow

  104. Ervin says:

    Sounds very interesting. Would like to give it a try. I’m a blue cheese lover.

  105. margaret says:

    It sounds like something I’d eat on the side of a hamburger as a cool palate cleanser. It’s interesting.

  106. Joan Bennett says:

    Yes, I would eat it with fish and a very crisp bread…i love ice cream with sandwiches and thes BC/cs ice cream would add a marvelous flavor pack!

  107. Mickey England says:

    Yes definitely I would eat it! I love blue cheese and I love shallots. I would think it’d be salty-sweet, which is a taste I crave!

  108. Daniel says:

    I try different flavors, but you can count me out on this flavor!

  109. cind says:

    I would probably try this on a day when I felt particularly brave. I love the flavors on beef dishes, but ice cream would be pushing it. But you never know; it might be awesome.

  110. Mary says:

    I might now try it, but my daughter would. She loves all three things!

  111. Brenda says:

    I like to try new food items, I already make a fried pie with blue cheese and caramelized onions, so why not?

  112. adrian says:

    ide love to try it. ive tried alot of odd things from insects to octopus and loved most (tripe did me in yeeauch!).

  113. millie says:

    i think i would. like both so wh not

  114. EILEEN says:


  115. Mary Lou says:

    I’d have to give these flavors a thought before trying. Hmmmmmmmm.

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