Cheese and Corn Ice Cream

Last Updated on May 24th, 2023

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We usually think of butter, pecan, vanilla, or strawberry when we hear ice cream. How about cheese and corn? (Yes, both inside the ice cream.)

For us, the flavor combination sounds bizarre. However, there are some who’d argue that the three work together to create a fan favorite enjoyed by many.

It almost sounds like a prank or experiment, but cheese and corn ice cream is a real ice cream flavor that you can buy in a tub like any other “normal” ice cream flavor, although it’s not common.

Today, we are going to tell you all about this strange dessert and tell you exactly what to expect if you ever decide to try it. 

Spoon on 3 scoops of ice cream - Cheese and Corn Ice Cream

What Does Corn Ice Cream Taste Like?

If you search the internet, you will find opinions differ on this type of ice cream. Those who aren’t new to it love it! Those who are strangers to it either find it a revelation of their new favorite ice cream, or they hate it.

Fans of cheese and corn ice cream describe it as a mixture of sweet and savory flavors that dance around gracefully on the tongue. (We may have added that last part for a bit of creativity).

Here’s the logic behind it, cheese is creamy and savory, and corn is sweet. So what else is creamy and sweet? Ice cream! When you put it that way, it really makes sense why people come to love this odd combination. 


Where Can You Buy Cheese and Corn Ice Cream?

As we mentioned above, this is not a common flavor of ice cream, so as you can imagine, it is not easy to find.

However, we did some looking for you, and it is possible to find this flavor of ice cream in some places. Magnolia is the one brand of ice cream we found that actually sells this cheese and corn ice cream, and it can sometimes be found in stores like Walmart and Costco.

Because this ice cream recipe is so unique, it’s not often that you come across this brand. 

Fortunately, there are also certain restaurants where you can try this ice cream flavor without having to buy a whole tub.

 Magnolia Ice Cream has a few restaurant locations in the United States where you can try cheese and corn ice cream and other unique ice cream flavors. 


Is Cheese and Corn Ice Cream Considered as a Dessert?

Despite its odd flavoring, cheese and corn ice cream is still considered a dessert, like any other ice cream flavor. 

It may not be a common dessert in the US, but there is a part of the world where this ice cream flavor is loved, which we will get into later on.


Can You Make it at Home?

Though you may find cheese and corn ice cream near you, it is also possible to make it at home. If you have never made ice cream at home, the main ingredients you need are:


  • Egg yolks
  • Cream
  • Milk
  • sugar


Of course, the wow factor for this homemade ice cream treat is the cheddar cheese and sweet corn you will add as your toppings. 

Making this ice cream at home is a good option for trying this unique flavor without going out and buying a whole tub. You could make a big batch of ice cream of different flavors and have enough cheese and corn ice cream to taste. 


What’s the Origin of this Ice Cream?

Cheese and corn ice cream originates from the Philippines. It is a famous flavor there, and it is often sold in Filipino markets in the US along with the other places we mentioned above.

In the Philippines, this type of ice cream is often served in a cone with other ice cream flavors unique to the Philippines. It is also served in different forms, such as ice cream sandwiches and Filipino bread called pandesal rolls.

Despite its strangeness, this flavor has made its way out of the Philippines and into the western world and continues to stir curiosity. 


Final Thoughts on Cheese Corn Ice Cream

After reading this, we don’t expect you to go out and buy a tub of cheese and corn ice cream, but we are hoping that this article helped dispel any doubts you had about this being a legit dessert.

If you have decided to try it, remember you may find it in certain grocery chains and Filipino markets in your area. On the other hand, you can find a restaurant that serves it or even makes it at home!

Now you know that this dessert may be strange to you, but on the other side of the world, it’s even more common than vanilla ice cream. 


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