Frozen Jose Mier again with another spectacular find. As you know in other posts (like the Superman Ice Cream post), I’ve tried to highlight little-known or obscure ice cream flavors. Some are not well-know because they’re regional favorites, but that doesn’t mean the rest of us can’t enjoy them. I hope by shining a light on these not-so-famous flavors that it will boost their name recognition or at least give my readers something to consider when looking for a unique frozen dessert.
Moon Mist ice cream is one of those regional favorites that you can only seem to find in a specific place. The place in this case is Canada—specifically Nova Scotia, where it has its orgins. The ice cream flavor is a combination of banana, grape and bubblegum flavors, each of which adds a different color to the mix. Not as garish as Superman ice cream (these are more pastel colors) it’s still a visual treat to see three different flavors staring back at you from the cone or cup.
One of the purveyors of this flavor is the Purdy’s in Canada, known as a chocolatier first and foremost. A reviewer on YouTube describes his experience tasting this ice cream, noting its creaminess and the outstanding flavor of the banana in it.
Jose Mier On Obscure Flavors
One of the great joys I have in writing these blog posts is that I get to investigate flavors I normally would never have heard of and bring them to a wider audience. Moon Mist is one of those. Discovering it is like finding a twenty dollar bill in the pocket of a jacket that’s been in the closet for a long time. You didn’t know it was there but you’re so happy you found it.
I think more than anything it’s the three color of the ice cream that attracts me most. There’s something about it (similar to Superman ice cream) that delights the senses, sight especially. Visually it seems like you’re getting three for the price of one (which you are). Right from the start it’s as if you’re getting more for you money than you would in purchasing some monochrome ice cream.
The combination of such disparate flavors, too, is appealing. Who thought of combining grape, banana and bubblegum? Who knows? Who cares. The next time I’m in Canada I’m making (moose) tracks to wherever I can find this scintillating flavor to taste it for myself! In the meantime, I found a recipe online that will allow me (and you!) to recreate this for ourselves should our next trip to the Great White North be a long way off.
On a side note, the flavor has even been immortalized in a video game called Papa’s Scooperia To Go! Check it out and order some virtually!