Corn Ice-cream from Korea

Around the Oberursel area, we get all kinds of ethic, exotic, and extra-terrestrial food, or so it seems. The latest contribution to my collection in tasting unusual food was this corn ice-cream.

A Korean student had brought it to the lesson, and when I saw the wrapper, I did not associate a picture of corn cubs with ice-cream. Except for that it was very cold to the touch.

Corn ice-cream from Korea

Low and behold, it did contain corn-flavored ice-cream, complete with kernels.

corn-flavored ice-cream

… and surprisingly, it tasted very good! Asians do have a knack for combining ingredients in unusual combinations, such as using vegetables in an ice-cream. The Asian market seems to be more willing to try out new concoctions.

The Japanese have a proverb – roughly translated:

If you eat or drink something you have never tasted before, you get to live an extra 70 days.

If you are in the Oberursel area and would like to try this ice-cream, then visit Handok.


Every so often, the botanical term Waldmeister comes up in a lesson. Initially, most students see some kind of relationship between the Waldmeister (Master of the woods) and the school’s Hausmeister.

But Waldmeister is an herb (sweet woodruff) and mostly found in Central and Northern Europe, as well as Western Siberia.

sweet woodruff (source:wikipedia)

The four most common usages for sweet woodruff in Germany are:

* herbal tea

* ice cream flavor (if you are in Germany, check your local Eiscafé for this)

* Waldmeisterbowle (sweet woodruff punch)

* Frigeo – sherbet powder

Frigeo Brausepulver Waldmeister flavor

We used to love this Brause-Pulver (sherbet powder) as kids. We made fizzy lemonades or just poured the powder into our hands and licked it off, as is, dirty hands and all.

I was very surprised to find it on the German supermarket shelves, after all these years!

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