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Guinea pig ice cream is the real deal in Ecuador


Posted on Tuesday, 8 October, 2019 | Comment icon 26 comments

One Ecuadorian stall vendor makes ice cream out of just about anything. Image Credit: PD - Selbst
A stall next to a major highway near the Ecuadorian capital is selling guinea pig-flavored ice cream cones.
While in most countries, guinea pigs (or 'cuy') are seen as cute little pets rather than as tasty meals, in some parts of Latin America it is not at all unusual for them to be served up as a traditional hot dish.

Now one vendor has taken things to another level by offering guinea pig-flavored ice cream - a delicacy comprised of actual guinea pig meat combined with milk or cream.

Maria del Carmen Pilapana, who runs the stall, sells up to 150 scoops of it every single week.
She also sells ice cream flavored with beetles and other unpalatable things.

"My family and my husband thought I was crazy," she said.

"They didn't think anyone would like these ice creams, but now they're our main product."

Source: AP News | Comments (26)

Tags: Ice Cream

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #17 Posted by Impedancer on 9 October, 2019, 6:44
New order? :-P
Comment icon #18 Posted by openozy on 9 October, 2019, 11:33
Kids like guinea pigs as pets and most kids love ice cream,so a combination maybe the perfect gift.Thanks 
Comment icon #19 Posted by freetoroam on 9 October, 2019, 12:01
Ah the good old happy herbs. I hear everything tastes good when you got the munchies.
Comment icon #20 Posted by freetoroam on 9 October, 2019, 12:06
Jeeze! How do we do this? Mummy: Ok Johnny, here is a new flavoured ice-cream Johnny:wow mummy its delicious. Mummy:  yes Johnny, its  milk solids-not-fat (skim-milk powder), sugar, gelatin (or other suitable stabilizer), egg and  Your pet guinea-pig.
Comment icon #21 Posted by qxcontinuum on 10 October, 2019, 3:54
Awful. Why not human balls flavored cream, I am sure it would taste the same and is organic. A mad mad word!
Comment icon #22 Posted by Scholar4Truth on 10 October, 2019, 16:57
Clint Howard knows all about human flavored ice cream, thats why he played one in a horror film 
Comment icon #23 Posted by Jon the frog on 12 October, 2019, 20:58
Seen some roasted guinea pig out there in Ecuador, eating rabbit is mostly the same thing... but eating it in ice cream is a bit strange. Still we have bacon ice cream...   https://www.food.com/recipe/bacon-maple-ice-cream-359986  
Comment icon #24 Posted by Captain Risky on 12 October, 2019, 21:21
Comment icon #25 Posted by Bendy Demon on 12 October, 2019, 22:59
Ya' know..I like meat too but I really like to keep the main course and dessert separate, the idea of bacon/guinea pig/beef/ etc combined with sweet cream doesn't exactly elicit a "yummy" response in my mind.
Comment icon #26 Posted by Oniomancer on 13 October, 2019, 15:01
No worse than barbecue sauce, mint jelly or glazed ham.


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