Talk about great timing: I stopped by Udder Delights late last night just as co-owner Casey Stechnij was getting ready to taste-test the Gilbert ice cream shop’s latest creation: hot dog-flavored ice cream.
The batch wasn’t frozen yet, but the yellowish-white cream definitely had a strong taste of hot dogs. Stechnij says he used Hebrew Nationals, and that’s exactly what it tasted like.
I’ve tried a lot of unusual ice cream flavors in my life, but this was one of the weirdest — probably because my brain was having difficulty reconciling the texture and appearance of ice cream with the taste of hot dogs.
If you’re really adventurous, I guess you could make an all-American meal by having a scoop of the hot dog ice cream with scoops of Udder Delight’s potato chip and apple pie ice creams.
When I asked Stechnij if he was working on a relish-like sweet topping for the hot dog ice cream, he only smiled.
Udder Delights, located on the southwest corner of Val Vista Drive and Warner Road in Gilbert, is open seven days a week. Info: (480) 507-3859.