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Salted Ice Cream on Slow Island

September 18, 2014

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Welcome to the second part of our epic road trip videos. Last week we played on the beach in one of Korea’s Slow Cities, Jeungdo, and today we’re going for Salted Ice Cream for a FAPFAP!

Yes, of course we’re going for Ice Cream. We always try Korea’s fancy pants ice creams. We’ve done a few videos on them already, for Softree Ice Cream, Penis Ice Cream, Fell & Cole Ice Cream, and I’m sure we’ve done more. We should just have an Ice Cream section to the site, and have Hyuna be the logo for that section. Ha!

Anyhow, this wasn’t the best ice cream we ever had. The ice cream itself was pretty poor quality: too watery and laden with ice chunks. It’s just low quality ice cream. But that didn’t matter much because of the awesomeness of the salt. THE SALT! Salt on Ice Cream is delicious! Who would have thought? Unless you already know about salted ice cream and it’s a common thing, somehow. I’ve never heard of it before, and I had low expectations, but damn did the flavours ever go well together! I just wish the texture was a bit better.

Right after eating the ice cream and falling in love with the concept of adding salt to ice cream, we went back into the store and asked to buy some of the flavoured salt, but they didn’t have it for sale! You can only get it in that shop on the ice cream, or in the shop next door for their coffee. That’s it! I’d imagine that the tourists that stop by and eat it would want to take some of it home afterwards, but no! What a wasted selling opportunity! Bargh! How can I make this salt myself? I must find a way. If I could have added that salt to better ice cream at home, or even the ice cream in our milkshakes at our cafe, it would have been SOOOO GOOOD! Hmm. Maybe I should find a way to make the flavoured salt myself?

Anyhow, we hope you liked this video and our road trip thus far. We’ve got more FAPFAPs and WANKs coming every Thursday, so make sure you subscribe for more. Booya!

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  1. Perhaps if you took a spice grinder and ground/mixed dehydrated fruits (think strawberries in special k cereal) with salt it could produce a similar effect. You would need to play with the ratios obviously.

    5 years ago
  2. So.. I sometimes make flavored salts for work. I do it by taste by now, and I don’t measure anything, but I found this link for you guys:http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-flavored-salts-cooking-lessons-from-the-kitchn-174397

    What I’m thinking for the berry stuff (I usually do savory flavors, garlic, rosemary, espresso, things like that), is that you could get some of the berries and maybe you could slice them very carefully (I know berries are delicate) and then dry them in the oven or a dehydrator. You will probably need a pretty good amount of berries even for a small amount of salt. I would add some lemon or orange zest for a brightness. After you dry all of that out, continue with the instructions- pulverize the additives with the salt etc. Hmm now that I think on it, since berries have all of those seeds, maybe you should puree it, strain the seeds with a mesh strainer, and then just add the puree syrup to the salt and do it that way. Let it dry out with the salt and berry mix, since salt is hyrdoscopic it will pull the moisture out of the berries.

    Really I’m not 100% sure, but I hope at least you will dry some of the easier dried herb flavor salts! You can buy grinders or just leave them whole, they are really nice!!

    5 years ago
  3. I’m sorry but Simon’s hair is hilarious ^^;

    5 years ago
  4. I’ve definitely had salted ice cream before. Mmmm.
    There’s this ice cream place near me that I love! They do CRAZY flavors and they’re always changing them. Last time I went they had a flavor the called The Seaward: salted caramel coffee ice cream with cinnamon and cardamon. They also do this awesome thing by adding espresso – and it’s Cuban coffee so it’s effing hardcore – so you’ve got your delicious ice cream mixing with strong coffee and once the ice cream’s gone you end up with some yumilicious cafe con leche. OMG. So good. Some other cool flavors they’ve got are: Curried Sky (vanilla bean with curry toasted coconut flakes), Chocolate Habenero (sweet Lord, it’s spicy), Orange you glad . . . ? (orange soda. Yep.), and Chai Pumpkin Pie. Kayyeah. I’ve got to go there tomorrow . . . /diet

    5 years ago
  5. At first i thought: ehm… creepy. Ice cream with salt oh my.” but now i am quite curious. i mean i only know the salt from… the supermarket :D and now i am reading in the comments that there are tons of different kinds.
    wisdom level up!

    5 years ago
  6. I love dipping salty french fries into ice cream! Whenever I go to Dairy Queen, I’m getting one of two things, a blizzard, or vanilla ice cream with fries. You should try it!

    5 years ago
  7. Meg

    Salt on ice cream just sounds so…wrong. Wrong on so many levels! But you never know until you try. I love chocolate but I can see why that wouldn’t be the BEST flavor between them. I’m really interested in trying this now!

    5 years ago
  8. Someone needs to make the crab walk into a gif

    5 years ago
  9. Damn bananas Simon, you look like a fashionable Viking in this video!

    5 years ago
    • This…was not a good look for me. Barbarian mode enabled.

      5 years ago
      • Haha, I thought you looked good! But the Dothraki thing you got going is more suitable for you, and also more matching to your wife I guess ^^

        5 years ago
  10. Now, all we have to do is to wait and see if that amazing crab dance shows up at a kpop music video. Then you shall claim copyright or just be hipsters and be like: I did the crab dance before it was cool.

    5 years ago
  11. That does look good, buuuuuuut I still think Fell & Cole serves up the most delicious cream of ice.

    5 years ago
  12. LOL I JUST HAD A THOUGHT THAT SIMON LOOKS LIKE HARLEY FROM EPIC MEAL TIME HERE

    5 years ago
  13. I’m so sorry, but Simon looks honeless in this video ㅋㅋㅋ

    5 years ago
  14. Looks so good. I’m not even that into ice cream, but I’m all about sprinkles and toppings.

    How much variation in quality is there between different vanilla ice creams?

    5 years ago
  15. OMG!! theres a spider in the corner at the 2min mark!!!!

    5 years ago
  16. wow this looks amazing! I’ve had charcoal ice cream before, which was interesting, but that korean berry one looks so good

    5 years ago
  17. Wanna try :3

    5 years ago
  18. Adding salt to ice cream is pretty much like adding salt to caramel or salt to chocolate milk or chocolate. It elevates the sweetness of the actual taste. :)

    5 years ago
  19. Wow, a salt store; and here I thought olive oil stores were weird!

    Leigh, I hope you got your own flavor as well and weren’t just reduced to answering Kpop questions in exchange for samples!

    5 years ago
  20. In the ‘states, salted caramel has gotten pretty big and salted caramel ice cream is straight up addictive. As far as the best, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams (http://jenis.com) is based in Ohio but can be found at Whole Foods and other organic-type grocers. The first taste of it is, “Hmm, this is interesting,” but then you just can’t stop eating it!

    5 years ago
  21. Bahaha. Martina is a master at making her chin disappear.
    That ice cream sure sounds good even though it wasn’t creamy enough. Wish i had some magical korean berry powder/tea right about now.

    5 years ago
  22. Hahaha, Simon channeled his true hobo xD! Other than that: I absolutely LOVE any salty-sweet combination. Be it caramel/fleur de sel, fruits/smoked meat or jam/cheese. So I wasn’t surprised that you like the combo, because it IS awesome and does something amazing to your taste-buds :)!

    5 years ago
  23. Sea salt ice cream is supposedly really good. I want to try and make some at some point, hehe. Yeah this isn’t your best look, Simon, haha. Totally fashion terrorist! (I mean I look fabulous everyday, obviously!)

    5 years ago
  24. Just get some sea salt and sprinkle it in or on top. Himalayan pink sea salt is really nice. Btw, there are TONS of different flavours of salt, but they’re mostly for savoury dishes, not something you could easily add to a dessert. I’d definitely consider the sea salt, esp- tiny for mixing, and large particles for sprinkling on top ( of things like fudge, caramels, other firm things ). I had the most divine salted caramels for Valentine’s Day this year, my god. I’ve known about salt on sweet things for quite a long time. If you ever get to come out to the West Coast ( specifically Oregon ), you can get Tillamook’s Salted Caramel and Hazelnut ice cream. It’s the best ever.

    5 years ago
    • I just came back from Tillamook county! Sadly, no trip to the factory this time.

      5 years ago
  25. Even though I have never had salted ice cream, this seems totally legit. Growing up in a southern state, people seem to put salt on everything. Like putting salt on watermelon or tomato slices, some of my relatives will even put a layer of salt on their hamburgers. Does anyone else have super salty families?! I personally am not a big fan of salty food, so I’m not all too sure about salted ice cream (I can totally see this becoming really popular where I live though). However, since it does involved ice cream… I might still consider it if I ever had the chance.

    5 years ago
    • I live in a Southern state (Alabama) But i have never seen anyone put salt on their ice cream. (Or hamburger, gross, just mix it in with the meat) However I agree. I’m surprised with hoe must people like salt, its not more popular. I imagine it would work like when you put salt on watermelon (Yum!) and it would bring out the flavors.

      5 years ago
      • I agree, maybe salted ice cream will be the next big craze here. And I’m totally with you on the “salted hamburgers”, not my cup of tea at all. :/ I use to put salt on my watermelon and I would always getting really weird reactions from extended family who are from NY. Up until that point, I thought salt on watermelon was totally normal.

        5 years ago
  26. I had salted ice cream in Okinawa! I loved it~ It was this tiny soft serve ice cream shop, and they had all these different flavors of salt on the table so you could try all the different types. Citrus salt was the best <3

    5 years ago
  27. Loved that very non-obvious product placement :’D

    5 years ago
  28. Oh I can just imagine how it would taste. I got a salted caramel Sunday at ghirardelli when I was in SanFransico in January it was amazing. and the ice cream was definitely better quality. but i think this is the first fap fap when I could really really grasp how it would taste

    5 years ago
  29. Mmmmm salt. Have you guys tried toffee and salt chocolate? Oh man that stuff is good! It looks like a pretty chilly day. Was it? Are you people secretly disciples of Mr Freeze or something?!

    5 years ago
  30. There are a couple methods to make flavoured salt (that I know of): reduction & grinding/dry infusion (that a thing? no idea what term to use). Pretty much reduction is taking a reduction of liquid like juice or wine, mixing in a large amount of course salt and then drying on a sheet tray for days. The other option is for dry things like zests, spices, etc. and easier. You just pulsing the flavouring & salt in a food processor or mortar & pestle until combined. Then store for a day to really infuse. But yeah, some of those are crazy but amazing sounding. They’re definitely missing an opportunity to sell their product… although they could be trying for the exclusivity of having to travel to Slow Island :(

    5 years ago
  31. Question, well actually two. How long did the crab dance go on for? And Leigh, at the end of it were you bowing your head down in shame from the crab madness you were filming? :-P

    5 years ago
  32. I like ^^ <3

    5 years ago
  33. Simon, you played Kingdom Hearts! How can you not remember the Sea Salt Ice Cream?

    5 years ago
  34. I was just assumed that all ice cream had salt in it. Ice cream bars like snickers have salt in it.

    5 years ago
  35. I would definitly try it! It looks amazing!
    Where I live (west of France) we have salted butter..ish? (buttered?) caramel and I love it.(yeah, salt+butter+caramel, what an healthy idea :P ) I don’t know if you guys know it? I think it is a speciality from here but I am curious to know if in foreigners countries we can find it easyly or not…

    5 years ago
  36. That looks SCRUMPTIOUS. And yeah, it makes very little sense for them NOT to sell that salt separately. Maybe the recipe is known only by a halmeoni who refuses to share the secret ingredient/method with anyone and only makes a small amount of flavored salt a year to give to her dear grandson who owns this shop. That would make sense.
    I would looove to see that added to the YAH Cafe menu in any case. Incidentally, I had the Korean blackberry milkshake there today and it was pretty darn delicious!

    5 years ago