Flamin' Hot Cheetos-Flavored Ice Cream Is Now a Thing, and We Can't Deal
In the state of Texas, two different ice creameries have decided that desserts need the added flavor of… wait for it… Flamin' Hot Cheetos.
Yep, the spicy, cheesy, crunchy, snack food—beloved by millennials and Gen Z—seems to be the latest trend in Texas sweets. More specifically, in their ice cream and baked goods. (And no, the last time we checked, recreational use of marijuana is NOT legal in Texas, but they do like to go big, so…)
First, Houston chef Vanarin Kuch introduced a new croissant flavored with a sprinkling of Flamin' Hot Cheetos flavoring, which is also filled with nacho cheese. Just take a second to think about that…
And now, Texas ice creameries are fanning the flames of this trend even farther. According to Eater Dallas:
"Ice cream shops in Houston and Dallas are also experimenting with Flamin' Hot Cheeto-flavored treats. Milky Treats, which opened in Plano in June 2018, is known for its creative scoops like salty toffee and 'unicorn brownie' — available in a cone, bowl or stuffed into a doughnut. Yesterday, Milky Treats posted Hot Cheeto-flavored ice cream cone on Instagram with the caption: 'New swirl alert.'"
Not to be outdone, Texas-based ice cream shop Red Circle also is getting into the Flaming Hot Cheetos ice cream scene.
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So, what do you think? Does the salty, spicy, and sweet mix of flavors appeal to you? Or, are you happy to stick with the basics?
We're happy with the basics, thank you very much, but this trend perfectly illustrates why restaurants have menus!