Hot Cheetos-infused ice cream is here and it looks and sounds amazing.
The ice cream is the brainchild of Drill’d Ice Cream Mixasters, an ice cream shop in Orange County. It contains vanilla ice cream and comes mixed with Hot Cheetos and topped with a crushed version of the hot American crisp.
Steve Kim, one of the Drill’d founders, said the idea for the ice cream came in an attempt to differentiate their business.
His business partner, Eugune Inose, suggested they try putting the iconic snack food into ice cream.
Steve told Refinery29 that at first, he thought the suggestion was ‘whacko’. However, after trying it for the first time, he thought it was nice.
He said: ‘I tried it for the first time, and my taste buds were just so confused in a very good way.’
Steve says the spicy-sweet flavour combination is something he’s familiar with from Korean food, which is why he liked it so much.
And if you think about it, it kind of makes sense. People often chase down spicy foods with dairy – so putting the two together is genius.
‘That’s the thing that’s unique about it,’ said Steve.
‘You’re already taking in dairy to soothe the heat, but the heat is still poking at you here and there.’
And, FYI, the heat really is going to poke at you, as the ice cream chef uses XXTRA Flamin’ Hot Cheetos in his recipe. Aka, the hottest Cheetos you can get.
Steve says the recipe really ‘hits you in the back of the throat’. And we don’t doubt it.