Forget what Buzzfeed
told you about bucket-list ice cream shops (because only one S.F. parlor made the list? Come on.) — there's now a color-changing ice cream flavor that'll alter everything you know about the dessert.
Spanish physicist and ice cream enthusiast Manuel Linares
has formulated a dessert that will change from blue to pink to purple with the help of the temperature and acids from the human mouth and a spritz of something he calls a "love elixir." Thanks, science!
Appropriately dubbing the flavor Xamaleón
, Linares has set up shop, IceXperience
, in his hometown of Blanes on the eastern coast of Spain. The flavor came to be as his thesis for his master's degree in "Creating Artisan Ice Cream
" from Asociación Empresarial Nacional de Elaboradores Artesanos y Comerciantes de Helados y Horchatas, a Barcelona trade group. He was inspired
by food inventor Charlie Francis
' ice that changed colors under florescent lighting.
Linares says that the ingredients are all natural and plans on creating additional scientific frozen treats. A glowing scoop and an aphrodisiac-loaded ice cream called Xamán made with Peruvian and African medicinal plants are in the works.