Now, mustard ice cream is joining the mix. French's and Coolhaus have decided to team up to create a limited-edition mustard-flavored ice cream in celebration of National Mustard Day on August 3.
The ice cream is a sweet-meets-savory treat that has the same dark-yellow shade of your classic mustard, and it's served with a salty pretzel cookie. We haven't tried it, and we're not sure we want to. Mustard and ice cream just don't scream "I'm going to eat this entire pint of ice cream in bed while bingeing The Great British Baking Show for the seventh time." It just doesn't work.
But that's why the two were picked to fuse together—because it's unnatural. "After 115 years of using mustard to add something bold and unique to standard fare, French’s collaboration with Coolhaus will have American’s enjoying mustard in a way it’s never been seen before," according to a press release.
It's not surprising that Coolhaus was picked to take charge of this new flavor. The ice cream company is known for its unique, sometimes odd ice cream flavors, such as Thai Town Crunch, Buttered French Toast, and Balsamic Fig & Mascarpone. “It’s been so fun to explore this classic condiment in a whole new way and create an unforgettable thoughtfully-crafted ice cream flavor with an all-American taste," said Coolhaus CEO and founder Natasha Case in a press release.
This joining of the two foods will be available in Los Angeles and New York City for a limited time starting August 1. Californians can head to the Culver City location of Coolhaus to try the ice cream August 2–4 and August 9–11. New Yorkers can find the French's Mustard Ice Cream truck at various places around the city August 1-3. Locations include Rockefeller Center and Hearst Tower/Columbus Circle on August 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park and Madison Square Park on August 2, and the Hamptons (Main Street and East Main Beach) on August 3.
If you're not located in those two cities and, for whatever reason, really want to try this creation (we're not judging; we're just... intrigued by your taste preferences), French's wrote up a recipe for mustard ice cream that you can make at home.
For information on where you can get the ice cream and how to make it at home, click here.