Thailand is rightly known for its amazing food, a categorization that also applies to its many snacks and desserts. But what often gets overlooked is just how experimental Thailand is when it comes to recipes. Often times you’ll have two or more ingredients thrown together that make no sense at all – but somehow work. I’ve written about this before with Thailand’s version of an ice cream sandwich, but the other day I found something that topped it – the Double Mango Sticky Rice Blizzard at Dairy Queen.

Mango sauce and sticky rice mixed in with the ice cream, with a scoopful of sticky rice on top, just in case you didn’t get the message that it had sticky rice mixed in.

I was horrified when I first saw the picture – flashbacks to my post on a KFC corn sundae came and went – but as with most strange food items in Bangkok, I knew I had to try it. I ordered a medium (I’m curious, not a masochist), sat down and dug in.

Now with extra gluten!

Surprisingly, it wasn’t half bad! I mean, mango and sticky rice is a legitimate flavor mixture (and one of Thailand’s most famous desserts), so that mixed with ice cream isn’t too crazy of an idea. Well, okay, it’s crazy but it’s not like they’re mixing toothpaste into their orange juice or anything. The sticky rice was distributed evenly throughout the ice cream, which added a strange but not unpleasant texture as I ate.

By the time I got to the bottom I was satisfied. It was better than I thought it would be, but it’s not like I’ll be heading back to DQ for more. Chalk it up as another interesting food experiment for the mad geniuses in the country’s kitchen.

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