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I have heard that in Japan people eat some kind of salty ice cream. Is it true? If it is true, does anyone know the name of the dish or how to prepare it?

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Maybe I'm just missing something...have you tried adding salt? –  rfusca Mar 14 '12 at 1:20
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If you're asking for a recipe for salty ice cream, that's off-topic for the site. Are you searching for the name of a particular variety of ice cream? –  Jefromi Mar 14 '12 at 1:23
    
It's possible to create pretty much any type of ice-cream; I've had sea salt ice-cream before and it works surprisingly well. –  Stefano Mar 14 '12 at 16:09
    
If they can do Bacon Ice Cream and they do... they can do salty ice cream. –  Cos Callis Mar 14 '12 at 20:27
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Not quite an answer, but related: we've recently made vanilla ice cream, and added some fresh green curry to it (using an ice cream machine) which was very strange but not all too bad. There was some salt in the curry as well, though not enough to make the ice cream taste "salty". –  Jeroen Mar 14 '12 at 21:36
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"Sea Salt ice cream" is the one I've heard about. It's literally flavored by sea salt. Online recipes are often themed around the game series Kingdom Hearts, in which a main character enjoys this treat. That ought to be enough to help your search :)

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I've made miso caramel ice cream, salted caramel ice cream is a popular flavor in the Seattle area, and an uncle of mine tried an olive-oil and salt gelato at one of Mario Batali's restaurants, and I've had a salted peanut butter ice cream at a restaurant a few years back. There wasn't much adjustment required to accommodate the salt; unless you're using so much as to be unpalatable, it won't dramatically change freezing temperature or texture. If you're using less sugar, that can be a factor, but there are other coping strategies for that (alcohol, etc).

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