Here's The Scoop On French's Mustard Ice Cream

Growing up, we thought ice cream flavors were limited to the basics like chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry, so finding out about things like cookie dough and peppermint stick ice cream was pretty mind-blowing. But now? We can add mustard to the list of things we never thought to add to ice cream, thanks to French's Mustard Ice Cream, made in partnership with Los Angeles ice cream company Coolhaus (via Food & Wine).

Of course, unlike the other ice cream add-ins we mentioned, mustard is not typically added to sweet foods. Its salty, vinegary punch is great with hot dogs and pretzels, sure, but ice cream?  

Thankfully, French's Mustard Ice Cream does come served with a pretzel cookie to lend some salty goodness to the situation. Make an ice cream sandwich with that, and boom, suddenly the mustard and ice cream combo makes sense. Or... does it? 

According to a group of taste testers at Food & Wine, the ice cream really does taste like mustard, although it's less vinegary, sweeter, and contains both fruity and savory notes. The color and smell are pretty much identical to French's yellow mustard, and though the ice cream has a great texture, tasters were split on whether or not it actually tastes good. 

If you want to try it for yourself (according to French's, you get to taste it for free!), its limited release is timed to coincide with National Mustard Day (of course) on August 3. It will be available at Coolhaus in Culver City, California, from August 2-4 and August 9-11, and there will also be a French's Mustard Ice Cream truck cruising around New York City and the Hamptons August 1-3, so keep your eyes peeled if you're in those areas. 

If you can't make it to any of these locations, never fear. French's has thoughtfully supplied a recipe for No-Churn Yellow Mustard Ice Cream for those of us who are brave enough to experiment in our own kitchens, and yes, the recipe does call for an entire 1/4 cup of the condiment. Just make sure no one mistakes it for lemon sherbet or French vanilla, or they'll be in for a rude awakening.