My first encounter with the “mad ice cream maker” from Munich (=Der verrückte Eismacher) was actually in Berlin and involved me being offered a sample of Döner ice cream (yes yes you got that right: Turkish/German kebab ice cream..!) Although free things somehow always taste better, I politely declined and tried the beer and roasted almonds ice cream instead! That was the flavour that Der verrückte Eismacher competed with at the Gelato World Tour 2014 German Challenge in Berlin. Just for the record: it was a pure coincidence that I was in Berlin on the weekend of that event! 🙂
Munich’s ice cream wonderland
Intrigued by the madness of this ice cream maker, I started following his Facebook page and getting regular updates of the original ice cream flavours you can try in Der verrückte Eismacher’s shops in Munich: passionfruit-basil, vanilla-lavender, nutmeg-litchi, saffran-pineapple, straciatella-ginger, chocolate sorbet, etc. And a few examples of crazier flavours: pickled cucumber-nutella, gorgonzola, or … salmon, or …Bavarian white sausage (Weisswurst), or if you’re
unlucky there might be some roasted mealworm ice cream! But if you’re not into such crazy flavours, be reassured, you can also get regular flavours!
After months of seeing regular Facebook updates of cool flavours on offer, I was delighted when a year ago I finally had an opportunity of going to Munich and actually trying the ice cream! I remember for sure that I tried the strawberry-balsamico-basil ice cream but I can’t remember the other flavours I tried… I just remember loving them!
I must have been overly excited about going there & couldn’t wait to try my ice cream… that’s my best explanation for having one blurry photo only of my ice cream! 🙂
Later last year, a friend & I arranged our holiday return travel plans in such a way that we would have a few hours for a train connection in Munich: if everything had worked out according to our plan, we would have had time to grab a few scoops of ice cream at Der verrückte Eismacher. But that wasn’t to happen! Our train to Munich was blocked for several hours at the German border for passport checks & we just about caught our connection from Munich to Aachen! 😦
I’ll definitely be back some day!
Der verrückte Eismacher ice cream shops
– Amalienstraße 77, D-80799 Munich
– Holzstraße 24, D-80469 Munich
– Viktualienmarkt, D-80331 Munich (closed on Sundays)
– Frauenhoferstr. 42, D-80469 Munich
Some of the nice things to see in Munich
City of Munich website: www.muenchen.de