Friday, 30. January 2015
12. 06. 14. - 15:00
A restaurant in the Philippines has come up with an unusually snappy summertime treat for its patrons - crocodile ice-cream.
The Sweet Spot eatery in Davao City is right next door to a crocodile park when the critters are raised for their meat and skins.
And Sweet Spot's Artisan Ice Cream uses crocodile eggs instead of hen eggs together with the more usual ingredients of milk, cream, sugar and flavourings to make the ice-cream. According to Sweet Spot staff, crocodile eggs are 80 percent yolk and much more nutritious than chicken’s eggs, making it a healthier choice for their ice-cream.
Apparently the store got its start after its owners, the husband-and-wife team of Dino and Bianca Ramos, received some crocodile eggs from Dino’s uncle, the owner of the nearby Davao Crocodile Park.
At a loss for what to do with the eggs, Dino tried making ice-cream – and the couple found themselves with a delicious treat on their hands. Since the ice-cream is hand made, every batch includes a variety of flavours made by mixing in fruit. The pair do not only sell crocodile ice-cream, they also have normal chicken-egg ice-cream, also in a variety of flavours, but the crocodile ice-cream is the one that is snapped up faster than they can make it.
Croc ice-cream has ensured that the store has been getting quite a bit of attention both locally and from foreign tourists.
Inventor Dino said: "Of course it is regular ice cream that doesn't taste of croc meat. It's only the eggs we use. But they do make delicious ice cream. Because crocs are an endangered species, we only get the eggs that do not hatch or are surplus."
Kangaroo That Hopped It Spotted In Garden
Austrian police investigating reports of an escaped kangaroo have been given concrete proof after a local woman managed to photograph the animal in her back garden.
First Images Of Eurovision Stage
These are the first images of the design for the Eurovision Song Contest stage unveiled in the Austrian capital Vienna which is the home of last year's winner Conchita Wurst.
Russian Mafia Boss Nabbed At Vienna Railway Station
A Russian mobster wanted for a string of brutal murders was arrested in the gentile Austrian capital Vienna when commandos swooped as he went to buy a train ticket.
Teen Girls Arrested After Offering Themselves To IS Fighters
Austrian officials who recently cracked down on terrorism by arresting several people believed to be recruiting and fundraising for ISIS have revealed two more teenage girls tried to leave the country to marry terrorist fighters.
Ebola's deadly reach impacts Vienna student
Austria has yet to record its first case of Ebola, but the feared virus has already had a severe impact on the lives of Africans living in Vienna.
Grigorij Sokolov Works His Magic At Vienna Konzerthaus
Whilst the world-famous Wizard of Oz played at the Volksoper, there was another Wizard in the Konzerthaus giving his 16th performance in Vienna!
Penelope Cruz To Play The Ice Cream Killer
The memoirs of the woman dubbed the Ice Cream Killer after she shot dead two ex-lovers before hacking the bodies up with a chainsaw and telling neighbours the noise was a new ice cream machine are due to be turned into a blockbuster with Penelope Cruz playing the lead role.
Kid Left In Coma After Beaten By Teacher For Talking
This is the shocking image of a little Chinese girl before and after she was punished by her teacher - for talking in class.
Freezing Rain Causes Chaos In Central Europe
Freezing weather has arrived in Europe with a vengeance with a layer of ice blanketing parts of Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic and causing traffic chaos.
Holey Smoke As Car Disappears Down Sinkhole
Motorist Wei Hsiao found himself in a hole lot of trouble in China when a giant sinkhole opened up on the road beneath him, swallowing his entire car.
The most popular stories –
last 7 days
|Man Used Seat As Toilet Outside A Disco|
|Russian Bear Movie Star Risks Becoming Lion Food|
|Six Year Old McDonalds Burger That Has Stayed The Same|
|Death On Holiday Woman Dumps Hubby After Plastic Surgery|
|Ice Bucket Extreme Challenge In China|
Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.
Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.