Steak is nice, and ice cream is nice, so why not put them collectively?
OK, which may sound like a wierd pairing — however LongHorn Steakhouse is giving it a shot. The restaurant chain is introducing its latest dessert, “Steak and Bourbon Ice Cream,” and it is just about precisely what it appears like.
In accordance with LongHorn’s press launch, this sweet-and-savory dessert would be the solely time that they ever serve frozen steak at their eating places.
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“Starting July 1, LongHorn Steakhouse’s steak-lovers can dig right into a first-of-its-kind dessert — a boldly seasoned Steak and Bourbon Ice Cream that includes bits of steak and swirls of bourbon caramel in each spoonful,” an announcement reads.
And in the event you’re questioning why steak and ice cream aren’t mixed extra typically, effectively, there could be a cause for that — it is an acquired style.
We obtained an opportunity to pattern the unusual merchandise forward of its July 1st debut. (Although, within the curiosity of equity, we should admit we didn’t pattern the steak-ified sundae at a LongHorn location, however slightly at Fox Information headquarters, the place we assembled it ourselves.) The ice cream itself accommodates ripples of bourbon caramel and bits of steak (sure, you learn that proper). It’s additionally flavored with LongHorn’s char seasoning and is topped with extra bourbon caramel, whipped cream and, after all, extra steak bits.
So, what does it style like?
Chilly steak and ice cream. The bourbon caramel could be very good, nevertheless.
Granted, the pattern we had been despatched didn’t embody the whipped cream, forcing us to evaluate based mostly solely on the ice cream, the steak bits, the sauce and the seasoning,
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At first, I used to be anticipating one thing much like bacon-topped ice cream — a pattern gaining reputation in recent times — which mixes surprisingly effectively when achieved proper. Sadly, the steak isn’t salty sufficient and its pure flavors simply don’t sit as effectively with the candy ice cream. The char seasoning didn’t deliver out any complementary flavors, and nearly appeared to make the steak and ice cream really feel much more in opposition to one another.
To be honest, one in every of my different co-workers mentioned she appreciated it, nevertheless it wasn’t a very enthusiastic thumbs up.
Is it price attempting? Completely. It’s an attention-grabbing taste mixture, and it’s positively distinctive. Give it a shot when you have the possibility, and in the event you don’t prefer it, simply order a steak and an ice cream, and revel in them each the quaint method: individually.
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LongHorn’s Steak and Bourbon Ice Cream shall be obtainable beginning July 1 at choose LongHorn places in New York Metropolis, Chicago, Atlanta, Nashville, Houston, Cleveland, Miami and Tampa for $three.99.