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What Is Spaghetti Ice Cream (Hint: It's German)

Updated on November 28, 2015
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When we told my three year old daughter that we were going to have Spaghetti Ice Cream, she was less than thrilled. "I just want ice cream, mom," she cried. Little did she know she was actually in for a delicious tasty treat.

When we were planning our trip to the upper-middle Rhine valley in Germany, I read about this unique dish and I knew I had to try it for myself. We were lucky enough to sample the dish at the Gelateria Milano in St. Goar.

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So, what is Spaghetti Ice Cream, you ask. It's actually not spaghetti at all, but vanilla ice cream pressed through a grinder to look like spaghetti. The "pasta sauce" is delicious strawberry sauce. Finally, the "Parmesan cheese" is really just shaved white chocolate. Put it all together and you truly have a unique dish that is a site to behold.

As for the taste, well, it's nothing like spaghetti. It's just basic vanilla with strawberry sauce; nothing tremendous, but definitely satisfying on a warm afternoon. As you can see from the photo, we cleared our plate. My daughter did say that here Nana's mango gelato tasted better and I did agree. However, it's not every day that you get to try spaghetti ice cream. So, if you are ever lucky enough to be in St. Goar, Germany (and I hope you are), stop by the Gelateria Milano and order a bowl of spaghetti ice cream.

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      Deborah 4 years ago from Las Vegas

      This is making me hungry! Great photos and very interesting info, voted up!

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      Written Up 4 years ago from Oklahoma City, OK

      Thank you, ehealer, it really was a neat interesting dessert. I loved everything about germany. Have you ever been?

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      Rebecca 4 years ago

      Nice hub :) I like spaghetti ice cream too, it's not my favourite but, as you say, it's certainly a treat on a hot afternoon! I don't know if you know, but it's available in most eiscafes in Germany, so you could treat yourself to one wherever you are, not just in St. Goar :)

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      Written Up 4 years ago from Oklahoma City, OK

      Rebecca2904 - I had such a great time visiting Germany! I hope to go back sometime, so I can look for spaghetti ice cream. I had another dessert that was the best thing I ever tasted. Maybe you can help me identify it! I'm planning a hub about it and the adorable little bakery where we had it.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      The title of your hub lured me in like a fish attracted to bait. I visited Germany 15 years ago with a friend who lives there. Wrote various hubs about some of the places we visited and loved each and every day there. We never had spaghetti ice cream however. At least now I know what it is! Thanks! Voted interesting.

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      Written Up 4 years ago from Oklahoma City, OK

      Peggyw. That you were intrigued bythe title. Look forward to reading your hubs on Germany.

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      Power Ball Pythons 4 years ago from Mobile, AL

      I went to Germany a couple times because I was in the Army. I made sure to try the beer but you made me regret not having the time to sample all the other foods! This looks like a fun idea. My husband is a foodie. I showed him your article and he was like "Yup, you should make me that." Apparently spaghetti ice cream isn't just for entertaining children, lol. The only thing I would charge is adding a recipe to make it or a link for making this.

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      Written Up 4 years ago from Oklahoma City, OK

      LauraVerderber - thank you for reading my hub. I'll try to find a link for how to make spaghetti ice cream - what a great idea.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      This is indeed an unique ice-cream dish! The photo looked delicious and I see that you & your family enjoyed this dessert. When I have the chance to visit Germany in the near-future, I will try this dessert. An engaging hub! Well-done!

      Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Interesting. Voted up

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      Written Up 4 years ago from Oklahoma City, OK

      Ishwaryaa22 - thanks for your feedback and I'm glad you liked it. I hope you enjoy Germany. We certainly did. Where will you be visiting?

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      tiffany delite 4 years ago from united states

      when i first saw this article my first thought was, "ugh, disgusting!" lol. but i am glad i read it because spaghetti ice cream really sounds like a great idea. how cute! blessings...

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      Written Up 4 years ago from Oklahoma City, OK

      Tiffany, I'm glad you read it anyway! It was actually quite delicious.

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