- Pine Mountain Country Coffee House in Festus, Missouri, sells a “Pickle Split” ice cream sundae.
- Shop owner Dee Farrar came up with the idea after she was dared to add pickles to her ice cream as a teenager.
- Ferrar told INSIDER that the “Pickle Split” has been a hit among shop customers and that “everyone that has tried it has eaten every last bite.”
- The unconventional treat sells for $US7.50.
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But an eatery in Missouri has taken the pickle craze to a whole new level with its ‘Pickle Splits’: ice cream sundaes that swap out bananas for a pickle.
Pine Mountain Country Coffee House, a café located in Festus, Missouri, began selling the unusual treat in April. Shop owner Deanna Farrar conceived of the idea after someone dared her to add pickles to her ice cream when she was 17 years old.
“Like a teenager, I went ahead and took the dare and ate it,” Farrar told INSIDER. “And I thought ‘well that’s pretty good.'”
As it turned out, Farrar proceeded to occasionally add pickles to her ice cream for years to come.
According to Farrar, the “Pickle Splits” have been a hit amongst Pine Mountain Country Coffee House customers, with everyone from regulars to local councilmen stopping by to taste the viral dessert for themselves.
“Everyone that has tried it has eaten every last bite,” Farrar said. “No one has taken the pickles out and left them. They have eaten the entire thing[…] I keep gallons of Vlasics in the fridge because that’s how many people order them.”
Pine Mountain Country Coffee House’s “Pickle Splits” sell for $US7.50. Even though Farrar tells INSIDER that the traditional Neopolitan is the most popular flavour to pair with pickle spears, you can try a sundae with any of the restaurant’s additional ice cream flavours.
If you’re reluctant to try the sweet-and-sour pairing, traditional banana splits are also listed on the Pine Mountain Country Coffee House menu, but Farrar says she plans to generate more unconventional flavour pairings at the mercantile and coffee shop in the near future.
“I’ve been thinking of a few other options,” Farrar told INSIDER. “A few people asked me about doing maple bacon or chocolate-covered bacon. I think I’m going to have to make a separate menu of crazy concoctions and see what all our customers can help us come up with.”
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