Aran donn from Murphy's Ice Cream in Ireland
At Murphy's Ice Cream in the picturesque Irish town of Dingle, owners Kieran and Sean Murphy turn classic Irish foods and ingredients into ice cream flavors. Such is the case with the aran donn, or caramelized brown bread. "Brown bread ice cream is a traditional, although rare, dessert," says Kieran. "In hard times in Ireland food wasn’t wasted and old bread was reused in soups or dessert." The couple make the dish with Irish brown bread that's caramelized with dark brown sugar. "It’s not one of our best-sellers," she tells us, "but its proponents like it so much that there is war every time we try to remove it." Other flavors they have experimented with include blue cheese with shallot, Christmas pudding, spicy clove and smoked salmon, the latter being their self-described "worst creation ever."