Soft serve ice cream doused in chilli oil is a thing in Chongqing, China

Spicy icy.

Guan Zhen Tan | December 21, 2018, 01:55 PM

China has been coming up with some out-of-this-world cuisine, like matcha and durian hotpot.

Now, they're taking it up a notch with chilli-flavoured ice cream.

It's not just ice-cream drizzled with store-bought chilli sauce, but rather, red-hot chilli oil poured onto a soft serve.

Here it is.

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Where to buy

Currently, the fiery concoction is being sold at Mai Li Si (麦丽丝), specifically at this outlet in Chongqing, China, located at the Chongqing Jiefangbei Food Street.

The promotional tagline reads "Hot and Spicy Chongqing flavour. Burn your calories away!".

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Photo via Weibo

As expected, it's been described to be "icy and spicy", though people seem generally more inclined to avoid it, stating that it's probably a grand way of getting a terrible stomachache.

An employee at the stall, however, has said in an interview that the spiciness of the ice-cream is manageable, and you can request for less chilli to go with your ice cream.

But of course, if you've made it all the way here, might as give it a try.

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