McDonald’s dessert lineup has just gotten quirkier.
According to Chew Boom, McDonald’s Thailand has recently added Chili Paste Pork Ice Cream to its menu. Available through April 5th at participating McDonald’s restaurants across Thailand, the unique frozen treat features the fast-food giant’s signature vanilla soft serve topped with chili paste sauce and shredded pork floss. The eccentric flavor combination reportedly allots for “a rich, spicy, and meaty” ice cream experience that customers will want to try again.
For those who are not familiar, pork floss is a dried meat product with a light and fluffy texture similar to coarse cotton. Popular in many Asian countries, pork floss is often topped on rice, dishes, and snacks. It’s also used as a filling for sticky rice rolls, egg rolls, sandwiches, pancakes, and onigiri.
As indicated on the official website of McDonald’s Thailand, the Chili Paste Pork Ice Cream sells for 39 THB, which is approximately equivalent to 1.18 USD.
Though the Chili Paste Pork Ice Cream is an original innovation, it isn’t the first McDonald’s dessert that has combined chili with the chain’s classic vanilla soft serve. For one day only on January 25th, 2021, select McDonald’s locations in China offered a chili oil-topped vanilla ice cream called Yóupō Làzi Sundae.
Though the Yóupō Làzi Sundae was only made available in China, the spicy frozen dessert unexpectedly became so popular in the U.S. that it started a TikTok trend featuring American fans creating their own version of the treat as a “hack.”