New Tutti-Frutti Ice Cream Changes Color as You Lick It! (VIDEO)

First Posted: Aug 01, 2014 08:53 AM EDT

Forget about that boring old ice cream that stays only one color while you eat it. Spanish physicist Manuel Linares has managed to create a frozen treat that actually shifts colors as you lick it, turning from periwinkle blue to hues of purple and pink.

The physicist turned chef created the new ice cream, dubbed Xamaleon (which is Spanish for "chameleon"), after being inspired by Charlie Francis. The British ice cream wizard created a glow-in-the-dark ice cream just last year with the help of jellyfish protein, according to CTV News.

Now it seems that Linares is following in his footsteps. The new dessert is tutti-frutti flavored and includes ingredients such as strawberries, cocoa, almonds, banana, pistachio, vanilla and caramel. Supposedly created with all-natural ingredients, the true draw is the ice cream's color-changing nature.

The ice cream itself changes color with the help of a simple spritz of what Linares calls "love elixir." This spray helps accelerate the reaction that takes place in the ice cream as it's scooped. More specifically, fluctuations in acidity and temperature kickstart the process and once you actually lick the ice cream, it starts changing color, according to

Currently, the frozen dessert is drawing lines to the ice cream parlor, IceXperience, located in the town of Blanes, Girona, north of Barcelona. Yet Linares isn't going to stop with mere color-changing ice cream. Other flavors in the works includes an aphrodisiacal ice cream created with medicinal plants from Peru and Africa, a mojito ice cream, a lemongrass ice cream, and a cheesecake crumble flavor, according to CTV News.

You can check out a video of the new ice cream changing color here.

©2017 All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission. The window to the world of science news.

Join the Conversation

Real Time Analytics