Skip to Content

Inedible icecream. Photo credit: Pawel Janiak

Germany’s first ice cream parlor to sell insect ice cream

The recent approval of insects as food in the EU primarily caused disgust among the citizens, But there are nevertheless entrepreneurs in Germany who are trying their luck with crickets and the like in their products.

Published: March 5, 2023, 8:46 am

    Read more


    An ice cream parlor in Baden-Württemberg now offers “Barbecue Ice Cream”. In addition to the flour from house crickets used, dried insects are used as a topping, but their taste and texture then has to be masked with extracts of wild honey, vanilla and cookies.

    High in cholesterol and dangerous viruses

    A new EU regulation recently allowed more insects to be used in food, despite being extremely high in cholesterol, and posing a risk of ingesting dangerous viruses. For example, flour from cricket farms contains 545,67 mg cholesterol in 100 g which is on par with egg consumption.

    Despite this, the owner of an ice cream parlor in Baden-Württemberg has come up with a bad idea: He has recently been offering a “barbecue” version in his ice cream parlour.

    The ice cream parlor in Rottenburg in the district of Tübingen is known for unusual ice cream creations. Ice cream with gorgonzola or liver sausage and even real gold leaf has already been offered there.

    The latest creation is ice cream with cricket flour and a topping of dried brown insects. The ice cream parlor owner claims to have experimented with the cricket flour for months.

    He uses very finely ground flour for his mislabeled creation. The taste of the crickets is then toned down with extracts of wild honey, vanilla and cookies, according to reports.

    A tolerance limit has finally been reached with the insect agenda

    The reactions of the customers are obviously very different – many are disgusted, others are curious. Whether insect ice has a future remains to be seen however.

    It is already quite telling that the ice cream parlour owner had not dared label his product correctly.

    In the course of the media hype created by mainstream media around the “edible insects”, numerous bakeries felt compelled to assure their customers that no insects were used in their products. For this they received a lot of encouragement – ​​more than ten thousand likes are not uncommon among such contributions in social networks.

    Consider donating to support our work

    Help us to produce more articles like this. FreeWestMedia is depending on donations from our readers to keep going. With your help, we expose the mainstream fake news agenda.

    Keep ​your language polite​. Readers from many different countries visit and contribute to Free West Media and we must therefore obey the rules in​,​ for example​, ​Germany. Illegal content will be deleted.

    If you have been approved to post comments without preview from FWM, you are responsible for violation​s​ of​ any​ law. This means that FWM may be forced to cooperate with authorities in a possible crime investigation.

    If your comments are subject to preview ​by FWM, please be patient. We continually review comments but depending on the time of day it can take up to several hours before your comment is reviewed.

    We reserve the right to del​ete​ comments that are offensive, contain slander or foul language, or are irrelevant to the discussion.


    Thousands of Flemish farmers block roads in Brussels against nitrogen policy

    BrusselsMore than 2500 farmers from Belgium's Dutch-speaking Flanders region gathered at Brussels' central Arts-Loi street and blocked roads with tractors toward Brussels to protest the regional government's plan to limit nitrogen emissions.

    Orban: EU energy sanctions costing citizens billions

    BudapestHungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has warned that some western states could soon send troops to Ukraine. He also criticized the fact that the EU sanctions against Russia had cost Hungarian taxpayers tens of billions of euros.

    Italy: New leader of the Social Democrats is one of Soros’ ‘preferred politicians’

    RomeDuring the election campaign, Elly Schlein presented herself as the standard-bearer of the poorest. However, her background and previous work raise doubts about her honesty.

    UK greenhouses shut down due to high energy costs

    LondonIn Great Britain, a particularly depressing facet of the crisis is now showing its first contours - and thus anticipating what is likely to happen in other European countries in the near future: because of the exploding energy prices, agriculture is being strangled and fresh produce has to be rationed.

    Lisbon opens borders to all Portuguese speakers

    LisbonNot only the German and Italian governments keep opening new paths for immigration. Portugal, too, has opened a Pandora's box and is paving the way for possibly millions of non-European immigrants to the EU – something which is not mentioned by the mainstream media.

    Illegal immigration to Italy has reached its highest level ever

    RomeIn Italy, despite the overwhelming right-wing electoral success in September, there is still nothing to be seen of the promised asylum turnaround – on the contrary. Giorgia Meloni has been in office for five months, but the arrivals of migrants in Italy have doubled compared to the previous year.

    Dismantling diplomacy with ‘feminist foreign policy’

    BudapestGerman Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock (Greens) wants to counter German security issues abroad with feminist politics. Gender training, LGBTQ events and quotas are now part of their new guidelines, which are intended to bring about "cultural change". The German ambassador to Hungary, Julia Gross, provided an embarrassing example.

    Germans demand investigation of Nord Stream sabotage

    BerlinAfter the sensational revelations by US investigative reporter Seymour Hersh about the perpetrators of the Nord Stream attacks on September 26, 2022, the German government has remained silent. It does not want to comment on Hersh's research results, according to which the pipelines were blown up by Americans and Norwegians.

    Macron mulling withdrawal of Putin’s Legion of Honour award

    ParisAt the end of Jacques Chirac's term in 2007, France and Russia still maintained cordial relations. During his speech at a tripartite summit, the French president had even mentioned bilateral relations that were "excellent in all respects, particularly in the fields of energy, infrastructure and aeronautics".

    UN dossier sounds the alarm : ISIS cells eye Balkan route

    New YorkThe risk that terrorists could reach the Mediterranean coasts is growing. A UN dossier has warned that jihadists have been crossing the Balkans in attempts to reach the EU.

    Go to archive