cloud bread. Slices of spaghetti. butter plate. These are just some of the countless food trends that have flooded social media over the past few years.
Thanks to TikTok, a variety of innovative and compelling culinary creations have captured the attention of the masses, inspiring unique insights from social media users on popular recipes. Two frozen desserts are now dominating social media platforms, each related to ice cream.
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The first trend was popularized by TikTok user Golnar Ghavami (aka @golisdream), who shared her “sweet guilty pleasure” of ice cream wrapped in fruit rolls. After folding the strawberry fruit around a scoop of mango ice cream, the TikToker took a bite, calling the snack “the best and very satisfying”.Unlike the chewy texture of the Fruit Roll-Up you eat at room temperature, adding ice cream to the fruit-flavored flakes allows them to freeze instantly, yielding pleasant tingling crunch It makes a sound when you bite into it.
“I gasped! Didn’t expect the crunch factor! Wow! Thank you!“One TikTok user commented.”How did I spend my entire childhood not knowing that fruit rolls are so easy to freeze…?‘ wrote another.
Since posting on February 25, Ghavami’s TikTok video has racked up 13.9 million views and the hashtag #fruitrollupandicecream has racked up another 93.7 million views. Many social media users shared their own take on the food trend, opting for different combinations of fruit rolls and ice cream flavours.
This isn’t the first time the Fruit Roll-Up ice cream trend has popped up on social media, though.as BuzzFeed Pointing out that in 2021, Trinh Carreon, who goes by the TikTok username @trinhdoesthings, shared a video of himself eating ice cream after someone suggested a food pairing in a comment on the previous video. “You guys have to try this. 10 times out of 10,” Carreon said in the video, which has amassed 10.7 million views.
The second viral ice cream innovation to take over TikTok aims to be a better-for-you dessert: cheese ice cream. On March 23, content creator Lainie Kates shared her strawberry cheesecake cheesecake recipe and raved, “I still can’t get enough of this healthy ice cream with almost 60 grams of protein.”
The TikTok user started by mixing Good Culture brand cottage cheese, maple syrup and strawberries. Then she adds more strawberries and crushed graham crackers, pours the mixture back into the cheese container, and lets the mixture sit in the fridge for a few hours.
“You literally have the creamiest, easiest strawberry cheesecake ice cream that’s loaded with protein,” Kates said in the video, which now has 1.2 million views.
“Cheese is the new cauliflower,” one TikToker commented on the post. Meanwhile, another user who tried Kate’s cottage cheese added, “This is amazing. The best, easiest recipe I’ve ever come across.”
Despite the popularity of Kates’ cookbook, today Kenzie Akers was the “clear trend starter,” the report said, noting that Akers shared her recipe for cheese ice cream as early as March 2022.
Social media is now awash with cheesecake recipes, and users can create flavors like birthday cake, snickers bars, and banana cream pie—though the flavor combinations are truly endless.
Brianna is the editorial assistant for Eat This, Not That! She attended Ithaca College, where she earned a degree in Journalism with a minor in Communication.Read more about Brianna