This Ice Cream Changes Color When You Lick It

07/31/2014 at 12:50 PM ET

Color Changing Ice Cream
Courtesy IceXperience

Remember those color-changing Hypercolor T-shirts that were popular in the 90’s? Well, the fad is back — in ice cream form.

Chef and physicist Manuel Linares, the creative force behind IceXperience in Spain, created Xamaleón, a new multi-fruit ice cream flavor that changes color as you lick it.

Color Changing Ice Cream
Manuel Linares/Cocinatis

Before scooping, the ice cream starts out as a vibrant baby blue color. Once it hits the cone, the server spritzes the ice cream with what Linares is calling the “love elixir,” which turns the scoop a dark pink color in less than 20 seconds. But the color changing doesn’t stop there. As you lick the ice cream, you’ll see it transition to different shades of pink as it melts.

Linares is being secretive about the recipe he uses to create his special color-changing flavor. (Not that we blame him!) But he assures ice cream enthusiasts that he uses natural ingredients. Next up, he’ll be exploring ice cream flavors that react to ultraviolet light.

We’ll be eagerly awaiting Linares arrival stateside. Until then we’ll have to console ourselves with these sundaes.

—Kristin Appenbrink

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

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K@TIE :) on

This is so cool!!

Bootziegurl on

I want!!!! lol

Tracy on

Natural ingredients? Well lead, oleander and arsenic are all natural too. No thank you.

lulu on


Karen on

No way Id eat it. Ice cream is not healthy nor is the chemicals used to create this.

Aud on

Soylent Pink!

DaisyMoon on

There’s no point to this when regular ice cream is so great as is…

Hello? Haagen-Dazs Vanilla Bean…is there anything better?
I think not.

Anonymous on

This is new.

lili on

more chemicals for your system!!!
keeps your liver working so bad to take vare of you…!
no education no health.

charlotte on

@Aud – LOL. Really funny 🙂

Inez Gallegos on

The first thing that popped into my mind is how many chemicals does this have. If I am going to get cancer from it. No, thank you!

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Nick on

This Ice Cream Changes Color When You Lick It.

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