Missouri Shop Makes Cicada Ice Cream

Sparky's Homemade Ice Cream shop in Columbia, Mo., tried a new take on seasonal flavors: brown sugar, chocolate cicadas. The ice cream sold out immediately. Health officials advised against using the insects in food.

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LINDA WERTHEIMER, host:

Good morning. I'm Linda Wertheimer.

Sparky's Homemade Ice Cream shop in Columbia, Missouri tried a new take on seasonal flavors - brown sugar chocolate cicadas. Columbia's 13-year cicadas came out this summer, and Sparky's tried adding them to ice cream. It sold out immediately, but the health department advised against boiling up a new batch of bugs. Maybe in 2024.

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