Mushroom Ice Cream Tastes Good

Mushrooms in dessert: hell yeah! Far West Fungi, a mushroom store in San Francisco (and source for CHOW’s mushroom
guide
), is making ice cream out of candy cap mushrooms.

I tried some, and it was maple-y and delicious. Candy caps are sweet, and do taste just like maple syrup. A web search turned up a thread on Chowhound about candy cap cheesecake,
different recipes for candy cap cookies, and one for candy cap bread pudding.

You can purchase candy caps dried, at Far West Fungi’s online
store
. These dishes would definitely be conversation pieces.