Eskimo Ice Cream
Ice cream sounds like a delicious treat, right? It depends on who you ask. Eskimo ice cream is made of reindeer fat. It may also include a mixture of other animals such as seal or moose, fish, dried salmon eggs, or berries. Eskimo ice cream is served creamy and cold just like traditional ice cream. Although the traditional Eskimo ice cream is not made with sugar or any sweetener, many modern versions of Eskimo ice cream are.
Traditionally, Eskimo ice cream was made with berries, whipped fat, salmonberries, cranberries, blueberries, and cloudberries in addition to tundra greens, fish, and animal oil or fat. The meat and fish usually included reindeer tallow, whitefish, and walrus or seal oil. If you go to Alaska today, you may find recent versions made to be tastier with milk, sugar and Crisco.