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9 Countries That Have Us Beat On Ice Cream

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    We might be used to cups, cones, pints, and ice cream sandwiches, but, just like we discovered with coffee, America's version isn't the only (or the best) way to eat ice cream.

    Countries around the globe like Italy, Thailand and Turkey have their own unique (and totally delicious) ways of cooling off with a frozen treat on a hot summer day. Ahead, check out nine different ways the world enjoys ice cream — and don't be surprised if you suddenly want to plan a vacation inspired by these desserts!

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    Thailand: Ice Cream Rolls or Stir-Fried Ice Cream

    Forget scoops, in Thailand ice cream ingredients (toppings included!) are spread over a cold grill, mixed until frozen, and then scraped into beautiful rolls. Check out this mesmerizing video — it's like Cold Stone, but better!

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    Japan: Mochi Ice Cream

    Mochi ice cream is a scoop ice cream wrapped in a dough made out of sticky rice. Not only is it delicious, but it makes the perfect excuse to eat ice cream with your hands.

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    Philippines & South Korea: J-Cone

    We're used to two cone options: cake or waffle. But in the Philippines and South Korea, people can eat their ice cream out of these double sided contraptions made of puffed corn.

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    Italy: Brioche Con Gelato

    Sure we have ice cream sandwiches stateside, but Italy takes it to the next level with rich, creamy gelato stuffed between a fluffy brioche bun. Plus, they are typically made-to-order.

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    Iran: Faloodeh

    Instead of a cone, in Iran, you eat ice cream with noodles. But, not your typical spaghetti. Thin vermicelli noodles are eaten with a refreshing, frozen mixture of rose water, sugar, and lime juice.