comfort foods are the treats we turn to in times of high emotional stress. Though there are reportedly healthy versions of comfort foods, these often high caloric snacks are meant to evoke the nostalgia of youth to calm the storms of worry that plague the grownup mind. That said, you may be familiar with standard comfort food fare, but here are 5 unusually soothing (and very cool) Ice Cream concoctions that you may not know.

1. Unicorn Waffle Taco Sundae

There's nothing like ice cream. It's a staple among the comfort foods we use cool off heated emotion.

But here is the creamy treat with a twist of magic and a Mexican flare. The Unicorn Waffle Taco Sundae joins strawberry scoops and raspberry sherbet with turquoise and pink sprinkles in a way that might tickle the lost soul into a world of whimsy.

2. Nutella Cookie Monster

The Nutella Cookie Monster combines ice cream, cookie crumbles, and the famous hazelnut chocolatey goodness of Nutella. This is a special treat among comfort foods that may drive the real monsters away.

3. Cake Batter

You've had cookie dough ice cream for years as the first line of resort among comfort foods, but have you tried a cake batter cone?

This tantalizing treat is actually white cake batter, vanilla scoops, and some other goodies.

4. Fried

This delectable dessert is a scoop of vanilla ice cream, smattered with corn flakes, and deep fried in oil. Though not entirely unusual due to its availability at some Mexican restaurants, fried ice cream ranks high among the high caloric comfort foods.

5. Cookie Monster

Fifteen crumbled cookies, heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk, and some blue food coloring make this an ice cream treat reminiscent of the "Sesame Street" Cookie Monster and the innocence of childhood. What a perfect way to counteract those adulthood blues.

Enjoy your cool comfort foods

Ice cream is only one of the many comfort foods from around the world which can help dispel the worries of the anxious mind, but it's also one of the best and oldest.

In fact, the use of this frozen treat as an agent of healing goes back a long way. In the markets of ancient Greece, snow mixed with honey and fruit was a standard comfort food.

And the ancient Greek father of modern medicine, Hippocrates, even encouraged his patients to eat ice “as it livens the life-juices and increases well-being.” So when the burdens of adult life are weighing you down, you may want to heed Hippocrates' advice, grab a spoon, and dig into some cookie monster cream.

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