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Hot Ice Cream

iStockPhoto/Getty Images (Carolina Reaper); Courtesy of Aldwych Café and Ice Cream Parlor (Devil’s Breath); Paul Hakimata Photography/ (teen)

An ice cream parlor in Glasgow, Scotland, is now serving a flavor that you have to be over 18 years old to try. The flavor, called Devil’s Breath, is the world’s spiciest ice cream! It’s made with the world’s hottest chili pepper, the Carolina Reaper.

Chilies are spicy because they contain a chemical called capsaicin. Capsaicin activates cells in your mouth that tell your brain you’re eating something superhot.

Eating a scoop of the spicy ice cream can be painful, says Lee Bandoni. He helps run the Aldwych Café and Ice Cream Parlor, which makes the flavor. The burning feeling can last a few hours. “The sensation is so extreme,” Bandoni says. “It’s like a fireball.”