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By: Matt Hickman on Aug. 23, 2011, 7:49 a.m.
cheeseburger with fried ice cream on top

Photo: Cheryl and Dennis Reas

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Ice cream cheeseburger

Where: Florida State Fair, Tampa

When: Feb. 9-20, 2012

After a long hard day of petting goats, careening down slides and exploring the myriad charms of Cracker Country, ravenous Florida State Fair-goers don’t need to necessarily settle for a hum-drum meal of corn dogs and lemonade … especially when there’s a bacon cheeseburger topped with a generous scoop of deep-fried ice cream battered in corn flakes and cinnamon on the premises. Unleashed at the Florida State Fair in 2011, the ice cream cheeseburger — also topped with vegetables — yes, vegetables, in the form of lettuce and tomatoes — comes courtesy of concessionaire Carousel Foods, which also offers early-bird fair-goers a more breakfast-oriented delight: the French toast cheeseburger.