Forget the Buffet, Thanksgiving's Served in a Cone This Year - Food & Beverage Magazine

Forget the Buffet, Thanksgiving’s Served in a Cone This Year

Salt and Straw

Salt and StrawFORGET THE BUFFET, THANKSGIVING’S SERVED IN A CONE THIS YEAR

Salt & Straw is bringing back their annual Thanksgiving Ice Cream Series with a new twist

PORTLAND, Ore. (July 22, 2015) – Every November, friends and families gather together to celebrate with an all-American feast. Salt & Straw, recently named the second best ice cream shop in the U.S. on Food Network’s Top 5 Ice Creams in America, has also become a gathering place for loved ones to share delicious fall flavors and this year is no exception. The annual Thanksgiving Ice Cream Series reinterprets the classic dishes in a delightful five-course meal of warm, comforting, mouth-watering ice cream flavors that highlight the amazing ingredients of autumn. Pull up a chair and join the feast!

“November is one of the best times of the year on West Coast farms; hazelnuts and pumpkins are in season, pints of ice cream are joyfully passed around with family and friends. We think this time of year is special and our seasonal menu aims to recreate that feeling of abundant Thanksgiving dinners.” – Salt & Straw founder and owner, Kim Malek.


Thanksgiving Series

Available in stores and for nationwide shipping (with the exception of the Quince & Walnuts Thanksgiving Stuffing flavor) through Salt & Straw’s website www.saltandstraw.com, Nov. 1 – Nov. 29.

Sweet Potato Casserole
There’s nothing quite like that first bite of sweet potato casserole. The sweet, cinnamon smell fills the air. It’s warm, smooth and comforting, rich yet light and velvety on your tongue. The experience of this beloved Thanksgiving side is perfectly represented in this ice cream flavor. Dig your spoon into rich, full-bodied sweet potato ice cream, balanced by a light ribbon of house-made maple syrup marshmallow fluff. This is one of our favorite holiday classics and it gets better every year.

Buttered Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
Mouth-watering mashed potatoes, and oh-my-goodness gravy in ice cream form! We’ve captured the moment you dig your spoon into the side of the perfect volcanic sculpture for the first time, an eruption of gravy pours from the opening, fills your spoon, and flows down the side of Mashed Potato Mountain. Smooth and creamy, delightfully salty, buttery goodness, with rich, golden-brown gravy. One bite of this ice cream will transport you back to your first meal at the adult’s table!

Apple Cranberry Thanksgiving Stuffing (Portland exclusive)

Maybe your family’s recipe is handed down through generations, protected and prepared every year by the revered matriarch, or maybe yours comes from a box? Maybe it’s fruity, or savory.  Maybe the giblets are your favorite part? Stuffing comes in many forms, and it’s always a favorite at our table. This flavor is bursting with the taste of cranberries, sautéed apples, fluffy sweetbread, and fresh celery. It’s a perfectly balanced and delightfully complex flavor, and for a moment you’ll swear it just came out of the oven.

Quince & Walnuts Thanksgiving Stuffing (LA exclusive)

This flavor is bursting with the taste of delightfully sweet quince jam, a charming walnut cake stuffing, and a plethora of delicious fall spices. Wrap yourself in a warm blanket by the fire, and never mind the temperature outside.

Salted Caramel Turkey
Every true turkey lover knows, the best part is the skin! Forget about the choice between light or dark meat, everyone just wants that piece wrapped in crispy-crunchy, salty-savory deliciousness. No meal is complete without it! Turkey is the main course, and the anchor of our Thanksgiving ice cream meal. Sweet and buttery turkey skin candy brittle is folded into a turkey fat caramel ice cream, creating an astoundingly authentic flavor you’ll want to wrap up and take home for leftovers.

Spiced Goat Cheese & Pumpkin Pie

There’s no better way to finish off a delicious Thanksgiving meal. Delight your palate once more as you sit back and take in the moment: surrounded by friends and family, reveling in the lingering flavors of a delicious meal, sharing stories and creating memories over a silky-smooth slice of pumpkin pie. With a full bouquet of warm pumpkin pie flavors and crumbles of rich spicy chèvre (from Portland Creamery at Portland scoop shops and Soledad Goats in the LA shop) this flavor will definitely end your experience at our Thanksgiving table on a high note.

For every Thanksgiving pint purchased at a scoop shop, Salt & Straw will donate a pint to the local food bank in each city for their Thanksgiving meals around the state. The Thanksgiving variety packs are $65 and available for direct to consumer shipping through Salt & Straw’s website www.saltandstraw.com. The flavors will also be available by the scoop, flight or pint at all Salt & Straw scoop shops, Nov. 1 – Nov. 29.

About Salt & Straw Ice Cream
Salt & Straw Ice Cream is a chef-driven ice cream company with kitchens and scoop shops in Portland and Los Angeles that partners with local artisans, producers and farmers to serve unusually creative and absolutely delicious ice cream. Each ice cream is handmade in small batches using only all natural cream from local farms in each city. Flavors showcase the best local, organic and sustainable ingredients from Oregon and Southern California farmers and artisans as well as imported flavors from small hand-picked farms from around the world. The company started in Portland, OR serving eight flavors from an ice cream cart in May of 2011 and now has three scoop shops in Portland and one in LA. Scoops of hand-made, small batch ice creams, sundaes, milkshakes and floats as well as pints to go are available at each with an ice cream sommelier of sorts who will gladly take you though a tasting of all the flavors. Favorites, seasonal, design your own variety packs and pint club memberships are available for online purchase and can be shipped anywhere in the United States. Salt & Straw’s ice cream cart is available for catering parties and events. Find more information at www.saltandstraw.com  or call 971-271-8168. Follow us on Facebook at Salt and Straw Ice Cream, Twitter and Instagram: @SaltandStraw.

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