Salt and Straw Thanksgiving Ice Cream at Joan’s on Third
The 5 ice creams are Sweet Potato and Candied Pecans, Apple Cranberry Stuffing, Salted Caramel Thanksgiving Turkey, Pumpkin Custard and Spiced Chevre and Mincemeat Pie. The 5 pints are sold as a pack and is available for $65. Only one of the flavors, the Pumpkin Custard an Spiced Chevre, is available by the scoop.
I talked with owners and cousins Kim and Tyler Malek from Portland, Oregon about their ice cream and table to cone concept. I was pretty happy to have a little piece of PDX in LA since I was unable to visit any of their shops in Portland last month. Kim told me Tyler came up with all the ice cream flavors and did a stuffing flavor every year. This year, the stuffing is is a bread pudding of fresh baked bread. I thought the base was really neat being a celery soda.
I had an opportunity to try all five and though I was hesitant about about the meat in the Salted Caramel and Thanksgiving Turkey ice cream, it was my favorite. The turkey skin brittle was just amazing — and I’m not the type to eat skin. However, despite its name, Mincemeat Pie doesn’t contain any meat.
I think the ice creams are great if you aren’t doing a traditional Thanksgiving but still want those traditional flavors. Or it’d be a fun thing to bring if you got dessert duty.
I later found out Salt & Straw also did the Negroni ice cream for the Campari Bartenders Bash for Portland Cocktail Week. More on that later when I do my Negroni round up soon!
Maybe next year I can get them to do a sweet potato, candied pecans and whiskey ice cream. In the meantime, better hurry to Joan’s though because these ice creams are sure to sell out.
© The Minty 2013