Saturday, November 23, 2013

Turkey Ice Cream? Thanksgiving Flavors from Portland's Salt and Straw,Now at Joan's on Third

Portland's Salt & Straw small batch ice creams aren't sold anywhere else outside of Portland - other than our very own Joan's On Third, that is! Joan had long been searching for the right ice cream to serve at Joan's On Third, and when they tried Salt & Straw they knew that was the one. They somehow managed to convince cousins Kim and Tyler Malek to partner up. 

Now, not only can you try this farm-to-cone goodness in town, you can also try their fun Thanksgiving flavors. Co-owner Tyler Malek has really gone all the way this year, creating a whole "Thanksgiving dinner" with ice cream.

The first, is the sweet potato and candied pecan ice cream with gooey marshmallow fluff! If you like sweet potato you will love this.

There's "apple cranberry stuffing." This was a celery ice cream with apple cranberry bread pudding.
The celery ice cream is lightly sweet, a perfect vehicle for the bread pudding inside. This was paired with Lanson Brut Champagne.

And then there's the turkey. What's Thanksgiving without a turkey, right? But don't be too scared, I'm sure some of you have had salted caramel desserts with bacon. Here, salted caramel ice cream is mixed with turkey skin brittle.
Interestingly the ice cream tasted even more like turkey when paired with the Nacina Riesling.

"Dessert" was my favorite: pumpkin custard and spiced chevre.
Pumpkin custard is mixed with a rich, locally produced chevre, this seems like the perfect fall ice cream. Paired with Domaine Le Capitaine Vouvray.


Mincemeat pie ice crea
And then there's the mincemeat pie ice cream. These days people don't actually use meat in mincemeat pies anymore so you don't need to worry about that.
I loved the mincemeat pie also, combining flavors of dried figs, cherries, currants, apple, and brandy. This was probably my second favorite flavor.

The Thanksgiving flavors are available as a holiday 5-pack for $65.
Salt and Straw


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