Millions of people will chow down on the biggest meal of the year on Thanksgiving. Most will do it just so they can get to the dessert. An ice cream maker in Portland has come up with a way to do both in one delicious sitting with a serious of Thanksgiving ice cream flavors.
And, no, they didn’t cheat just by doing the sweet stuff. Salt & Straw, the ice cream boutique that made the ice cream flavors, focused on every part of the meal from the main course to the delicious desserts at the end. For starters, you can enjoy a turkey themed ice cream. That’s right, it’s ice cream with actual turkey in it called the “Salted Caramel Thanksgiving Turkey.” The recipe includes some turkey fat and fried turkey skin mixed in with the vanilla ice cream and the caramel that complements its natural saltiness.
You can’t have truly enjoy turkey without some stuffing and the Portland ice cream shop came up with types of stuffing themed ice creams include Hazelnut Rosemary Stuffing and Cranberry Walnut Stuffing. We’re sure you’ll feel stuffed either way.
Then you can wash it down with some delicious sweet potatoes or their Sweet Potato Casserole with Maple Pecans ice cream. We’re surprised someone hasn’t tried to put sweet potatoes in ice cream already besides just mixing a scoop of yams in a tub of Haagen-Dazs.
Finally for dessert, you can enjoy a generous scoop of Spiced Chèvre Pumpkin Pie because even a four course ice cream meal should end with a dessert.
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