Salt & Straw’s imaginative Thanksgiving Series returns with a whole table of festive flavors, from Salted Caramel Thanksgiving Turkey to Buttered Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
PORTLAND, Ore. (October 26, 2017) –This Thanksgiving Salt & Straw Ice Cream teams up with Urban Gleaners to help spread the joy this holiday season. For the third year in a row, for every Thanksgiving Celebration series pint purchased at Portland area scoop shops, Salt & Straw will donate a pint to Urban Gleaners for their Food to Schools program, working to alleviate hunger in Portland. The more Thanksgiving pints purchased, the more donated; thereby increasing the number of people Urban Gleaners is able to serve, helping spread a little Thanksgiving cheer to Oregon families in need.
“Our relationship with Urban Gleaners has grown so much over the years, from our Thanksgiving series benefiting their incredible Food to Schools program, to our collaboration this past June, illuminating the issue of food waste. They are a great force for good in the Portland community, and they inspire us to always do more,” said Kim Malek, Founder of Salt & Straw Ice Cream.
“You couldn’t ask for a better partner than Salt & Straw. We celebrate the donated ice cream with parties at many of our schools.Volunteers help scoop and every child gets to share in the bounty of a bowl of Portland’s own Salt & Straw. Every week, Urban Gleaners brings great, healthy food to more than 6,000 kids and their families through school pantries and Mobile Markets at low income housing. This free food is fresh, delicious and of great nutritional value. But, let’s face it, nothing beats an ice cream party,” said Tracy Oseran, Executive Director of Urban Gleaners.
Enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner of ice cream together with friends and family at local scoop shops this November. Better yet, grab some ice cream to go and bring dessert home to them, or ship to loved ones across the country. Salt & Straw’s seasonal menu features a five-course lineup inspired by Thanksgiving dinner, transforming classic dishes into mouthwatering flavors like Salted Caramel Thanksgiving Turkey and Spiced Goat Cheese & Pumpkin Pie. Salt & Straw’s Thanksgiving Dinner of Ice Cream flavors are available by the scoop, flight or pint at all Salt & Straw scoop shops and online, November 1 – 22. You can order Thanksgiving flavor packs ($65) available for nationwide shipping through Salt & Straw’s website www.saltandstraw.com.
November: Thanksgiving Dinner of Ice Cream
Have you ever sat down to Thanksgiving dinner and just tried one thing? Of course you haven’t. Which is why we recommend tasting all five favors, ideally in the order listed here. So bring some friends and family, order scoops of all five flavors, and then take turns passing them around and enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner of ice cream together. Or better yet, grab some ice cream to go and bring dessert to them. For every pint of our Thanksgiving flavors you purchase, we’ll donate one to Urban Gleaners who work to alleviate hunger in Portland, http://urbangleaners.org/.
Sweet Potato Casserole with Maple Pecans
We roast sweet potatoes down and mix them with cream and sugar to make a sweet, spicy, sticky ice cream. Then we mix in Oregon pecans caramelized with maple sugar. And then of course you have to add some marshmallow, so we top it off with hand-churned ribbons of our own delicious homemade gooey maple fluff.
Buttered Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
We’ve made over 600 different flavors of ice cream, and this is hands-down the most savory one we’ve ever served. We make a potato-flavored ice cream, thanks to the real potatoes we boil down until the starch turns to sugar, and then stir in our own homemade gravy fudge made from two mashed-up recipes, pun very much intended. The result is a super-dense, super-creamy ice cream that tastes sweet and salty with hints of chocolate, coffee and yes, baked mashed potato.
Apple Cranberry Stuffing
We made a satiating stuffing with challah bread, brown sugar, dried apples, and cranberries, which we fold into the ice cream that’s flavored with our own celery soda. At first you’ll taste the hearty herbaceous stuffing flavor, but then what’s that? It’s celery. Oh, and to finish it off, we add a dollop of caramelized cranberry jelly.
Salted Caramel Thanksgiving Turkey
It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without turkey, but how exactly do we make it into deliciously salty, creamy ice cream? Two ways! We cook turkey stock mixed with sugar, spices and onions down until it bubbles into a caramel, which creates the base of the salted caramel ice cream. And we also roast turkey skin until it’s crispy and then candy-coat it and mix bits of that in, too. So you could almost call this Double Salted Caramel Thanksgiving Turkey.
Spiced Goat Cheese & Pumpkin Pie
What makes pumpkin pie so delicious? We think it’s the creaminess of the custardy filling. So we challenged ourselves to figure out how to make this ice cream taste just like that. We start with goat-cheese ice cream, which we sprinkle with pumpkin pie spices, but the generous helping of mashed pumpkin we fold and swirl in really steals the show. If there were ever an ice cream that actually warms your face, this is the one. It’s the perfect end to a Thanksgiving meal of ice cream.
About Salt & Straw
Salt & Straw Ice Cream is a family-run, ice cream company known for their taste provoking, imaginative ice cream creations. The company was founded by cousins Kim and Tyler Malek in Portland OR in 2011 and has three scoop shops in Portland, with one on the way in Lake Oswego, plus the Wiz Bang Bar. Every ice cream flavor is handmade in small five to ten gallon batches in local kitchens using only all natural cream from nearby farms and the best local, organic and sustainable ingredients. Classic flavors are joined by seasonal flavor menus that rotate every four weeks. Their ice cream is available for online purchase and can be shipped anywhere in the United States. Salt & Straw’s strong community roots and dedication to giving back drives everything they do, from collaborating with artisans and farmers, to hiring from within their community to actively supporting local schools and raising awareness for issues like childhood hunger, and equal rights. 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.