Salt & Straw’s menu celebrates the incredible seasonal bounty of late summer harvest and features new vegan flavor available all September long in Portland
PORTLAND, Ore. (August 24, 2017) – Salt & Straw Ice Cream, known for their taste provoking, imaginative ice cream creations, celebrates the very best of the late summer bounty in September. This month’s flavors hold onto the fresh and flavorful ingredients of late summer like ripe peaches, apricots, cherries, Oregon’s signature hazelnuts and local honey while tipping their hats to the cozy, nostalgia-inducing comfort foods of fall. The Late Summer Harvest Series also features the vegan, gluten, nut and soy-free Petunia’s Peach Crumble Bars flavor.
The Late Summer Harvest Series will be available in scoop shops locally beginning on Friday, Sept. 1 through Thursday, Sept. 28. All Portland flavors are available for national shipping by visiting, http://saltandstraw.com/shop/.
Late Summer Harvest Series
Oregon Honey Rocky Road
What happens when you take an ultra-classic ice cream flavor and level it up with hyper-local ingredients? An only-in-Oregon spin on Rocky Road. Candied hazelnuts from Freddy Guys, a family-run orchard in the middle of the Willamette Valley, is stirred into rich and decadent chocolate cream cheese ice cream. A ribbon of honey marshmallow fluff made with the best Portland’s Bee Local honey finishes things off with ooey-gooey magic in every bite. Sweet, crunchy, and oh-so-chocolatey, this flavor is anything but old fashioned.
Reverend Nat’s Hopricot Cider
Reverend Nat’s Hallelujah Hopricot—a powerful flavor trifecta of pucker-tart apricots, sweet apples, and floral Oregon hops—is reimagined as a late summer sherbet. Ripe apricots and Cascade hops are combined with plenty of Hallelujah Hopricot cider and a touch of cream for a carefully balanced stone fruit explosion. The complex flavor of the hops lingers and cleans the palate after each bite.
Bone Marrow & Smoked Cherries
A deliciously unthinkable combination that was inspired by the quest for new ingredients to enhance the velvety texture of cream in Salt & Straw’s frozen creations: roasted bone marrow and sweet Oregon cherries smoked with a touch of star anise, fennel seeds, and hickory and aged in bourbon simple syrup. A truly one-of-a-kind flavor experience, the savory marrow and dark spiced cherries are a match made in ice cream heaven.
Rose City Centennial
Portland’s iconic International Rose Test Garden turns 100 this year, so Salt & Straw’s ice cream makers set out to reimagine a whole rose—stem and all—as an ultra-delicious ice cream tribute to the floral destination that helped Portland earn the title of the City of Roses. Bright red raspberry rose sherbet is swirled with streaks of grassy-green Mizuba matcha ice cream, like a rose folded into scoop form.
Petunia’s Peach Crumble Bars (V)
This flavor showcases Portland’s vegan and gluten-free bakery Petunia’s Pies & Pastries’ intensely fruity peach crumble bars as a tribute to late summer’s cobblers, pies, shortcakes and buckles. Freshly baked peach crumble bars filled with jammy stone fruit goodness are chopped up and stirred by the handful into an impossibly delicious lightly spiced coconut ice cream streaked with caramel ribbons.
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, 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.