Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Releases Spiked Ice Cream Just in Time for the Holiday Season

Dwanta Claus is back!

November 30, 2020

Photo by: Hiram Garcia

Hiram Garcia

Can you smell what The Rock is … churning? Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who has dubbed himself Dwanta Claus ahead of the holiday season, took to Instagram on Saturday to announce that he is releasing a collection of holiday ice creams for Salt & Straw for the second year in a row.

“Set your alarms ⏰ because at 12PM EST TOMORROW (Sunday) your Dwanta Claus is delivering once again - the WORLD’S BEST ICE CREAM and the most delicious flavors to ever hit your palate,” he captioned a photo of three pints of ice cream next to a bottle of his own Teremana tequila.

The star of this year’s festive ice cream collection with the Oregon-based creamery is a flavor called Dwanta’s Teremana Spiked Eggnog ice cream, which is made with the Skyscraper star’s Teremana tequila that he launched earlier this year. Unlike traditional eggnog, which is typically made with rum, brandy or bourbon, the frozen dessert boasts oaky vanilla notes from Teremana’s reposado tequila, which shine against rich, silky custard that’s flavored with amontillado sherry, nutmeg and a dash of salt.

Photo by: Photo courtesy of Salt & Straw

Photo courtesy of Salt & Straw

“We went for it on this,” The Rock said in an Instagram video shared on Saturday. “This [flavor] is incredible and I can’t wait for you guys to try it.”

This special eggnog flavor is available on its own or as part of the Dwanta Claus Holiday Pack, which includes five festive pints of ice cream and can be ordered online for $65. The other four flavors in the pack are Salt & Straw's classic Double Fold Vanilla and Chocolate Gooey Brownie, as well as the return of The Rock’s original “Naughty & Nice” ice cream duo, which he released with Salt & Straw last year following his investment in the brand. Those flavors are I Saw Mommy Kissing Dwanta Claus, which is peanut butter chocolate chip cookie dough and milk chocolate caramel fudge swirled into a rich whiskey ice cream base, and Rock'n Around the Christmas Tree — spruce ice cream packed with frosting-filled brownies, raspberry jam and glacé cherries.

What’s more? The pack also includes an exclusive note signed by Dwanta Claus himself along with pint labels also handwritten by Dwanta.

In an effort to help those struggling with food insecurity this year, Salt & Straw and Teremana are each donating $1 to chef José Andrés’ World Central Kitchen’s Restaurants for the People program for every pint of Dwanta's Teremana Spiked Eggnog sold. The initiative is dedicated to providing fresh meals to communities in immediate need while also keeping small restaurants and food businesses open amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Dwanta Claus is back to spread delicious holiday cheer with my friends at Salt & Straw and it’s getting boozy. We had some fun creating our new Teremana Tequila-infused flavor and more importantly, we are honored to support the incredible work done at World Central Kitchen and their efforts to end hunger and poverty,” The Rock said via a press release. “May your cheat meals be merry, spiked and bright this holiday season!”

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