Can Your Entire Thanksgiving Dinner Be Served in the Form of Ice Cream? Salt & Straw Thinks So

The innovative company just launched their new Friendsgiving series.

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November 01, 2021
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Everyone has their own idea of what the best part of Thanksgiving dinner may be. Some may be traditionalists and all about the turkey, while someone else may be more focused on the sides and be excited about the sweet potatoes or the cranberry sauce. And then there’s those who are simply focused on dessert and want their pumpkin pie.

But no matter what team you are on as far as what part of Thanksgiving dinner does indeed reign supreme, you probably appreciate ending the night with something sweet. But what if the whole night could be dessert? We imagine that’s what Salt & Straw had in mind when they launched their new Friendsgiving series, which offers the whole traditional Thanksgiving dinner menu in ice cream form!

Whether enjoying this on Friendsgiving or planning an alternative for turkey day itself, these flavors are nothing if not creative and include the whole traditional dinner menu, from dinner rolls to dessert.

Parker House Rolls w/ Salted Buttercream: Rolls and butter are often the favorite part of many dinners, and this ice cream is inspired by just those flavors. To make this ice cream, buttery rolls are glazed with buttercream and sea salt and then churned into salted sweet cream.

Caramelized Turkey & Cranberry Sauce: Is it Thanksgiving without turkey? Debatable, and for this ice cream, roasted turkey bacon from Diestel Farms is added into buttery brittle with thyme and freshly ground cubeb pepper and blended homemade cranberry sauce. The result is sweet, tart and undeniably savory.

Candied Walnut Cheesecake: While pie may be the most classic of Thanksgiving desserts, is cheesecake ever wrong? This cheesecake reflects the season with notes of caramel and molasses, along with a graham cracker crumble and walnut butter from Spread the Love.

Sweet Potato Pie w/ Double Baked Almond Streusel: Who doesn’t love sweet potatoes at Thanksgiving? Whether you prefer them sweet or savory, you’ll be into this ice cream, which involves sweet potatoes that are roasted low and slow, with golden brown bits of almond croissant streusel.

Pumpkin & Gingersnap Pie: Any good holiday dinner needs to have one vegan option, and this flavor is entirely plant-based. The pumpkin pie ice cream is made out of coconut milk, with a sugary crust and molasses-spiked gingersnap blended in. This one may be rather addictive!

The Friendsgiving Series is available online for $65.00 and can be shipped nationwide, and is also available at Salt & Straw locations in California, Oregon, Washington and Florida.

But this all begs the question – if we’re having ice cream for dinner, what do we have for dessert? More ice cream, we imagine. ’Tis the season!

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