in Disneyland’s Downtown Disney is a small-batch ice creamery serving up some seriously provocative and surprising flavors.
And right now this beloved franchise is offering Thanksgiving combinations that we’re pretty sure Grandma never put on the table, in ice cream or otherwise!
For the month of November, guests can enjoy The Thanksgiving Series. (Official DFB rule: all seasonal things should now be a ‘Series’.)
Limited Edition flavors include… wait for it… Roasted Peach and Sage Cornbread Stuffing, Salted Caramel Thanksgiving Turkey (!!!), and Spiced Goat Cheese and Pumpkin Pie.
First things first: how are they getting turkey into an ice cream in a way that isn’t horrifying? The mad scientists at Salt & Straw take crispy roasted turkey skin, add it to candy brittle, and then mix the brittle into salted caramel ice cream. Suffice to say, this does not taste like straight-up turkey, but the slight saltiness of the skin brittle works with the mildly sweet ice cream! The salted caramel is a total bonus!
So, yeah, turkey ice cream is a thing, and it’s delicious. Seriously LOVED it. Same for the Roasted Peach and Sage Cornbread Stuffing, which strikes a careful balance between the herb, the fruit, and the cornbread. It is awesome! (But not as good as the Turkey.)
Of the three limited edition flavors, the last — Spiced Goat Cheese and Pumpkin Pie — might be the least funky option, and it also works!
There are big, obvious ribbons of house-made pumpkin pie in this ice cream that will satisfy any craving for the Thanksgiving staple!
I think you’ll have to get used to us saying this about Salt & Straw: the flavors don’t sound harmonious or tasty, but they absolutely are. Any of these three is worth the walk over to Salt & Straw from Disneyland or California Adventure Park.
Heading to the west coast to eat all the holiday treats? Don’t forget to download and print the DFB’s THREE exclusive Disneyland snack checklists!
What do you think of these flavor combos? Which one piques your interest the most? Let us know in the comments!