Thanksgiving Turkey Ice Cream Includes Bits of Real Turkey

by Clayton Edwards

You never know when an odd-sounding food combination is going to be your new favorite flavor. If no one pushed culinary boundaries, we wouldn’t have some of our favorite foods. Peanut butter and jelly probably sounded odd at some point. Heck, the Outsider team tried putting a pickle in beer earlier this year and it was a winner. Personally, I think cheddar cheese is the perfect topping for hot apple pie. With that being said, this Thanksgiving turkey ice cream might be the next big thing.

The Takeout reported that small-batch ice cream brand Salt & Straw released a whole line of Thanksgiving-themed ice cream flavors. The Friendsgiving collection of flavors “Brings together the best parts of the most anticipated meal of the year, breathing new life into classic recipes and cherished traditions,” according to the outlet. However, Thanksgiving turkey ice cream is only the tip of the iceberg.

The collection includes several Thanksgiving favorites. For instance, Parker House Rolls with Salted Buttercream features buttery bits of dinner rolls and fresh-churned buttercream in a salted cream base. That honestly doesn’t sound bad. The turkey ice cream sounds even better though.

That flavor, called Caramelized Turkey & Cranberry Sauce, features one of the best bites on the Thanksgiving plate in ice cream form. They used real turkey bacon encased in a “savory buttery brittle,” along with thyme and freshly ground pepper. Additionally, the cranberry sauce’s jammy sweetness combines perfectly with the savory and smoky flavor of the turkey. Think about it, a little bit of cranberry sauce makes even the driest turkey tasty. Now, you can get It in ice cream form.

The rest of the flavors are fairly creative spins on traditional dessert recipes. Those flavors include Sweet Potato Pie with Double Baked Almond Streusel, Candied Walnut Cheesecake, and Pumpkin & Gingersnap Pie.

How to Get the Thanksgiving Turkey Ice Cream

I don’t know about you, but we’re dying to try these Friendsgiving ice cream flavors, especially the turkey and cranberry sauce. If your mouth is already watering and you’re wondering where to get them, don’t worry. You don’t even have to leave your house. You can score the holiday-themed treats online. Head over to Salt & Straw’s website to get yours.

Salt & Straw also has a total of 25 retail locations in California, Oregon, Washington, and Florida. So, you might be able to pick them up locally.

There is a bit of a downside to buying online, though. First, you have to buy the entire collection at once. It only comes in pints. So if you just wanted to try the turkey or dinner roll ice cream, you’ll have to find some friends to share the other flavors with. Additionally, the whole collection costs $65. That comes out to $13 per pint. But, hey, everyone splurges for the holidays.