Salt & Straw Ice Cream Takes the Chill off the Holiday Season with Hot New Flavors

Two new artisanal ice cream gift packs for Thanksgiving and the Holiday season launch at the Portland, Ore. scoop shop and are available for nationwide shipping

Aug 04, 2011, 12:21 ET from Salt & Straw Ice Cream

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Salt & Straw Ice Cream is out to prove that ice cream isn't just for summertime anymore. With ten new holiday flavors that make up two unique gift packs available for shipping nationwide, ice cream makes the perfect gift, unique family treat or stocking stuffer (just remember the stocking is in the freezer!). The Thanksgiving and Holiday Gift Packs each contain five new flavors that are new takes on classic holiday flavors, featuring local ingredients and celebrating the best products Oregon has to offer.

"Ice cream is such a great way to celebrate and bring people together," says Salt & Straw owner and culinary director, Kim Malek. "You can't help but smile when you're reminded of your childhood days of simple pleasures like licking an ice cream cone. Those simple pleasures are what we think the holidays are all about and hope folks will make Salt & Straw a new tradition this year."

For a limited time, each flavor will be available in the Portland scoop shop and the gift packs will be available for direct to consumer shipping through Salt & Straw's website beginning in October. Each pack is $65, and contains five hand packed pints of all-natural, unique flavors.

Thanksgiving (Available online and in store from Oct. 13 to Nov. 24)
Bourbon Pecan Pie: made with fresh pecans, molasses, brown sugar and "Oregon Whiskey" from Stone Barn on Portland's Distillery Row
Brown-Bread Stuffing: made with sweet brown bread, savory local herbs, fresh roasted Oregon chestnuts and tart apricots
Mince Meat: made with cinnamon clove ice cream and swirled with currants, ginger-candied oranges and shortbread cookies
Blood Orange Cranberry: made with Oregon cranberries and ribbons of blood orange marmalade
Pumpkin Cheese Cake: made with Oregon pumpkins, a blend of sweet brown sugar and spices and creamy chunks of locally made cheese cake

Holiday (Available online and in store from Nov. 25 to Jan. 1)
Peppermint Cocoa: made with Oregon mint, Portland's Holy KaKow Chocolate and freshly crushed peppermint candies
Gingerbread with Hard Sauce: made with our Grandma Malek's gingerbread recipe and double fold vanilla hard sauce frosting
Eggnog with Butter Rum Caramel: made with our hand burned caramel sauce and Portland's Deco Rum
Sweet Potato Marshmallow: made with brown sugar caramelized sweet potatoes and gooey toasted hand-made marshmallows
Bourbon Pecan Pie: made with fresh pecans, molasses, brown sugar and "Oregon Whiskey" from Stone Barn Distillery on Portland's Distillery Row

About Salt & Straw Ice Cream

Salt & Straw's farm-to-cone ice cream is made by hand in small-batches using local, seasonal and sustainable ingredients from some of Oregon's best farmers, producers and restaurateurs as well as a few imported flavors from small, known farms around the world. Serious Eats said the flavors are "a good mix of both approachable and challenging flavors, all worth trying," while The Wall Street Journal said, "These scoops are so blissful." Salt & Straw Ice Cream was also featured in the Associated Press article, "Ice cream scene heats up with hot new flavors." The Salt & Straw Ice Cream cart is located between 17th and 18th St. on NE Alberta St., Portland. Later this summer Salt & Straw will open a scoop shop at 2035 NE Alberta St., which will feature ice cream made on the spot and will offer a wider array of flavors for customers to enjoy. Seasonal variety packs are available for online purchase and can be shipped anywhere in the United States. Find more information at, Facebook at Salt and Straw Ice Cream or Twitter @SaltandStraw.

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