Nom or Vom: Ice Cream for Dinner

salted caramel thanksgiving turkeyPhoto via Salt & Straw

Something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving: someone has finally pushed the envelope and made ice cream for every course of your holiday meal–hazelnut rosemary stuffing, salted caramel thanksgiving turkey, honey bourbon corn pudding, sweet potato casserole with maple pecans, and spiced chevre pumpkin pie. I’m only picking one for today’s poll and since we already covered Sweet Corn Ice Cream back in 2009, Salt & Straw describes their Salted Caramel Thanksgiving Turkey flavor thusly: “A head rush of sweet and salty with a pinch of adventure. All the flavors of a roasted turkey, its juices and the caramelized onions underneath, are packed into a turkey fat caramel ice cream, then speckled with handmade fried turkey skin brittle.”

Pros: That feeling you get as an adult when you’re eating ice cream for dinner, there is absolutely no way this turkey is dry, that feeling you get when you’re eating multiple kinds of ice cream for dinner.

Cons:  So, uh, is the creamy part of the ice cream turkey fat, because I don’t know how to deal with that, and I also don’t know how to feel about fried turkey skin brittle and caramelized onion ice cream, and maybe the Thanksgiving meal flavors are just not meant to be ice creamized, or soda-ized for that matter.

Would you eat salted caramel thanksgiving turkey ice cream?

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Happy Thanksgiving, friends! Whatever you voted, I hope your meal is delicious and you’re surrounded by the best people.

4 Comments Nom or Vom: Ice Cream for Dinner

  1. Aimee November 26, 2014 at 10:46 am

    While it weirds me out a little to think of turkey ice cream, I’d give it a try.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. Mellzah November 26, 2014 at 10:56 am

      Happy Thanksgiving to you! 🙂

  2. Jennie November 27, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    So my friend and I went to Salt and Straw this summer and sampled their beef marrow and cherry flavor – it was actually not disgusting. The cherries overpowered any beef flavor there might have been, the marrow just made it super rich. I was totally on board for turkey ice cream until I read the word “onions.” No, thank you.
    Anyway, hope you have a great Thanksgiving 🙂

    1. Mellzah November 30, 2014 at 9:07 pm

      I wish they were closer, I would try ALL of their crazy flavors. Happy belated Thanksgiving! 🙂

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