Summer is here, and that means hot nights and even hotter days. It also means peak season at Disney Parks — so the lines will be long, the crowds will be massive, and the days will be tiring. During the summer months, it is always important to try to keep yourself cool and hydrated. And what better way to do that than to indulge in some delicious ice cream? One of the best places to do that is Salt & Straw — which is located in the West Side area of Disney Springs at Walt Disney World and also in the Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort.
Salt & Straw is known not only for its tasty ice cream, but also for its truly unique flavors like Honey Lavender, Arbequina Olive Oil, The Salty Donut Guava and Cheese, and Strawberry Honey Balsamic with Black Pepper. The shop also has a rotating variety of seasonal flavors, and five new ones — called the Picnic Series — are now available in both Disneyland and Walt Disney World.
Cinnamon & Honey Fried Chicken
Slightly savory and evocatively spiced with sudden pops of crackling texture, this ice cream brings together the unprecedented marriage of ice cream and fried chicken, a marriage that the world didn’t even know it needed. We start with fresh croissants, torn into bits, deep-fried with chicken fat ‘til crispy perfection, and churn them into salted vanilla ice cream. A shake of very special (very secret) spices adds a sweet heat kick.Made with Ezell’s Fried Chicken
Chocolate Nocino Cherry Pie
A rich, single-origin chocolate ice cream spiked with Nocino brandy and hunks of rustic cherry slab pie. Every party eventually comes to an end. And like any great party, we can’t leave without an epic dessert pairing. Enter cherry slab pie and local-made digestif. For this partnership, we looked to Stone Barn Distillery and their world-famous, three year-aged, green walnut liqueur called Nocino made from hand-picked Oregon walnuts. A healthy splash of that nocino brings intrigue to a single-origin chocolate ice cream with hunks of rustic cherry slab pie.
Made with Stone Barn Brandyworks
Deviled Egg Custard w/ Smoked Black Tea
We first had to deconstruct this classic picnic icon before we could truly dial it into dessert perfection. We started with an egg yolk custard laced with Kala Namak, an umami-rich black salt mined near the base of the Himalayas, studded with crumbles of smoked tea-infused shortbread (a fun way to mimic the classic bacon garnish). Top it off with a peach balsamic egg white marshmallow fluff and you have one of the most memorable bites of ice cream you’ll ever taste.
Made with Steven Smith Teamaker
Pink Rosé and Watermelon Sorbet (Vegan)
Sunny days are calling, and this frosé is answering. We start with a ripe watermelon and rosé punch that we simply pour into our ice cream maker and let it coalesce into an out-of-this-world juicy sorbet. Then, we drizzle in house-made raspberry rosé jam for a crisp tartness that carefully balances the sweetness of the wine.
Made with Sokol Blosser Winery
Baked Brie & Fig Cheesecake
Gooey, silky, slightly funky and quite sophisticated. We start with a whipped brie cheesecake baked on a candied Ritz cracker crust with dark ribbons of sweet, thick fig jam. The rich, melt-in-your-mouth-buttery smattering of cheesecake is thanks to our friends at Cowgirl Creamery for making the most decadent local cheese on the West Coast.
Made with Cowgirl Creamery
As of right now, these five flavors are seasonal, which means that they are only available for a limited time. As far as we know, they will only be available throughout the month of June. So be sure to make your way down to Disneyland Resort or Walt Disney World, so you can get your scoop on before these flavors fly the coop!