Salt and Straw Summer Picnic Menu is scoop above the rest

Salt and Straw Picnic Menu, photo provided by Salt and Straw
Salt and Straw Picnic Menu, photo provided by Salt and Straw /

While the ice cream truck might still be playing its iconic tune, the Salt and Straw Summer Picnic Menu has everyone ready to lay out that blanket and sit awhile. Although vanilla and chocolate ice cream might be popular favorites, the reality is that ice cream is more than a single flavor note. With these summertime offerings, Salt and Straw brings a touch of the sweet, savory and sensational to the pint.

The Salt and Straw Summer Picnic Menu includes Pink Rosé & Watermelon Sorbet, Baked Brie & Fig Cheesecake, Devilled Egg Custard w/ Smoked Black Tea, Cinnamon & Honey Fried Chicken and Chocolate Nocino Cherry Pie. While grandma might scoff at these non-traditional ice cream flavors, it just means there is an extra bowl waiting for everyone else. And, after enjoying a scoop or two, the luscious offerings prove that you don’t have to be food adventurous to think outside of the ice cream bowl.

Pink Rosé & Watermelon Sorbet

A vegan offering for summer, this frozen delight borrows from the never ending frose trend. In collaboration with Sokol Blosser Winery, the watermelon and rosé sorbet is juicy and a touch sweet. The hint of tart from the housemade raspberry jam has you going back for another bite. A touch enticing, a little familiar and quite refreshing, it is the perfect end to a summer meal.

Baked Brie & Fig Cheesecake

Although the name might conjure a perfect dessert cheese board, the flavor combination is classic. Fig and brie are a lovely pair. With a touch of salt from the Ritz cracker crust, the balance in this ice cream could make you swoon. It is time to fall in love with this sweet, savory flavor combination.

Devilled Egg Custard w/ Smoked Black Tea

Since custard has a creamier base, it can often stand up to bolder flavors. This ice cream combines black salt, smoked tea-infused shortbread, peach balsamic egg white marshmallow fluff into the most memorable summer flavors of the year. It will have you rethink that s’mores dessert forever.

Cinnamon & Honey Fried Chicken

Before anyone dismisses a savory note in ice cream, this flavor is one that anyone who loves the classic chicken and waffles brunch dish smile. Ensuring that vanilla is far from boring, the pieces of croissants that have been kissed by chicken fat will surprise you. Just think of this idea turned into a new take on an ice cream sandwich.

Chocolate Nocino Cherry Pie

While cherries might be a favorite summer fruit, this ice cream flavor adds a little extra in that bowl. Nocino is a walnut liqueur which brings extra nuance to the flavor. In collaboration with Stone Barn Distillery, the digestif makes this ice cream one to enjoy slowly and ponder the nuances of summertime bliss. Chocolate, liqueur and cherries might be the hit of the summer.

Grab some friends, some pints and a recipe for summer fun. The Salt and Straw Summer Picnic Menu is a recipe for foodie memories for years to come.