Salt and Straw ice cream cakes bring naughty and nice to the holiday celebration

Salt and Straw ice cream cakes, Naughty and Nice flavors, photo provided by Salt and Straw
Salt and Straw ice cream cakes, Naughty and Nice flavors, photo provided by Salt and Straw /

While holidays might be full of cheer, sometimes the season’s spirit takes a different turn. A first for the brand, the Salt and Straw ice cream cakes celebrate both sentiments, naughty and nice. With a little help from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and pastry chef Tyler Malek these desserts will earn top billing on every holiday list.

During the holiday season, people give into their indulgences. Whether it is a slightly larger dessert serving or choosing to have a cocktail before dinner, the reality is that people are more willing to say yes versus passing on that special treat.

For many people, Salt and Straw ice cream has been that tempting indulgence no matter the time of year. The brand’s unique flavor combinations, inspired collaborations, and classic offerings delight guests with every scoop.

Since the holiday season is all about gift giving, the brand is offering a special treat to all its fans. The new Salt and Straw ice cream cakes take the favorite ice cream and serve it in sharable fashion. With the help Dwayne Johnson, these naughty and nice desserts might require a double serving on the plate.

Salt and Straw ice cream cakes
Salt and Straw ice cream cakes, Naughty and Nice flavors, photo provided by Salt and Straw /

Inspired by Johnson’s cheat meals and favorite holiday treats, Santa and Dwanta approve of both flavors. Whether people prefer an over-the-top chocolate experience or prefer a fruit-forward dessert, both choices satisfy.

The Naughty ice cream cake is a combination of chocolate and peanut butter. According to Salt and Straw, the cake starts with a coffee base, adds dark-burned caramel chocolate fudge, whiskey caramel ice cream, sea salt-flecked peanut butter chocolate chip cookie dough, and chocolate-peanut butter puffs.

The key to this decadent dessert is the textural contrasts. While there is a lot of richness in each bite, the soft and the crunch help to break up the flavors. With a punch of salt and a hint of bitter, the layered flavor is delicious. Given how naughty a serving could be, a small portion may suffice.

For the Nice ice cream cake, the dessert’s inspiration is Dwanta’s favorite coconut banana pancakes. The dessert starts with a coconut cake, layers in Oregon marionberry jam, rum-spiked Bananas Foster ice cream, and peanut butter chocolate ganache. Topped with candied coconut streusel, the dessert feels warm, comforting. From the spices to the sweetness, it might be the perfect dessert to enjoy while waiting for Santa to arrive down the chimney.

The Salt and Straw ice cream cakes are available for purchase online and can be shipped nationwide. They retail for $89 and can serve up to 20 people. A portion of the sale proceeds benefit World Central Kitchen.

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