Salt & Straw’s Ice SCREAM Series is Back

Salt & Straw's Ice SCREAM Series is Back. Image courtesy Salt & Straw
Salt & Straw's Ice SCREAM Series is Back. Image courtesy Salt & Straw /

I was lucky enough to visit my first Salt & Straw ice cream shop a few months ago on a trip to Miami. Their variety of unique ice cream flavors is very impressive. This was the first ice cream shop that I’ve ever visited that offered ice cream flights! So, you bet I indulged in one that included  Panther Coffee, Baked Brie, Honey Lavender and Salty Donut Guava & Cheese ice creams. While I’m sad that I don’t live closer to a Salt & Straw shop, my wallet and waistline are much happier since I’d be frequenting the shop way too often!

Salt & Straw is ready to get their fans in the Halloween spirit. Beginning yesterday, the Ice SCREAM Series has made a return to their shops for the fall season.

In a press email that was shared with Guilty Eats, we learned that the flavors in this spooky collection include:

"The Great Candycopia: As darkness falls across the land, the candymaking hour is close at hand. Swarms of housemade trick-or-treat favorites-—Kit Kats, Reeses, Snickers, Heath bars-—are transformed into milk chocolate-buried crispy feuilletine, peanut butter trapped inside walls of chocolate, and almonds smothered in BOOrbon vanilla toffee before getting folded into a diabolically delicious salted butterscotch ice cream, stuck for eternity.Don Bugito’s Creepy Crawly Critters: One, two, ten prickles along your skin. Dozens of critters are hiding in the grass by way of this matcha ice cream with toffee-brittle mealworms and chocolate crickets. Don Bugito in Oakland provided the delicious bugs, we delivered the creepy.Jack o’ Lantern Pumpkin Bread: Hidden away in the back of an old cupboard is Grandma’s secret book of family spells. Wait, we mean.. recipes. A whispered incantation: one crooked smile of Jack, a pinch of warm spice, the tender hunks of just-baked pumpkin bread, and generous swaths of whipped cream cheese frosting will leave you enchanted.Black Cat Licorice & Lavender: Rounding the corner with a ghastly squeal, a jet-black figure pounces on your shadow. In this ominous, unexpected flavor, we’ve conjured up superstition with a silky, pitch-dark anise and fennel caramel with luminous salted lavender ice cream. We wouldn’t turn our backs if we were you.Double Bubble Toil & Trouble (vegan): In the middle of our lab, a cauldron boils. Into the pot goes every color of fruit, while puffs of ethereal blue fizzle and shoot. Under midnight’s dark cloak, elements together boil and smoke. Our kitchen together had their fun, creating this potion of bright bubble gum."

Salt & Straw is known for their unique ingredients and flavor combinations and this collection doesn’t disappoint, with flavors that will appeal to everyone. As illustrated above, each includes a short backstory.

Salt & Straw’s Ice SCREAM Series is a must-try this Halloween season!

Jack o’ Lantern Pumpkin Bread and The Great Candycopia are more traditional seasonal flavors. The more adventurous eaters may want to give Don Bugito’s Creepy Crawly Critters a try, if they dare. This ice cream has high-quality organically-raised insects mixed into the matcha ice cream! Salt & Straw even created a vegan, bubble gum flavored ice cream for the collection.

As with all of their seasonal collections, you have to visit soon. The Ice SCREAM Series is only available now through the end of October.

The Great Candycopia and Jack O’Lantern Pumpkin Bread are calling my name!  Fortunately, those of us who don’t have a Salt & Straw ice cream shop nearby don’t have to miss out on all of the fun! Like their other ice cream flavors, the Ice SCREAM Series are available in pints for purchase on the company’s website. All 5 flavors of the Ice SCREAM Series collection are available for $85. Or you can pick your own choice of five pints for the same price.

Next. You’ll want to try the new seasonal fall flavor from Spindrift Spiked. dark

Guilty Eaters, which flavor in the Ice SCREAM Series do you want to try? Are you a Salt & Straw fan?