Editor's note: This story was originally published Nov. 16, 2017. We're bringing it back today because it's Thanksgiving!
By NATHALIE BASHA and ARIEL MIN, Circa
PORTLAND, Ore. (CIRCA) - Yeah, for real, for real!
The flavor masters at Salt and Straw in Portland, Oregon, rolled out a tasting menu of a full, five-course Thanksgiving meal in seasonal ice cream flavors. So, naturally, we had to taste test. Turkey ice cream? It's must-try.
You're meant to eat all the flavors in order, from start to finish, as you would eat a typical Thanksgiving dinner. And yes, they do use turkey in one of them. (But wait! It's so much better than it sounds! Just trust us.)
The flavors are sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes and gravy, persimmon and walnut stuffing, salted caramel turkey, and spiced goat cheese with pumpkin pie (in that exact order).
The flavors are built in both sweet and savory profiles, and use real ingredients like mashed potatoes, sour cream, duck fat and turkey skin. The end results for each are exceptionally creamy ice creams with intense flavors that are surprising in delightful ways.
So, what's the verdict on each? And which was our favorite? Watch the video to find out. The answer might surprise you.
Here are some more weird food things you should (must) try. These noodles float on their own (whoa), Ariel Min went to an adult cereal party, and turkeys deserve some Thanksgiving love , too (not that kind).
And watch here -- how Salt and Straw makes the buttered mashed potatoes flavor: