Ice cream: It may not be the first thing you think of as November temperatures drop, but what good is pie if not a la mode? Luckily for us, several ice cream retailers across the country have taken their love for Thanksgiving to the next level with seasonal pints that highlight the traditional components of a Turkey Day feast — cranberry, apple, sweet potato and yes, even turkey. Read on to learn where to find them.
Salt & Straw: November Seasonal Pints
Every fall, the wacky-flavor inventors at this Portland-based ice cream shop release a set of seasonal pints (pictured above) that incorporate ingredients — both savory and sweet — of a traditional Thanksgiving feast. This year’s lineup includes Cranberry-Walnut Stuffing, Sweet Potato Casserole with Maple Pecans, Salted Caramel Thanksgiving Turkey and more. With a range like that, why even bother cooking the meal?
Set of 5, $65
Tipsy Scoop: Thanksgiving Party Pack
A scoop from one of these boozy pints is just the thing to give your pie an edge. Try the “Hot” Buttered Rum, laced with cinnamon and butter, over some warm apple crisp — or, make things easier for yourself and serve the Spiked Spiced Pumpkin Pie in lieu of the real thing.
Set of 4, $48
Jeni’s: Thanksgiving Collection
If you’re looking for ice cream with texture — one that’s both creamy and spoonable yet loaded with surprising mix-ins — look no further than Jeni’s Thanksgiving Collection, an homage to the classic feast. Goat Cheese with Red Cherries and Sweet Potato Eclair laced with pastry flakes and white chocolate ganache are some of the flavors you’ll encounter in this comforting fall collection.
Set of 4, $48
Ample Hills Creamery: Fall 4-Pack,
This fall, Brooklyn’s quintessential neighborhood ice cream shop is churning out nostalgic flavors such as Nonna D’s Oatmeal Lace, cinnamon-brown sugar ice cream laced with chewy oatmeal cookies, and Autumn in New York, apple cider sorbet made with amaretto liqueur and fall spices. No need to trek out to the store — like with the previous pints, you can order from Ample Hills online and have it shipped to your door.
Set of 4, $36
Ben & Jerry’s: Pumpkin Cheesecake
The flavor guru behind this luxuriously autumnal pint, Eric Fredette, calls it “a perfect comfort food. It’s like a warm blanket on a cool autumn day, with falling leaves and the crisp smell of fall.” And the chewy chunks of pumpkin cheesecake are to live for. Keep an eye out for it at your local Target.
Available at Target
Snoqualmie: Pumpkin Custard
Snoqualmie’s new holiday pints include a smooth and spicy pumpkin custard and a fresh peppermint gelato. They even partnered with Sun Liquour to turn the distillery’s famed eggnog into a seasonal flavor of frozen custard.
$7 per pint