Thanksgiving-Inspired Ice Cream Line Includes Mashed Potato and Salted Caramel Turkey Flavors

Spiced goat cheese and pumpkin pie ice cream.
Spiced goat cheese and pumpkin pie ice cream.
Salt & Straw

Some people enjoy the hours of planning and cooking that come with hosting guests for Thanksgiving. If you’re not one of them, why not lay out a few tubs of ice cream and call it a day? With the new line of flavors from the West Coast ice cream chain Salt & Straw, you just might be able to get away with that plan. As Thrillist reports, the shop’s new seasonal line for November features flavors inspired by the sweet and savory portions of Thanksgiving dinner.

Salt & Straw is known for experimenting with unusual ice cream ingredients, so new varieties like sweet potato casserole with maple pecans, spiced goat cheese and pumpkin pie, and apple cranberry stuffing fit right into their menu. But two of the new flavors are bizarre even by their standards.

The chain describes their buttered mashed potatoes and gravy ice cream as “hands down the most savory one we’ve ever served.” It contains flavoring from real potatoes and a homemade gravy fudge.

A scoop of ice cream.
Buttered mashed potatoes and gravy.
Salt & Straw

Their salted caramel Thanksgiving turkey ice cream also doesn’t skimp on the star ingredient: The distinct taste comes from turkey stock boiled down with sugar, spices, and onions into a rich caramel. Crispy, candy-coated turkey skin adds some crunch to the creamy treat.

A scoop of ice cream.
Salted caramel Thanksgiving turkey ice cream.
Salt & Straw

Ice cream gourmands who don’t live near one of the Salt & Straw locations in Portland, Oregon; San Francisco, or Los Angeles can order the package of flavors online for $65. For every pint that’s purchased from their November line, Salt & Straw pledges to donate a pint to the organization Urban Gleaners, which works to fight hunger in Portland. And if you're looking for an equally strange side dish to accompany your Thanksgiving feast, we suggest adding some turkey, cranberry, and pumpkin pie gumballs to your menu.

[h/t Thrillist]

Mayochup Is Now an Official Condiment

Heinz
Heinz

Like it or not, Heinz Mayochup is on its way to a store near you. As Us Weekly reports, bottles of the blended sauce—made from mayonnaise and ketchup, naturally—will be available for purchase later this month.

Heinz's announcement of the condiment back in April was met with mixed reactions. Many were thrilled. Others repulsed. And people from Utah were pretty miffed that Heinz took credit for their beloved "fry sauce," a condiment that was reportedly invented by a local restaurant chain in 1948. (In addition to fries, the ketchup and mayo combo pairs well with burgers and can be used to make a variety of dips.)

Mayonnaise haters (we're looking at you, Millennials) may find Mayochup less than appealing, but at least it's better than Heinz's green ketchup, right? Mayochup also seems to be doing well in the United Arab Emirates—the only country where it's currently being sold. In April, Heinz took a poll on social media to see if there was any interest in bringing the condiment stateside, and 500,000 people voted in favor of the move. This week, the company launched another Twitter poll to see if there's similar interest in the UK.

If you happen to live in Culver City, California; Chicago, Illinois; or Brooklyn, New York, you may have the chance to sample it before anyone else in the country. These cities—preselected by Heinz for being the most "passionate" on social media about bringing Mayochup to the U.S.—are in the running to win a "food truck takeover." Free samples of fries and Mayochup will be dished out to passersby and diehard Heinz fans. People are now taking to Twitter to vote (using the template #MayochupYOURCITY), but act fast—voting ends September 18.

[h/t Us Weekly]

How to Make Classic Chicken Noodle Soup With One Pot

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iStock

Chicken noodle soup is the perfect meal to take you out of grilling season and into the days of comforting, cold-weather food. If you've only had chicken soup from your parents' kitchen or out of a can, you might assume the recipe takes more time than it's worth. But a soul-warming dish doesn't have to be labor-intensive: Martha Stewart's take on the recipe can be achieved with just one pot and 20 minutes of active cooking time.

Stewart's recipe for one-pot classic chicken noodle soup, from her book One Pot: 120+ Easy Meals from Your Skillet, Slow Cooker, Stockpot, and More, keeps things simple. Start with a whole chicken cut into eight pieces, or about four pounds of separate chicken parts, and add it to a stock pot with four cups of chicken broth, five cups of water, and one teaspoon of salt. Bring the water to a boil then reduce the heat to medium-low, skimming any foam off the surface as you go.

After giving the liquid a chance to simmer for five minutes, add your vegetables and aromatics: two sliced onions, four sliced carrots, 12 sprigs of parsley, two sliced celery stalks, and four crushed cloves of garlic. Partially cover the pot and let it simmer for 25 minutes.

Once the chicken is cooked through, remove it, along with the parsley, from the broth. Toss out the parsley and tear the chicken from the bones until you have about three cups of meat. Bring the broth back to a boil, then add two ounces of angel hair pasta and simmer for five minutes. Add the chicken meat back in and season the soup with salt and pepper to taste.

This recipe makes about eight servings, which works perfectly as a meal for a crowd or a make-ahead lunch for the week. If you're looking for more low-stress comfort food, check out this recipe for the world's best macaroni and cheese.

[h/t Martha Stewart]

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