The new flavor will debut alongside four others on Friday, September 6!
Have you ever bit into your savory piece of green toast and thought to yourself, “this would taste so good in the form of ice cream!” If not, don’t be too hard on yourself for not being as open-minded as an eleven-year-old…
Salt & Straw hosts a “Student Inventors” series every year, where elementary schoolers submit their ideas of what they feel would be the next best flavor. This year, three schools submitted around 800 innovative ideas for new flavors and it was Lana from Larchmont Charter who caught the eye of ice cream maker Tyler Malek.
“She has the pulse on L.A.,” said Malek in a statement to Los Angeles Magazine.
Her flavor submission included specific instructions on how to create this rather unusual frozen treat: “First get your vanilla base and don’t flavor it too strong because you have to keep the avocado flavor strong. Add chunks of avocado for texture. Add some salt and pepper. Then chop up some bread to make bite-size pieces, mix it all together and you’re done.”
Though avocado toast appears to be pretty strange to eat in ice cream form, Salt & Straw takes pride in offering a wide range of flavors having served everything from Chocolate Gooey Brownie to Freckled Chocolate Zucchini Bread! Malek admitted that the actual process of creating this particular winning ice cream wasn’t the easiest – he and his team struggled with perfecting the taste and texture, trying everything from water, milk, and sour cream (the winning ingredient.) You’ll even spot pieces of slightly caramelized Tartine bread brushed with butter, olive oil, salt, pepper and sugar in the mix.
The other four ice cream flavor winners include and Chocolate, Almond, Croissant Crunch; Churro Horchata; Pomegranate Pink Panther; and Nutella Strawberry Banana! All five ‘Student Inventor’ flavors will be available in stores beginning Friday, September 6.
Lana, the fourth-grade genius, has yet to try her avocado toast ice cream come to life. Malek just hopes that when she does, it tastes exactly as she envisioned!
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