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Salt and Straw


With school out and summer in full swing, it's officially ice cream season! Or, if you're me, ice cream season never stopped :) With Florida heat, it is almost always a good time for ice cream, but let's celebrate National Ice Cream Day (July 16th) by celebrating this fabulous spot in Disney Springs.  Salt and Straw is a Portland based ice cream company that opened up a location in Disney Springs to bring "a moment of happiness and connection to the community around you" through ice cream.  The ice cream is hand made, celebrates local flavors and ingredients, and has a rotating seasonal flavor menu.  

There is often a line out the door for some fresh scoops, but it typically moves pretty fast and is worth the wait.  Once you're inside, you are met with incredible hospitality and can try the flavors that spark your interest before making that all important decision.  There are some flavors that are always available, but they also rotate a seasonal menu about monthly.  You can get cups, cones or even pints to go.  

A giant ice cream cone greets you
April Seasonal Offerings
November seasonal offerings
From these sample menus, you can see that they have classics like vanilla or cookie dough if you aren't feeling adventurous, but they also have unique and fun flavors to celebrate each season.  You can push your limits a little with a Honey Marshmallow Rocky Road with some ancho chili, or you can go full on unique with Black Olive Brittle and Goat Cheese in the spring or perhaps they will have ice cream with real bugs around the Halloween season.  They also have a vegan option or two so everyone can enjoy! 
All of the flavors I've tried have been fabulous, to the point it is hard to choose which to order sometimes (thankfully, if you get a double scoop you can get two flavors!)  The ice cream is smooth and creamy and you can really taste the quality and care that goes into every scoop.

What's your favorite ice cream flavor or which fun flavor would you order here?  

Maci Schau
Maci is an avid foodie and loves trying out new restaurants and seasonal food offerings in the parks.  You can email Maci at maci@kingdomkonsultant.com.

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