Strawberry Avocado Sherbet
With locations in Portland and L.A., Salt & Straw is known for long lines in both cities. What began as a true passion project, Salt & Straw co-owners and cousins Kim and Tyler Malek continue to exude their continued enthusiasm over ice cream through a monthly rotating menu, which features unique seasonal flavors made from local ingredients. Just the names of Portland's June flavors should give you a taste of how the Maleks conceptualize ice cream: Koi Fusion's Kimchi and Rice, Wolf & Bear's Tahini and Cardamom, Potato Champion's Poutine, Viking Soul Food's Goats Milk and Lingonberries, Nongs Khao Man Gain Peanut Butter. In addition to their monthly menu is a standing menu that is no less imaginative. One of our favorites from their "Classic L.A. Flavors" is Avocado & Strawberry Sherbet, described as "bright avocado sherbet with ribbons of Strawberry Vanilla Bean jam from Laura Ann's Jams." (They aren't joking about local.) The avocado gives the sherbet a creaminess, despite being lighter than most ice creams, as well as a nutty savory kick. But don't worry: the avocado is subtle, and the streaks of strawberry jam will do more than appease your sweet tooth.