sandsWell there is no question that summer is in full swing and it is the perfect time to splurge on ice cream. You have many choices when it comes to ice cream, and hauling your cookies all the way to Portland, OR (if you are not nearby) may seem crazy just for a taste – but thankfully the fine folks at Salt & Straw will bring the good stuff to you.

About Salt & Straw: “We’re Salt & Straw, Portland’s farm-to-cone ice cream shop. Our ice cream is handmade in small-batches using only all-natural dairy with the best local, sustainable and organic ingredients Oregon has to offer, as well as imported flavors from small, handpicked farms and producers around the world. We start with fresh, local, all-natural cream from family owned farms in the Willamette Valley. Our ice cream is made with 17% butterfat, very little air in the churn process, and a low sweetness level…so the flavors can really shine through!”

Be sure to try Salt & Straw’s Double Fold Singing Dog Vanilla.

About Salt & Straw’s Double Fold Singing Dog Vanilla: “This ice cream is called ‘double fold’ because our friends at Singing Dog Vanilla in Eugene, Oregon use twice as many vanilla beans when making it! They also work with growers in Papua New Guinea and Indonesia to find the very best organic vanilla, pay the farmers a fair price, and share a percentage of profits when the final products sell. They call it Fair Trade Plus+ and it’s tasty enough to cause the Wall Street Journal to name it ‘the new standard to beat’!”

Salt & Straw is located at 2035 NE Alberta St in the great city of Portland, OR.