We've all at least thought about having dessert for dinner, but now's your chance to take it to the next level.
Life Raft Treats, an artisan ice cream truck based in Charleston, South Carolina, is making Thanksgiving TV Dinner Trays just in time for the holiday. And if you just glance at them, you'll swear you're about to nosh on classic Turkey Day comfort food.
What's really on your plate: "turkey cutlets" made with chocolate ice cream; "mashed potatoes" made with maple cream cheese ice cream, pumpkin cake, and caramel "gravy"; "green bean casserole" made with peanut butter ice cream, brown butter cake, and cookies; "stuffing" made with cinnamon butter cake, cream ice cream, candied apples, and brioche crunchies; and "cranberry sauce" made of gingerbread cake and butter pecan ice cream. Yes, yes, yes, yes, and yes please.
The mastermind behind the madness: Chef Cynthia Wong, a six-time James Beard Award finalist. She also makes a bucket of "fried chicken" made up of waffle ice cream, chocolate-covered cookie "bones," white chocolate, and crushed corn flakes, not to mention her spin on the Turducken, named the "Wongducken." It includes cranberry sorbet, butter pecan ice cream, chocolate ice cream, and caramelized white chocolate.
Wong does have some competition when it comes to Thanksgiving ice cream. Portland-based Salt & Straw has debuted its "Friendsgiving" series of ice creams in five flavors, including Caramelized Turkey and Cranberry Sauce. It ships nationwide.
If you're more of a traditionalist, never fear: Goldbelly has you covered there, too, with everything from turkeys and hams to all the fixins' available from restaurants and specialty shops all across the country.
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