Life Raft Treats Thanksgiving Dinner Ice Cream


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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 at a glance, you'd 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, cinnamon butter cake, caramel “gravy” and a white chocolate “pat of butter”; "green bean casserole" made with peanut butter ice cream, cinnamon butter cake with tinted white chocolate shell; "dressing" made with crema ice cream, candied apples, brioche crunchies, and chopped “chives” with cinnamon butter cake; and "canned cranberry sauce slices" made of butter pecan ice cream, cranberry ribbon, and tinted white chocolate shell. Yes, yes, yes, yes, and yes, please.

The mastermind behind the madness is chef Cynthia Wong, a six-time James Beard Award finalist. She also makes a bucket of "not fried chicken" made up of waffle ice cream, chocolate-covered cookie "bones," white chocolate, and crushed cornflakes, not to mention her spin on turducken, called Wongducken. It includes cranberry sorbet, butter pecan ice cream, chocolate ice cream, and caramelized white chocolate.

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Wong does have some competition when it comes to Thanksgiving ice cream. Portland-based Salt & Straw sells five flavors of Thanksgiving-themed ice cream, including caramelized turkey with cranberry sauce, that ship nationwide.

If you're more of a traditionalist, online gourmet-food market Goldbelly has you covered with everything from turkeys and hams to all the fixings, available from restaurants and specialty shops across the country.

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