Show 512, February 11, 2023: Tyler Malek, Head Ice Cream Innovator, Salt & Straw, Portland

Tyler Malek of Salt and Straw

“Co-founded by cousins Kim and Tyler Malek, Salt & Straw crafts award-winning ice cream that tells the story of artisans, farmers and meaningful food moments. Head Ice Cream Innovator Tyler Malek, whose recipes have been published in numerous national food magazines, creates a menu of 12 classic flavors, alongside monthly rotating menus that reflect culinary trends, seasonality of ingredients and relevant cultural moments. From their humble beginnings as a single ice cream cart, Salt & Straw now has 30 shops in Oregon, Washington, California and Florida, and ships their ice cream nationwide, while still maintaining their commitment to craft and artisanship, with all flavors being made in their kitchen headquarters in Portland, Oregon.”

“To celebrate the month of chocolate and love, Salt & Straw’s new limited-time Chocolatiers Series features flavors that are made in partnership with local chocolatiers from each of the five markets where Salt & Straw shops are located.”

The new flavors, which are available during February in Salt & Straw scoop shops and via national shipping include Compartés Coffee & Love Nuts A smooth, caramel-y medium roast coffee from Colombia is brewed and blended into the ice cream which is then studded with immaculate Love Nuts (pecans that are caramelized in tahitian vanilla, sprinkled with sea salt, and then coated in 14 layers of LA’s Compartés Chocolate).

At Salt & Straw 20 per cent of their menu features vegan flavors including Peanut Butter Brittle Caramel Fudge.