A new tasty treat has appeared in Disney Springs, it’s in the form of ice cream from Salt and Straw. If you are like wait no that’s Disneyland silly you are right. This ice cream spot first came to Disneyland and in 2022 they opened a shop here in Disney Springs, Walt Disney World. So let’s dig into our Salt and Straw Disney Springs review.
Quick Facts on Salt and Straw
- Service: Quick Service
- Type of Food: Ice Cream, Allergy Options
- Price: $$
- Location: Disney Springs
- Discounts: None
- Features: Ice cream and special merchandise
- Good For: Special Occasions, Sweet Treat
- Menu: Official Disney Menu
Look Inside Salt and Straw
I will say this location is TINY. I thought Gideon’s Bakehouse was small but Salt and Straw is even smaller if you can believe it. It’s limited to a scoop counter and a small checkout at the end
When you first walk in it’s straight to the scooping counter. This ice cream shop gets right to business by putting you right away in front of the ice cream magic.
Don’t miss the magical spoon shoot! With all their super unique flavors they will give you a tasting of as many flavors as you would like to try. Their samples all come on a real metal spoon. When you are done simply drop them into the shoot where they will be washed and reused. We love seeing companies make an effort to be more environmentally friendly.
When you arrive down by the cashier for checkout you get to take a look at the waffle magic happening. The cones and waffle chips are hand-made right on location at Salt and Straw.
Salt and Straw Flavor Reviews
Chocolate Gooey Brownie
Chocolate lovers this is your flavor! For anyone who eats brownies warm right out of the pan. They fold housemade marshmallow fluff into intensely chocolate-y brownie batter so each piece stays fudgy in ice cream.
Chocolate Gooey Brownie is ice cream at its simplest and most indulgent (and intensely chocolate-y.) They use Valrhona cocoa for the most epically decadent chocolate ice cream with gooey-soft brownies in each scoop, just like a perfectly undercooked brownie straight from the baking pan.
Sea Salt with Caramel Ribbons
Reimagination of the classic combo of sea salt and caramel. They spike their cream with just enough Guatemalan fleur de sel to bring out its nuances, then drizzle in ribbons of our hand-burned caramel.
Salt and Straw created this ice cream with Mark Bitterman, the ‘selmelier’ behind The Meadow, a family of world renowned salt shops in Portland and New York City. He literally wrote the book on the subject—the James Beard Award-winning cookbook Salted and has aided many of our saltier ice cream experiments since 2011.
This was my husband’s favorite out of everything we have tried so far. Which I find super interesting because he doesn’t typically like overly salty items and that’s what I thought this was.
Salted, Malted, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Made with the same malt you’d use to brew amber ale, our housemade cookie dough is perfectly salty thanks to two types of salt. Thick malted fudge rounds it all out.
House-baked chewy snickerdoodle cookies folded into ice cream that’s spiked with the most intensely spiced, warm cinnamon. If you are a fan of Snickerdoodle cookies from Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party then this is a must-try!
Salt and Straw housemade snickerdoodle recipe is salty, doughy, slightly acidic and spicy, thanks to Red Ape Cinnamon from Eugene, Oregon. The cinnamon is ground in a slower kind of grinding machine in small batches, ensuring a rich, aromatic cinnamon that retains all its distinct flavors.
Double Fold Vanilla
It’s called “double fold” for a reason: Our friends at Singing Dog use twice as many vanilla beans in their extract to pack an incredible punch. This definitely ain’t vanilla, vanilla.
The only vanilla worthy enough to showcase its bold, vanilla-y flavor in this ice cream? Singing Dog Vanilla in Eugene, Oregon. They 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 the Wall Street Journal named it “the new standard to beat”.
Merchandise Available at Salt and Straw
There are actually a few fun extras outside of ice cream available at Salt and Straw. If you are trying to find the merchandise when inside Salt and Straw just turn around when ordering. They have a couple of shelves set up with a small selection of items.
The items for sale include the Salt and Straw ice cream cookbook, Florida tumbler, ice cream scoop, embroidery jean hat, knit beanie, enamel pins and sprinkles.
About Salt and Straw
This ice cream shop was created by two cousins who took the leap into the ice cream making business together. Salt and Straw is known for its incredibly unique ice cream flavors. But where did the name Salt and Straw come from?
When the ice cream maker first entered the scene in the United States, it was pretty low tech: a bucket of ice, some rock salt, and a lot of elbow grease. Salt lowers the freezing point of water, and super-cold water can freeze cream. The process was simple: Submerge a bucket of sweet cream into the super-cold salt water and use a crank to churn and a paddle to scrape the frozen treat. Then the ice cream was packed in layers of insulating hay, or straw, to harden in a cool place (since we didn’t have freezers back then). Their name celebrates where ice cream came from. And Salt & Straw is where ice cream is going.
At their core is a quest for community and collaboration. In every city where we scoop, we work with local makers, farmers, and chefs who inspire us to tell stories through our ever-changing menu of new flavors. (On any given day, we’re scooping at least 36 flavors across our neighborhoods.)
Salt and Straw always scoop “classics”, but new flavors make their debut every series and then disappear, sometimes forever. This is currently a one-month rotation. This ever-evolving ice cream exploration pushes them to keep collaborating, experimenting, and inventing.
I have been visiting the parks annually since my parents first brought me at just a year old. Recently I was able to fulfill my life long dream of being a Florida local and moved from the wintery Northeast to the sunshine and fun of central Florida. Now I am hoping to share my Disney knowledge with you so you can have the best vacation possible!
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