Downtown Disney opens its new ice cream shop

October 12, 2018, 4:28 PM · Portland-based artisan ice cream chain Salt & Straw opened its first Orange County location this morning at Downtown Disney.

The ice cream shop features a rotating menu of flavors, featuring organic and sustainable ingredients, often locally sourced. "Classic" flavors available at the shop include Sea Salt with Caramel Ribbons, Chocolate Gooey Brownie, Black Olive Brittle & Humboldt Fog Goat Cheese, and Pots of Gold & Rainbows (think, Lucky Charms). "October Spooktacular" limited-edition flavors include Creepy Crawly Critters, featuring " real dark chocolate covered crickets and coconut toffee-brittle mealworms" in a "light and fresh green-grass ice cream."

If that's too much, opt for "The Great Candycopia" with "salted butterscotch ice cream and an abundance of homemade Snickers, Twix chunks, Heath bars, and peanut butter cups."

The Great Candycopia
Photo courtesy Salt & Straw

It’s $6 for one scoop, $8 for two and $1.50 to upgrade to a waffle cone. The store will be open from 10am through midnight, daily.

Upcoming additions to Downtown Disney include Ballast Point brewery and Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes, plus whatever the company decides to do to replace the closed AMC Theaters, ESPN Zone, and Rainforest Cafe, now that it is not going ahead with plans to build a luxury hotel on that space.

Replies (7)

October 12, 2018 at 8:26 PM

Hey Robert, you may wanna be more specific with the location than just “Downtown Disney in Orange County.” Disney World is located in Orange Cohnty, FL.

October 13, 2018 at 12:51 AM

Downtown Disney is in Disneyland in California. Disney Springs is at Walt Disney World in Florida. I assume that as not needing explanation for TPI readers, but if I need to be more basic in my description of things, I will do so if requested.

October 13, 2018 at 9:56 AM

Deliberately putting insects in ice cream? Eww! That Creepy Crawly Critters ice cream isn't made with real crickets and mealworms is it?

Several years ago my wife ordered a scoop of Rocky Road ice cream at a local ice cream parlor and found most of a dead cockroach in the scoop. Sadly, I'm not even allowed to wonder aloud what happened to the rest of the roach or even say "Rocky Roach" ice cream.

And yes, we never ate there again, and to this date I don't think she's ordered another scoop of Rocky Road ice cream anywhere.

October 13, 2018 at 1:06 PM

Maybe this is a real ice cream shop, unlike the typical Ben and Jerry/Baskin Robins/Mayfield ice cream shops with their corn syrups, gums and other unnecessary ingredients that cheapen the storage and production but wreck the taste and texture. Looking foward to giving this one a try.

October 13, 2018 at 3:25 PM

"Salt & Straw" has to be the worst name for an ice cream store ever.

October 15, 2018 at 2:05 PM

Sea Salt and Caramel Ribbons sound delish, and I'm rather intrigued by the Black Olive Brittle and Humboldt Fog Goat Cheese! I had a goat cheese gelato at a restaurant in Seattle years ago which was absolutely delish, and Humboldt Fog is one of the best!

October 18, 2018 at 1:51 PM

Wdw has Disney springs

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