Salted Caramel Peanut – April 2018
The April Umpqua Ice Cream Flavor of the Month is Salted Caramel Peanut! It’s the perfect marriage of sweet and salty. Sweet, salty caramel peanut ice cream with roasted peanuts and gooey, salted caramel ribbons. Now that’s really wedded bliss!
The smooth rich flavor of ‘salted caramel’ has taken the food world by storm. In the past 6 years, salted caramel has gone from little known gourmet flavor to international SUPERSTARDOM. The craze for this delectable flavor began in France with heavily salted gourmet butter caramels. From there the fan base grew rapidly during the late 1990s, due to inventive pastry chef, Pierre Hermé and his salted caramel macaroon.
By the new millennium, top pastry chefs in the U.S. were experimenting with salted caramels covered in chocolate. Entranced with the way the tiny flakes of salt could bring out the sweetness of the caramel, the country started seeing a trend of chocolate caramel tarts, coffees flavored with the combination and ice cream infused with the salted caramel flavors.
It’s not surprising this flavor trend has become so popular considering our timeless love of all things sweet and salty: Turtles, Pralines, and Tin Roof Sundaes all have the salty nuts and sweet buttery caramelized sugar.
We are proud to have brought this salty, sweet treat to life in our ice cream line up. UMPQUA Salted Caramel Peanut Ice Cream! Sweet, salty caramel peanut ice cream with roasted peanuts and gooey, salted caramel ribbons. Try it today!