Salt & Straw Is Auctioning Off Ice Cream Advent Calendars For A Good Cause

High-end Advent calendars feel like they are having a moment right now, and the ice cream mavens at Salt & Straw are taking advantage to do some good this holiday season. The tradition of daily calendars filled with chocolate has endured because of its delightful simplicity, marking the days with little treats, little moments of joy, as a countdown to the most joyous day of them all. Its marriage with Salt & Straw makes perfect sense then because what is more joyous than ice cream? Santa can have his milk & cookies but give us some Cinnamon Snickerdoodle ice cream.

Salt & Straw is famous for endlessly experimenting with unusual flavors and going all-out with seasonal and holiday collections. This year's special flavors are being made in collaboration with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, or at least his holiday alter-ego, the charmingly-strained "Dwanta Claus." Salt & Straw has already worked with Johnson in the past, including on last year's holiday Dwanta Claus pack, which featured flavors like Coconut Banana Pancakes. The company's new advent calendar also brings in a second partnership that has less to do with ice cream flavors and more to do with spreading the spirit of the season.

Salt & Straws ice cream advent calendar will support Jose Andres' World Central Kitchen

In a press release sent to Tasting Table, Salt & Straw stated that its first-of-a-kind frozen advent calendar will feature 12 flavors for the 12 days leading up to Christmas. Being an advent calendar, the flavors will remain a secret until the days they are opened, but they will include brand new recipes, including some infused with Teremana Tequila, Dwayne Johnson's celebrity tequila brand. Best of all, the proceeds from the promotion will go to benefit World Central Kitchen, which is Chef Jose Andres' organization that provides meals to people in need during disasters and crises.

If you want to do some good and give yourself a pretty delicious treat this holiday season, the advent calendars will be auctioned off on eBay starting this November 29th and going until December 6th, with the winners receiving their calendars before December 14th. The advent ice cream will also be shipped in a festive custom freezer, emblazoned with the cartoon visage of Dwanta Claus. While the competition is sure to be hot for this unique holiday treat, it would certainly make an impressive gift for any ice cream lover in your life. If you can't get your hands on it, you can always donate directly to World Central Kitchen and then order 12 pints of ice cream from Salt & Straw's website, which sounds like a good backup plan to us.