Dwayne Johnson Teams Up With Salt & Straw To Make Holiday Ice Cream


For the third year in a row, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, is swapping monikers and becoming Dwanta Claus as he partners with cult-favorite small-batch ice cream company, Salt & Straw. The two powerhouses have debuted this year’s exclusive holiday ice cream pack featuring five flavors — both naughty and nice.

“I love the holiday season and Dwanta Claus is ready to rock and roll! No better way to do that than with our wonderful partners at Salt & Straw and of course, a splash of my world-famous Teremana Tequila,” said Johnson. 

The collection is inspired by The Rock’s cheat meals and is sure to bring tidings of holiday cheer this season. Not only is it a delicious way to top off a cheat meal, but it’s for a great cause as now through December 31st, $1 per pint sold will benefit World Central Kitchen’s Restaurants for the People program with Johnson’s Teremana tequila matching every $1 donated.

“I always say, ‘it’s nice to be important but it’s more important to be nice’, so we have the opportunity here to give back and support those who are in need within our community, all while bringing some smiles to people’s faces with some delicious, naughty and nice Teremana-infused ice cream flavors. We are proud to support World Central Kitchen’s efforts to assist American families who are impacted from crises stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic,” shared Johnson.

Available to ship nationwide, the Salt & Straw Dwanta Claus five-pint ice cream pack comes with a note and signed labels from Dwanta Claus himself and includes:

Dwanta’s Teremana Spiked Eggnog – A classic boozy ‘nog featuring Dwanta’s Teremana Tequila, a small batch tequila crafted in the Jalisco highlands. There’s oaky vanilla from Teremana’s Reposado that shines against rich, silky custard with a splash of amontillado sherry, nutmeg to warm it all up, and salt for a toasty finish.  

PB&J (Pretty Badass & Jolly) Coconut Banana Pancakes – Golden bites of fluffy coconut pancakes adorned with homemade peanut butter cups are smothered with marionberry jam, then dusted with flakes of candied coconut. Heaps of crunchy streusel crumble throughout a spiced banana ice cream in Dwanta’s favorite cheat meal. 

Naughty Nutty, Tipsy Toasty Teremana Pecan Pie – Modeled after a perfect holiday pecan pie, this ice cream achieves the magic of a crispy-edged, sticky pecan pie by slow-cooking brown sugar, butter, vanilla, and handfuls of toasted pecans until preposterously gooey. The filling is tucked into spiced cream spiked with hearty glugs of Teremana tequila for even more holiday spirit.

Chocolate Gooey Brownie – For anyone who eats brownies warm right out of the pan. This ice cream featured folded fudgy chocolate-y brownie batter into intensely rich chocolate ice cream.

Double Fold Vanilla – Made with Singing Dog Vanilla, it’s called “double fold” for a reason as they use twice as many vanilla beans in the extract to pack an incredible punch. This definitely ain’t vanilla vanilla.

“This year we made new ice cream flavors that balance each other in ways that only Dwayne Johnson’s naughty-and-nice persona can do in this world,” said Tyler Malek, Co-Founder + Head Ice Cream Maker of Salt & Straw. “Under Dwanta’s watchful eye, we enlisted hefty splashes of Teremana tequila in a few key spots, kept adding obscene amounts of peanut butter until we got a thumbs up, and slowly went a little nutty. We have three ice creams made by the joyful elves in Dwanta’s Work(out) Shop, that truly embody his if I can imagine it, then I can make it philosophy.”

The collaboration joins Salt & Straw’s December Flavor Menu which includes Peppermint Cocoa, Gingerbread Cookie Dough, Almond Brittle w/ Salted Ganache and The Great Cookie Swap (vegan).

As Dwanta always says, “Don’t cheat yourself, my friends — treat yourself!” Grab your special holiday ice cream pack here available nationwide for $65 (plus shipping).



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