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7 Farm-to-Cone Combinations

From apricots and olive oil to microplaned parmesan, these fresh add-ons will enhance your ice cream all summer long.

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While swapping sprinkles for strawberries or chocolate fudge for cucumber juice may not make ice cream healthy per se, it does make it more interesting and just a little bit more wholesome. Inspired by the season's bounty of produce, we asked the folks at Salt & Straw Ice Cream in Portland, Oregon for alternative topping combinations that will breathe new life into summer's quintessential dessert. "These take advantage of really fresh fruits, and a simple vanilla ice cream will highlight each of the flavors," says Salt & Straw chef Tyler Malek. Read on for his inventive ways to indulge.