ice cream, farmers

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.

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.