Finally: a turkey that can melt.
baskin-robbins turkey ice cream cake
Credit: Baskin-Robbins

We're less than two weeks away from being able to stop thinking about how "Thanksgiving is going to look and feel a bit different in 2020." Depending on your perspective, it's either going to suck or be liberating to (likely) avoid the large-scale family gatherings that have come to define the food-driven holiday. 

Either way, it's probably worth leaning into the absurdity of this particular Thanksgiving by replacing the traditional turkey with this giant Baskin-Robbins ice cream cake that looks stunningly like the real thing. 

Wrapped in a seasonally appropriate, golden brown caramel praline glaze and using two sugar cones for legs, this ice cream cake can be made to order with any Baskin-Robbins flavor you desire. Want a vaguely Thanksgiving-themed ice cream cake? Opt for a flavor like Pumpkin Cheesecake. Aiming for maximum shock value when you slice this thing open? Something vibrant like Rainbow Sherbet or Green Tea would probably do the trick. 

Though the taste is (hopefully) pretty different, the structure of this unique ice cream cake isn't so different from the real thing. As a video from Baskin-Robbins shows, the process of carving up this cake should be instantly familiar to anyone who's wielded a knife around the Thanksgiving bird before. 

This uniquely absurd ice cream cake isn't the product of too much spare R&D time in 2020. In fact, Baskin-Robbins has been putting out versions of this turkey ice cream cake since the 70's. The latest iteration you see here has been around since 2008, but there's little doubt it could gain some traction this year given that folks will have more creative control over the form of their Thanksgiving celebration. 

So instead of settling for a smaller bird this year, maybe just get one that's made out of ice cream instead. The fact that you can acquire it through DoorDash, UberEats, or the Baskin-Robbins app means you really have no excuse not to just order this and see what it's like—especially if some of your judgmental relatives aren't around.