I was at Target this past Sunday afternoon and almost knocked over by way overly excited college freshman buying neon colored chevron print sheets, picture frames, and some weird looking spider web chair thing. You know, all the essentials to help you succeed at college?!?! The fact that kids are going back to school made me realize Fall is apparently right around the corner. I’m digging my heels in the ground, not because my kids are going to school yet, but because I am a total summer girl. Long hot days filled with sunscreen and sandy feet. Yep, I live for that. Oh wait, that’s never what my days looks like. More like hot long days filled with baby wipes and cheerios. Anyway. In theory, those long hot sunny days spent at the beach are winding down and fall is gearing up.
Some of you are so excited for pumpkin bread, you could poop your pants. Others of you might just shed tears of joy because your overpriced beloved pumpkin spice latte is back for a limited time (quick, it’s only going to be here until like mid May of next year, RUN RUN RUN!). I’m not a hater, I love pumpkin bread and a fancy latte too, but I think what I love most about all the sweet pumpkin treats is the cinnamon. It’s a bit spicy and warm and cozy. And the aroma of cinnamon is just so inviting. The more I think about it, the more I love cinnamon!
In Southern California fall is still really hot. In fact, I think September and October may be hotter than most of the technical summer months? Which means I still need ice cream. Ok, but let’s be real, I could be in a snow storm in the Antarctic and I would NEED ice cream. Air + water + ice cream = the essentials of survival. A warm and cozy cinnamon custard base ice cream with a cream cheese swirl, the simple flavors of a cinnamon roll. Yet somehow when they come together, oh wow, it’s incredible. Like, I’d sacrifice my left arm (I’m right handed. Let’s be reasonable here.) for a bowl of this stuff.
I’ve made a cinnamon roll ice cream before, but it’s completely different. It’s a butterscotch base with actual chunks of cinnamon rolls in it. Also amazing though.