So it's been raining all day and here I am thinking about ice cream. But I have a good excuse for this madness: Tonight, I discovered a new flavor that may just become my new obsession.
I never thought there could be a perfect-for-fall flavor of ice cream, but I have found it.
When I saw it in my grocer's freezer section last night during a quick shopping trip for dinner supplies, the name caught my attention. I mean, Maple Ginger Snap? Who can say no? So tonight, after eating a delicious bowl of my "famous" (yes, famous) farfalle pesto and sun-dried tomato pasta, I thought I'd grab the pint and a spoon and give it a taste.
Oh, man, is it good. Seriously amazing. Imagine ginger snap crumbles nestled in cream that has been sweetened with maple syrup and hints of cinnamon and toffee. It's spicy and sweet-- a surprisingly delightful combination for ice cream, er, gelato.
I'm already imagining this on apple cobbler or a warm blondie, with graham crackers or a cup of coffee... heck, I'll take it any way I can get it. It's a wonder that I was able to close the lid and put the pint back in the freezer!
Well, now that I have waxed poetic about gelato, I urge you to try it yourself. Then you'll see. Till then, tell me: What's your favorite autumn dessert? And what flavor ice cream makes you melt? (Sorry, I couldn't resist.)
Oh, and for the record, banana ice cream (or fro yo), I have not forsaken you. You just have a new friend in the freezer.