Tuesday, October 13, 2009

New obsession

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.


10 comments:

Shoshanah said...

That does sound like an ice cream flavor I would fall in love with. And you Famous pasta? I'd love to hear more about that! I'm always looking for new pasta recipes.

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Hmmmm. That ice cream LOOKS delicious!! Your description is making my mouth water, btw! Haha

{lovely little things} said...

Maple ginger snap, yum! What a unique and delicious sounding flavor!

Dionne said...

Ooooh that sounds divine! My fave autumn dessert would be anything with berries. Or an apple pie with vanilla bean icecream. Yummo!

I used to live in Pasadena, and have friends in Simi Valley!

Slice of Pink said...

OMG, yum.

trishiekoh said...

Oh my gosh, i so wanna try that!

Elizabeth Marie said...

OMG well. I know what I'm doing friday night now! I have a hot date with some gelato and magazines, baby sitting my mommy!

BESOS love it! HA.

What grocery store did you get this at? Can you tell I'm alllll about it? :)

Martinis or Diaper Genies? said...

Spill it sister. Where did you get this crack?

jamie said...

I don't know how I feel about maple gingersnap but I want gelato. I had peach gelato and it was the most amazing thing I've ever had in my life!

rachel said...

Sounds delicious! Right now I have some vanilla-mango frozen yogurt in my freezer :)