Promptober #1: ice cream flavor
Dirty ice cream
Back home, we didn’t have ice cream trucks. We had ice cream carts. And we call that treat “dirty ice cream”, because they were literally being sold along streets. It comes in the usual flavors like chocolate, strawberry, ube, and macapuno. Sometimes the vendor offers sprinkles or fudge. It’s not high quality ice cream, but kids love it.
Is it hygienic? Meh. Some vendors don’t use gloves when they handle the cone. The ice cream is being scooped in the middle of traffic. So…not really hygienic.
But we grew up with the dirty ice cream, and so far we haven’t died from it. It’s been 5 years since I had one. I miss it.
Sea Salt Caramel Gelato (Talenti)
Recently, I discovered the sweet and salty goodness of Talenti‘s sea salt caramel gelato as I was perusing through the ice cream aisle at Sprouts. Safeway, Raley’s, and Target also carry this flavor. For $5, guys!
I am so glad to have found this review (with delicious pictures!) by The Ice Cream Informant, because I can’t even find the right words to describe how beyond heavenly this treat is. I love their simple packaging, too–minimalist design with a screw on top for convenience. And another caveat: it is gluten-free, HFCS free, hormone-free, vegetarian, and Kosher. Yes!!!
I haven’t tried any other Talenti flavors because their sea salt caramel is more than enough for me.
Cinnamon Buns (Ben & Jerry’s)
I like cinnamon rolls. My stepdad Homer used to bake them a lot, and he’d smother those sweet rolls in so much cream cheese. Absolutely delicious. There is nothing quite as heartwarming and comforting as the scent of warm, freshly-baked cinnamon rolls.
So when I chanced upon Ben & Jerry’s Cinnamon Buns ice cream, I felt like I hit the jackpot. Of course, The Ice Cream Informant has a review on it as well.
So far, the only nearby store I found that carries this flavor is the Safeway on Elkhorn Blvd. in Antelope, CA.
What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?
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