Last week I had an eye doctor appointment and it just so happened that the doctor’s office was right next door to our local Graeter’s Ice Cream Shop. Graeter’s is well-known here in the Cincinnati area. Me being the weak person that I am, had already decided upon arrival that I would be making a visit next door after my eye appointment.
When I walked in the door, I was so amazed at all the different flavors of ice cream that I simply couldn’t choose. That’s when I saw a sign advertising their newest flavor…Maple Cinnamon Crunch! OMG! Yes, I’ll have a scoop of that, please! It was a little pricey at $4.50 a scoop so I thought to myself, this had better be the best ice cream I have ever tasted.
Once I returned to my car, I took one bite while swooning over it. Then I immediately started dissecting the wonderful creamy concoction. A true maple flavor was definitely pronounced along with the rich flavor of pure cream. Hidden inside were these little pieces of some sort of shortbread with a cinnamon taste…a true complement to the maple flavor. I was totally in heaven. I knew exactly what I had to do when I got home…replicate the recipe!
The first order of the day was figuring out how to make maple syrup the star of the show.