Trip to Kansas provides new cinnamon roll encounter
October 27, 2016
I have always considered myself quite the foodie. I regularly try new recipes and different types of food. However, older recipes are sometimes the most fulfilling and endearing, especially when they come from someone close to you.
I have gotten accustomed to the Pillsbury packaged cinnamon rolls; honestly I thought there was nothing better until I visited my step grandmother in Kansas over the summer and I woke up smelling something heavenly.
Immediately I knew it was the smell of cinnamon rolls, so I assumed they were Pillsbury but I was wrong. Noni had made cinnamon rolls, the best I have ever tasted. Here is her recipe:
½ cup butter
¾ cup sugar
¾ cup brown sugar
1 cup melted vanilla ice cream
12 pack Rhodes Cinnamon Rolls
- Heat butter in a saucepan over the stove until completely melted
- Stir in brown and white sugar until fully combined
- Keep over heat on the stove until the mixture thickens, make sure to remain below a boil
- While the mixture thickens, place the cinnamon rolls in a 13 x 9 inch pan
- Once the mixture thickens, add in the melted ice cream and stir
- Pour the thickened mixture over the pan of cinnamon rolls
- Place the pan in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours (or overnight) so the mixture can soak into the cinnamon rolls
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and place the pan in for 30 minutes
- Remove either after the 30 minutes or once the tops are golden brown
- Frost with the extra packaged cream cheese frosting
- Enjoy with a glass of milk!