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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


  1. Heat butter in a saucepan over the stove until completely melted
  2. Stir in brown and white sugar until fully combined
  3. Keep over heat on the stove until the mixture thickens, make sure to remain below a boil
  4. While the mixture thickens, place the cinnamon rolls in a 13 x 9 inch pan
  5. Once the mixture thickens, add in the melted ice cream and stir
  6. Pour the thickened mixture over the pan of cinnamon rolls
  7. Place the pan in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours (or overnight) so the mixture can soak into the cinnamon rolls
  8. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and place the pan in for 30 minutes
  9. Remove either after the 30 minutes or once the tops are golden brown
  10. Frost with the extra packaged cream cheese frosting
  11. Enjoy with a glass of milk!
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