Here at Ben & Jerry’s we like to think of Cinnamon Buns as a bit of a rebel. There’s nothing about it that says “plain-Jane:” with its caramel ice cream, cinnamon bun dough and cinnamon streusel swirl, it’s a flavor that’s got some kick—and isn’t afraid to show it.
In honor of its taste bud-dancing assertiveness, we thought it only right to highlight all of the times when Cinnamon Buns should be your perfect flavor sidekick.
1. For breakfast:
The bold, eye-opening cinnamon notes really queue this flavor up to be the perfect breakfast food. Plus: cinnamon buns! See? Breakfast food! (This logic also applies to churros con chocolate, by the way.)
2. In a wrestling match:
When you really need to bring the heat, fiery Cinnamon Buns has got your back. Crack a pint and let those assertive cinnamon notes loose on the world; unless your opponent is a fire-breathing dragon, you should have this duel in the bag (or pint!).
3. When it’s freezing-cold outside:
We know, we know: eating ice cream when the temperature dips into mercury-busting zones is a little, well, crazy. But when the warm and toasty-smelling flavors of cinnamon and caramel start wafting through the air, you’ll change your mind. Pair with a hot mulled cider if you’re really still not convinced.
4. Before—or during—a hot date:
You forgot to skip the garlic, didn’t you? No worries; Cinnamon Buns has you covered! Mint and cinnamon both mask any … lingering … reminders of the day’s indiscretions (and you know that hearty dash of spice is going to give you extra pep in your step!)
5. Paired with pie:
Nothing amplifies the flavor of a fruity, spiced pie like Cinnamon Buns. For a classic pairing, go ‘Buns plus apple pie. For a pairing that’ll really get your taste buds rocking, add a scoop to mincemeat pie. Sprinkled lightly with powdered sugar, this combo isn’t afraid to amp it up for an out-of-this-world cinna-explosion!
6. Nestled on top of your waffles:
Waffles, toasted pecans, a scoop of Cinnamon Buns, and a drizzle of syrup. Could there be a better breakfast? We’re not convinced there is.
7. When you just need a buzzy, boozy milkshake:
This cheeky little concoction of spiced rum, milk, and Cinnamon Buns is probably best enjoyed after 5 p.m. (and for the adults-only crowd), but in certain situations, boozy ‘Buns just can’t be beat!
8. …Or when you're in the mood for something simple and sweet instead:
We’ve got you covered there, too. Pour in the maple syrup, add a chug of milk and several generous scoops of Cinnamon Buns, and go to town!
9. Whenever you need a wingman (or wingwoman):
Cinnamon Buns excels in this category, whether you need a spice-packing pint for a late-night heist, or a warm and toasty flavor to get cozy with on the couch. Sassy, spicy, and always delicious, this ‘Bun’s for you!