Was at Summerhill Market last week and was SO excited to see that they carried Greg's ice cream in cinnamon flavour. Now, I absolutely love cinnamon ice cream, though it's incredibly difficult to find. I usually find it in nicer restaurants that have made it as a special to serve with an apple dessert. So, I don't get to have it very often. The prospect of having a regular source of it had me very happy and slightly worried about the impending increase in my waistline. The best cinnamon ice creams are sort of like the flavour of cinnamon toast mellowed with cream. Hard to describe, but I love it!
Confession: I've only had Greg's ice cream once, and that was about 15 years ago. I remember finding it overly rich and uninteresting. But for cinnamon ice cream, I was willing to give it a shot.
Well, total and utter disappointment. The texture of the ice cream was almost "dry" -- so airy that there was a complete lack of creamy mouthfeel. There was such an overabundance of cinnamon that the ice cream was almost gritty with it. There was no mellow creaminess to balance the cinnamon bite.
So sad. No Greg's for me.