I had my first Cinnamon Ice-Cream in Budapest. When M and I were travelling in Eastern Europe, we couldn't resist buying ice-cream every time we chanced upon a colourful ice-cream stand along the street. Well, we tried to keep to reasonable limits. The very first time we chanced upon an ice-cream stand in Budapest and saw that they offered Cinnamon among their varied flavours, I almost couldn't believe my eyes - how did they know what I wanted even before I did?? It was a pretty amazing feeling to be presented with exactly what I love even before it has even crossed my mind that I could have it. It's possible that cinnamon ice-cream exists in Singapore, but I've never seen it so this first taste of cinnamon ice-cream was sublime.
It tasted exactly like cinnamon, which means it tasted like warmth and Christmas - a very creamy, slightly milky Christmas. Impossibly delicious. You have to wonder why it isn't as much of a staple flavour like vanilla or chocolate. Just like the specks of vanilla beans you'd spot in a well-made vanilla ice-cream indicates real vanilla, the brown specks in the ice-cream indicates real cinnamon. In the remaining days that followed, I noticed that every ice-cream stand in Budapest offered this gorgeous flavour. Cinnamon ice-cream was commonplace in Budapest! Afraid that this might be the only city as crazy about cinnamon as I am, I had a lot of cinnamon ice-cream before I left. Unfortunately, my fears were spot on. I've been on the look out ever since but have yet to find another ice-cream stand selling cinnamon ice-cream. Not in Germany, not in Singapore. Help, anyone? I still dream about this ice-cream.
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