Right this moment, on this most romantic of holidays, on an event after we owe it to those we love to inform them simply how a lot they imply to us, I’d prefer to take a second to proclaim my timeless devotion for my one and solely, my tried and true. A continuing supply of assist and luxury who not solely makes my life infinitely higher, however who I do know might be there for the lengthy haul…by means of thick and skinny, for higher or for worse.
I’m speaking about, after all – the Akron Canton Regional Airport.
For these of you who aren’t hooked up ultimately to Northeastern Ohio, this put up will probably have little to no emotional influence in your day – be at liberty to go about your online business and scroll by means of to the “Recipe” portion of this web page (I received’t take it personally, I promise!).
However, for these of you native bumpkins who adore this little gem simply as a lot as I do, I invite you to buckle up and benefit from the journey, as I try and seize in phrases one thing I really feel so deeply in my soul.
There are few issues on this world that trigger me as a lot nervousness as touring by airplane, however sadly, as somebody at present snarled within the inescapable net of corporate-leaning pursuits, it’s an everyday and obligatory a part of my existence.
Much more than air journey itself, I despise airports. The crowds, the gross bogs, the pre-packaged yogurt parfaits…the sensation that you just won’t really be a human, however somewhat some unusual soul-less robotic shuffling from gate to gate in a fuzzy haze of your individual distress.
However, Akron Canton Airport (or CAK, should you’re nasty) isn’t your typical airport. It’s particular, and completely different; a real unicorn of regional airports.
Let’s begin together with your arrival time. Two hours previous to departure? Nah. Why trouble? Half an hour is PLENTY quickly sufficient. Particularly when parking is a breeze and there’s an precise CHAUFFEUR ready to drive you to the primary entrance (regardless that the parking zone is actually 30 ft away from the entrance door).
The TSA brokers are typically pleasant and chatty, but additionally fairly fast and environment friendly (as a result of while you work at CAK, you have to be personable and good at your job). You’re out and in of safety in about three minutes, which is made doable by the truth that there are sometimes ZERO different individuals queuing in entrance of or behind you.
When you’re by means of safety, you’re welcomed by indicators like this, which guarantee me that regardless that I’m not at house and the journey forward appears lengthy and arduous, I’m however a mere few steps away from all the pieces I might ever need and want in life:
The icing on the cake? A beaming, lovely Cinnabon! And it’s not simply any Cinnabon – it’s the World’s Greatest Cinnabon (however would you count on something much less from the World’s Greatest Airport?!). The lingering, virtually overwhelmingly candy and cinnamon-y scent is especially potent because of the small sq. footage of the constructing, however I’m not complaining – it simply provides to the general charming expertise.
My favourite gate at CAK (and thoughts you, there are roughly eight of them in complete) is Gate G3, which is located straight reverse the Cinnabon. I like watching the employees unfold frosting over the freshly baked rolls, and listening to the fixed whir of the blenders, crushing ice for blended espresso. Most of all, I like watching clients place their orders – witnessing the facial features that’s equal elements disgrace and pleasure; figuring out they’re about to make a giant mistake, but additionally, “I don’t give two s**** as a result of hey it’s the airport, and the foundations of society and human decency don’t apply.”
Afterward, while you return out of your travels, road-weary and worn, CAK is there to welcome you with open arms. Once more, you’re out and in in a matter of minutes (save for any time spent at Baggage Declare).
And keep in mind the good chauffeur who dropped you off on the airport entrance just a few days in the past? Effectively, he’s again – and he needs to understand how your journey was, in case your touchdown was easy, and if Bentonville, Arkansas obtained as a lot snow as Cleveland this week? (it by no means does, in case you have been questioning).
60 seconds of pleasant chit-chat later, and I’m again at my automobile, baggage loaded within the hatch, and I’m headed house – only a quick hike up 77 North. It’s pure bliss, and oh. so easy.
…Identical to this no-churn ice cream (how’s that for a easy transition?!)
This recipe actually began with leftover cinnamon rolls – on the day prior, I made brioche-based cinnamon rolls FROM SCRATCH courtesy the Half-Baked Harvest cookbook (it’s superb – go purchase it!). As they have been baking within the oven, and I took a whiff of that acquainted cinnamon-y odor, I couldn’t assist however consider my beloved airport. I knew I wanted these scrumptious treats to someway magically rework into ice cream, however me being the lazy blogger that I’m, I wished to create a recipe that was as easy to navigate as CAK itself. Conventional ice cream with all its bravado simply wouldn’t do on this case – no, I wanted a tried and true no-churn base.
At one level in my running a blog life, I used to be very towards the thought of no-churn ice cream, as a result of it felt like a brief minimize. However you understand what? I’ve discovered that there’s NOTHING incorrect with shortcuts, particularly once they style this scrumptious. No-churn ice cream actually advantages from nice inclusions, which is why it’s an ideal base for this cinnamon roll selection. When you have leftover cinnamon rolls, you possibly can throw them in like I did, or you should utilize any cinnamon-based pastry or cookie (like snickerdoodles!). Really, you possibly can skip the inclusions altogether; as a result of the bottom is infused with cream cheese and cinnamon, it tastes identical to a cinnamon roll already!
The crowning glory? A drizzle of cinnamon roll icing, which actually takes this no-churn recipe excessive. The top product tastes precisely like a cinnamon roll from you-know-where, however in ice cream type!
I hope you’re keen on this no-churn ice cream simply as a lot as we did! And I hope, very similar to the Akron Canton Regional Airport, it brings you consolation in instances of despair.
Comfortable scooping! And protected travels 🙂
No Churn Cinnamon Roll Ice Cream
Yield: 1 (Heaping) Quart
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 ounces)
- four ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 teaspoon floor cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 to three leftover cinnamon rolls, chopped into massive chunks (or sub with sugar cookies snickerdoodles)
- Small pinch of salt, or to style
- 1/four cup leftover cinnamon roll icing (or simply make a small batch of this one)
- In a big bowl, whip the heavy cream with an electrical hand mixer on excessive for 2 to a few minutes till it turns into whipped cream.
- In one other medium sized bowl, whisk collectively the sweetened condensed milk, softened cream cheese, cinnamon, and vanilla till properly mixed.
- Gently fold within the sweetened condensed milk combination into the whipped cream, and gingerly stir collectively till simply mixed. Fold within the chopped cinnamon roll, reserving some to sprinkle on the highest if desired. As a final step, swirl within the cinnamon roll icing.
- Transfer to a storage container if desired, then prime with remaining cinnamon roll crumbs. Cowl with plastic wrap, and retailer within the freezer for at the least four hours. When able to eat, let it relaxation on the counter for 10 or 15 minutes earlier than consuming so it will get good and gentle.
- For additional drama, serve with a heat cinnamon roll! Get pleasure from 🙂