Three Ways to Spice Up Vanilla Ice Cream

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Three Ways to Spice Up Vanilla Ice Cream

It’s hot outside and you know what that means! Time to bust out some ice cream. When I was younger, I was a huge fan of the novelty flavors and for awhile there I was only eating cookie dough ice cream. As I’ve gotten older, my taste has changed. You will most likely see me buying a carton of plain ol’ vanilla ice cream these days. Some people might think vanilla is a boring flavor, and I have to admit I used to be that way too! But vanilla is actually the most versatile flavor, and with a little creativity it can become any flavor you want it to be!

Blue Bunny Vanilla Ice Cream Mix Ins

Blue Bunny Vanilla Ice Cream Mix In Trio

Vanilla is always my base flavor. On days where I just want something simple, it’s enough. When I want to shake it up, I grab whatever I can find in my kitchen to spice up my vanilla ice cream. :)

While I was grocery shopping at Walmart, I saw a sign for a Blue Bunny demo for their vanilla ice cream and fresh berries. It sounded like something that I would do! πŸ˜‰ The person doing the demo was on lunch break while I was there and I couldn’t stay very long, but it did get my creative juices flowing for what kind of mix-ins I would put in my vanilla ice cream!

Blue Bunny Vanilla Ice Cream Three Mix Ins

Blue Bunny Ice Cream at Walmart

I decided to put a spin on vanilla ice cream with fresh berries. I’m a huge fan of strawberry shortcake and for me personally it’s a big sign of summer arriving! Why not make strawberry shortcake ice cream? Just mix some strawberries with a little bit of sugar, let it sit and mix it in with a few chunks of cake. :)

Blue Bunny Ice Cream

Another huge favorite of mine is cinnamon raisin. I usually put this on a bagel for breakfast but it’s equally as delicious with vanilla ice cream! Super simple.

If you are a huge fan of peanut butter like I am… you have to try mixing in peanut butter and bananas into your ice cream. Peanut butter is such a huge comfort food to me, so pairing it with ice cream is almost the ultimate comfort food!

Q: Which one of these looks the most delicious? Do you spice up your vanilla ice cream at home too?

Let me know how you like to eat your ice cream too. I’d love to hear about it! πŸ˜€ If you are looking for more ice cream ideas, check out Blue Bunny’s social hub. If you’re heading to Walmart soon, be sure to check out the Blue Bunny Premium Vanilla sandwiches and Wet Ones demo happening June 4-7 for some free samples.

Casablanca in HBC

Living in Seoul, no matter how exciting, can still come with some homesickness. I was really lucky because I lived in Haebangchon, a predominantly foreign area filled with tons of good restaurants that I could go to when I needed that back home taste. It actually ended up being a bad thing as well… I leaned on it a bit too often and foreign restaurants are expensive. But when I did really crave something… it was only a short walk away. :)

Casablanca Veggie Sandwich Roll

Casablanca Haebangchon Menu Board

Most foreign restaurants are expensive… but there are a few gems that don’t break the budget! My absolute favorite is Casablanca… a Moroccan inspired sandwich place right in the heart of HBC. I’m a huge fan of their vegetarian sandwich but their chicken sandwich is equally as good. If you are looking for spicy, they also have a mean spicy shrimp sandwich!

Casablanca HBC Star Lights

Casablanca Veggie Sandwich Close Up

The sandwich has some kind of garlic mayonnaise with a type of pickled carrot mix and that stuff is like crack. The veggie is made with fried potatoes and it’s like another type of crack. They serve their sandwiches on Turkish bread from the Salam Bakery in Itaewon. The bread is like crack, the filling is like crack… what’s not to love?

Casablanca HBC Inside

Casablanca Chicken Sandwich HBC

The only downside to this place is that it can get crowded really quickly and when they are sold out, they close down shop! They never seem to be open until their actual closing time because their sandwiches sell out so fast. :( They also only take cash, but that’s a small price to pay for good eats.

Seriously, get down to Casablanca if you are in Haebangchon. You won’t regret it. πŸ˜‰

How to Get to Casablanca:
Take Line 6 (brown line) on the subway to Noksapyeong Station and go out of exit 2. Walk straight until you reach the intersection. Turn left at the intersection and follow the kimchi pots. Keep walking on this road for a few minutes and you will find Casablanca on your left.

ETA: Prices have went up 1,000 won since this post. I guess they got featured on a Korean news channel and they upped prices after a huge swarm of new business from the show. Boo, but still cheap eats!

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