I have a confession to make: I don’t like cereal.
I hate myself a little for starting a post with “I have a confession to make”. It’s sort of like starting a speech or paper with the Dictionary definition of whatever your topic is. Not only that, but it’s not really something that I feel I’m really confessing. After all, the Dictionary defines “confession” as an acknowledgment of guilt—no guilt here.
But seriously, I don’t really like cereal. One of my favorites growing up though was Fruity Pebbles™. Sweet, fruity, and endorsed by one of the most beloved cartoon families of all time, literally—c’mon—what kid wouldn’t love them?! And if I’m being totally honest, I still love them.
I don’t really believe in the guilty pleasure construct when it comes to foodstuffs—I mean, it’s food, you shouldn’t feel guilty if it makes you happy—but there is a certain secret shame that I revel in whenever I indulge in these. Since I don’t really do that whole cereal and milk thing, the best way to enjoy these fruity gems was mixed with melted marshmallows and butter for a Technicolor take on Krispies treats. That is, until…
Fruity. Pebbles. Ice cream.
To taste this is to love it, but even more so, just to eat it is a total visceral experience that’s utterly ineffable. Naturally, little Fruity Pebbles™ and marshmallow clusters are strewn throughout the ice cream, giving you bites of krispy, crunchy bursts of juvenile indulgence.
But it doesn’t stop there; the ice cream itself is flavored with Fruity Pebbles™. The pebbles are steeped in milk for a little bit so that their fruity flavor infuses into it. It’s the same as when you eat it with milk for breakfast—the milk that’s left in the bowl tastes like liquefied pebbles. Once the milk and cereal is done steeping, strain it through a fine mesh sieve, and voila—Fruity Pebbles™ flavored milk, allowing their flavor to run through every bite of the ice cream.
If you love this cereal as much as I do you cannot go wrong with this… the only thing you have to do is to try stopping yourself from eating it for breakfast.
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