Cinnamon ice cream elusive
Years ago it wasn't all that difficult to find unadorned cinnamon ice cream all year round. Then it became a seasonal offering. Nowadays even the seasonal offering is restricted to a very small number of producers. Blue Bunny is one of them, although, as one can see from the following UClue thread that I started some time ago, even their cinnamon wasn''t available in my Jacksonville, FL metro area last fall:
Has anyone found a cinnamon ice cream in recent years, and I am not talking about the cinnamon bun or cinnamon swirl variants that do appear now and then, but just a straight cinnamon? I realize there are mom and pop shoppes that make their own version, some even shipping it for exhorbitant overnight fees, but I mean to restrict my search to regional and national commercial packagers.
I have never seen straight commercial cinnamon but only the cinnamon swirl etc you describe. Our local joint has cinnamon Oreo I've cream but I don't like cinnamon in my ice cream in general.
Try local gelato places. I have found two (not two of the same chain) near me that make downright delicious cinnamon gelato.
ETA: What about Bruster's? Do you have any of those? One of their flavors is straight cinnamon. I have never tried it, though (or any of their ice cream).
I also found these two, via some Googling:
http://www.allmenus.com/fl/jacksonvil... Their Bananas Foster comes with cinnamon ice cream. You could go in and ask where they get it, or if it's theirs, whether they'd sell you some.
http://www.examiner.com/article/jax-s... Apparently this place (sometimes) has homemade cinnamon ice cream.
I know you said you seek commercial versions, but if you don't have to get it shipped, why not try the little places? :)
Schwan's used to have cinnamon ice cream available around the holidays- it was a seasonal flavor. I don't think they carried it last year though- not sure why. Who knows, maybe they will bring it back this year.