After leaving Austin at midday yesterday and flying all night we arrived home at lunchtime today, tired (will I ever learn to sleep on a plane?!), jet lagged and already missing the sun. England is very grey and quite rainy but after a 4 hour doze I feel refreshed and happy to be home, I love my house & my stuff (I'm, like, the opposite of a minimalist!).
Sweet Ritual was one of my favourite places in Austin and if we'd had the time (or room in our bellies) I would have headed back here every day.
My first Sweet Ritual experience was this stunning Peanut Butter Cup Sundae, of course I had to take it a step too far and order it in one of their homemade sprinkle covered chocolate waffle cones AND top it with marshmallows.
The actual sundae consisted of vanilla soft serve topped with peanut butter sauce, peanuts, chocolate chips and, of course, the added marshmallows.
Now I'm not a vanilla ice cream fan, not at all, quite the opposite in fact. Usually if vanilla's the only ice cream option I'll just skip it (even if it means having no dessert!) but at Sweet Ritual the epic toppings pushed me to give it a try. I was super impressed! This soft serve wasn't barf inducingly sweet like most vanilla based ice creams I've tried, it was just the perfect vehicle for toppings!
On our second visit I got the soft serve topped with salted caramel sauce and toasted marshmallows, yes, that's correct, toasted marshmallows, on a sundae. Mind. Blown.
This was insane! Toasted marshmallows on a sundae are a thing of genius, thank you lovely Sweet Ritual staffer for suggesting such an awesome thing and bringing such joy into my life! And the caramel sauce? OMG, the caramel sauce! It's left me needing to try to recreate it at home and slather it on everything!
I'm feeling pretty tired right now so I'm about to curl up on the sofa with Nick, MoFo blogs, a Daiya grilled cheese and a whole lotta TV, Downton Abbey & New Girl here I come!