Taste of the Township: Cider Mill Sundae
Special at the Paint Creek Cider Mill combines donut, ice cream and apples.
I love apples, ice cream and an occasional donut, but I’ve never tasted all three at the same time – until now.
Yesterday, I ventured to the Paint Creek Cider Mill and decided to try its Cider Mill Sundae, which costs $4.50 plus tax. This unique delicacy combines ice cream and apples on top of a cinnamon sugar donut, and comes topped with whipped cream and caramel sauce. Though customers get their choice of ice cream, I went with the recommended butter pecan.
I am not one to mix foods, so I was a bit hesitant taking the first bite, which I made sure included all three layers. I was pleasantly surprised to find the combination is delicious! The texture of the ice cream mixes perfectly with the dry, crumbly donut, and with an apple thrown in the mix it adds the right amount of crunch. There is a satisfying hint of cinnamon from the donut added to the sweet and slightly juicy taste from the apple.
I usually opt for chocolate sauce on my sundaes (which doesn’t sound good on this particular sundae), but the caramel sauce drizzled over the dish paired fabulously with the components of the dessert. It might sound a bit too sweet or calorie-packed for your average snack, but it’s worth it. However, the dish is filling, making it a great snack to share, so next time I’m bringing someone to eat it with me.