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Free Donuts in Madison Square Park Today

Today, June 6, is National Donut Day.  The day was started in 1938 by the Salvation Army to honor the “Donut Lassies,” women who gave donuts to soldiers during World War I.  Entenmann’s teams up with Salvation Army to give out free donuts in Madison Square Park until 3 p.m. today.  And you can see a 7-foot replica of a red velvet doughnut too.

Ice Cream Monday

I haven’t written about Holey Cream in Hell’s Kitchen on my blog because it’s not my favorite ice cream shop.  A friend of mine recently told me that I discount ice cream that is not creamy-creamy and that she really liked the homemade pretzel ice cream she had there recently.  Holey Cream has hard ice cream and homemade ice cream.  The homemade ice cream is better.  I had one of their popular flavors–homemade oatmeal raisin cookie–recently and it was good.

Holey Cream

I also like their Long Island raspberry rhapsody.  Their ice cream schtick is a doughnut ice cream sandwich, yes, ice cream sandwiched in between the layers of a sliced doughnut.  I love doughnuts and ice cream, but this sounds like a bit of overload for me.

Two for Tuesday: Seasonal Flavors

The winter brings certain flavors like cinnamon, ginger and cranberry.  Most businesses create some kind of seasonal treat to enjoy with these flavors or that are reminiscent of the season.

The mini-cupcake shop Baked by Melissa has a special “Snowball” cupcake.  These cupcakes are about the size of a quarter, so they are perfect if you are watching your weight for the holidays.  The Snowball cupcake is white cake with white frosting and little white snowflakes. 

cupcake

The Doughnut Plant has some special doughnuts for the season.  I am a fan of the yeast doughnuts here, so instead of getting the cranberry yeast doughnut, I tried the cake doughnuts.  Here are cranberry and ginger, both very good.  The ginger has real ginger in the glaze.

doughnut plant