Homemade Cookie Butter

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Cookie Butter. I love it, you love it, Trader Joe’s sells a ton of it. They do make really delicious ones, but I never really thought to make my own, until I saw this Bustle video showing how to make it, using only four ingredients. Naturally, I had to make it. I made a lot of s’mores earlier this week, but couldn’t use any of the broken graham crackers. Nothing ever goes to waste, so, Graham Cracker Cookie Butter coming up. 

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 cups of any cookie of your choice
  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 1/2 cup condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk

The instructions couldn’t be easier. First, take a blender or food processor and throw in the cookies. Blend them up completely. Then, add in the butter, condensed milk and evaporated milk, and blend that all together. That’s it! Eat it right away, or seal it in a container or jar and keep it in the fridge for up to a couple weeks. But, let’s be real, it won’t even stand a chance lasting that long. 

Emack & Bolio’s

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Summer. Ice Cream season. Let’s do this. I was off to get my fix at Emack & Bolio’s on the Upper East Side. 

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Since 1975, they’ve been making homemade ice cream with unique and delicious flavors in Boston. Now, with locations around the country and even some internationally, you can get yourself a scoop of their ice cream, or yogurt, and have it on one of their premium, fancy cereal rimmed cones.

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Everything sounded amazing, but I had to choose, so I went for their Cosmic Crunch (Vanilla Ice Cream, Caramel Swirl, Chocolate Chips, Walnuts, Cookies) on a Rice Krispies Cone. Let’s not even waste time getting sophisticated with an in depth description. This ruled. The ice cream was rich and creamy, and dynamic with all the flavors and textures added in, and the cone was a dessert in itself, a crisp vanilla waffle cone rimmed in Rice Krispie treat. Nothing here to complain about. 

The Shorts:
Name: Emack & Bolio’s
Location: 1564 1st Avenue, NYC
The Long and Short: Would I go back? For sure, there’s a huge flavor list, so, I definitely have my work cut out for me. Also, shameless plug, their Miami Beach location now stocks Squish Marshmallows!
Would I recommend it? Absolutely. Their story is really great too, starting as a basement production for musicians and late night snackers to get their fix, all while standing for great causes and equality.