4 things I don’t regret having this summer

With an overload of summer food trends and a serious addiction to ice cream, I wasn’t sure how I was gonna go into the Fall trying to live a healthy lifestyle. When I’m in the gym, I often think about the food I regret having over the weekend no matter how great they were. How could you not when you’re melting under your trainers orders?

I’m a huge believer in eating the things that you want, when you want them. When I came across this rant about the five things Sanaa wished she ate this summer, I couldn’t help but think of all the things I did eat. There’s still a few things left on my to eat list before Fall is really here but here are the few things I ate with no regrets.

Don’t mind my new obsession of hands shots. All the cool kids are doing it. 

Morgenstern Buttermilk Balsamic Strawberry ice cream

1. Buttermilk Basil Strawberry Ice cream from Morgenstern’s

I was suppose to be at a speak easy but the sun was blaring! I decided to take a stroll down Bowery to cool off at Morgenstern’s. Well known for their coconut ash ice cream, I was overwhelmed by the other delicious sounding options on their menu. Being the strawberry ice cream lover that I am, I couldn’t resist the words buttermilk and the cashier even let me do a taste test. It was better than the bourbon vanilla so I went for it. Little did I know, that the balsamic wasn’t included in the taste I had and I was in for a treat. This was the best ice cream I had all summer. I ordered it on a cake cone, and they dripped the balsamic liquid over it before serving. This made it tart but sweet and also perfect. Morgenstien’s is worth the line and the ice cream there is more than a summer food trend.

Wowfulls

2. Wowfulls at Smorgasburg

If you haven’t had a egg waffle yet, you should. They’re  fun to look at and you can stuff it with anything! Must be why Wowfulls has the one of the longest lines at Smorgasburg because this is what instagram post are made of. I tried the chocolate Wowfull stuffed with vanilla ice cream, topped with Orea cookie crumbs and banana pocky. Pocky doesn’t taste like much but it’s all for show. Powdered sugar is also sprinkled on top but note that this sweet treat is made for two. The best part of it all is that you can customize your Wowfull and then dig in!

Maven Cocktails

3. Maven Cocktails

Now it’s definitely been on trend this summer to have wine in a box – to go style. I’m not talking about the cheap box wine that your friend decided to bring to the housewarming either. Maven Cocktails has a similar to go style because it’s wine, without the wine glass, and instead, inside a frosted single serve glass bottle. Yes, make it classy. The delight about this wine, is that they add vodka and it’s only offered in a few places around NYC currently. Find out where. Don’t be fooled, you probably can’t walk out of those places with this drink but I was at a special event so I did. The bottle is super resusable and just a stylish new way to get your drink

10 Below Mo Mango Ice cream

4. Mo’ Money Mo’ Mango from 10 Below Ice cream

Perhaps I only cared about ice cream and it was my personal summer trend but 10 below is also making the list. I had already tried rolled ice cream at Vendy Plaza so I wasn’t too crazy about the experience of seeing them make it but I was here for the flavors. The Mo’ Money, Mo’ Mango also has strawberries in the mix, then I topped it with more strawberries and fruity pebbles. Gluttony at it’s finest for my sweet tooth. The entire thing tasted like breakfast cereal. I tried my friend’s who ordered something completely different, with no cereal toppings and felt the same way about his. It was nostalgic and fun to bite into. They were also generous with the toppings and it didn’t take as long as I heard it would.

Sounds like I want to eat ice cream and cocktails forever and I’m okay with that but at least I have no summer food regrets! What did you eat this summer that you don’t regret? Leave me a comment below!

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5 comments on “4 things I don’t regret having this summer

  1. Danielle N. Salmon
    September 20, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    Since I blog about restaurants, I literally eat what I want. It sounds glamorous until it’s 5am and I’m working off all the eats while everyone else sleeps. But I love that you did this round up because all the food looks delicious! There’s a Smorgasburg out here in LA and I still haven’t gone so please know that photo is pushing me over the eeeedddgggeeeeee!!!!!

    Danielle | http://www.FollowMyGut.com <3

    • Casandra Rosario
      September 20, 2016 at 3:48 pm

      Danielle! You know how I feel! Maybe you should do a round up like this, I was inspired by another blogger. Also, what are you waiting for?! Go eat!

  2. Sanaa Brooks
    September 20, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    Awww. Glad I inspired you to write your own post! But now I don’t like you because you went to 10 Below and I didn’t. Lol *sulking* That maven cocktail also sounds cool! Next time you decide you wanna go get ice cream will you tweet a homie? Lol (my version of text a nigguh lol)

    ~ Sanaa
    http://www.sanaarants.com

  3. Sarah Harris
    September 23, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    WOW! I love every one of these but I’m especially curious about the Maven cocktails! Vodka and wine, I never in a million years would have thought of that. I pinned to my “Imbibe-ology” board and am following you now!

    • Casandra Rosario
      September 23, 2016 at 5:01 pm

      It was delicious too! Thanks so much for sharing Sarah!

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