Well, today was the day I sent our oldest son to Kindergarten. And, surprisingly, he wasn’t nervous and I tell ya’, that makes it so much easier on Mom and Dad!
Anyhow, that got me to thinking that I haven’t posted our son Drew’s favorite breakfast recipe and I have been meaning to. This easy cinnamon roll recipe includes five ingredients, it’s crazy inexpensive and it’s one you prepare the night before and bake in the morning so it’s super simple to make, too!
- 1 stick butter
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup vanilla ice cream
- 1 (12-count) Bag Frozen Rhodes Cinnamon Rolls
Combine butter and vanilla ice cream in a saucepan and melt. Add sugars and heat to boiling, over medium high heat constantly stirring with a whisk. Bring to a rolling boil while whisking the entire time. Keep at a roiling boil for oh, say two or three minutes. You’re actually making caramel that will thicken as it stands.
Remove saucepan from burner and let sit for 15 minutes or so to cool down. Once cooled put this mixture in to the refrigerator for an hour or so.
Spray glass baking dish (like this one) and arrange the frozen cinnamon rolls evenly in the dish. Give the frozen rolls atleast 2 inches on each side for room to expand or as much room as your dish will allow.
Pour caramel mixture over the rolls and set in the oven overnight. Store the packet of icing that comes with the rolls in the fridge overnight. You’ll use that on top of the rolls once they’re cooked in the morning. This is what they’ll look like in the morning before baking by the way….
In the morning do not take the rolls out of the oven. They will remain in the oven while preheating. Didn’t I say this was the easiest breakfast recipe ever?!
Cook for 20-30 minutes at 350 degrees until browned on top.
I generally halve this recipe and make six cinnamon rolls at a time. When I do that, for example, I cook them for 25 minutes total from the time I turn on the oven.
Frost those puppies right when you take them out of the oven. Yum! Heaven on earth! And, a full tummy for my little Kindergartner.