Breakfast cereals like Lucky Charms and Cinnamon Toast Crunch seem to be eternal kid favorites, and now, IHOP is bringing these classic cereal flavors to its pancake menu.
Through April 12, IHOP has several new pancake and milkshake flavors that pay homage to the breakfast cereal flavors that are beloved by kids and adults alike. Even sweeter news? From now through April 12, kids under 12 get a free kids entree between the hours of 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. with the purchase of an adult entree. So you may want to consider eating breakfast for dinner this month!
Back to those cereal pancakes: the pancake chain has even masterminded “cereal milk mousse” to top the breakfast cereal pancakes. According to IHOP’s press release, this new mousse is “a silky cream that tastes like the sweet milk that’s left over after eating a bowl of cereal.”
First on the menu of new additions are the Cinnamon Toast Crunch Pancakes. IHOP’s signature buttermilk pancakes are covered with cinnamon spread, cream cheese icing, whipped topping and cinnamon sugar — plus, of course, Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal.
If you’re craving more fruit than spice, the Crunch Berries Pancakes are here for you. The silky new cereal milk mousse tops these buttermilk pancakes, along with blue vanilla sparkle sauce, Cap’n Crunch’s Crunch Berries cereal and whipped topping.
Then there’s the Fruity Lucky Charms Pancakes, which are buttermilk pancakes topped with cereal milk mousse, vanilla sauce, Fruity Lucky Charms cereal and sweet purple whipped icing.
These new flavors are also appearing on the kids’ combo menu, so kids can pick from Magical Marshmallow Kids Combo or the Berry-tastic Crunch Kids Combo which pairs these pancakes with sausage, eggs and bacon.
IHOP is also adding breakfast cereal flavors to its milkshake menu. These menu items include the Crunch Berries Milkshake (vanilla ice cream blended with Cap’n Crunch’s Crunch Berries cereal, topped with blue vanilla sparkle sauce and whipped cream) and the Cinnamon Toast Crunch Milkshake (vanilla ice cream blended with Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal and topped with whipped cream and cinnamon sugar).
According to IHOP, these cereal-infused breakfast inventions are satisfying and nostalgic throwbacks to the sugary Saturday mornings of our childhoods.
“Shortly after our test kitchen chefs first began playing with the idea of Cereal Pancakes, we served them to our guests in focus groups and one of the main things they told us was that it made them feel nostalgic for those Saturday mornings watching cartoons and eating cereal when they were kids,” IHOP’s chief marketing officer, Brad Haley, said in the press release.
Will you try IHOP’s cereal-topped pancake and milkshake creations?