Hey there, folks! I’ve been spending some quality time with my friend Abby Mallett, indulging in the delightful world of Jeni’s Ice Cream. As we dived into flavor after flavor, we couldn’t help but share our profound thoughts on Jeni’s most popular offerings. So, buckle up and prepare to be tantalized by our taste buds!
About Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream
Founded in 2002 by the talented Jeni Britton, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream has become a household name in Ohio and beyond. With its innovative flavors, you can find their delightful pints in numerous grocery stores across the US. Not to mention, they have an online presence as well as scoop shops nationwide. While it may not be the most budget-friendly choice, Jeni’s Ice Cream is a luxurious treat made with grass-fed dairy and an abundance of mix-ins. Trust me when I say, it’s worth every penny!
Abby and Joy’s Recommendations
Now, let’s get down to business. Abby and I embarked on a culinary journey, sampling three of Jeni’s most renowned ice cream flavors. Here are our thoughts:
Sweet Cream Biscuits with Peach Jam
Imagine savoring the last spoonful of a lightly spiced peach pie, where the tangy peach flavors harmoniously meld with the remnants of melted vanilla ice cream and pie crust crumbs. Well, that’s exactly what you’ll experience with Jeni’s Sweet Cream Biscuits with Peach Jam. This pint encapsulates the essence of that perfect peach pie bite, thanks to its luscious buttermilk ice cream base and delectable ribbons of peach. It’s pure summer bliss in every spoonful!
Strawberry Pretzel Pie (in collaboration with Dolly Parton)
For many of us, strawberry ice cream holds a special place in our hearts. And Jeni’s Strawberry Pretzel Pie brings back nostalgic memories of enjoying a strawberry ice cream cone as a child. The cream cheese base, pretzel streusel, and luscious strawberry jam create a symphony of flavors that will transport you back to that blissful moment when your melting cone was transformed into a cup of sheer delight. It’s a different kind of perfection, one that will make you fall head over heels for this extraordinary ice cream.
Now, here’s where things get interesting. Who would have thought that an everything bagel could be transformed into a one-of-a-kind ice cream flavor? Well, Jeni did, and she nailed it! Jeni’s Everything Bagel ice cream boasts a cream cheese base infused with the unmistakable flavors of onion and garlic. Yes, it may sound a bit bizarre, but trust me, it works like a charm. Give it a try, and you’ll find yourself coming back for another scoop of this intriguing creation.
Picture yourself sitting down with a warm and inviting dessert, accompanied by a cup of tea. That’s the kind of experience you’ll have with Jeni’s Brambleberry Crisp. This flavor is a masterful combination of comforting notes, reminiscent of an oatmeal cookie, and a zingy twist brought by the blend of black currants and blackberries known as brambleberries. With every spoonful, you’ll be treated to a symphony of flavors, including a lingering kiss of brown sugar. It’s a guaranteed delight that will leave you craving more.
Gooey Butter Cake
Prepare to indulge in a taste sensation with Jeni’s Gooey Butter Cake. This flavor is a decadent journey that takes you layer by layer. First, you’ll encounter the subtly tangy cream cheese ice cream, setting the stage for what’s to come. Then, a river of caramel floods your mouth, overwhelming your senses with its rich, buttery goodness. But the grand finale is the cake itself—deeply buttery and caramelized. Trust me, once you’ve tasted this flavor, there’s no going back. It’s a pint of pure bliss that can brighten even your darkest days.
Texas Sheet Cake (dairy-free)
Prepare to be blown away by the richness and depth of flavor in Jeni’s Texas Sheet Cake. With its combination of milky/coconut creme-based chocolate and a dark stripe of fudge, this ice cream is a chocolate-lover’s dream. It captures the essence of a classic Texas staple but also evokes memories of a Midwest indulgence—the iconic Portillo’s Cake Shake. A sip of this dairy-free delight will transport you to a world of creamy chocolate, ganache frosting, and fudgy cake. It’s a dessert experience that will leave you wanting more.
Now that we’ve shared our personal favorites from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream, it’s time for you to embark on your own ice cream adventure. Explore the world of Jeni’s and discover your own go-to flavor. Don’t forget to leave a comment below and let us know about your top picks. Enjoy every scoop and savor the joy that comes with each delicious bite!
You can find a tempting selection of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream here!