Trying Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream


Nothing says summer more than ice cream. Some Brambleberry Crisp and some Wildberry Lavender from Jeni's Ice Cream is the perfect summertime treat. 

I've been really into ice cream lately. Probably because it's summer! And July just happens to be National Ice Cream month, so that makes it even sweeter. I've been into trying different kinds. From soft serve, to local ice cream shops, and even ordering pints online.  There are just so many really good ice creams out there today. The latest ice cream I tried is from Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream

This company was created by Jeni Britton Bauer in 2002. Food And Wine Magazine claims no one makes ice cream like here. She was a pioneer of the artisan ice cream movement. She won a James Beard Award in 2012 for her first cookbook Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams At Home. And she has another cookbook called Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream Desserts. You can read more about Jeni here on their website. 

I'd been hearing good things for a while about Jeni's Ice Cream and I wanted to try it for myself. All of the flavors sounded super good. The flavors sounded unique and delicious like the Gooey Butter Cake and the Raspberry Rose Jelly Donut. They don't use any dyes or synthetic flavorings. And my pints both stated they use milk from grass fed cows, which we love. 

Jeni's has lots of scoop shops in the U.S, like in Texas, Chicago, and Georgia. But not one here in Seattle. Luckily for me, Whole Foods carries their pints. Hooray! You can also order pints from Jeni's Ice Cream website, but they're a hefty price of $12 plus shipping. At Whole Foods, the pints are around $5. Yay! So I decided to order two pints online from Whole Foods and they delivered my ice cream the next day. I chose Wildberry Lavender and Brambleberry Crisp. 

When my ice cream arrived, I put them in the freezer and about an hour later, took them out and set up a little photo shoot in my dining room. I had purchased some waffle cones earlier in the day. I also used a bowl to set up some shots. When I was done taking photos I ended up devouring the waffle cone with both kinds of ice cream. Talk about delicious ice cream! You can really taste the quality and the flavor and texture were incredible. 

The Brambleberry Crisp is oven-toasted oat strudel with sweet tart brambleberry jam of blackberries and blackcurrants layered throughout vanilla ice cream. This is the description on the pint. The pieces of oat strudel were perfect and I loved the berry jam throughout the ice cream. Both pints were also really pretty, the pink and purple colors. The Wildberry Lavender one has a very pretty purple color and I really liked the lavender flavor. This ice cream has steam-distilled lavender buds, cold-pressed orange zest, and a tangle of blackcurrants. Jeni has been making this flavor for more than two decades. Wow! Of the two, this one was my fav. But I'm really into lavender right now, too.  

I'm sure that Jeni's other flavors are also incredible and I look forward to trying some more. 

This Sunday is National Ice Cream Day, so I hope you get to enjoy some yummy ice cream. Whether it's grabbing a pint from the grocery store, supporting a local business in your community, or making homemade ice cream, it will be the perfect day for some! 


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