First of all, I am thrilled to report I am a finalist in The Kitchn’s The Homies Awards for the best baking and sweets blog! I can’t believe it. It really is a dream come true. Thank you so much for your support! It would mean the world to me if you’d head over to The Kitchn’s site and vote for Pies and Plots again. Please spread the word. With your help, anything is possible 🙂 Now on to today’s post
Though I don’t eat ice cream very frequently, it’s one of my favorite treats. It brings back memories of stopping after school for a sundae or sharing a pint with Mom and Granny. Whether from the grocery store or ice cream parlor, whether ice cream, custard, sorbet, sherbet, or gelato, I love the chilly treat, even when the temperature outside is colder than my freezer!
I have to say of all the ice cream I’ve tried (including ice cream I’ve made), Jeni’s is my favorite. I’ve ordered from Jeni’s several times. They are the nicest, most helpful people, always willing to accommodate my chocolate allergy. Plus, these people know how to ship ice cream! It always arrives icy cold and ready to head to the freezer . . . or my mouth 😉
Prior to my latest order, I’d only tried the ice cream sandwiches, but this order, the Sweet Potato Torched Marshmallow Pint was calling my name. It did not disappoint. The ice cream is so silky smooth, not a single ice crystal in sight. The spicy-sweet ice cream is so perfectly complemented by the marshmallows which have been roasted. They add a slight sweetness, but also complexity from that campfire s’more like flavor of the burnt marshmallows. I can’t wait to have more.
I also tried the Salty Caramel Sauce. I love the Salty Caramel ice cream (more on that in a moment), so I couldn’t wait to try the plain sauce. Full of vanilla bean specks, the sweet-salty balance is spot on. The sauce is also the star of my Caramel Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars.
The ice cream sandwiches still have my heart. They make me stop in my tracks, they are so delicious. The Pfeffernusse were a new find. The Oatmeal Cream are solid, but the Orchid Vanilla and Salty Caramel are in another league. I could never choose a favorite.
The Orchid Vanilla begins with two huge almond macarons. In between them is a giant scoop of vanilla bean ice cream and black currant jam. I never knew how much I loved black currant jam until this. It’s addicting! And then there’s the Salty Caramel sandwich with two more macarons with Salty Caramel ice cream in the middle. Oh, that Salty Caramel ice cream; just the thought of it makes me swoon. It is then rolled in smoked almonds. Neither Mom nor I were sure about the almonds, but the crunch and flavor they add is genius. Of course everything from Jeni’s is pretty genius!
This isn’t a sponsored post, but I wish it was. Jeni’s, if you would like to send some samples of new products my way or hold a giveaway for my readers, I promise no one would complain 🙂
John@Kitchen Riffs says
Congrats on that Homie thing! And this looks like incredibly good stuff. Good review — thanks.
Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) says
Big congrats to you my dear on a well deserved honor! Heading over to vote for you. Also that ice cream looks amazing!
Thank you, Jocelyn, and thank you so much for the vote 🙂
Kayle (The Cooking Actress) says
OH MY GAWD all this ice creamy goodness look AHHMAZING!! and, hey, OHIO! 🙂
Anne Smith says
My son’s girlfriend worked at Jeni’s when they went out on summer special events. It is very good and I am always happy to visit them and go out for Jeni’s when I am in Columbus. Even better when they bring some to me.
Yes, I am never one to turn down Jeni’s ice cream! Thanks for your comment, Anne 🙂
Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes says
I have faith in you!! Good luck in the contest! Totally voted for you, obviously 🙂 You have a great blog and this just proves it….
Ok, and now I want ice cream in the worst way…
Thank you so much, Ashley! You are too kind!
When I was home over the summer, we drove past Jeni’s and I begged my sister to stop so I could go in. She refused, and I’ve never gotten around to ordering from them. 🙁 I would devour that Salted Caramel with Smoked Almonds sandwich in seconds!
You have to order and try some! And if you ever drive past Jeni’s again, tell your sister it will be worth the stop. Best ice cream ever!
addie | culicurious says
I’ve heard so many great things about Jeni’s ice cream. I need to try some. I lived in Columbus, Ohio for a couple of years about ten years ago and left before Jeni’s really popped onto the scene. Bummer! 😉
Thanks for visiting, Addie!
Zainab @ Blahnik Baker says
The ice cream sounds amazing!! And I think they need to send you some free samples 🙂
I know, right? I need some ice cream love!
Manhattan Image and Style says
What a great review love!
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I saw that you were nominated on Facebook, so I wanted to dash over here and congratulate you!! So happy for your nomination!!
Also, this ice cream looks dangerous.. I really want to try it!
Thank you so much, Kristan!
Debbie Eccard says
Great job on being a finalist. I voted so hopefully everyone will and you’ll win! When I visit Cynthia in Columbus we always go to Jeni’s! And you and your Mom have sent me some which I thoroughly enjoyed!
Thanks, Debbie! I thought you and Cynthia never stopped since it’s always packed. I guess I’m wrong. Glad you like Jeni’s!
Ooh, I need to try Jeni’s one day, I have been dreaming of her ice cream for years…
Rooting for your win! I have Jeni’s cookbook and was madly in love with the Salted Caramel. I have yet to order from her website but your post is making me reconsider!
Thanks, Deb! I don’t have the cookbook but would love to add it to my collection. Nothing better than being able to feed a Jeni’s craving at any time 🙂
Delores Fangman says
Congratulations, and I’ll vote right now. Good luck!
Thank you, Delores, I always appreciate your support!
AWESOME!! That is so crazy exciting. Off to vote!
But not before saying – JENI’S?!?! SWOON. It’s my favorite.
Thank you so much, Joanne! It is very exciting.
Cngrats on being a finalist!!! I´m very happy for you!!! Xx
Abbe@This is How I Cook says
These sound so good! I want a dozen if you win! Good luck!
Haha! Thanks, Abbe!
Great Job on being a finalist! I have seen the Jenis icecream in the store and will definitely pick up one now..
I had never heard of Jeni’s ice cream and I had no idea ice cream could be shipped! The ice cream sandwich flavor combinations sound wonderful. I don’t know how I would decide which to eat first!
Being a finalist in The Kitchn’s Homie awards is an accomplishment in itself! Congrats and Good Luck!!
Thanks, Wendy, and thanks for visiting! Yes, ice cream ships very well with dry ice, as long as the place knows what they’re doing and Jeni’s definitely does!
Lily (A Rhubarb Rhapsody) says
I often use Jeni’s ice cream base recipe to make ice cream at home. It’s the best I can do in Australia! The flavours you mentioned sound so good. 😀
It’s awesome you use the Jeni’s ice cream base. I bet it is very close to the taste of these ice creams 🙂