Tuesday, March 30, 2010

We All Scream

Watching the "why am I hungry all of a sudden" Food Network show, The Best Thing I Ever Ate, I was introduced to yet another crave worthy item to consume:
 Jeni's Ice Creams - Columbus, OH

I mean, just look at some of the creamy creactions:
  • Salty Caramel: Initial notes of burnt sugar give way to mouth-watering saltiness. A perfect salty sweet balance.
  • Queen City Cayenne: Rich chocolate slowly reveals hints of spice. Finish is pleasantly tingly.
  • Wildberry Lavender: Complex. Intense lavender with hints of exotic spices and lots of brambly berry flavors. 
  • Bourbon Buttered Pecan: Subtle corn mash notes come first, followed by rich and savory pecans; a charming hit of Bourbon finishes.
  • Riesling Poached Pear: A surprisingly rich sorbet; pure pear flavor with unique pear texture; sweet Riesling notes shine on the finish.
 At first, I bemoaned the fact that it was not a shop we could travel to by foot or subway or taxi until I realized that they also ship! Hooray! Ice Cream for everyone!

Now, this is not a frugal purchase. At over $10 a pint plus various shipping costs, this is in the decadence category. But, for a special occasion or an original gift, the empty wallet and brain freeze may be worth it.

For those not in the Columbus area and not willing to shell out a day's pay for flavored frozen fat, Jeni Britton (the Jeni) shares some perfected ice cream recipes in THIS Food & Wine Magazine article.


  1. well, in the paraphrased words of W.C. Fields, "I went to Columbus once; it was closed." Who'd-a expected a lah-de-dah ice cream purveyor such as Jeni to have originated there. I'm glad she hasn't opened a shop in NYC or I can guess who's be a frequent buyer! Whenever someone has to start sounding like a wine enthusiast when describing their ice cream I have to say, oy vey!

  2. Psssssssst.

    You can get Jeni's by the pint at Foragers in DUMBO, Greene Grape Provisions in Fort Greene, and at Dean & DeLuca's SoHo and Madison stores...

  3. People you NEED to go here. No, seriously. My son took me here on a whim on my last trip back to Clarksville. I have the lemon sorbet and the thai peanut with a zing of hot red pepper....I've never forgotten this place. The way they describe the flavors is true and accurate, you get what you pay for, and you can try as much as you want of all of the flavors (bonus)!