Monday, May 14, 2012

jeni's splendid ice creams

Good Monday morning to you, friends! :) I trust everyone had a fabulous weekend?

Do you guys remember my friend, Nicole? The one I talked about here when we made bread pudding ... The one I recently mentioned who represents Real Time Farms ... well anyways, check her out if you don't remember. Let me tell you how much I love this girl.
She is a free spirit to the max. She is as feathery and fun as a little bird, she's a magnificent chef, she's a lover of all things pure and local, she's adventurous and she's the best friend a girl could dream of. Just a few days ago, she insisted that I try Jeni's, which is a local hero of a place... and she promoted herself yet again as a 'next-level' kind of friend. Nicole, I am eternally grateful for this one...
Doesn't this place just look like a party?? :)
I'm gonna post some photos here of our experience and I want you to check out all the details. Read the giant menu boards- read their posted signs... you will be in SHOCK at some of these flavors and ingredients. The best part about it? Their ice cream is made solely from Snowville cream and milk, only grass fed cows, and with the freshest of fresh local ingredients in the most bizarre of varieties. I can confidently say that Jeni's is the best ice cream I've ever tasted... and I highly doubt if there will ever be a competitor.
my favorite part... "hot bacon on a scoop of salty caramel (a balanced breakfast!)"... truth!
 Signature flavors, there all the time. Limited Edition, well of course they're limited time only and Perennials, well they're perennial! And they're such FUN, beautiful, creative flavors!!!
I mean, look at these: Bangkok Peanut, which is SPICY and great, Brown Butter Almond Brittle- which tastes exactly like it sounds... and it really is like lapping up brown butter. (sinfully delicious) And you all know their Dark Chocolate was gonna be my 'go-to.' Unreal. Never had better.
 sorry, Jord. I know that happy kids eating messy ice cream doesn't, in fact, make you happy. haha :) But I thought they were cute.
Here's some of those perennial flavors: Goat Cheese with Red Cherries. It was unbelievably goat cheesy and to die for. Grapefruit frozen yogurt?? Like eating the freshest, tart and sweet cold grapefruit, minus all the pulp! :) Nicole got that one.
there he is, scooping my delicious half n half scoop of dark chocolate and whiskey pecan. yes. whiskey pecan. It was like a good, cold, stiff drink... in ice cream form. yes please!
This is the manager.. I told him I was a food blogger and that I was OVER-WHELMED at how crazy amazing this place was- then I told him I was photographing him for the blog and I suppose he thought I was funny. Good guy.
 mmHmm... makin' their own waffle cones- you can imagine the smells that waft through this place.
 Nicole's double scoop of Backyard Mint and Grapefruit Frozen Yogurt. The mint was the creamiest, mintiest, freshest thing I've tasted ever in my life.
 My first taste of the killer whiskey pecan chocolate combo.
 So friends, go ahead and splurge a little, knowing that you're putting all natural, hand chosen and hand made ingredients in your happy belly. If you're local, seriously... go there tonight. If you're in Ohio, you're in luck. I've listed the store locations for you below. If you're not local and you're not in Ohio, you're still in luck. Click here to home order the perennial flavors right to your doorstep, or just go to the website and choose any of the flavors your heart so desires.

It has been a pleasure giving you the full scoop ;) ;) on Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams... because they truly are spLENdid! Kick your week off well with good food and maybe a sweet little treat from Jeni's.

LOTS and lots of love to you all-
Columbus, Ohio 43215
614 228 9960
1281 Grandview Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43212
614 488 2680
714 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614 294 5364
2156 E. Main Street
Bexley, OH 43209
614 231 5364
1 W. Bridge Street
Dublin, OH 43017
614 792 5364

4247 N. High Street
Clintonville, OH 43214
614 447 0500
8 N. Liberty Street
Powell, OH 43065
614 846 1060
67 North Main Street
Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022
440 247 2064
900 Mohawk Street
Columbus, Ohio 43206
614 445 6513


  1. I have NO IDEA how I missed the SCOOP on Jeni's! This post is AMAZING - I cannot BELIEVE those flavors, and I read EVERY detail on that wall poster - SOOOO awesome. I feel like they captured everything great about having your own restaurant/food product. I LOVE IT & I've never even been there!!! I would def. go for the "Black Coffee" flavor I saw on the board. can't wait to try this ice cream!!! mmmmmmm

  2. Hi, I am so excited to see this post! I am writing a blog gelatodreamfactory on blogger and I want to re-post this soon. This week is the Book Expo America and Blogworld, so my cone is full so to speak, but next week I will share. Thanks for sharing:) Amy aka The Resource Girl

  3. I posted it :) much easier than I thought! To Ice Cream!

    1. @resource girl.... I'm so excited to see you were able to post this elsewhere for your readers! Tell me more about what you do, I'd love to have you do a guest post for me if you've got the time??

  4. You must try making their ice cream at home! It's the only way I can survive living in Iowa far far far away from her ice cream! <"">

  5. @resource girl.... I'm so excited to see you were able to post this elsewhere for your readers! Tell me more about what you do, I'd love to have you do a guest post for me if you've got the time??

  6. @resource girl.... I'm so excited to see you were able to post this elsewhere for your readers! Tell me more about what you do, I'd love to have you do a guest post for me if you've got the time??

  7. There's a special over at the food52 shop right now on jeni's. I'm so tempted. I have made several recipes from her book and just love it!

    1. She's seriously the best! So glad you commented.. just went over to your blog and it's beautiful! That marmalade cake looks totally ridiculous and I think i'll make it this weekend! I've just been getting into making jams and marmalades for the first time myself. Canning is the other thing... i'm not sure i'll ever actually USE the things i can but, the process is fascinating to me. we'll see!