Top Pick Of The Week

July 28, 2009

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Peach Melba Ice Cream

Jeni’s Peche Melba dessert is elegant yet easy to make: Grill peaches brushed with butter and brown sugar, top with Jeni’s Honey Vanilla Bean ice cream, drizzle with raspberry sauce (purée raspberries, sweeten to taste) and sprinkle with crushed almond macaroons. Photo courtesy of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams.

WHAT IT IS: Some of the country’s finest artisan ice cream.
WHY IT’S DIFFERENT: Made in small batches by dedicated ice cream artisans who want to deliver a memorable ice cream experience.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Very special flavors, very high quality and definitely worth sending for.

Best Ice Cream:
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Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream Flavors

We tried nine of Jeni’s Splendid flavors, and understand why lines in Columbus, Ohio wrap around the block. Even if we lived in Columbus, we’d probably have our ice cream delivered: Given the choice of waiting in line or diving into these perfect pints, how would you spend your time?

Our spoons were immediately ready for Jeni’s. In alphabetical order, we tried:

Berries & Burgundy Sorbet: Black currants and raspberries marry into a dark, rich, elegant sorbet with a touch of Burgundy wine. While delicious, it’s not necessarily worth sending to Columbus for on its own. Other flavors remain permanently burned into memory.

Cherry Lambic Sorbet. If you can’t wait for summer so you can savor a bowl of sweet, fresh cherries, this is your flavor. The cherries have been transformed into sorbet, the depth of their natural flavor accented by a bit of cherry lambic (fruit beer).


Jeni's Dark Chocolate Ice Cream
It says “ice cream,” but the experience is heavenly chocolate fudge. Photo by Emily Chang | THE NIBBLE.

If you didn’t know what lambic was, you wouldn’t think this was “beer sorbet.” The lambic adds a sophisticated accent for connoisseurs, but is light enough so that you can serve this cherry charmer to kids.

Dark Chocolate Ice Cream. The name just isn’t right. There’s lots of “dark chocolate ice cream” out there. Jeni’s must be dabbling in the dark arts to produce this wonder, but you can’t learn this craft at Hogwart’s. From the unsweetened chocolate and French extra dark cocoa powder come red fruit and cinnamon flavors, as complex as you’d get from eating a very fine bar of ch ocolate. The dense texture reminds us of Dr. Bob’s memorable suite of Scharffenberger-based chocolate ice creams, which are chewy from the amount of high-grade chocolate in the recipe. Jeni’s goes one step beyond chewy: You feel as if you are eating chocolate ice cream and chocolate fudge at the same time. It’s pretty magical. If you only order one pint, you’ll be sorry.

Goat Cheese Ice Cream
Don’t think chèvre—think cheesecake ice cream with sweet, succulent red cherries. Photo by Emily Chang | THE NIBBLE.


Goat Cheese With Roasted Red Cherries Ice Cream. This ice cream does not taste like goat cheese. Rather, the fresh goat cheese gives the ice cream a cheesecake-like body and flavor. That might be special enough, but what makes this flavor spectacular are the seasonal red cherries, fireworks of sweet red cherry flavor. Oh, Jeni’s, if you would only bottle your roasted red cherries, we’d lay in a supply to carry us through until next summer.

Lemon With Blueberries Frozen Yogurt. We were just discussing the meaning of “refreshing” at THE NIBBLE HQ. This is it. In fact, Jeni’s lemon frozen yogurt should be declared a national treasure: We were invigorated by just two spoonfuls. For those who need a more earthly touch point: It’s like a lemon chiffon pie in a pint of ice cream, with luscious blueberries.

We’re now in ice cream (and frozen yogurt) heaven. Heaven continues on the next page with the best pistachio ice cream.


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