Wednesday, August 7, 2013

I love Jeni's*

I am a fan of ice cream. If you know me in the real world or have been reading for a long time, this is no surprise to you.

And while I love many, many ice creams, I do have a very favorite: Jeni's Salty Caramel. I happened upon Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams while on a trip to Columbus and thought it was some pretty yummy stuff. Then I was able to find some pints locally. I tried a few flavors (all very, very good), eventually hitting upon the Salty Caramel flavor. And then I was in love. Seriously. I never branch out anymore. If I'm in the market for a fancy (pricey but worth it) pint of ice cream, it will be Jeni's Salty Caramel.

But that is not the end of the love story, my friends. Jeni's has a book! So the other day I got my hands on Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Home and found that it included a recipe for the Salty Caramel ice cream! Yay! So many exclamation points!**
It was a bit more complicated and time consuming than my usual ice cream recipes, but it was manageable. And it is tasty. I'd say mine turned out not quite as good as the pints, but it was close. Definitely a decent substitute when buying $10 pints of ice cream doesn't seem like a good option. Although given my love of those pints, I probably consider it a good option way more than is reasonable.
So consider this my recommendation. For both the book and the store-bought ice cream. Find it.*** Eat it. Thank me.

*This is not a sponsored post or anything. Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams does not know I exist. I love them anyway. And I think my real-life people (like my co-workers) are tired of hearing me evangelize about an ice cream brand.

**In looking up links for this post, I discovered that the recipe is also available online here.

***There is a Jeni's coming to Chicago! To my old neighborhood! I cannot wait to make a field trip.


Meryl said...

I hope you're enjoying all the ice cream you can! This one looks amazing. I love salted caramel anything!

Shannon said...

That looks delicious! I am a firm believer that a healthy amount of ice cream while you're pregnant makes for the sweetest babies. At least, it worked for me. :)

annette said...

Okay, Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream looks pretty fantastic. I think I may be trying to make that at home now that I have seen the video!