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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Jeni's Ice Cream

Have you ever noticed that sometimes things happen in bunches?  That's the way it was with Jeni's Ice Cream.  First, Gina from SPCookieQueen blogged about making sweet corn and blackberry ice cream.  (Click on the the link if you'd like to see that recipe as well as a chocolate ice cream one.)  It sounded heavenly to me.  But, Connie's not a huge corn fan so my guess was he'd not want to try that!  Yes, I saved the recipe anyway.  Then, on the way to Columbus to see the kids, I read a couple of cooking magazines.  I was supposed to be working on the outline for a Social Security Bootcamp but I couldn't balance the laptop and my notes on my lap.  I know, I thought that sounded like a GREAT excuse too.  At any rate, I ran across an article about Jeni's Ice Cream.  It went through how her technique is so different from others.  I read it to Connie.  Fascinating how the science of all of this works.  But, he's not a huge ice cream fan so I figured the chance of our finding Jeni's was slim to none. 

Well, we got to David and Kara's and had the grand tour of their new home and ate our sloppy joes and decided we'd all go to the grocery to finish the shopping for the evening meal.  I asked David if he'd like dessert and got a resounding YES!  Well, what do you want?  Kara piped up and suggested we could go out for ice cream.  I'm thinking that an ice cream run after a big dinner probably wasn't going to happend so suggested we get ice cream on the way to the grocery.  Perfect.  That's what we'd do.  And, guess where we went for ice cream?  Yup, they had Jeni's in mind the whole time. 

As you can see from the photos, Jeni's has a very unusual selection of ice cream:

I'm not sure I can go through what everyone had but I'll try.  I had three half scoops:  cherry lambic, poached pear and riesling and the corn and blackberry.  Connie had peanut with cayenne and rhubarb with lime.  Kara had passion fruit and pistachio honey.  David had three half scoops also - one was the poached pear.  Another was wildberry lavender and I can't recall the other.  The kids had chocolate.  And, we all tasted everyone elses's ice creams.  There wasn't one in there that I didn't like.  So, in spite of the fact that I really like to get my cookbooks on closeout, super low price deals, I bought the cookbook. 

Now because Bradley got in the first photo, we'll end with Rosie :-)


The Slow Roasted Italian said...

Ice cream sounds heavenly right now!!!

Lizzy said...

Oh, look at those darling grandchildren! I think we would have had 3 orders of chocolate, one of vanilla and something more exotic for me...the pear sounds pretty darn good :)

Gina said...

How lucky you are to have tried it in person. I've been eyeing the poached pear for days and actually bought pears yesterday. What a fun thing for the kids, your grandchildren are adorable. Thanks for the link, just catching up from vacation myself.