Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams: Salty Caramel
A very recent surprise discovery: the French bakery at the end of our street (La Boulangerie) is now selling pints of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams. Of course, I immediately went with the salty caramel.
It’s a funny thing – thanks to this blog, I know the exact date that I first tasted Jeni’s: June 10th of 2012, when Liz and I were checking out the first Vintage Bazaar event at the Aragon.
As I was standing in line, waiting to buy this ice cream… I was surprised how clearly I remembered it. Not often that you have an ice cream you remember, over a year later.
Now that I know this is available at the end of my block, it’s doubly bad – every time I walk by now, I have to resist the urge to buy ice cream and macarons.
The Vintage Bazaar at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL
A Happy Surprise: Free Pastries and Bread at La Boulangerie, Logan Square
La Boulangerie Bakery, Logan Square
NO KIDDING! Best ice cream ever.
I have made a few of the recipes from her ice cream cookbook, and they all turned out great. I haven’t tried the salty caramel yet, mostly because it involves precision candy making techniques and i am too nervous that i’ll ruin it.Ben (July 1, 2013 at 5:26 pm)
The one thing I miss about my sister living in Cleveland is being able to go to a Jenni’s store location on a visit. The flavors rotate seasonally and are even more exceptional freshly made. Even better, they will gladly give you a sample of every flavor they have without blinking so you can be sure you choose your favorite (or two).Christine (July 2, 2013 at 4:41 pm)
Congratulations on getting a Jeni’s in your neighborhood! Last year, they opened a window-store around the corner from my house. Very Dangerous. On opening day, they gave away a free ice cream cone to all comers, and handed out slices of their ice cream sandwiches to those waiting in line. That was a beautiful day.juliet (July 3, 2013 at 12:09 am)