Friday, May 30, 2014

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams Chicago Scoop Shop

Fro-yo girl here. Where can you find the best frozen yogurt in Chicago? While I certainly wasn’t able to visit every shop, I would be surprised if some place has better frozen yogurt than Jeni’s, even though Jeni's only has the scoopable kind.

I knew that I had to try Jeni's new cultured key lime pie frozen yogurt flavor with salty graham cracker gravel mixed right in. It’s described as “ultra-thick, ultra-creamy and ultra-tart.” Cultured key lime pie frozen yogurt is made with cultured buttermilk, biodynamic organic yogurt (from Ohio), and key lime juice. The actual frozen yogurt lives up to the description. It’s incredibly flavorful and you can taste the tart yogurt flavor, the key lime juice, the buttermilk and the extra salty graham cracker gravel. The graham cracker gravel adds a crunchy texture and sophisticated salty flavor. The texture is dense, thick and super creamy.

The lemon frozen yogurt was also superb and bursting with tangy flavor but the graham cracker gravel really puts the cultured key lime pie flavor over the top.

If you make it to a Jeni’s scoop shop, I recommend trying the gravel - which you can buy by the bag. The Chicago location is very close to the Southport station (Brown Line).

Jeni’s recently released a follow-up to her first cookbook, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home. The new book, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream Desserts has over 100 new recipes and they’re not just for ice cream. Her book tour kicks off this summer and will include demonstrations and book signings. Dates and locations are listed on Jeni’s website.

You know you love me. X0 X0, fro-yo girl.

* JENI’S SPLENDID ICE CREAMS: 3404 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL 60657

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