Saturday, March 21, 2015

Jeni’s Opens First West Coast Scoop Shop

Fro-yo girl here. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams has finally arrived on the West Coast and I don’t mean that the pints are available at markets or the Jeni’s ice cream truck. That’s right, Jeni’s just opened her first scoop shop on the west of the Mississippi in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles.

The opening night party was held on Friday, 3/20, from 7-10 PM and included free scoops, an appearance by founder Jeni Britton Bauer (an ice cream/froyo  legend), and free ceramic flavor mugs for the first 50 people in line.  As an added bonus the first 50 people actually got Jeni’s tote bags and flavor mugs, plus free scoops. The line must have had well over 100 people.

Before they opened I spied employees making waffle cones and batches of ice cream. There was a mini Ohio State/Buckeye reunion.

The new flavor mugs come in 8 colors/flavors. I was lucky enough to receive Mango Lassi Frozen Yogurt 1997, the only frozen yogurt flavor represented in the flavor mug series. Destiny!

Of course I selected two scoops of froyo: Lemon Buttermilk Tart Frozen Yogurt and Lime Cardamom Buttermilk Frozen Yogurt. Both were luxuriously creamy, silky scoops. They’re made with full fat biodynamic  yogurt. The buttermilk gives it extra tanginess, which I love. The lemon flavor has crunchy shortbread bits and lemon curd ribbons – insanely good.

I’ve been a huge fan of Jeni’s for years (I own both of her cookbooks, went to the book signing to meet Jeni, bought pints, visited the Chicago scoop shop) and I couldn’t be more thrilled. Jeni’s makes the most amazing frozen yogurt!!!!

Proudly handmade in Columbus, Ohio, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams are made with Snowville milk and cream from grassfed cows in Ohio. Their frozen yogurt uses biodynamic organic yogurt and has live and active yogurt cultures.

For my review of some of Jeni’s froyo flavors, check out my older posts:

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

* JENI’S SPLENDID ICE CREAMS: 1954 Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles, CA  90027

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