Ahhh, Memorial Day… The unofficial start to summer. For some, this weekend means dusting off the white jeans and flip flops (you know who you are!) and for others, it means outdoor entertaining and visits to the local ice cream parlor!
We love to combine the best of both worlds and serve our guests handmade gelati and sorbets, but we’re hopeless when it comes to actually making it ourselves. That’s why we love Jeni Britton Bauer and her carefully crafted American ice creams.
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams start with whole cream from a local dairy, Snowville Creamery. Then, Jeni, a trained French pastry chef, adds fresh ingredients grown in the Ohio countryside, responsibly-raised exotics from around the world and delightful delicacies (pralines, meringues, marshmallows – you name it!) made from scratch in her production kitchen. The result – heavenly ice creams and sorbets that are less sweet and more flavorful.
And the best part… Jeni ships her creations nationwide! For those of you who are more intrepid in the kitchen than we, Jeni has just come out with a cookbook with over 100 “Addictively Good Artisanal Recipes.” With flavors as fabulous as Backyard Mint, Riesling Poached Pear and Wildberry Lavender, you can delight yourself and your guests all summer long… We know we will!
P.S. For more information or to order online, please vist Jeni here. Be sure to check out her delicious blog, Salty Caramel, too!
Photos via Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams and Food & Wine