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Through the years, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams has brought us some bold and iconic flavors.
But I’d venture a guess that none have had quite the debut that Jeni’s recently announced flavor has had. On Monday, the beloved scoop shop shared a brand new flavor with the world: Everything Bagel.
The opinions, as you can imagine, came swiftly. Jeni’s described the ice cream as follows:
Cream cheese ice cream with everything bagel gravel.
Three schmears for everything bagel ice cream! For a limited time!
There are rare moments when we create a flavor so shockingly good the Jeni’s test kitchen looks like a soundless rave. We can’t help but dance. Shimmy. Feel the flavor in our bones. This is one of those ice creams. A soul-shaking, dancing-with-no-music kind of delicious. Buttery streusel laden with sesame, poppy seeds—and yes, onions and garlic—schmeared throughout subtly sweet cream cheese ice cream. An ice cream acceptable to eat any time of day.
It’s schmear! The flavor you never knew you wanted: Everything Bagel.
Buttery streusel laden with sesame, poppy seeds—and yes, onions and garlic—woven throughout cream cheese ice cream.
Now available by the pint online, in shops, and for local delivery via the Jeni’s app. pic.twitter.com/b98aiREJxw
— Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams (@jenisicecreams) January 25, 2021
That’s right folks. When Jeni says everything, she means everything, including onions and garlic. While they may not be traditional ice cream flavors, people are pretty excited about it.
From celebs like Chrissy Tegan:
— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) January 26, 2021
To everyday ice cream lovers:
Ok so first off this flavor is astoundingly good and I’ve already eaten half the pint by myself
When you first eat it, you’re like “french onion dip?” but then all the flavors converge and it’s so satisfying pic.twitter.com/2pgkRg228S
— Alex Lewis (@lewisalex10) January 26, 2021
To the staunchest of skeptics:
Over at Columbus Alive, Gabe Rosenberg set himself the task of immediately reviewing the ice cream. As a Jewish guy who has “eaten a bagel for breakfast about half of the days this month,” I felt like I could trust his everything bagel expertise, and after reading his review, I was convinced. Rosenberg wrote,
“On first taste, you may briefly think, ‘This doesn’t taste much like bagel at all.’ The cream cheese ice cream is delicately textured but subtly flavored, not unlike Jeni’s other non-vanilla flavors such as Cream Puff or Sweet Corn. More New York cheesecake than New York bagel, lacking the light twinge of sourness that awakens cream cheese. The crumbling pebbles of streusel, much like dust from a cheesecake crust, agrees.
Then everything else arrives, crisp flecks of onion and garlic urgently pushing against the palate. A moment of cognitive dissonance: What are these spices doing in ice cream? What am I doing eating this?
I could luxuriate in that moment forever.”
Right now, you can only grab a pint of Everything Bagel online or in stores. But starting Saturday, you’ll be able to order the limited time flavor in scoop shops. The Everything Bagel flavor is part of a Jeni’s collection called “Ice Cream for Breakfast”. Other flavors include Coffee with Cream & Sugar, Honey Vanilla Bean, Skillet Cinnamon Roll, and Wildberry Lavender.
Everything Bagel and the other breakfast flavors are just in time for one of the best days of the year, Eat Ice Cream For Breakfast Day, which falls on Saturday, February 6, 2021. For more info, or to order your own pint, please visit Jenis.com.
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