That’s how hot it’s been. It’s no wonder that I gave in and finally ordered some Jeni’s Ice Cream.
The box arrived 10 minutes before we had to leave for the chiropractor so we grabbed some spoons and a box cutter and dug right in. Here are my “first minute” impressions.
Queen City Cayenne (This was pretty soft, even with the dry ice in the packaging. No idea why because the box is insulated with foam on all sides.)
Site description – Rich chocolate reveals back-of-the-throat spice. Finish is tingly and complex.
My description – Oh, yum, chocolate! And it’s so crea…OW OW OW! There’s the cayenne!
Sweet Corn & Black Raspberries (This flavor was the hardest to attack with a spoon. Dry ice vampire?)
Site description – Buttery, milky sweet corn gives way flawlessly to sweet-tart black raspberry jam. Breath of honey on the finish.
My description – I LOVE CORN! Delicate flavor of creamed corn that melds well with the black raspberry.
Site description – Initial notes of burnt sugar give way to mouth-watering saltiness. A perfect salty sweet balance.
My description – Oh…yummmm….oh….! Reminds me of a flan and I think, even tho I’m a chocolate fiend, this might be my favorite flavor. Love the burnt sugar taste. Salty sweet is the way to go.
Goat Cheese with Roasted Red Cherries
Site description – Sweet-tart roasted Michigan cherries are balanced by the tang of pure goat cheese. Like a cherry cheesecake, but even better!
My description – I’ve never had Goat Cheese. This is a very pleasant flavored ice cream and I’m not picking up the “tang” but the cherries are WONDERFUL. You can tell that they’re fresh.
Site description – Pure, intense peppermint restrained and mellowed with sweet cream. Like a cool breeze on a hot day.
My description – Spearmint yumminess. Not too strong but definitely there.
When/if I re-order, I’ll be getting the Salty Caramel and the Goat Cheese with Roasted Red Cherries. I’d also like to try the Dark Chocolate, Honey Vanilla Bean and, maybe, the Kona Stout. You have to order at least 4 flavors but it’s like anything else. Either you can’t come up with a 4th or you come up with 5 or more.
The Queen City Cayenne is a bit too cayenne for me. Also, it kinda repeats and I’m not crazy about THAT after-taste.
I just took my spoon and dipped into every container, so I could get those descriptions accurate.
I did that for YOU, my readers.