I know I just wrote that Buenos Aires has the best ice cream in the world only a couple months ago.
Well, I have to retract that statement.
Because I think the best ice cream in the world may actually be in my hometown of Columbus, Ohio.
I have always loved Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams.
And it was one of the things I was looking forward to about coming home.
Maybe it’s because I didn’t eat ice cream for 5 months before I arrived in Buenos Aires.
Maybe it’s because we think we need to go to exotic or fancy places to find THE BEST.
Why is Jeni’s better than the ice cream in Buenos Aires?
You can have as many samples as you want at Jeni’s.
They get a little stingy in Buenos Aires. I usually taste at least 3 flavors before I pick my cone at Jeni’s.
The flavor combinations are so creative and unexpected yet perfect.
Goat Cheese with Red Cherries
Sweet Corn with Black Raspberries
And the list goes on!
They do half-scoops, so you can get more flavors.
I can still tell myself it’s not that bad to have 2 or 3 flavors of ice cream because that is still only half the size of the 1/4 kilo you would have to order in Buenos Aires.
The ingredients are fresh and real.
You can check out their ingredients page and see that they actually put the real stuff in the ice cream, not just artificial flavoring.
My all-time favorites are Pistachio & Honey and Wildberry Lavender. But of course I had to take advantage of the free samples.
This time I tried the Coriander Raspberry and the Rock Mill Golden Ale & Apricots. These are both seasonal flavors, so be sure to try them while you can.
If you are visiting Columbus, Jeni’s is a must!
They keep expanding, so there are locations all over Columbus, even in the ‘burbs. You can find Jeni’s in grocery stores, as well as on the dessert menu at several local restaurants, but a trip to on of their shops is best for sampling. I also found out they just opened shops n Nashville too.
Jeni may soon take over the ice cream world… or maybe the ice cream United States.