Jeni's Ice Creams at Fromagination

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Will you buy an $11 pint of ice cream?

Yes
3
20%
No
7
47%
Already did
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33%
 
Total votes: 15

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Re: Jeni's Ice Creams at Fromagination

Postby Ducatista » Thu May 13, 2010 2:12 pm

Tried the goat cheese and roasted red cherry this weekend. Fuck that's good.

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Re: Jeni's Ice Creams at Fromagination

Postby Kovalic » Mon May 24, 2010 10:24 am

Well, Fromagination does give tastes, so you can at least pop in and try it.

Me? I think it's the best ice cream I've ever had. The flavor profiles are crisp and clean, and the imaginative combinations work. The ice cream itself is creamy and lush.The Salty Caramel is possibly my single favorite flavor amongst all ice creams I've ever tried. Ever.

YMMV, of course, but I'd rather spend $11 on a pint of this stuff, occasionally, than get two or three pints of something else. To me, it's just that good.

They also do a grapefruit sorbet that, when in season, is spectacular.

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Re: Jeni's Ice Creams at Fromagination

Postby fennel » Mon May 24, 2010 10:59 am

You can no longer get a pint of Häagen-Dazs at any price. (They've shrunk it to 14 ounces.)

"Now with 12% less!"

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Re: Jeni's Ice Creams at Fromagination

Postby Thusnelda » Mon May 24, 2010 2:13 pm

I got a pint of the salty caramel last week. It's not a "keep eating until it has magically disappeared" kind of thing like some of the Ben and Jerry's (Cinnamon Buns, I'm looking at you...), and I'm not entirely sure if I'm sold on this particular flavor -- something a little too reminiscent of peanut butter, when that's not what I had in mind. On the other hand, it has that magical level of flavor that makes you want to keep trying it, little by little. I'm really enjoying the ability to savor it one bite at a time.

Either way, the texture is great and the ingredients are clearly top-notch, so I look forward to trying some other flavors.

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Re: Jeni's Ice Creams at Fromagination

Postby fennel » Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:49 pm

NYT on rarefied ice cream

It's pretty good. But worth $6 a pint? Nope.
But it was good enough for us to dig the old hand-crank beast out of storage. Ours will be better.

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Re: Jeni's Ice Creams at Fromagination

Postby TAsunder » Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:34 am

Where can you get it for $6/pint??

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Re: Jeni's Ice Creams at Fromagination

Postby kimm » Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:43 pm

Crap. I didn't need to know about this. Step aside pricey cupcakes and fancy truffles...I have a new sin to try!

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Re: Jeni's Ice Creams at Fromagination

Postby city2countrygal » Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:50 am

Jeni's ice cream was featured on the Food Network last night (8/23) on "The Best Thing I Ever Ate," the Hot and Spicy episode. I think it was their Queen City Cayenne flavor that was featured. They always replay those episodes, so if you are a fan of Jeni's try to DVR it!

The Queen city Cayenne reminded me of Java Cat's Chocolate Chili flavor of gelato, yum! Now I have to try Jeni's! Plus, I love their use of local ingredients; and Ohio is still the Midwest right, so their cream has got to be good! The question is, to order online or head over to Fromagination?

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Re: Jeni's Ice Creams at Fromagination

Postby hmmmph » Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:05 am

I've had Jeni's Salty Caramel, Savannah Buttermint, and the Goat Cheese with Roasted Red Cherries -- all are incredible. My one recommendation is that even though you want to dig in the second you get the pint in your hand, you should really wait about 15 minutes to let it sit out and get a little soupy and even more delicious.

city2countrygal wrote:The question is, to order online or head over to Fromagination?


I just went to their website and it looks like buying from Fromagination is a better deal -- $11ish instead of over $14.

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Re: Jeni's Ice Creams at Fromagination

Postby Athena » Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:04 am

You might want to call ahead if you're looking for a certain flavor. I know they were out of a couple when I went on Saturday.


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