No one else makes ice cream like Jeni Britton Bauer.” – Food & Wine Magazine
Ever since the announcement that Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams was coming to Charlotte’s South End, I’ve been waiting with bated breath. Just one of several new additions to Charlotte’s ever-growing food scene, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams is the perfect place to grab a scoop when you’re day takes you to Charlotte’s South End. Whether you’re looking for a sweet treat in between your daily activities or need something to satisfy your sugar cravings after a meal at one of the surrounding restaurants, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams needs to be on your list.
One thing I was very excited to try out were the dairy-free options. As someone with ‘dairy issues’ I often have to miss out when it comes to ice cream, and I absolutely loved the Dark Chocolate Truffle which had a serious chocolate flavor with the lightest hint of coconut cream. (Definitely a flavor to go back for!)
Mum went with a scoop of the Honey Vanilla Bean with a waffle wedge. But we also found the idea of the Goat Cheese Ice Cream with Red Cherries to be another delicious option to try out on a future visit.
Can’t decide on what to get? Why not try one of the Flights of Minis? For $6 you can get 3 half scoops served in a bowl with a waffle wedge made in-house.
image via Create & Cultivate
About the Founder:
Jeni has been making ice creams professionally for two decades. Before that, she studied art, worked in a bakery, and had a serious hobby blending perfumes and collecting essential oils. Jeni founded Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams in 2002. Her ahead-of-the-trend vision—using whole ingredients and dairy from grass-pastured cows, rather than synthetic flavorings and commodity ice cream mix—coupled with inspired flavors sparked the artisan ice cream movement more than a decade before it would become a top food trend. Jeni is a James Beard Award-winning author of two cookbooks and has been recognized by Fast Company as one of the most creative people in business.
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams – Southend | 1920 Camden Road. Charlotte, NC
I’ve never heard of Jeni’s ice cream, but since she founded it 16 years ago it is definitely an established franchise! Hope to get the chance to check it out someday.