Jeni's, the Columbus, Ohio-based ice cream company, is known for an ever-changing array of creative and seasonal flavors. Think coriander-raspberry and goat cheese with red cherries, and wildberry lavender and brown butter almond brittle. Certainly a far way from plain vanilla.
They also make ice cream sandwiches—and not regular ice cream sandwiches, but Macaron Ice Cream Sandwiches. These come in four flavor combinations. Pictured above is the highlight of the quartet, golden macarons sandwiching a killer smoky Salty Caramel ice cream. It's smooth and indulgent, the sides rolled in chopped smoked almonds for another degree of intensity. Macarons lean on the sweet side and this makes for the perfect balance of salty-sweet.
The quartet also includes of pink macarons and fresh Strawberry Buttermilk ice cream, and purple macarons with Ugandan Vanilla Bean ice cream in the middle. Cut this one in half to fully appreciate it—the center is filled with fruity black currant jam. And finally, Pistachio macarons stuffed with honey ice cream are addictively nutty and intense, with the honey offering a subtle touch of sweetness.
Macaron ice cream sandwiches are sold online by the 4-piece set for $32 or 8-piece for $56. An indulgence, for sure, but the sandwiches are large enough for two to easily split. Go in on this with a friend so you can devour all four flavors in a sitting.
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
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