Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams has launched its first dairy-free product line nationwide.
The voyage to get there is worthy nibbling on. Here goes: A few years ago, Jeni’s set out to make what it called “the best dairy-free ice cream in the world.”
They tried all the trendy ingredients (pea proteins, algae, nut milks). Not one lived up to their standards of flavor and quality. Taking a step back, Jeni’s realized their premise was all wrong because they were asking ingredients that are not milk or cream to act like milk or cream.
So, Jeni’s decided to use pure coconut cream—which is undeniably delicate and delicious — not to mention creamy.
According to Jeni Britton Bauer, “This is dairy-free ice cream that’s not jealous of dairy, made by people who love dairy. Bringing people together is the core of what Jeni’s is all about — building and inspiring our community. And we’re excited to be able to offer the pleasure of ice cream to our dairy-free, vegan and dairy-loving friends.”
Jeni’s launches its collection with four cravable flavors, Dark Chocolate Truffle, Cold Brew with Coconut Cream, Texas Sheet Cake and Roasted Peanut Butter & Strawberry Jam.
By way of background, Jeni opened her first ice cream shop, Scream, in 1996, then founded Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams in 2002. Her first cookbook, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home, won a coveted James Beard Award in 2012 and became a bible for anybody making their own ice cream or thinking about opening a new-style ice cream shop.