Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams has finally arrived on the West Coast! Los Angeles, get ready for a delicious new dessert. The shop is in Los Feliz, so a bit far for those living on the West Side but totally worth the trek. Not only does Jeni’s have unique flavors and responsibly sourced ingredients, but the ice creams are also VERY NOBREAD friendly! I couldn’t wait to stop in after hearing about their gluten free ice cream sandwiches…
For the Los Angeles opening, Jeni’s created an exclusive LA flavor! It’s a special blend of wheatgrass, pear & vinho verde sorbet. How LA is that? Only people from La La Land would love wheatgrass in their dessert! The majority of the menu is fair game for those of us in the NOBREAD crowd, and there are only a few sorbets and ice creams that have gluten. What do I recommend? It all depends on what you’re in the mood for. A scoop of creamy Bangkok peanut ice cream drizzled with extra-bitter hot fudge sauce? A refreshing mango lassi frozen yogurt? Or a cup of the fancy goat cheese and red cherry? Order the ice creams solo or as a ice cream sandwich! The chewy exteriors are homemade macaroons that are made with almond and hazelnut flour. I’m a chocolate fanatic so it’s only natural that the chocolate ice cream with hazelnut macaroon is calling my name. I also love the sound of the orchid ice cream sandwich; a vanilla bean ice cream and black currant jam sandwiched between almond macaroons. If you prefer something more fruity, go for the guava sandwich!
I’m so happy Jeni’s is now in LA and it will definitely be one of my favorite places to bring friends for dessert… gluten free or not. The ice cream is gourmet and you won’t find these flavors anywhere else. Plus, anyone can order a pint… or ten… of Jeni’s and have it delivered right to your doorstep. Los Angelinos, get over to Los Feliz!