A Definitive Ranking of the Best Jeni's Ice Cream Flavors
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! We've all heard it before, but when it comes to Jeni's Ice Cream? Now that might actually have us running, screaming and doing whatever it takes to get our hands on the sweetest of scoops.
Jeni's Ice Cream is one of those "if you know, you know" products—those who have been lucky enough to have tasted it know that there's no other ice cream like it. And while we have a deep appreciation for each and every flavor of Jeni's, there are some flavors that have just managed to earn a special place in our hearts. With that said, here's our definitive ranking of the best Jeni's Ice Cream flavors:
7. Cold Brew With Coconut Cream
Have you ever wished you could turn your favorite coffee order into the perfect scoop of ice cream? Well wish no more, because Jeni's went ahead and did it for you. The Cold Brew With Coconut Cream flavor earns a place on our list of the best ever flavors thanks to its bold yet refreshing flavor, and it's even dairy free (not that you'd ever know).
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6. Gooey Butter Cake
Smooth, buttery, salty and oh-so-gooey, this flavor is simply quintessential to the Jeni's Ice Cream brand. In fact, the only reason it didn't come out higher on this list is because it's so rich that it's a bit better for a chilly fall or winter day when you need to satisfy your sweet tooth, as the warmer months require something a little lighter and more refreshing than this dense—yet delicious—flavor.
5. Salted Peanut Butter With Chocolate Flakes
Peanut butter and chocolate are just a match made in heaven, and we would be bold enough to say that Jeni's Ice Cream might have just cracked the perfect combination with this example. It's a classic for a reason: it has texture from the peanuts, dark chocolate flecks for depth, and a sweet ice cream base that balances the whole thing out beautifully. If you're the kind to stick to the classics, we'd recommend asking for a scoop of this next time you get the chance.
4. Brambleberry Crisp
Moving along to one of the more refreshing flavors, Brambleberry Crisp is a favorite of many a Jeni's Ice Cream fan. Imagine a warm berry cobbler full of jam and bursting with tart yet sweet flavor, then turn the whole thing into an ice cream that features a smooth vanilla base to carry the whole symphony of flavors along to your taste buds. Oh, and did we mention the crunchy bits of streusel? Yeah, it's not hard to imagine why we had to include this one on our list of the best Jeni's Ice Cream flavors.
3. Brown Butter Almond Brittle
If you're a fan of the often overlooked butter pecan flavor of ice cream, you'll love how Jeni's Ice Cream elevates that classic with their Brown Butter Almond Brittle. It's salty, it's sweet, it's nutty, it's crunchy and it's just practically perfect. There's a reason why it became an official menu item not long after it was first introduced, and we certainly hope you'll give this top-quality flavor a try.
2. Goat Cheese With Red Cherries
A flavor that pleases the bold and brave as well as the more mild-mannered amongst us is Goat Cheese with Red Cherries, which touches on cheesecake-like satisfaction with a tart twist. Don't let the goat cheese turn you off—it's a well-balanced flavor that's both unique and perfectly satisfying for anyone in the mood for something a little out of the ordinary.
1. Texas Sheet Cake
And finally, our top pick for the best Jeni's Ice Cream flavor: Texas Sheet Cake. A well-balanced, rich yet not-too-dense and shockingly dairy-free flavor, this is one pint you surely won't forget your first scoop of. If you've ever tasted the beloved Blackout Chocolate Cake flavor (which, in truth, is worthy of its own placement on this list), you'll surely enjoy this one even more—it's super similar, but a bit more well-balanced and less bitter than its blackout counterpart. If you're a fan of all things chocolate, this flavor is a must-try on your next trip to your local Jeni's (or just the nearest ice cream aisle).
Is your sweet tooth crying out for some ice cream yet? If you don't have access to a Jeni's Ice Cream near you to try one of these top flavors, click HERE to check out our ranking of the best Ben & Jerry's flavors to try instead.