Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams is one of my all-time favorite ice cream shops. So when they opened a location in Los Angeles last year, I was more than a little excited.
This first West Coast location is fairly small–much smaller than the one I went to in Ohio. But they carry a good variety of Jeni’s ice creams and other products.
The staff was very friendly and patient when we visited, letting us try as many flavors as we liked. I’ve always been a fan of the ones that start with their sweet cream base, and actually sometimes I just want the sweet cream base on its own. We ended up bringing a pint of Jeni’s sweet cream home with us. Thank goodness for coolers.
Brown Butter Almond Brittle, Mango Lassi, and Sweet Cream
Mr. K and I shared a triple scoop. The ice creams were just as I remembered– rich, ultra creamy and very sweet. Jeni’s ice cream is definitely on the sweet side so I can’t always eat as much as I would like to in one sitting without feeling a sugar overload.
My friend opted for a sundae. How cute is the waffle fortune cookie? I told myself I was going to make my own, especially since I have waffle cone maker, but I still haven’t gotten around to it. Hopefully, I will this summer.
Overall, we had a nice time here. The visit wasn’t quite as amazing as when we tried it for the first time in Ohio, but I think it was just the flavors offered that day. Jeni’s flavors rotate often and on this particular visit, my favorite flavors weren’t on the rotation. Also since it is a small space, there was nowhere to sit while enjoying our ice creams. Everyone was basically just standing around and eating. However, I am excited that there is now a location I can drive to instead of having to fly to. It still remains one of my favorite ice cream shops, perhaps tied with Salt & Straw.
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
1954 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027