Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams has finally opened its doors in Decatur. Although this is just location number two in Atlanta (the other is located in Midtown’s Westside Provisions), the Ohio based-chain has made its mark, especially considering the many ice cream competitors in the Atlanta area. Known for its original tastes, Jeni’s offers customers new and innovative flavors each time they step through the doors. Before any ice cream lover even walks inside, you can smell that intense aura of what seems to be a combination of life’s greatest inventions: butter, sugar and chocolate.
Jeni Britton Bauer, a former art student and bakery employee with a passion for oils and perfumes, clearly had what it took to be a success from the start. She first opened Scream Ice Cream in 1996 in Columbus, Ohio, which was the perfect foundation for the birth of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams in 2002. And the rest is ice cream history.
With 19 scoop shops delighting eaters today, people stand in line to try and ultimately fall in love with Jeni’s outstanding classics like brown butter almond brittle and salty caramel, in addition to seasonal favorites like sweet potato with torched marshmallows. Jeni’s is never one to disappoint with such combinations and is always one to take deliciously sweet risks.
The choices are truly endless, and they do not end with the ice cream flavors. If you’re not in the mood for just classic scoops of ice cream, you can opt to try frozen yogurt, sorbet or one of their scrumptious ice cream sandwiches. The sandwiches are made fresh and come in a variety of flavors like salty caramel with smoked almonds, snowy coconut and chocolate truffle with white chocolate peppermint, just to name a few. You can also spice up your traditional sundae with different sauces and “gravels,” which come in flavors like donut and salty graham.
In addition to their specialty scoop shops, Jeni’s can be found in many grocery stores, markets and shops across the United States. If you’re looking for a pint near you, the “Where to Buy” tab on Jeni’s website will gladly direct you. You can also send Jeni’s anywhere in the country as a gift to a lucky recipient or to yourself; so don’t worry, a shortage of Jeni’s is nearly impossible.
Jeni’s is sure to brighten up anyone’s day and palette. If you are looking for a good place to take a study break or just craving dessert, Jeni’s is always the answer.
Location: 545 North McDonough St, Decatur, GA 30030
Hours: Mon-Sun 12pm-11pm