I first heard of Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream last summer. They were doing a food truck tour in different states and they came to NYC. I caught them in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, outside of The Greene Grape where you can find her ice-creams for sale. I like Jeni's ice-creams because of many reasons. I like the fact that they are handmade, the dairy she uses are from cows that eat grass, flavors are out of this planet, and that every pint is made with love. Oh, and of course, her branding!
My co-worker who is also a foodie bought her book not too long ago, and I just HAD to borrow it. I can't even tell you how excited I was flipping through the book. Speaking as a person who fell in love with print and graphic design years ago, this book just made me smile. Arranging images and type together, then applying designs into it isn't an easy task, and whoever designed her book did an outstanding job.
So, I took the book home and wanted to put my Cuisinart ice cream maker to work. I decided that my first try was going to be the Lemon Frozen Yogurt with Blueberry Sauce. Oh boy, was that GOOD! As soon as I tasted the final product, I knew I was in for a long run with Jeni. I've never made frozen yogurt from scratch before, and this experience was way better and easier then I expected. It's got a lot of steps to the final product but it's not hard to follow at all. If you are looking into making yourself ice-cream, frozen yogurt, or sorbet this summer, I highly recommend getting her book - Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Home!