Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Home by Jeni Britton Bauer

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Home

Addictive flavors—and a breakthrough method for making creamy, scoopable ice cream at home. Unique flavors, prepared from top-quality ingredients combined with minimally processed milk from grass-fed cows, transformed Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, a small artisanal scoopery in Columbus, Ohio, into a nationally acclaimed (and beloved) brand.Now with her debut cookbook, Jeni Britton Bauer is on a mission to help foodies create perfect ice creams,...

Details Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Home

TitleJeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Home
Release DateJun 15th, 2011
GenreFood and Drink, Cookbooks, Food, Cooking, Nonfiction

Reviews Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Home

  • Kevin
    I bought this book through the iTunes store, and it is amazing to have on an iPad. There are videos of Jeni herself demonstrating step-by-step how to make the ice cream base, caramelizing sugar for Salty Caramel, making your own whipped cream, etc. It give more information and better presentation than the hardcover book, plus it's cheaper and much easier to hav an iPad in the kitchen than a hardcover book. Win-win-win.The book itself is great. Je...
  • Jeannine
    I've dabbled in homemade ice cream over the years to mostly - meh - results. Non-cooked ice cream turns out icy and coats your tongue in a way that is really unpleasant. Making a custard base seems like too much work, though it's really not and the results are much better, but still kind of lacking. Enter Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Home.The author who owns a successful ice cream shop in Columbus, Ohio, shares her techniques and flavors in this...
  • Lori
    My friend receives this ice cream shipped overnight in dry ice as a special gift so when I found the cookbook, I had to give it a shot. First of all, it is a beautiful book. The photographs are scrumptious and make you want to run and make ice cream even in the dead of winter. Secondly, I have now made 2 of the recipes and they are over the top fabulous. I am an experienced baker and ice cream maker. All of her recipes involve the same basic step...
  • Jennie
    This review (with photos!) was originally posted on my blog.I recently went to Ohio to visit my best friend, and as soon as my flight was booked, she had plans for us to go to Jeni’s, a local ice cream joint featuring unusual flavors on par with Humphry Slocombe and Bi-Rite in San Francisco. For years, she has told me about Jeni’s and her favorite flavors: sweet basil, olive oil, gooey butter cake, lime cardamom (the list goes on).Long story ...
  • Dana Cordelia
    An early Christmas gift from my lovely friend Kaeli! And it looks AMAZING so far!! :-)Update:I've read the recipes and anecdotes and personal stories, and I have to say this is an AWESOME book for a home ice cream enthusiast. I'm eager to try out the recipes for myself, and will update with my findings.
  • Christiana
    Jeni, I like your book! But I think I'm going to leave the ice cream making to you.
  • Juli Anna
    This was a wonderful recommendation from a friend, and I can't wait to try out Bauer's unusaul recipe for ice cream, which has a cream cheese base and no eggs. Some of the flavor combinations are a bit too wacky for me to be interested in making a whole quart, but there are quite a few classics as well (I can't wait to try the Roasted Strawberry Buttermilk, for instance!). This book is definitely a game-changer for homemade ice cream.
  • Michelle
    I just finished making my first batch of ice cream from this book - the Queen City Cayenne ice cream - and am thrilled with the results. The texture is wonderful - smooth and creamy and rich, not icy like the previous batches of vanilla ice cream I made using the recipe book that came from my ice cream maker (as an aside, the vanilla tastes wonderful and isn't extremely icy, just more than I would like). I enjoyed reading about the science behind...
  • Jen Johnson
    I was so excited to get this book, as I love love love Jeni's ice creams. I had read just about every review and article about it that I found, and it was getting raves, even from ice cream making novices such as myself. A friend and I decided to start with the Salty Caramel, as it had the least amount of ingredients and we'd both eaten so much of it we would be able to compare how ours turned out. Unfortunately, it was no favorable comparison. I...
  • Kate Lansky
    If you grew up in Columbus, there was only one place to buy ice cream (Graeters)... until one day, Jeni Britton Bauer opened her little ice cream stand at the North Market. I quickly fell in love with her ice cream. When I moved out of town, I would make my mom bring ice cream with her on visits. When I moved out of state, I begged her to just pack a cold pack or two with the ice cream - it would keep on her flights! This is not the ice cream you...
  • Jerry
    !OMG!THE most incredible ice cream. A friend gave this to me last summer and I have made soooooo many delicious ice creams from this! Tonight I am making the Goat Cheese with Cognac Figs, unbelievable! We just had a coffee ice cream that I added chocolate covered almonds. And for Christmas I made peppermint with cognac. Cognac works great with lots of favors, however we did not like it with chocolate--should have used Cointreau (what is better th...
  • Crystal
    I polished off two of those mini Ben & Jerry's flavors while paging through this beautiful book. First saw Jeni's ice cream in Eau Claire for $12 a pint at a coffee shop, which seems extravagant, but the way she describes the vanilla, the process, each ingredient, I'm sorely tempted to buy some. Recipes for Salty Caramel, Bumbleberry Crumble, buckeye, cognac, bourbon, and rum ice creams, extravagant sundaes, and there's even a special sorbet for ...
  • Michelle
    Confession: I haven't made any of the recipes in this book yet. I bought it from a local yarn shop. With flavors like Sweet Corn & Black Raspberry, Kona Stout, and Goat Cheese, this may end my infatuation with Baskin Robbins.
  • Robin
    Delicious recipes, beautiful photography, nice bios of the Ohio farmers who supply Jeni's with locally-grown produce. Paired with an ice-cream maker, would make an awesome gift!
  • Ken
    My favorite cookbooks teach you to cook more than list recipes with great pictures. This James Beard award-winning cookbook teaches you almost anything you need to know to make amazing ice cream at home. Each recipe adds concepts like working with fruits, syrups, alcohol, drop-in's, etc. As a result, the book is a master-class in making the best ice cream in your family. Your children will love you more. You could make other parents look like chu...
  • Jodi Geever
    I have had Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream in person once, at the scoop shop in Atlanta. The line went out the door and down the block. It was worth the wait. When I found out that she wrote a cookbook, I had to get my hands on it. I am impressed. The recipes are divided by season, there is space by each recipe for tasting notes, there is a brief how-to of ice cream making (4 pages) before the recipes in case this is your first venture into ice cream m...
  • Becky
    It’s not often I read a cookbook cover to cover...ok I never have. But I gobbled this one up. The backstory! The science! The personal anecdotes! The research-y detail stuff! I glory over this kind of thing. I have one recipe chilling right now (milk chocolate) and I’m about to start another (roasted strawberry with buttermilk.) I’m confident it will be the best I’ve ever made. If it tastes even half as good as the scoop shop, it’ll be ...
  • Amanda Knox
    This book feels a little intimidating because the recipes seem so involved. However, the flavors are so inventive I can't resist! I haven't tried any yet, but I'll definitely get back to this book when the time comes.
  • Stella
    No eggs! Cream cheese! Science explained, a nice step-by-step for making homemade ice cream that tastes great, beautiful photos of restaurant quality sundaes, plus extras like how to make waffle cone fortune cookies. Good sounding recipes, too.
  • Abbey
    Any ice cream lover must try these recipes. I didn't realize that ice creams could be all that superior, but these are truly amazing. And such fun flavors!
  • Mary
    Every recipe I’ve triedIS splendid! Main stream to unique flavors they’re glorious!
  • Kat
    Just enough food science to help you understand the process, and plenty of brilliant flavour combinations.
  • Gracie Gonzalez
    A friend bought this book for me in Nashville and I read it in one night. The way Jeni describes coming up with flavor combinations is so inspiring. I appreciate the way she comes off as down-to-earth and honest, sharing lots of details about her process so anyone can learn.
  • Rich
    Wow!We did some of these for my Baking class and they were fantastic. It prompted me to purchase the book for myself so I could make some at home. I love the background and details in dealing g with the ingredients used in the recipes.
  • Mike Trendel
    Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams by Jeni Bauer, and as you can guess by the title, it’s a cookbook full of ice cream recipes. If I had to choose my favorite food, I would choose ice cream. Even when I’m ill, I crave ice cream. There’s never a time when I don’t crave ice cream. I’ve always loved homemade ice cream, but I also hated it. Often homemade ice cream melts too quickly and turns into a soupy mess, and if you freeze it, it becomes ha...
  • Kim
    My friend Susan sent me this book. She works at Artisan & worked on the book. In fact, she's listed in the Acknowledgments (yay, Susan!). Nashville got a Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams full-size shop back in June & since then, I've gained easily 5 pounds of ice cream weight. But it was totally worth it. This is THE BEST ice cream I've ever had. A few thoughts:This book is more than just ice cream recipes, but if you want recipes, don't worry, they're...
  • Debby
    No, I haven't made any recipes. Yet. What makes this book have such high potential begins with Jeni's story and her success with her ice cream business. I don't live anywhere near Ohio, but plenty of my food blogger friends tell me that the ice cream is incredible. Her story is interesting to read and well told. Each recipe has a beautiful photograph (and I am highly visual) and is arranged by season. She talks about buying sustainable and organi...
  • Riley R
    The book Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home by Jeni Britton Bauer is not only a cookbook, but also an autobiography because Jeni shares why she entered the ice cream business and the many obstacles she faced. This book contains many recipes that take some time, but can be made by any moderately skilled chef.Each recipe shows what inspired Jeni to create the flavor, what it will taste like, a colored picture, and a detailed list of the steps use...
  • Mark
    Full disclosure: I have yet to actually make anything from this lovely cookbook. Quality ingredients are difficult to find, to say the least, in Sioux City, Iowa.This is a beautifully designed, easy-to-understand cookbook for making some of the best tasting foods I have ever had the privilege of eating. It starts with a promise, Jeni's story, a quick (2 p.) illustrated guide to the basics of ice cream making, a short discussion of ingredients and...
  • Bridget
    The recipes are super fun sounding, and her base is something that even a newbie can use to make a tasty ice cream. Which I can say because I, a newbie, used it to make a yummy vanilla cinnamon ice cream. I also really love the inclusion of pairings, add ins, and great photos. All that said, at times reading this is like talking to the most insufferable-GOOP-reading-self-satisfied person in the world. I really appreciate the care and thought that...