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Jeni's ice cream, now in Bristol Farms, Silverlake

cjla May 20, 2012 04:00 PM

Gelson's in Silverlake has pints of Jeni's ice cream (10.99 EACH).

I remember seeing

Brambleberry Crisp
Dark Chocolate
Brown Butter Almond Brittle
Salty Caramel
Whiskey & Pecans

I don't know if this is news to anyone else, but it was a pleasant (and indulgent) way to spend my Sunday afternoon.

  1. TonyC May 20, 2012 05:32 PM


    At that price, support your local creamery.

    Also, Jeni's uses cornstarch. No thanks, I can make purer ice cream at home.

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    1. re: TonyC
      ryanatjenis May 21, 2012 08:17 AM

      Correction: The recipes in Jeni's cookbook (for making ice cream at home) call for corn starch. The ice creams we make in our professional kitchen *do not* contain corn starch.

      1. re: ryanatjenis
        TonyC May 21, 2012 10:04 AM

        My apologies. Good to know.

        Does NOT change the fact that Jeni's has to travel 2200 mi to LA...

        1. re: ryanatjenis
          a213b May 21, 2012 11:23 AM

          But they DO contain tapioca starch, right?

          1. re: a213b
            ryanatjenis May 21, 2012 11:40 AM


            We use tapioca starch—derived from natural sources and minimally processed—for its thickening qualities. The minimal pasteurization of our cream, which concentrates the proteins, in combination with the tapioca starch, enables us to make egg-free ice cream. Ever think about how much eggs are processed?

            What you won't find in our ice creams: Guar gum, xantham gum, carrageenan, etc.

      2. c
        carter May 20, 2012 04:56 PM

        Well, if indulgent ice cream is what you are looking for, then you have at least two other options not that far away - Pazzo Gelato and Scoops. Hope you have given them a chance?

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        1. re: carter
          cjla May 20, 2012 06:01 PM

          Yes to both--yesterday found me at Bulgarini, and truly, on my weekly to-do list, is "visit Famous Frank's for peanut butter and chocolate ice cream."

          I probably won't be making Jeni's a habit, but it's still really good.

        2. JeMange May 20, 2012 04:04 PM

          I don't think that there's a Bristol Farms in Silverlake. I've lived here for over ten years and have yet to see it.


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          1. re: JeMange
            cjla May 20, 2012 04:45 PM

            Good grief! I meant Gelson's--I've edited my op.

            1. re: cjla
              ryanatjenis May 21, 2012 08:19 AM

              To clarify, all of both Gelson's and Bristol Farms locations now have pints.

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