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Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

The latest edition of our we-love-East-Nashville-and-local-stuff series is dedicated to Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams. It’s located right next to the Silly Goose off of Eastland – and it really is splendid. They have ice cream flavors you’ve never been able to find but always wanted to try: salty caramel, Bangkok peanut (I think this one has cayenne in it – Javi got it and it was spicy!), black coffee, brown butter almond brittle, pistachio and honey, whiskey and pecans….the list goes on. The line is always long (but it moves fast) because everyone wants to try the different flavors or at least read the ingredients that go into, for example, but Buckeye State flavor (I think this one was peanut butter and chocolate?). La ultima edicion de nuestro NOS-ENCANTA-EAST-NASHVILLE esta dedicada a Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams. Esta al lado del Silly Goose en Eastland – y es en verdad esplendido! Tienen sabores de helados que nunca podrias encontrar pero te encantaria probar: Caramelo Salado, Mani de Bangkok (tenia algun tipo de especia – Javi y lo pidio y era picante!), cafe negro, pistacho y miel, wiskey con nueces….y la lista sigue y sigue. La fila siempre es larga (pero se mueve rapido) porque todo el mundo quiere probar diferentes sabores o por lo menos leer los ingredientes que se ponen en un Buckeye State (creo que eran mantequilla de mani y chocolate?).
We went to Jeni’s last Saturday night with my mom and gma after eating dinner and listening to jazz music at the Family Wash (I told you this would become a regular thing…). I wish I could remember exactly what everyone ordered…I had two scoops, one of Buckeye State and one Salty Caramel. My mom and gma both got brown butter almond brittle for their first scoop…but I can’t remember their second ones. Javi got a sundae (I still can’t believe he ate a sundae after eating an entire shepherd’s pie and drinking a stout!) called One Night in Bangkok – it had the Bangkok peanut flavor with a banana and whipped cream…he couldn’t finish it. Spicy ice cream isn’t really my thing (but apparently salty ice cream is) – but he loved it. Fuimos a Jeni’s el Sabado en la noche con mi mama y mi abuela despues de cenar y escuchar Jazz en el Family Wash (les dije que esto se tornaria en algo regular…). No me puedo acordar que fue lo que pedi exactamente…tenia dos bolas de helado una era Buckeye State y la otra Caramelo Salado. Mi mama y abuela pidieron mantequilla cafe de almendra para la primera bola..pero no me puedo acordar de las segunda. Javi se pidio un sundae (todavia no puedo creer que se comio un sundae despues del shepherd’s pie y la cerveza que consumio antes!) llamado Una Noche en Bangkok – tenia el sabor de mani de Bangkok con platano y crema…no se lo pudo terminar todo. Helado picante no es lo mio (parece que lo mio es helado salado) – pero a el le encanto!

Javi’s sundae!!

Both times we’ve been to Jeni’s my grandma is always so impressed with the prices. She’s used to Cold Stone creamery, where she used to take my cousins Madison and CJ when she lived in Seal Beach with them, and yes – Cold Stone is more expensive and much less exciting. Jeni’s falls in the medium price range for me and Javi, but well, well worth every penny. We love this place – the atmosphere, funky flavors and location (of course). We highly recommend a visit if you haven’t been yet! Las dos veces que hemos estado en Jeni’s mi abuela se sorprende con los precios. Esta acostumbrada a los precios de Cold Stone, donde solia llevar a mis primos CJ y Madison cuando vivia en Seal Beach, y si – Cold Stone es mucho mas caro y menos motivante. Jeni’s entra en la categoria de precios medios para mi y Javi, pero bueno, vale la pena cada centavo. Nos encanta este lugar! – la atmosfera, los sabores locos el lugar (claro). Recomendamos a todo el mundo que visiten Jeni’s si no han ido todavia!!

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