Jeni's Sweet Potato With Torched Marshmallows Ice Cream
roasted sweet potato ice cream with red hot cinnamon and torched marshmallows
To be honest, I've actually wanted to try this flavor ever since Jeni's posted a video last year on just how it's made. Nothing makes me happier than scratch made, hand torched marshmallows. Just look at that video and tell me you don't feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside. Wait, just me? This is what the single life does to you I guess... on to more important business than my love life.
Now time for my time to complain (Dubba: rant) about their pricing (Dubba: again). Is this a unique flavor, in description yes but not in taste. There are far more cinnamon flavors that I prefer to this one. Do the handmade torched marshmallows blow my mind? Not even close. While I enjoy the cinnamon flavor and pillowy texture, that's not what I want from torched marshmallows. I want what I got from The Gelato Fiasco and their gooey, toasted marshmallows. I understand Jeni's has a loyal following but when you eat as much ice cream as I do, the pricing will never make sense from a business perspective. If I can find a similar flavor being produced at the same level or better for cheaper, why would I spend over $10 for a pint of Jeni's?
If you see this in stores and money isn't a factor or you want to treat yourself for the holidays, go for it. I just can't recommend this to the mass public or as a repeat purchase when there are better flavors on the market. Thankfully I have thoughtful friends who know my stance with Jeni's and are nice enough to make the purchase for me.
Verdict? Strong cinnamon note but no torched qualities to the marshmallows
Buy Again? Glad I tried it but still not spending any of my money on a pint of Jeni's until I'm truly blown away by a flavor at that price point