Not to be outdone by Dottie’s delicious-looking cupcake ride, a couple of weeks ago Whitney and I made an ice cream ride. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams was opening their first shop outside of Ohio, and the siren song of “free ice cream” was impossible to resist.
So we rode to East Nashville to meet our friends S&T in line, where we discovered that we were far from the only ones who heard the call.
Sparkling conversation and a disinclination to hop right back on the bike for 7 miles back in the steamy summer heat kept me in the line. (The taste of an amazing macaron ice cream sandwich we were offered by a Jeni’s employee didn’t hurt either.) So we waited. And waited. And waited. Eventually* we were right outside the shop.
I tortured myself further by reading Jeni’s cookbook, which is full of tempting recipes.
But then we were at the counter and sampling the flavors. And eventually meeting Jeni herself, who was friendly and welcoming and flattered by the amazing reception her ice cream was getting.
*and by “eventually,” I mean and hour and a half later.Photos in this post, with the exception of the first and fourth, taken by T.K.