Jeni’s Everything Bagel Ice Cream is back. After dividing the internet last year the flavor makes its much-anticipated return on March 21. Everything Bagel sold out so fast last year that most didn’t get a chance to try it but it’s only available this year while supplies last. But the demand is still there. Since it’s debut it’s been Jeni’s been our most requested, most-searched-for flavor. This time, Jeni’s wants to give everyone a chance to snag a spoonful and weigh in on what they think.
You can argue whether or not this flavor should exist and without trying it I have my doubts! But those who have tasted it say you can’t dispute that it tastes exactly like an everything bagel. Which I do love, a lot. Dense, salty, barely sweet cream cheese ice cream with a buttery streusel (made from scratch in Jeni’s Columbus kitchen) laden with sesame, poppy seeds, onions, and garlic. While I’ve been known to put the Trader Joe’s Everything Bagel seasoning on borderline everything, I’m not sold on this. But I’m intrigued enough to try it for sure. They say Everything Bagel has the perfect balance of sweet, salty, and savory—and is just plain delicious.
Jeni’s said that the flavor wasn’t created for shock value. The attention and divide actually surprised them. Actually, pairing everything bagel seasoning with ice cream has been done at Jeni’s for years. Everything bagel gravel (or streusel) was first available in scoop shops as a topping in the summer of 2013. In fact, there is even a recipe for that same gravel in the 2014 cookbook, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream Desserts. So creating a flavor featuring the seasonings was an obvious move for the company.
Continue reading below to see reactions both good and bad to this divisive flavor!
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