Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream launches limited-time Strawberry Shortcake Parfait

The new treat will debut on May 9.
Jeni's Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Parfait
Jeni's Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Parfait /

It might not be strawberry season quite yet – that kicks off in June – but Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream is getting the party started early with a brand new, limited-time-only Strawberry Shortcake Parfait.

And in fact, the parfait has a specific tie beyond strawberry season… It’s in honor of Jeni’s annual hometown celebration, Strawberry Jam, which features ice cream, cold brews, some music, and of course, lots of strawberries.

Here’s what’s in the parfait, per info provided from Jeni’s to Guilty Eats:

Jeni’s Strawberry Buttermilk ice cream: Juicy, fragrant, and tart fresh berries folded into fresh cultured buttermilk.

Gooey Butter Cake ice cream: A rich, buttery treat that complements the strawberry flavors.

Strawberry sauce: A luscious drizzle of strawberry sauce adds an extra layer of summery sweetness.

Whipped cream: A delightful topping to complete this sweet and summery parfait.

Sounds great, sign me up for five portions. For, uh, my family and friends of course. I'll also note that if you deconstructed this, you could probably make a fabulous ice cream cake as well. Just use a springform pan, crush some graham crackers at the bottom for a crust, layer in each of the ice creams, and top with the strawberry sauce and whipped cream. I am a professional chef! Or baker. or not really at all.

One neat thing about the Strawberry Buttermilk flavor is that Jeni’s uses thousands of pounds of local strawberries every week it’s produced, making it not just delicious and fresh, but a boon to Ohio farmers. Go Jeni’s!

The new parfait will be available in Jeni’s scoop shops nationwide starting on May 9, and then will go away on June 5, 2024. At which point you’ll have to celebrate strawberry season by heading to a farm and picking strawberries yourself or something. Yuck!

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