Jeni's Drops Everything Bagel Ice Cream
by Rudy Sanchez on 02/03/2021 | 2 Minute Read
Having spent my senior year of high school working part-time at a bagel shop did turn me off to the chewy, dough rings for a long while, but there’s something about a well-executed bagel, split lengthwise and topped with deliciousness like cream cheese and lox that keeps me back coming back. The everything bagel is a cacophony of savory flavors that typically include sesame seeds, poppy seeds, onions, garlic, and salt and is immensely popular across the country. Sure, you could get torus-shaped bread with just one of those toppings, but together they combine like teenagers with power rings to make possibly the best bagel.
Ice cream maker Jeni’s wanted to test the awesomeness of the everything bagel, concocting an ice cream featuring those core flavors, including, yes, garlic and onion. The daring ice cream starts with a cream cheese base with a “buttery streusel” made with sesame and poppy seeds, onions, and garlic. Jeni’s proclaims the limited-edition flavor as acceptable to eat any time of the day. And if the kids are going to insist on mac and cheese for breakfast, why not shovel spoonfuls of a sweet-savory dessert into our faces in the morning?
The pints feature a buttery yellow background and bagels split in half with a generous schmear. The illustrations and repeating pattern of bagels has a retro-90s feel, an era when calorie-dense bread topped with whipped cream cheese was considered an employee perk. The design is fun, nostalgic, and leans more towards an ice cream vibe.
Jeni’s limited-edition flavor is available for order online, in-store, and delivery.