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Jeni’s Splendid Holiday collection

We’re all big fans of Jeni’s ice cream here at The A.V. Club, and we’re honestly not just saying that because sometimes they send us coupons for free scoops. It’s just the best ice cream, straight up, all smooth and creamy, and laden with local produce and bad-for-us fats. But Jeni Britton Bauer has really outdone herself with her new holiday line of flavors, which includes stunners like Churro, Dark Chocolate Peppermint, and Sweet Corn Spoon Bread. While with other ice cream companies you’d hear “Churro ice cream” and think “oh, that’s just cinnamon-sugar flavored,” Jeni’s has somehow managed to take it far beyond just that, packing the ice cream with bits of pastry that somehow still manage to hold their crunch. Dark Chocolate Peppermint is the dairy equivalent of a York Peppermint Pattie, all bracing and …

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