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Jeni’s Buttercream Birthday Cake Ice Cream – Review

A pint of Jeni's Buttercream Birthday Cake Ice Cream.

What we have here is a situation where pretty much everything you need to know is on the tin. And they do not lie. Jeni’s absolutely nails the taste of buttercream birthday cake in the same way that Jelly Belly manages to make a jelly bean taste like any damn thing they want. They do this to such an extent that an obvious question is “Well, if it tastes so much like a buttercream cake…why wouldn’t I just eat a buttercream frosted cake?” To which I can only answer, “Because it’s ice cream.” And if I have to explain past that point, I’m pretty sure you’re not human because you’ve failed the ultimate Voight-Kampff test.

Ingredients as listed on the front: “buttercream frosting, golden cake, and a rainbow of sprinkles.” All present and accounted for. And–since you know I have a thing about ingredient ratios–none of them overpower each other. They all exist in delicious harmony, which you will soon destroy. The only other thing I can say about this is a warning: some ice creams are rich and you can have two or three spoonfuls and say, whoa, that was plenty for now. 

This is not one of those ice creams.

This is one of those “oh shit, I didn’t realize I had eaten so much in one sitting oh well it doesn’t make sense to put just this much back in the freezer I might as well finish it off” ice creams. So wait for cheat day if you have one, or at the very least block out some time afterwards to wallow in a sugar coma.

The inside of a pint of Jeni's Buttercream Birthday Cake Ice Cream. It's freaking delicious.