Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

Restaurants , Ice cream parlors Southport Corridor
  • 4 out of 5 stars
(4 user reviews)
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Photo: Grace Wiley
Jeni's ice cream
Photo: Grace Wiley
Jeni's ice cream
Photo: Grace Wiley
Jeni's ice cream
Photo: Grace Wiley
Jeni's ice cream

Ohio-based Jeni's moved into Southport Corridor in September 2013 and immediately upped Chicago's ice cream scene. Sweet corn ice cream with black raspberry swirls? They've got that. The richest, darkest chocolate ice cream you'll ever have? They've got that too. When you factor in toppings like salted caramel sauce, the decision about what to order is that much harder. Luckily, Jeni's workers will provide you with as many samples as you want.

Venue name: Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
Address: 3404 N Southport Ave
Opening hours: Daily, 11am-11pm
Transport: El stop: Brown to Southport. Bus: 9.
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Clayton Guse

Go to Jeni's and get a scoop of the wildberry lavendar—if you haven't tried it yet, drop everything you're doing and head there now. Any flavor you sample from the shop is sure to be amazing. Plus, they make their own waffle cones in-house, the smell of which is delightful.  

Zach L

I frequented the very first Jeni's Ice Cream shop as a high school student in Columbus, Ohio—thankfully, the brand's expansion hasn't decreased the quality of its product. Sure, some of then flavor names have changed (I'll always call the peanut butter scoops 'buckeye') but there's more of them than ever before. Whether you prefer a fresh waffle cone (they give the shop its enticing smell) or a cup filled with scoops, you'll find a flavor (or two) you enjoy here.

Erin Delahanty
moderatorStaff Writer

Jeni's is the go-to spot for indulgent ice cream flavors in the city. The brown butter almond brittle and brambleberry crisp are my favorite flavors on the menu, but if you are lucky you might see Loveless biscuits and peach jam on the menu. Get crazy and order a sundae with dark chocolate fudge. You'll be in a sugar coma for a few days, but it's well worth it.

Christine G

Strong contender for the best ice cream in Chicago. It's easy to get lost in sampling flavors at a Jeni's, and the staff will indulge you in that endeavor. Whether you choose something classic or something bizarre, the flavors are rich, subtle, and worth every penny. The service and space are very nice, my kids love it.