Jeni's Ice Cream Shop.

Jeni's

It's mid-August.  And even though the day consisted of nothing but cloudy skies and rainfall, the temperature gauge on the dashboard of my car still read 90 degrees.  

A cool, sweet treat was definitely in order. 

So I headed to the artsy and eclectic side of East Nashville and ended up at what seems to be the most popular place on the planet: Jeni’s

This scoop shop takes pride in serving ice cream made with fresh ingredients shipped directly to it from local farms and around the world.

During a typical visit, I expect to see several people standing in a line long enough to wrap around the building waiting to enter, but fortunately for me (since it was damp and muggy outside), there was no line and I was able to just walk right in.

Jeni’s has so many great choices, which can be overwhelming for an indecisive person like me.  No matter how many times I’ve been, I always end up sampling the same three flavors before making my decision: Riesling Poached Pear Sorbet, Salted Caramel and the new Sweet Cream Biscuits and Peach Jam, a flavor Jeni's created with The Peach Truck.

When I tasted the new Backyard Mint flavor, which Jeni's describes as "cool, sweet, with a remarkably refreshing herb-garden finish," I was sold.  But I had to act fast.  In less than five minutes of stepping onto the patio and into the extreme heat, there was more ice cream on my fingers than in my waffle cone.