A confession: I've never been a fan of The Great Gatsby, having read it twice - once as a junior in high school, and again as a writing major in college. Because of this, I hadn't been paying much attention to the hype surrounding this month's movie adaptation - but, I'm realizing now, perhaps I should have been. I might have gotten word about this spectacular, edible tribute - a limited-edition collection of Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams - in time to try it. (It's sold out, unfortunately, but the idea, I figured, was still worth sharing.)
The collection features four flavors that transport tasters "from Zelda [Fitzgerald's] childhood home in Alabama, to New York, St. Paul, Paris, and on through the Roaring Twenties." There's cognac with Seville orange marmalade; dark chocolate with whiskey and caraway; sweet cream with blackberries; and homemade biscuits laced with peach jam (created with a nod to the Loveless Cafe in Nashville). Brilliant.
Also, unrelated to Gatsby but just as intriguing (and still in stock!): a flavor that Jeni's describes as "the ice cream version of cheesecake," made from small-batch farmstead cheese and Snowville cream. Sold.
Find this and much more - including flavors like juniper and lemon curd; Savannah buttermilk; and chamomile - at Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, here.