Brown Butter Almond Brittle
Brown butter almond candy crushed into buttercream ice cream.
Years ago, Jeni was talking with a Norwegian friend who nearly teared up with joy as she shared her love of krokan—toffee-like candy made with butter, almonds, and caramelized sugar. It’s a beloved Scandinavian dessert and a favorite of author Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach). The son of Norwegian parents, Dahl recalled krokan ice cream served at the end of big celebratory meals: “… it didn’t simply melt in your mouth like regular ice cream. You chewed it and it went crunch and the taste was something you dreamed about for days afterwards.”
Inspired by this visceral love of krokan, Jeni created Brown Butter Almond Brittle in 2009. Made with rich buttercream ice cream and golden pockets of handmade almond brittle, this sweet, salty, crunchy ice cream quickly became a menu mainstay.
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream – Columbus, OH
Jeni’s is a modern American ice cream company devoted to making the finest ice creams the world has ever known. Founded in Columbus, Ohio in 2002 by James Beard Award-winning ice cream maker Jeni Britton, Jeni’s has emerged over the past 20 years as the new standard by which all other ice creams are judged. Today, we continue to make one-of-a-kind flavors with Direct and Fair-Trade ingredients and super fresh milk from family dairy farms. We build ice creams completely from scratch using a unique recipe honed and perfected over more than 20 years by our founder, Jeni Britton. Our ice creams have a uniquely smooth texture and buttercream body, with bright flavor and clean finish. We’re here to set new standards for ice cream classics and to create our own. At Jeni’s, you’ll find flavors inspired by our curiosities—art, history, pop culture, and beyond—that simply don’t exist anywhere else.