Sweet Song of Summer: Loveless Biscuits + Peach Jam

by Aaron Beck on August 16, 2013

There’s a sweet little roadside joint on Tennessee Highway 100 in Nashville called the Loveless Cafe. Inside, you’ll find an array of memorable southern fare—red-eye gravy, BBQ pork omelets, country fried steak. But there’s one item that everyone remembers long after their visit: Loveless’ heavenly little angel biscuits. From where we stand, Loveless’ biscuits are one of the Seven Wonders of the Food World. Flaky, light, buttery, and just salty enough, the biscuits have inspired our newest addition to the menu: Loveless Biscuits + Peach Jam.

Now, we tried to sweet-talk the biscuit recipe out of the folks at Loveless, but they wouldn’t budge. So, with their kind blessing we used their biscuits (and jam) as our muse and created our own. Just as some movie soundtrack songs are “inspired by” the film, our biscuits (and peach jam) are inspired by Loveless’ little masterworks.

Loveless Biscuits + Peach Jam is now available at all of our scoop shops and at jenis.com. Beginning early next week (when a new Jeni’s freezer arrives at Loveless), pints will be available at the Loveless Cafe.

So, what’s it taste like? It’s rich and aromatic and it screams summertime flavor. It’s a mouthwatering blend of buttermilk and grass-grazed Southern Ohio cream, with crumbles of our very fluffy yeast-raised biscuits folded in, and swirls of sweet-tart, peach jam all throughout. (Peaches: courtesy of the great Peach Truck in Nashville.)

Here’s how we do it:

Prepping the biscuits, removing the fluffy, yeast-raised biscuits from the oven.

The biscuits are cut and crumbled, before being added to the buttermilk and grass-grazed ice cream.

Heaven on Earth.

The Peach Truck’s Georgia peaches ripening on the tree, before the harvest. We get our peaches for the jam we make from Stephen and Jessica Rose, the wonderful people who operate the Peach Truck in Nashville. The Roses grow their peaches on Stephen’s aunt and uncle’s 130-year-old peach and pecan farm.

Loveless-inspired Biscuits and peach jam being folded into the buttermilk ice cream.

An ice cream that positively sings: Loveless Biscuits + Peach Jam. Available now for a limited time in pints and scoops in our shops and at jenis.com, and beginning next week in pints at the Loveless Cafe.

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Melinda September 12, 2013 at 2:25 pm

I’m surprised you don’t use Ohio peaches! I lived in Ohio for 42 yrs and picked at least 20 of those. I’ve lived in Georgia 8 yrs and have picked 5 yrs or so. Ohio peaches taste so much better than the Georgia peaches!

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Aaron Beck September 12, 2013 at 2:53 pm

Thanks for the comment, Melinda. We use Georgia peaches (via the Peach Truck in Nashville) not only because the peaches are delicious, but also because the flavor is inspired by the biscuits from the Loveless Cafe in Nashville. We wanted to use peaches from Loveless’ backyard (and the backyard of our shops in Nashville). That said, you’re right when you say Ohio peaches have great taste. Perhaps sometime down the line we’ll make a straight-up Ohio peach ice cream.

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Justin S. January 17, 2014 at 6:20 am

This is my absolute all-time favorite ice EVER. I am incredibly sad that it isn’t currently available for purchase. I was recently in Columbus and one of the shops there still had it. Will it be available for purchase again soon or has it been discontinued all together? Thanks.

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Aaron Beck January 24, 2014 at 9:15 pm

Hi, Justin. It’s just on sabbatical and will return sometime down the line. Thanks for your enthusiasm.

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