Some of the greatest artists in the world have been gifted with synesthesia. Duke Ellington, Billy Joel and Pharrell are just a few of the folks whose work is next level because when they hear music, they see corresponding colors. Without the aid of some sort of futuristic contact lenses, we can’t squint our way to Pharrell vision, but Jeni Britton of Jeni’s Ice Cream has created a way for us to taste color by the pint.
Jeni herself doesn’t have synesthesia, but she does have a knack for ice cream flavors that’s nothing short of pure brilliance. Her Colors Collection is her interpretation of tasting colors, but blue isn’t just blue — it’s Ultramarine Blue Buttermilk. For green, she went with Garance Vert Clair, which she describes as “mossy, plush green. Lemongrass, coriander leaf, spirulina, grass-grazed milk and cream.” Wait, are we talking about ice cream or springtime in a dainty garden?
The most intriguing flavor by far is her ode to black called Noir D’Ivoire (ivory black). It’s described as “Licorice-infused cream and grass-grazed milk with sea salt and crunchy dark chocolate flecks.” So basically, like no other ice cream you’ve ever tasted before.
If you’re in the mood for something a little more springy, the Cadmium Yellow Buttermilk sounds divine: “Crushed whole lemons with bergamot, white grapefruit, biodynamic yogurt, grass-grazed milk, cream and buttermilk.”
What flavor would you make for your favorite color? We want to hear about it in the comments!
(h/t Design Taxi)