After Illinois News Joint’s article about the minority-owned Chicago based company Jane and Mary’s Cannabis-Infused Ice Cream, I felt obligated to review the product for Illinoisans. How could I not? Am I right?
I wanted to answer a few questions.
First and foremost, does the ice cream taste good? Without a favorable tasting product, nothing else about the business will matter.
Second, does the ice cream’s effects have strong medical benefits?
Third, should Illinois dispensaries include this product on menus?
The answer to all three questions is a resounding YES.
I was able to sample four of flavors so I stuck with the basics that I thought our readers would most want to know about: vanilla, strawberry, chocolate, and cookies and cream. Though, now, I am wishing I had sampled the Pink Grapefruit Sorbet as well.
When the owner of Jane and Mary’s, Jay Knight, said that the “quality of ice cream that we’re making is a premium product,” he was right.
The taste of each flavor rivaled any high-end ice cream at the grocery store. Jane and Mary’s ice cream contains no corn syrup, and the sorbets are dairy free, gluten free, and fat free.
Knight is a premier ice cream producer with a decade of experience making and producing super premium ice creams and frozen desserts.
I really was amazed at how great each flavor tasted. Not one of the flavors had a hint of cannabis taste to them. One of my biggest problems was that I didn’t want to stop eating because it taste so damn good.
Each 8-ounce cup contains 100mg of THC, so it is not recommended to eat the entire cup. Knight has ensured that each cup has the accurate and consistent dosing.
I admit, a couple times I may have over medicated because Knight has combined two of my favorite things: weed and ice cream.
The high hits quicker than other food edibles I have had. I would relate it more to infused drinks than gummies or other baked edibles. And when I want a faster acting high that does not last as quite as long as gummies and other edibles, this ice cream has been perfect.
Overall, the buzz is smooth cerebrally and physically. The body buzz was extremely relaxing, and catered toward binging television and eating too much ice cream in one night.
Knight’s number one purchaser of this ice cream company while in Seattle was for patients in hospice care who had a difficult time taking medication or had decreased appetites.
Now, after eating the infused ice cream, I can understand why. It is odd to be eating ice cream to help increase my appetite, but it works.
Out of all the edible products I have sample so far, this ice cream is one of the best.
If Illinois cannot figure a way to have this product, made by a minority-owned Illinois business, in our dispensaries, I am not sure I can keep up the hope for Illinois’ cannabis industry and licensing.
I was going to say which flavor I enjoyed best, but I can’t. I like variety when it comes to strains, and I like variety when it comes to ice cream flavors, so I have been going from flavor to flavor. Even made a mini-Neapolitan bowl, which was great. The cookies in the cookies and cream are also flavorful and not soggy like some ice cream.
Currently, Knight is making in a commercial kitchen eight flavors, including vanilla sky (a take on the cocktail), cake batter, cookies & cream, strawberry, espresso, mint chocolate chip, and chocolate fudge.
He also has three non-dairy and fat free sorbet flavors, including pink grapefruit, mango, and dark chocolate.