Jeni's Intelligentsia Black Cat Espresso is elegant in it's simplicity : Ground Intelligentsia espresso beans steeped in milk and cream. "To make Intelligentsia Black Cat Espresso ice cream, we steep roasted and ground Black Cat Espresso beans in grass-grazed Ohio milk. The beans—Intelligentsia’s signature (and most popular) roast—have a rich, complex aroma that super-charges our ice cream with a scent that unfolds slowly." "Intelligentsia Black Cat Espresso ice cream is the product of our first full-fledged collaboration with Intelligentsia Coffee. Based in Chicago, Intelligentsia has been at it since 1995, and we’re proud to team up with this band of like-minded men and women united in bringing to the world the finest coffee there is."
I thought this flavor would need complementary flavors and textures. Coffee is a flavor that's really fun to dress up, and plays so well with others. Toffee, vanilla, cinnamon, chocolate, caramel, the list goes on and on, right? And Jeni's is generally ok with that. Jeni's social media presence touts a sundae featured at their scoop shops : The Calico Cat: Intelligentsia Black Cat Espresso, Salty Caramel Sauce, Chocolate Blackout Gravel, and whipped cream. They regularly encourage "cross-pollination" of their flavors, even showing a few suggestions in the form of a "pairs well with http://jenis.com/flavors/ice-creams/intelligentsia-black-cat-espresso/#pairs-well-with" for each of their flavors.