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The sun always shines again

I find inspiration in people who aren’t afraid to be open about their struggles and the sunshine they often find on the other side. I’ve had the privilege of meeting a lot of people and that’s why I know so many of us are touched by mental health challenges—no matter what it looks like on…

Who’s ready for sundae brunch?

Here’s your next at-home project: our no-bake, use-whatever-you’ve-got sundae brunch board. Featuring ice creams fresher than a farmers market that’ll help you lean full tilt into the season. The beauty of our boards is that they are 100% customizable, so feel free to make it your own. But if you want a great place to…

Update on our march toward zero waste shops

Last year, when we launched our zero waste shops initiative, our goal was to divert 75 tons of waste from the landfill through our recycling and composting program in our shops and kitchen. This Earth Day, we thought we’d share a little update.  With the help of our amazing compost partners and you, our customers,…

We made Zoom backgrounds!

Jeni just discovered our custom Zoom backgrounds and now she won’t stop using them … and scheduling meetings that could have been an email. But we’re not mad at it. Put the joy back in your video conferencing with our new backdrops below! Right-click to save.

3/18 update from Jeni

We have learned, in times like this, when words are not enough, to fall back on our values and to let them lead the way. For us, that means facing into what comes, as a fellowship united by our values of community, equality, love, and hard work. The health and safety of our employees, customers,…

Contactless Service: How we’re keeping our community safe

At Jeni’s, the health and safety of our employees, customers, and communities is our top priority. As the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis continues to evolve, we are continuing to evolve our response as a company. With our hearts on the most vulnerable and at-risk in our population, we want to provide you with the details about…

Recipe: JBB’s Pineapple Upside-Down Cake 

  Jeni’s Pineapple Upside Down Cake Makes 8 servings For the Lady Cake 1 cup cake flour (not self-rising), wheat pastry flour, cornstarch, or gluten-free flour ¼ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon baking powder ¾ teaspoon fine sea salt 6 tablespoons (¾ stick) unsalted butter, softened ¾ cup sugar 2 large eggs, at room temperature…

Meet our Outlander-inspired ice cream 

If you follow Jeni, then you know she’s fallen hard down the Outlander wormhole (she may or may not have a life-size Jamie Fraser cutout in her office)—and happily pulled many in the office down with her. So, when Starz asked us to create an ice cream to celebrate the show’s Season 5 premiere on…

Proud to be a B Corp Best For The World honoree

When I started Jeni’s, I went about building a business the way I thought it should be done; creating the type of company my 12-year-old self would want to work at. I thought that’s how everybody does it. It’s most certainly NOT the usual, but it took me a very long time to realize how…

Recipe: Blondies + BBAB for life

Forget brownies. These blondies have way more fun. Golden and studded with white chocolate chips. And butter. So much glorious butter. We convinced JBB to let us relinquish her signature, easier-than-a-box-cake blondie recipe. The only string attached? That we double down on the richness factor and top it with a hefty scoop of Brown Butter…

Recipe: The only chocolate cake you’ll ever need

Every ice cream maker has a go-to chocolate cake recipe. This is Jeni’s. A rich, dark chocolate cake that melts in your mouth. Really all it needs is a little powdered sugar for dusting. But it’s especially impressive as a layer cake with fluffy white frosting — and served with a scoop of ice cream,…

Impress all your friends: Biscuit Ice Cream Sandwiches

I call these Bauer House Biscuits because they fall somewhere between a biscuit and a Parker House roll. They are buttery and crispy on the outside and a dream inside. The yeast dough and the butter create pockets of air and rise. Light yet hearty, buttery yet yeasty, these biscuits are perfection. I think you’re…

Jeni’s Sundae Board: Pride edition

Happy Pride! It’s time to invite your neighbors, friends, family — anyone who you’d love to celebrate with or get to know better over ice cream. In our humble opinions, there is no better (and easier) way to wow a crowd than with a sundae board (think of it as a cheese board, but with…

Our march toward zero waste in our shops

Big things are afoot over here. When Jeni started the company in 2002, her mission was to use every dollar we earned to get better every single day. Each year’s improvement is our measure of success. That’s as true for the ice cream we make, to the ingredients we source, to our sustainability efforts in…