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5 Friday Scoops, Vol. 2

  1) Rent the Runway’s Jennifer Hyman In a big-time Boston venture capital boardroom in 2009, entrepreneur Jennifer Hyman was pitching her idea for Rent the Runway, an e-commerce company built solely to have 100% of its expensive inventory rented for a relatively small sum, worn, and returned. In a new profile in Forbes magazine,…

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Jeni’s Sabbatical: Texas Fandango

Since 2010, Jeni’s has paid me to write. I love this agreement. But beyond the paycheck (every two weeks), the ice cream for breakfast (occasionally), and the opportunity to work with creative, tuned-in people (every day), Jeni’s offers a perk I’d never known until this summer: sabbatical leave. Work three consecutive years for Jeni’s and…

Ship it Back

Consider for a moment Styrofoam. The rock star of the shipping world, right? It’s sturdy, cheap, and lightweight, and because of it, ice cream and so many other wonderful things can travel fresh and frozen through the mail. But Styrofoam’s indestructible nature, well, isn’t so good for nature. So, while we continue to research alternative…

5 Friday Scoops, Vol. 1

Hey, everyone, we’re launching a new series here at  Jeni’s blog central: 5 Friday scoops—5 things we love from the week that was. Here we go! 1) Little League World Series superstar Mo’ne Davis. In a world gone mad we’ve still got Philly phenom Mo’ne Davis. The Illinois squad knocked Mo’ne’s team out of the competition Thursday…

Mike Hirsch: Ohio Farm Lifer

We’ve been fortunate to work with Mike Hirsch, fourth generation owner-operator of Ross County, Ohio’s Hirsch Fruit Farm, since 2009. Strawberries for Roasted Strawberry Buttermilk brought us together, and now Mike also grows what we need for Sweet Corn & Black Raspberries and our fall pumpkin flavors. While the strawberries and pumpkins are grown on…

Mint Maven Val Jorgensen

Val Jorgensen: registered nurse, breast cancer survivor, organic farm owner-operator, mint maven. We’ve worked with Val since 2003, the year she grew a couple of pounds of organic peppermint for Jeni to use in her first batch of Backyard Mint ice cream. Since then, we look very forward to this time of year, not only so we…

In From the Fields: Summer Ice Creams

The summer harvest is in, which  means Sweet Corn & Black Raspberries and Backyard Mint ice creams are back on our menu. Sample them in our scoop shops, or find pints online and at a grocery store near you. The flavors and aromas of summer corn, berries, and mint are translated perfectly in both of these ice…

Snail of Approval

We believe in a lot of really good stuff here at Jeni’s. We believe that everyone should have access to fortifying and delicious fresh foods. That we are just one of many species that reside on this planet and we should treat it accordingly. That everyone should have the right to choose who they marry….

Hallelujah! Roasted Strawberry Buttermilk Ice Cream Has Returned!

Mercy, mercy, me. Roasted Strawberry Buttermilk ice cream has returned. Summer just isn’t in full gear until this stuff has come back around. If you’re new to our classic summer flavor, have a sample in one of our scoop shops, find it in the freezer of your neighborhood grocery store, or order it online. Unlike…

The Peach Truck & Jeni’s

The Peach Truck’s Stephen K. Rose says his Nashville-based company has exactly one mission: “to provide the best peaches on the planet to as many people as humanly possible.” From mid May through mid August, Rose, his wife Jessica and their small team do  just that. In addition to providing the Georgia peaches we use…