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5 Friday Scoops, Vol. 5

  1) Alison Rose The latest piece by our Art + Design Team touts the new very limited edition Gia-CONE-metti J-Bar. The delicious sculpture on a stick is inspired by the Wexner Center for the Arts’ upcoming landmark 25th anniversary exhibition (Sept. 21 to Dec. 31 in Columbus) and one of the featured artists, Swiss sculptor Alberto…

Gia-CONE-metti J-Bars & Transfigurations

Ladies and gentlemen, we proudly present the limited-edition Gia-CONE-metti J-Bar, inspired by Swiss sculptor and painter Alberto Giacometti, in honor of the Wexner Center for the Arts’ 25th anniversary exhibition, Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection (Sept. 21 to Dec. 31). The very labor-intensive Gia-CONE-metti bar—a chocolate ganache-filled mini cone inside dark chocolate-enrobed Ndali Estate Vanilla…

5 Friday Scoops, Vol. 4

  1) The Shinola Runwell watch From bikes and watches, to journals and leather goods, we love everything Detroit’s Shinola creates and builds. But we’re especially keen on the Runwell watch with the red dial color detail. Like everything Shinola makes, the Runwell is built to last generations. The red adds pizzazz at just the…

5 Friday Scoops, Vol. 3

1) Intelligentsia Black Cat Espresso ice cream World-renowned coffee sourcer and roaster Intelligentsia, based in Chicago, supplies the Direct Trade beans we use to make a new ice cream that’s available beginning today. We couldn’t be happier with the flavor of our new collaboration ice cream. Have a scoop in our Ohio and Chicago shops, ship a pint,…

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,…

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…

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…