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Jeni’s Loves Lucius

We’ve fallen hard for Lucius, the Brooklyn band with the let’s-get-happy, sweet-as-candy number Turn it Around. The cheery, instantly catchy tune blends grand, sis! boom! bah! pop-rock with the warm, richly layered vocals a la ’60s “girl groups”. Think Arcade Fire and Fun! meets the Ronnettes and the Shangri Las. Just try not sing along…

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…

Jeni’s Community Service Days

Here at Jeni’s, our employees spend lots of hours outside the offices and kitchens making our community a better place. But tomorrow, we’ll be concentrating our efforts during the Columbus Volunteer Challenge, a city-wide call-out to Columbus businesses, non-profits, universities, and community groups to participate in community service events through Thursday September 11. (If your…

A.V. Fest + Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

The Hideout (Chicago’s finest source for live music) & the A.V. Club (the arts-and-entertainment wing of The Onion, America’s Finest News Source) are presenting one terrific festival. Not only will we be there scooping to the sounds of Death Cab For Cute and the War on Drugs, we’re also giving away a pair of tickets…

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…

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….