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The Story Behind the Holiday in the Alps Collection

As a toddler, I lived with my family on an army base in Stuttgart, Germany, before later settling in Illinois. Like so many families of my generation, my family was uprooted when my dad was drafted during the Vietnam War. As it turns out, my husband Charly’s family also lived in Germany—on a different base—during the war….

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Mispronunciation Hall of Fame

There’s no denying that Feuerzangenbowle Sorbet, our special Cyber Monday flavor, was a mouthful of a name. But if you found yourself flustered and stumbling over that pile up of consonants and vowels, you won’t be at all abashed when you read the entries in our Mispronunciation Hall of Fame. A few years ago, our…

Cyber Monday Mouthful: Feuerzangenbowle Sorbet

Cyber Monday shoppers, our new limited edition flavor, Feuerzangenbowle Sorbet, is available only online and in select shops, beginning today. The details of today’s deal: 100 pints available online 10 pints available at each of these shops: Short North (Columbus), Southport (Chicago), Westside Provisions (Atlanta), and 12 South (Nashville) $18/pint; includes a recipe card for…

Our Photographer in the Spotlight

Whenever I write something about ice cream, people are quick to tell me how great my photos and videos are.  And I’m always quick to say, “Aw, thanks a lot. You’re too kind.” Then, after I bask in the glory for a few days, guilt sinks in and I cough up the truth: Kelsey McClellan, Jeni’s…

First Man in Line Goes All In With Team Jeni’s

With shop openings these past few months in Atlanta, Nashville, and Chicago, we’ve met a lot of great people who’ve come out to check out the new digs for the first time and sample the ice cream. But in Chicago, we met a super fan named Eric Duncan. See him shaking Jeni’s hand? Eric, a…

13-Year-Old Ice Cream Maker Lucy Enge

You meet Jeni’s fans in the strangest ways and places these days. Take Lucy Enge, for example. Lucy, who recently turned 13, lives in Signal Mountain, near Chattanooga, Tenn., population 7,429. During a recent visit to Chattanooga to attend a friend’s wedding, my wife and I were spending some down time checking out the views…

Middle West Whiskey Eggnog

Our eggnog ice cream is back, with a new flavor profile and a new name: Middle West Whiskey Eggnog. You can find the custard-y ice cream in our scoop shops, in the Splendid Holiday Collection online, and in grocery stores near you. Traditional eggnog is usually made with rum or brandy, but we’ve always preferred the…

D.C.P. + 3

November signals the return of always-fantastic perennial flavors to our menu, including the blast of refreshment and satisfaction that is Dark Chocolate Peppermint. For this delicious reason alone, D.C.P. makes this one of my favorite times of year. Which got me to thinking about the three other main things I love about this time of year:

Team Jeni’s Cycling Continues Sunday

Team Jeni’s Cycling’s 2013 cyclocross season is underway, with another Cap City Cross race this weekend, a doozy, at Smith Farms, 3285 Watkins Road. Teams and volunteers throughout the season take turns hosting and laying out the courses, and this Sunday Nov. 10  it’s Team Jeni’s turn. The Smith Farms course is fast and very…

Introducing the Splendid Holiday Collection

We can’t believe it either, but the major player holidays are straight ahead. Which means, of course, that it’s time to shine a light on our Splendid Holiday Collection: (from left to right above) Cinderella Pumpkin, Dark Chocolate Peppermint, Sweet Potato with Torched Marshmallows, and Middle West Whiskey Eggnog. Long-time Jeni’s fans will recognize these flavors…