2017 Year in Review

Scroll 👇 for a look back at what we did last year.

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Superlative Ingredients

To make our ice cream this year, we used 66,339 pounds of almond brittle, 2,394 pounds of Direct Trade coffee, 2,151 pounds of sea salt, 53,687 of Dutch cocoa powder, 1,413 pounds of Askinosie Chocolate cocoa nibs, 16,597 pounds of organic yogurt from Seven Stars Farm, 189 pounds of tea from The Tea Spot, 5,467 pounds of peaches from The Peach Truck, 1,545 pounds of alcohol—including Right Bee Cider, Yazoo Brewing, and moonshine from Millstreet Distillery, 20,100 pounds of Ohio strawberries, 2,493 pounds of pumpkins from Hirsch Fruit Farm, 3,542 sweet potatoes from Hirsch Fruit Farm, 21,550 Ohio blackberries, 484 pounds of whiskey from Middle West Spirits, 12,353 pounds of goat cheese from Mackenzie Creamery, 1,282 pounds of Ohio honey, and 1 million pounds of grass-grazed milk.

Jeni's Sundae Boat

Forward America

Jeni kicked off our 15th year in business with a speech for #teamjenis at our annual company meeting.

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Kristen Wiig at Jeni's from S9 | E1 of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

Jerry Seinfeld and Kristen Wiig hopped in a car to get coffee and stopped by our Los Feliz shop for ice cream after.

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Jeni's Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast (and be kind)

Ice Cream for Breakfast Day

(Yes, it’s a real thing.) To celebrate Ice Cream for Breakfast Day, all our shops opened early and donated 100% of sales from 9 a.m. to noon to local nonprofits.

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Salty Caramel Production

OUR KITCHEN

Our team hand-stirred 614 batches of caramelized sugar for Salty Caramel.

Jeni's Venice grand opening

3 new LA scoop shops

We opened shops on Rose Avenue near Venice Beach, in Larchmont Village, and Commons at Calabasas.

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Jeni's Beetlecat Sundae

Beetlecat Sundae

We created a sundae inspired by chef Ford Fry’s coconut pie served at his Atlanta restaurant, Beetlecat.

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DC opening

National Women’s Day

Jeni shared some thoughts on women harnessing their true power and we spotlighted some of our favorite women-led businesses.

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Jeni's We're Not From Here ice cream collection

We’re Not From Here collection

Our spring collection explored what it takes to change your perception in a single instant.

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Jeni's Record Store Day

Jeni’s Record Store Day afterparty

We supported our record store friends and renewed our vows with vinyl.

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Team Jeni's
Team Jeni's
Team Jeni's

Team Jeni’s

We welcomed 526 new employees.

Jeni’s Avalon

Our fourth Atlanta area scoop shop opened in the heart of the sustainably designed, mixed-use development, Avalon, in Alpharetta.

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Mother's Day Catalog
Father's Day Catalog

Catalogs for mom and dad

Because you’ve already done jewelry, ties, and grilling supplies.

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Flyover Fest sponsored by Jeni's

Flyover Fest

We sponsored the first annual Flyover Fest—a Columbus book and music fair that features independent book publishers, record labels, comics, writers, artists, and booksellers.

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2 new Nashville-area scoop shops

We opened shops in Brentwood and Franklin in the spring.

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Jeni's 2017 Pride

Jeni’s loves Pride

Team Jeni’s marched in the Columbus Pride parade.

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Jeni's and Doc Robinson

Jeni’s × Doc Robinson

We helped produce a music video for Doc Robinson.

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Jeni's Strawberry Jam
Jeni's Strawberry Jam
Jeni's Strawberry Jam

The Strawberry Jam

We held a picnic-style party in celebration of Ohio strawberry season.

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Jeni's and Stone Brewing collaboration to make Mocha Black Cherry ice cream

Jeni’s × Stone Brewing

We created our second flavor with Stone Brewing—Mocha Black Cherry ice cream inspired by Stone’s Mocha IPA.

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Yazoo Sue with Rosemary Bar Nuts ice cream

Jeni’s × Yazoo Brewing

We celebrated the release of Yazoo Sue with Rosemary Bar Nuts ice cream with an event at the Yazoo Brewing taproom in Nashville.

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Jeni's Cream Puff ice crem

Cream Puff ice cream

Our Cream Puff ice cream was the runaway hit of the summer. (Don’t worry, it’ll be back this year.)

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Jeni's Fulfillment Center in Columbus, Ohio

JENI’S DELIVERY BOX

We shipped 64,669 boxes.

Jeni Britton Bauer
Jeni Britton Bauer

Jeni gave an ice cream master class

In honor of National Ice Cream Month in July, JBB shared how to (easily!) recreate our ice creams at home.

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Sundae Boards

Think of it like a cheese board that swaps the brie and gouda for ice cream and buttermilk frozen yogurt. We made a bunch.

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Jeni's collaboration with Right Bee Cider to make Hard Cider Sorbet

Jeni’s × Right Bee Cider

We released a light and refreshing Hard Cider Sorbet with their semi-dry hard apple cider.

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Jeni's North Wells

North Wells Opening

We opened a shop in Old Town, Chicago.

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Pumpkin 5-Spice

We released an old classic and took you through the process of how it’s made—from cow to cone.

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Jeni's recipes

Freestylin’

We Freestyled LOTS of recipes.

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Jeni Britton Bauer meets Joe Biden at Pelotonia 2017
Jeni Britton Bauer meets Joe Biden at Pelotonia 2017

JBB met JB

Again.

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Team Jeni's rode in Pelotonia 2017
Team Jeni's rode in Pelotonia 2017

Jeni’s Pelotonia

Team Jeni’s and our eight riders raised $14,425 for life changing cancer research at The Ohio State University.

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Jeni's x Four and Twenty Blackbirds

Jeni’s × Four & Twenty Blackbirds

We took pie a la mode to a whole new level in LA … again.

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Jeni's test kitchen

JENI’S TEST KITCHEN

We tested thousands of batches of ice cream in our test kitchen to release 12 new flavors in our shops, online, and in stores.

Jeni’s 14th Street

We made a lot of friends in DC, and got to see a lot of old friends too.

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Jeni Britton Bauer at Jeni's Clintonville for event with Sister Pie
Sister Pie at Sassafras Bakery

Jeni’s × Sister Pie

For the second year, we teamed up Lisa Ludwinski and her Sister Pie crew from Detroit for an ice cream and pie bonanza at our Clintonville scoop shop.

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Charly Bauer volunteering for Columbus Foundation's Big Give

The Big Give

We gave 649 scoops in support of the Columbus Foundation that raised over $18 million for local nonprofits.

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Our pints got a new look

Seven of our most celebrated flavors over the last 15 years now have gorgeous new designs (with more on their way).

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Jeni's 2017 Holiday Catalog

Holiday 2017 Catalog

We created a 28-page ice cream extravaganza for your gifting pleasure.

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Jeni's 2017 Splendid Holiday collection

Holiday flavors

Our Splendid Holiday collection featured heritage ice creams, with a bit of an edge, that we enjoy sharing with our loved ones.

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Jeni's Save the Crew sundae
Jeni's Save the Crew sundae

#SaveTheCrew Sundae

Proceeds from this sundae supported #SaveTheCrew, a grassroots effort to keep the Crew SC in Columbus.

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Team Jeni's volunteering with Besa

Jeni’s × Besa

This year, Team Jeni’s supported 13 area nonprofits, championing causes including food inequality, empowering families, and senior advocacy. We worked on 14 service projects over 259 hours and contributed $7,664 back to local nonprofits.

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Jeni's dairy-free Dark Chocolate Truffle ice cream

Dairy-free

We released our first dairy-free “ice cream.” A milestone day in the history of our company.

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2008 Jeni's crew

15 years of Jeni’s

Fifteen years ago we set out to make ice creams that tell stories—of growers and place, of history and tradition, art, and pop culture. And to do it in a way that brings people together and celebrates community.

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