Jeni Britton Bauer

Jeni has been making ice creams professionally for two decades. Before that, she studied art, worked in a bakery, and had a serious hobby blending perfumes and collecting essential oils. Jeni founded Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams in 2002. Her ahead-of-the-trend vision—using whole ingredients and dairy from grass-pastured cows, rather than synthetic flavorings and commodity ice cream mix—coupled with inspired flavors sparked the artisan ice cream movement more than a decade before it would become a top food trend. Jeni is a James Beard Award-winning author of two cookbooks and has been recognized by Fast Company as one of the most creative people in business.

“No one else makes ice cream like Jeni Britton Bauer.”

– Food & Wine Magazine

Jeni’s Cookbooks

Jeni is the author of the New York Times best-seller Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home. With more than 100,000 copies in print, the cookbook dubbed the “homemade-ice cream-making Bible” by The Wall Street Journal earned Jeni a 2012 James Beard Award, America’s most coveted honor for writing about food and the culinary arts. Jeni’s follow-up, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream Desserts (May, 2014), includes more than 100 new recipes for ice creams and ice cream desserts.

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