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Cook from the Book: Candy is Magic

Around here we have a soft spot for caramel. Real, full-flavored, complex caramel made with fire-toasted sugar pulled off the heat a split second before it turns burnt and bitter (the way we make our Salty Caramel). Candy wizard Jami Curl, owner of Portland’s candy mecca QUIN, is a girl after our own hearts. She…

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People we love: QUIN candy wizard Jami Curl

Jami Curl’s candies are like bite-size time machines. One lick of a strawberry lollipop or taste of a cherry cola gumdrop will take you back to childhood and the days of walking the candy aisle with wonder. Only this time around, these candies and caramels—made with nothing fake inside—live up to your memories. Actually, they…

Hey Mother Earth. We got you.

As a proud certified B Corp, we’ve made a commitment to do everything we can as a company to reduce our impact on the environment and within our communities. With Earth Day on the horizon, we figured now is as good of a time as any to give a shout-out to some of the ways…

Triple threat: Our newest spring flavors!

Our three new spring flavors are now available online and in shops. And trust us when we say: You are going to love them! These three flavors are the second wave of our spring collection, We’re Not From Here. They’re not going to be around long, so if you want to experience them, run, don’t…

Jeni’s Record Store Day afterparty

For nearly a decade, Record Store Day has been a celebration of the unique culture surrounding indie record stores. An epic day when customers line up, sometimes hundreds deep, before 8 a.m. openings vying to get their hands on special vinyl and CD releases (like this year’s Big Star Complete Third: Vol 3: Final Masters…

German Village shop open for the season

A sure sign of spring: our 91-square-foot “Mini Jeni’s” in German Village—the one with the dandy walk-up/bike-up window at 900 Mohawk St.—re-opens for the season on Saturday, April 1. (No joke!) Our ambassadors will be scooping from noon to 10 p.m. daily. Here’s the opening weekend menu: Ndali Estate Vanilla Supermoon Darkest Chocolate Salted Peanut…

Our Short North shop is getting a new look

It’s hard to believe we’re celebrating 10 years in the Short North this summer. In July 2007, we opened our third scoop shop inside a former art gallery at the corner of North High and East Lincoln streets. We didn’t alter the space much then—from the original hardwood floors to the stark track lighting—but that’s…

Make it at home! BeetleCat Coconut Pie Sundae

Sadly, the BeetleCat Coconut Pie Sundae—our ice cream interpretation of chef Ford Fry’s addictive coconut pie—is no longer in scoop shops. The good news? It’s super simple to recreate at home! Which you’ll want to do because it just feels good eating this sundae. It’s sunny and bright with pops of coconut, lots of toasted…

JBB: Inside our new spring flavors

About once a year we like to use ice cream to tell a deeper story, to ask a question, or spark conversation. This year, with our spring 2017 collection, we’re asking questions about openness and community. What does it take to befriend a stranger? We’re calling this collection We’re Not From Here. You Belong Here….

JBB: On women harnessing our true power

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about women, about our place in the world. I’ve traveled back centuries to figure out what exactly I can say on International Women’s Day that has positive meaning, and what I can do that can have real impact. Here’s what I’ve landed on: As American women, our money, and…

In shops now: BeetleCat Coconut Pie Sundae

I met Ford Fry in Atlanta a few years ago and we hit it off immediately. He’s a great guy and a super talented chef, who understands that being an entrepreneur (he has 10 restaurants in the Atlanta area, 1 in Houston, and coming soon to Nashville) means constantly challenging yourself to be better every…

JBB: Why our chocolates are the best around

Our chocolate ice creams are further proof that I’m the biggest ice cream nerd in the world. Chocolate is not an easy ice cream to make. That is, if you want to have a say in what chocolate you use and how much you put in there. Get ready because I’m going to bore thrill…

Our favorite ice creams for breakfast

Update: A scientist confirms what we already suspected—that eating ice cream for breakfast will in fact make you smarter. So come eat ice cream with us on Saturday morning. Your IQ depends on it. This Saturday, Feb 4, is Ice Cream for Breakfast Day. (Yes, this is a real thing.) To celebrate, all our shops will…

Juniper & Lemon Curd: A short story

New Yorker writer James Thurber once said, “One martini is all right. Two is too many, and three is not enough.” The Columbus native and storied humorist would know—he’d often sit in a bar in downtown Columbus and sip on the classic gin cocktail. So when, in 2012, Jeni was creating flavors inspired by American…

Let’s go FORWARD AMERICA

Jeni’s kicked off 2017, our 15th year in business, last week. My speech might be just as relevant to our country today as it was to our company last week. I’ve lived long enough to know that the word FORWARD does not mean the fastest way from point A to point B. Forward is not…