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5 things you don’t know about Queen City Cayenne

To us, Queen City Cayenne is more than milk chocolate ice cream with a back-of-the-throat spice. It’s the very reason we exist as a company. We’ve rounded up 5 interesting facts about the original Jeni’s ice cream flavor, from its origin story to that one time it was on TV. 1. It’s the OG Jeni’s…

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This just in: Winter flavors are here!

It’s winter. We know what you want. Deeply satisfying, shocking clashes of taste and texture — especially this time of year when it’s cold and gray and we’re craving comfort foods and vibrant flavors to liven our palates. That’s why our winter collection, now online and in scoop shops, is full of flavors we love….

Jeni’s donut at the Standard hotel

Our spring collection is going to blow your mind. It’s a conceptual lineup of flavors you know you’ve had sometime, somewhere, but maybe never in this way. Ice creams like Supermoon—a two-in-one flavor that’s half vanilla marshmallow ice cream, half blue violet ice cream. Why are we teasing this now, with so many months left…

Freestylin’: Sparkling sorbet cocktails

Bubbly will abound this weekend as we toast to the end of a crazy year. To get ready for New Year’s Eve, we’ve concocted a few Champagne-sorbet cocktails—from light to boozy—that’ll start 2017 on a happy note. Grab a pint of your favorite sorbet (like Blackcurrant Lambic Sorbet) and a bottle of Champagne. And let’s…

Freestylin’: Chocolate Cake + White Chocolate-Peppermint Frosting

This is the sort of happy holiday dessert people crave. A dense chocolate cake that melts in your mouth (and doesn’t even require a mixer!), paired with white fluffy frosting and a heavy dusting of crushed peppermint candy. Today’s Freestylin’ is just in time for those celebratory, end-of-the-year gatherings. When we’re overloaded with sugar cookies…

Freestylin’: Coquito Lady Cake

Rich, buttery, and extremely easy to make, Jeni’s Lady Cake needs nothing more than a dusting of powdered sugar and a fresh pile of fruit on the side. Its simplicity also makes it the perfect cake for dressing up — going elegant with a white chocolate glaze, or fresh with a smear of blackberry jam….

Freestylin’: Draped in Velvet punch

Sorbet is the perfect cocktail mixer and ice in one—pulverized fruit, juices, and sugar, all frozen together. A shot of liquor over a scoop of sorbet is all you need for a killer cocktail. It can also serve double duty—as dessert and a boozy post-meal beverage. One of Jeni and Charly’s favorite sorbet cocktails follows…

Jeni’s Armitage opening party on Dec 16

Chicago friends, we’re hosting an opening party at our new Lincoln Park scoop shop—Jeni’s Armitage—on Friday, Dec 16, at 7 pm. Our third Chicago location will be just off the Brown Line at 900 W Armitage Ave. Here you’ll find the traditional Jeni’s experience—friendly service inside a welcoming space—but with a slight twist: we’re sharing space…

Freestylin’: Cast-iron pancake

Jeni makes this cast-iron pancake at home regularly. It is the easiest thing to put together—delicious with powdered sugar and lemon juice, smothered in apples, or made savory with bacon and cheese. That’s the beauty of the Cast-Iron Pancake; eggy, puffy, and not too sweet, it can be dressed up with almost anything in your…

Seattle BLOOMS

I am motivated by scent everywhere I go. The smell of the forest floor or orange blossoms in the air inspires me so much more than the latest dish I ate. Knowing this, Vox Media and Visit Seattle invited me to explore Seattle for two days, following an itinerary designed to pique my obsession with scent and…

Jeni’s x Mr. Holmes Bakehouse

We know how to step aside when the pastry chef approaches. We know that, in many ways, ice cream will always be the wingman to a great dessert. And that’s just fine with us. Our ice creams are free of anything fake and made to melt like buttercream into whatever treat you decide to scoop…

Freestylin’: Sheet pie two ways

A sheet pie (or slab pie) is a shallow double-crust pie, usually with a fruit filling. We love them because they are easier to serve than regular pies—there’s no awkward shoveling out of the first piece and no fruit oozing out everywhere. Sheet pies are also prime for Freestylin’, using the buttery dough recipe from…

Jeni + Ellen’s Road Trip: Birmingham + tour recap

I had heard Birmingham, Alabama, had a strong, up-and-coming makers scene. And knowing the Time Inc. studios are also there—that just solidified it; we couldn’t wrap up our Southern road trip without hitting up Birmingham. After a quick stop at Time Inc. for a tour and Facebook Live chat with Coastal Living, Ellen and I…

Jeni + Ellen’s Road Trip: Atlanta recap

We live in a great time, when hometowns, not just the big coastal cities, are truly starting to shine. The people who live in these great cities are creating their own identity and unique community. Atlanta, the second to last stop on our ice cream and apron adventure, is proof. Grant Park Farmers Market The…

Jeni + Ellen’s Road Trip: Nashville recap

Nashville is like my second home. With four scoop shops, I am here a lot. The theme of this leg of the trip: Nashville hospitality. A pure, authentic, open-armed welcome is what we got at every stop along the way. Husk We started with a surprise ice cream social for the staff at Husk—paying forward…