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Eat ice cream for breakfast, help inspire female leaders

You don’t really need an excuse to eat ice cream before noon. Who needs cream and sugar when you can put Ndali Estate Vanilla in your coffee? Why put peanut butter on toast when you could have a scoop of Salted Peanut Butter with Chocolate Flecks on a waffle cone? And you know that big…

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New flavor alert! Coconut & Cacao

This year, look for a new, shop-only flavor every single month—an ice cream exclusively served by the scoop and sometimes just for that month. (Don’t worry if you’re not near a shop: We have plenty of new seasonal pint flavors in the works that will be available online.) Up first for January: Coconut & Cacao. It’s…

Recipe alert! What to do with melted ice cream

The holiday decorations have been taken down. The houseguests have cleared out. And the dishes have been put away. After a week of celebrating and entertaining, chances are your freezer looks something like ours: A mish-mash of half eaten pints of ice cream. Pints that have been pulled in and out of the freezer all…

Happy Anniversary to us! Celebrating 15 years in 15 flavors

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. The day we opened Jeni’s in late November 2002 was Ohio State-Michigan football game Saturday. In Columbus…

Meet Dark Chocolate Truffle. A dairy-free flavor made by and for those who love dairy

Today is a milestone day in the history of our company. Because today we release our first dairy-free “ice cream,” Dark Chocolate Truffle, by the scoop exclusively in our shops. Believe me when I say this flavor is game-changing. Forget that it’s dairy-free. We made Dark Chocolate Truffle to be as good as anything else we…

Our pints have a new look!

This is going to be a year of beautiful ice cream! Seven of our most celebrated flavors over the last 15 years now have gorgeous new designs (with more on their way) and will be taking over shelves across America over the next few months. Our new pints evoke the colorful energy of our company….

Now open in Washington, D.C.! A peek inside our new scoop shop

This month, we opened our first scoop shop in the nation’s capital, and we couldn’t be prouder to now call the nation’s capital home. Here’s a peek inside our latest two-story shop at 14th and U streets. The details of every scoop shop are unique—there’s no cookie cutter, out-of-the-box formula because we want every space…

Meet Xocorosa: Our spicy collaboration with Stone Brewing

Update 10/6/17:  Xocorosa is back for the season! Available only by the scoop in shops across the country (excluding German Village, Columbus Commons, and Factory at Franklin).  Earlier this year, California’s Stone Brewing issued us a challenge: Could we create an ice cream inspired by Xocoveza, their holiday mocha stout with a cult-like following? This…

How it’s made: Pumpkin 5-Spice ice cream

Real talk: Pumpkin is a very broad term. Like peppers or beer there’s a breadth of varieties, each with its own style, flavor, and ideal use. For example, if you’re going to bake a pumpkin pie you might reach for a little round sugar pumpkin. If you want to make a savory soup, a butternut…

Recipe: Candied Apple Granita

We’re in that awkward transition between summer and fall. Those fleeting weeks where it somehow makes sense to wear sandals with a sweater or drink a pumpkin latte on an 80-degree day. And even though it’s time to start plucking apples from the trees at nearby orchards, we’re not quite ready to douse super fragrant,…

Jeni’s Sundae Boards: Movie Nite

The sundae board: our no-fail, go-to, shareable dessert that wows at any kind of gathering. From dinner parties to date night, backyard BBQs to birthday celebrations. It’s like a cheese board for dessert that replaces gouda and cheddar with our favorite ice creams. Our current inspiration—movie nite—is thanks to the recent release of Sun-Popped Corn…

Green Mint Chip. The flavor that almost wasn’t and other fun facts.

Our Green Mint Chip ice cream is all the green and chocolate crunch you remember loving as a kid—only creamier, mintier, and with earthier chocolate than you’ve ever had before. Now one of our signature flavors (meaning we make it year-round), Green Mint Chip is a flavor that we almost didn’t make at Jeni’s. Here’s…

Drinkin’ Tyme: Eclipsing the Aviation

Today, we turn our eyes to the sky (under the protection of solar glasses; safety first people!) to bask in the glory of the first total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. in nearly a century. Now it’s time to celebrate with the thing that really puts the moon in our sky: cocktails! For this…

Recipe: Watermelon Granita

How do you outwit the hot and sultry dog days of summer? With wonderfully flaky, melt-in-your-mouth granita, an icy dessert made with fruit and water. We love making granitas with whatever fruit we have on hand—enjoying the granita on its own like the best-ever snow cone, or adding ice cream or buttermilk frozen yogurt to…

Freestylin’: Pavlova with Blackberry Sauce

This summer our longtime farm partner in Chillicothe, Ohio, will grow up to 10,000 pounds of blackberries—destined for flavors like Brambleberry Crisp—just for us. Luckily some of these gorgeous, sweet-as-candy blackberries found their way to the test kitchen at Jeni’s HQ so we could have some Freestylin’ fun. Our motto: Keep it simple. When you have…