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Now scooping in Charlotte!

Man, Charlotte. What can we say? We swung open the doors to our South End shop last week and you showed up in a huge way. For four hours at our grand opening, the line never slowed down, as you all—er, we mean, ya’ll—queued patiently down and around the block. And we know it wasn’t…

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New in dairy-free: Our collab flavor with the talented Clare V.

“If you were an ice cream flavor, what would you be?” This is a question Jeni loves to pose to her friends, typically stumping whomever she asks for a good few minutes. But LA-based and French-influenced designer Clare Vivier didn’t hesitate with an answer. She would be an Almond Milk Cortado—an espresso cut with roughly…

Recipe: Make Jeni’s Buttercrisp Waffle Cones

My Buttercrisp Waffle Cone recipe is the best out there. And believe me, I have tried them all. It’s buttery and nutty with a hint of salt—the perfect flavor pairing for ice cream. Because I know not everyone can make it into a shop this summer, I’m sharing my recipe so you can enjoy a…

The Peach Truck & Jeni’s

(original post from July 17, 2014) The Peach Truck’s Stephen K. Rose says his Nashville-based company has exactly one mission: “to provide the best peaches on the planet to as many people as humanly possible.” From mid May through mid August, Rose, his wife Jessica and their small team do  just that. In addition to…

A quick note from Jeni on American ice cream

The history of American ice cream is the history of America itself. An immigrant named Giovanni Bosio opened the first ice cream shop in America in 1770. A freed slave named Mrs. Jeremiah Shadd (or Aunt Sallie Shadd) could be called the Mother of American ice cream—she was said to have inspired Dolley Madison to…

The perfect summer Eton Mess Platter

The Eton Mess is a classic dessert that traces its origins to Eton College, the Hogwarts-like British boarding school. The dish is traditionally made with strawberries, broken meringues, and cream. We make ours with macerated berries of all varieties, crushed meringues (handmade or store-bought), ice cream, sorbet, and/or buttermilk frozen yogurt, and piles of softly…

Let’s talk about cones

I remember almost every ice cream cone I ever ate as a kid. Bitter Lemon sorbet on a dark chocolate-dipped waffle cone from the brand new Häagen-Dazs shop in Peoria, Illinois in 1984. The day I switched from Bubble Gum ice cream to “Jungle Fruit” Sherbet, circa 1983, at the old Baskin Robbins in my…

Recipe: Fresh Strawberry Pie

I grew up eating fresh strawberry pie. Everyone who knew me knew that it was my favorite. It’s one of those early 20th century American dishes that, if you think hard enough, will transport you to another time (long before anyone could imagine clear “strawberry” gel now often used to make this pie). This recipe…

That’s a wrap! Strawberry Jam recap

We celebrated the unofficial start of summer (aka strawberry season) this past weekend at our annual Strawberry Jam. A day where we enjoy local strawberries in various forms—Strawberry Buttermilk ice cream, strawberry shortcake, strawberry pie, strawberry soda—paired with great food and drink, good music, and lots of family-friendly activities.  Undoubtedly, the guest of honor was…

Recipe: The Goop Sundae starring Dark Chocolate Truffle

Last week, Jeni flew to Dallas to serve dessert at a dinner party hosted by Gwyneth Paltrow and Goop. It was a stunning spring evening coupled with an absolutely perfect three-course dinner prepared by one of the loveliest humans we know, chef Seamus Mullen. (Side note: his book, “Real Food Heals” is one of Jeni’s…

Catch Jeni on Viceland’s new show

Image courtesy of Viceland Last fall, the folks from the Viceland channel stopped by our Los Feliz scoop shop to interview Jeni about the business of ice cream. They were filming for a new series called “The Ice Cream Show,” and we’re excited to share that the first episode—“How to Succeed in Ice Cream”—premieres tonight….

Is this the world’s fastest sundae?

Is this the world’s fastest sundae? We’ll find out this weekend. On Sunday, April 22, our friends Joe Grandominico and Josh Whitt will suit up in a Jeni’s sundae costume and attempt to beat the current world record (3 hours, 33 minutes, 22 seconds) for fastest two-person tandem marathon. When the duo came to us…

Frosé sorbet cocktails all day

Call it a wine slushy. A sno cone for adults. The princess of the poolside party. Whatever nickname you’d like to bestow, there’s no denying that Frosé—frozen rosé wine—is likely everything you’ve ever wanted in a warm weather sipper. Bright and refreshing. Fruity yet not too sweet. And a hot shade of pink that’d turn…

We’re open! Jeni’s Wrigleyville

Hey, Chicago, what do you say? Just in time for baseball season, our fifth Chicago shop is now open in the heart of Wrigleyville. And it is a beaut. At just over 2,000-square-feet, it’s one of our largest shops to date. The shop has all the traditional Jeni’s trimmings, including hexagonal flooring and oak accents that…

Listen now: Jeni on How I Built This

Last month, Jeni sat down for a live recording of How I Built This with Guy Raz—an NPR podcast that takes a deep dive into the stories of entrepreneurs and the movements they’ve created. It’s a great podcast for aspiring business owners and anyone who just loves a good story. The episode featuring our illustrious…