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Meet Xocorosa: Our spicy collaboration with Stone Brewing

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 wouldn’t be an ice cream copy, or even one that uses their beer in the recipe. It would be a punchy ice cream that could perfectly complement…

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Krema—The Finest Nuts Since 1898

If you’ve had any sundaes this summer in the shops, it’s time to brag on yourself a little, because you’ve had, as Krema Nut Co.’s motto proudly proclaims: “the finest nuts since 1898.” Yes, among the layers of all that sundae goodness—the ice cream, the whipped cream, the sauce, the cherry on top—are salted, crunchy,…

New: $13 flat-rate shipping to EVERYWHERE (almost)

New in our online shop, $13 flat-rate shipping to anywhere in the continental United States. Order as much or as little as you like—whether 1 pint or 7 pints or 75 pints—and pay the same low price to ship anywhere in the lower 48. Your ice cream will arrive within 48 hours of being shipped (at…

Love Brown Butter Almond Brittle? You might want to thank Roald Dahl

Today, we are eating Brown Butter Almond Brittle by the gloriumptious spoonful in honor of mischievously spirited and much-beloved Charlie and the Chocolate Factory author Roald Dahl. Because he’d be 100 years old today if he were still on this earth. And because the sticky almond toffee (known as krokan) rolled into our signature flavor was…

People we love: Mackenzie Creamery

Ask Jean Mackenzie why she decided to open a small-batch, goat cheese creamery in 2007—long before artisan cheese-making was a thing—and she’ll respond without skipping beat: “I was put on this world to make cheese.” The barn has been converted into an eco-friendly creamery that uses old newspapers and blue jeans as insulation. At one…

Road trip! Jeni’s × Sister Pie

Here is a name you need to know: Lisa Ludwinski. She’s the frenetic owner behind Detroit’s breakout bakery, Sister Pie. The bakery Bon Appetit named one of this year’s 50 best new restaurants, quipping they’d drive to Detroit just to eat here. Last week, that’s exactly what we did. The Jeni’s crew piled into a…

A joint blog post from our Quality Leader, CEO, and Jeni

We received a Warning Letter from the FDA following their January inspection of our facility. We are happy to get to the next stage with the FDA, and we appreciate that the FDA went to the unusual step of noting in the letter the significant work and changes we made since we first learned of a…

Goat Cheese with Red Cherries: It’s back and better than ever

I first made Goat Cheese with Red Cherries ice cream back in the days when we only had our North Market shop. I would peruse the farmers’ tables outside and then end up at the cheese shop inside the building where I was first introduced to Jean Mackenzie and her amazing goat cheese made right…

Jeni to Ohio State’s summer graduates: We are all creative thinkers

On Sunday, Aug. 7, Jeni gave the commencement address to Ohio State University’s 2016 summer class (and walked away with an honorary doctorate in business administration). Her primary message: Creativity is not some elusive quality reserved for artists and musicians. We are all creative thinkers. Here is the transcript from her recent address.  To this year’s graduates—congratulations! We are celebrating…

Cook from the Book: Hot Bread Kitchen

From the outside peering in, Hot Bread Kitchen may seem like any other bakery—loaves of sourdough and rye, rounds of chapati and fresh tortillas, some of the best multi-ethnic breads you can find in NYC. But look beyond their wares, and you’ll discover a social mission, one that gives low-income minority women the education and…

Jeni’s vending machines now at John Glenn Columbus International Airport

Whether you are flying in or out of (or even just passing through) Columbus airport, you can now make Jeni’s part of your journey. That’s right, folks, our Jeni’s ice cream vending machines are now at John Glenn Columbus International Airport and fully stocked with Street Treats—our single-serving, grab-and-go ice cream cups in flavors including Darkest Chocolate,…

Celebrate Watermelon Day with a special float

Today is National Watermelon Day. To celebrate, we’ve got a refreshing, fizzy float any watermelon lover can get behind—whether or not you believe in food holidays. Just act fast. Our Watermelon Day float is available today only at our Bexley, Dublin, Powell, and Grandview scoop shops. It’s our tart-like-taffy Watermelon Buttermilk Frozen Yogurt topped with…

Freestylin’: Peach Upside Down Cake

Who says pineapple has to rule the upside down cake world? Isn’t it about time we overthrew this tropical fruit tyrant, hogging all the glory? OK, that’s probably a little dramatic. We love pineapple. We do. But we’re in the midst of sublime, juicy peach season. And we can’t think of a better way to…

Jeni’s still loves Lucius!

We fell hard for Lucius a few years ago (and blogged all about). And our love has only grown for the Brooklyn-based band with an indie pop vibe and lauded reviews from the likes of Rolling Stone and The New York Times. Whether you’re super fans like us, or simply want to check out the…

Inside our Strawberry Jam + why we love Joe DeLoss of Hot Chicken Takeover

It’s no secret we geek out about the strawberries in our Roasted Strawberry Buttermilk ice cream. Little gems ruby red to their core and far more flavorful than their bite-size appearance would have you believe. So deep is our love for farmer Mike Hirsch’s strawberries—grown just for us an hour away from our kitchen—we had…