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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…

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Jeni’s Armitage at Foxtrot opening party on Dec 16 in Lincoln Park

Chicago friends, we’re hosting an opening party at our new Lincoln Park scoop shop—Jeni’s Armitage at Foxtrot—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. To…

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…

Jeni + Ellen’s road trip: Louisville recap

Yesterday, Ellen and I were like two giddy kids before an adventure. We spruced up the RV, grabbing random pillows and rugs (and even a tea kettle!) from around my house, and we pointed the steering wheel south toward Louisville—a city with its own culture and identity. 610 Magnolia + Ed Lee Stop 1: Surprising…

Jeni + Ellen’s Road Trip: Columbus recap

We’re off and running! Ellen the amazing apron lady and I are trekking through 5 cities in 9 days to spread goodwill, meet current and future makers, and inspire creativity. We kicked off the fun on my home turf. For two days I checked out of my regular life and saw Columbus from the eyes of…

Follow along: Jeni + Ellen’s epic road trip

On Monday, I’m heading out on an epic road trip with Ellen Bennett, the brilliant spitfire behind LA-based apron company Hedley & Bennett. I met Ellen three or four years ago when I showed up at her first apron factory and basically decided that we should be friends for life. And since then we’ve been…

3 ways to pair Thai Curry Pumpkin

Let’s take a detour from the pumpkin norm. Our Thai Curry Pumpkin ice cream is reminiscent of classic pumpkin pie, but far more exotic. We make it with fresh kabocha (aka Japanese) pumpkin roasted in our kitchen and blended with aromatic spices like cardamom, coriander, ginger, and fenugreek (a favorite spice of Jeni’s for its…

Freestylin’: Ring Cake with Sweet Potato Eclair ice cream

We are Freestylin’ eclairs today in honor of our our Sweet Potato Eclair ice cream, inspired by the fashionable eclairs on display in every pastry case in Europe. Because you don’t have to be Dominique Ansel to create an impressive eclair. Jeni calls this recipe impossibly easy—a simple recipe you can shape to fit whatever…

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…