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JBB: Why our chocolates are the best around

Our chocolate ice creams are further proof that I’m the biggest ice cream nerd in the world. Chocolate is not an easy ice cream to make. That is, if you want to have a say in what chocolate you use and how much you put in there. Get ready because I’m going to bore thrill…

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Our favorite ice creams for breakfast

Update: A scientist confirms what we already suspected—that eating ice cream for breakfast will in fact make you smarter. So come eat ice cream with us on Saturday morning. Your IQ depends on it. This Saturday, Feb 4, is Ice Cream for Breakfast Day. (Yes, this is a real thing.) To celebrate, all our shops will…

Juniper & Lemon Curd: A short story

New Yorker writer James Thurber once said, “One martini is all right. Two is too many, and three is not enough.” The Columbus native and storied humorist would know—he’d often sit in a bar in downtown Columbus and sip on the classic gin cocktail. So when, in 2012, Jeni was creating flavors inspired by American…

Let’s go FORWARD AMERICA

Jeni’s kicked off 2017, our 15th year in business, last week. My speech might be just as relevant to our country today as it was to our company last week. I’ve lived long enough to know that the word FORWARD does not mean the fastest way from point A to point B. Forward is not…

5 things you didn’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…

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…