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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…

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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…

Meet THE Mary Kamm

It’s easy to think that 21st century ice cream is all about all on trend flavors. Throw the word “crack” after something salty sweet and you’re in business. Or shred beets and farmstead cheese into your ice cream base and you’ve got “artisan ice cream” game. We’ve been at this so long we practically wrote…

The legend of Atlantic Beach Pie

There’s an old legend in the South, specifically in North Carolina, that if you had dessert after a big seafood meal, you’d fall ill. Some recounts of this bit of lore even claim diners would drop dead if they dared to sneak a slice of something as sweet as chocolate cake after a seafood dinner….

Why scent matters + taste our collaboration with Estee Lauder

If I wasn’t an ice cream maker I would be a nose. I have always been tuned in to my sense of smell. It was actually because I had been pursuing a career in fragrance that I stumbled onto ice cream years ago, using it to carry essential oil scent like an edible perfume. I…

Sun-Popped Corn Ice Cream

Update, 6/23: Sun-Popped Corn ice cream will be back in scoops and pints this Friday, June 24. In honor of this summery, truly popped-by-corn flavor, we’re revisiting our interview with the folks behind BjornQorn, who supply us with this awesome popcorn.  Originally published 6/5/2016 We care a lot about what ingredients we use in our…

Why not ylang ylang?

With reports of a Madagascar vanilla shortage this year (one that, thankfully, will not impact the Ugandan vanilla we use in our ice cream), it’s a great time to talk about another flower with amazing flavor and vanilla-like versatility: the ylang ylang. Just like vanilla, ylang ylang is honeyed and sweet—complex enough to stand on…

Got fresh peaches? Cold-poach ’em!

To say we get excited about peach season is a bit of an understatement. Nothing quite compares to this time of year—when the peaches are so juicy and ripe, the only way to eat them is over the sink (and with a napkin handy). To celebrate, we’ve crafted the perfect peach sundae in honor of…

The Peach Truck & Jeni’s

Update, 6/7: Sweet Cream Biscuits & Peach Jam ice cream will be back in scoops and pints this Friday, June 10. In honor of this sweet-and-salty favorite, we’re revisiting our interview with the amazing folks behind Nashville-based The Peach Truck. They supply us with the most perfect peaches in America so we can make our jam. Bonus:…

Make (good!) astronaut ice cream

As kids, astronaut ice cream was the prized find at the local science center or air and space museum gift shop. Pink-, white-, and brown-striped like a gallon of neapolitan ice cream, it was a flaky, flavorless, freeze-dried block. But it was ice cream. That astronauts eat. What could be cooler? Alas, we now know…

Astronaut sighting at Jeni’s HQ!

Harrison Sheldon is one brave little 4-year-old. But that wasn’t always the case, says his dad, Aaron. Six months ago, Harrison wouldn’t climb up on the exam table at his doctor’s office. It was just too high. So, Aaron began to talk to his son about the brave people who also have to go to…

Bitter inspiration

As a kid, Jeni loved Schweppes Bitter Lemon Soda. It was bright, bitter, and ever so slightly sweet. As an adult, Jeni was reminded of this long lost love while flipping through the pages of an old Gourmet magazine. She stumbled across a 1968 full-color ad for the soda company’s bitter orange and lemon soft…

Let’s hit the road: Meet our Early Summer Collection

This spring I was inspired by art, especially Winslow Homer and George Bellows paintings from the coast of Maine. The deep blues of the ocean, bright blues of the sky, the cool breezes, the boardwalks, salt water taffy, and lemon ice. The whole collection became sort of a road trip for me along a mythical…

Our BFYs are a BFD

Truth be told, I love our Buttermilk Frozen Yogurts (known to us as BFYs) more than anything else we make. That’s been true since I created the first prototype back in 1996, and it’s why they’ve been on my lineup since my first experimental days in The North Market. Let me tell you why I…

Recipe: Jeni’s Favorite Frozen Yogurt Pie

Jeni grew up loving yogurt. As a kid, her mom would make this amazingly simple, frozen pie. It was always her favorite dessert. Makes 1 pie Ingredients 2 sleeves graham crackers, crushed 1 stick unsalted butter at room temperature 1 pinch salt 1 cup heavy cream 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon sugar 1½ cups good…