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Monthly Archives: August 2016

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…