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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,…

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…

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:…

3 Recipes for Buckeye Candies

Recently, we changed the name of The Buckeye State to Salted Peanut Butter with Chocolate Flecks to better reflect the ingredients. What will never change is the ice cream’s original inspiration: Buckeye candies, those rich, chocolate-covered peanut butter balls that take their look and name from actual Buckeyes, the (inedible) nuts of Ohio’s official tree, the Ohio…

What Are Your 5 Desert Island Albums?

These days in the shops every sundae is served with a conversation-starting Convo Cookie. Each one has a different question inside, and one in particular seems to be a contender for the most-popular of the lot: What 5 albums would you bring to a desert island? How you approach the answer is up to you, of…

Salted Peanut Butter with Chocolate Flecks

New in our Columbus shops today—and across the country in our other shops in the coming weeks—is Salted Peanut Butter with Chocolate Flecks, the ice cream formerly known as The Buckeye State. (Note: Our Columbus Commons and German Village walk-ups don’t have it on the menu yet.) Savory-sweet with creamy-crunchy texture, it features exactly what…

Holiday Hours

Any long holiday weekend calls for backyard BBQs, community fireworks shows, and, yes, ice cream. Our scoop shops will be open normal hours all weekend, with a couple exceptions: Jeni’s at the Commons will have extended hours on July 4 (noon to 10 pm, for Picnic with the Pops) and Jeni’s North Market will be…

5 Friday Scoops

1) MIDDLE WEST SPIRITS EXPANSION Loved the news this week that Columbus, Ohio’s Middle West Spirits, whose OYO whiskey fuels Whiskey & Pecans, will be expanding their operation just a few blocks from where it all began in 2010. And what’s more, Cleveland chef Jonathon Sawyer (Greenhouse Tavern) will be storing his Tavern Vinegar there, too. 2)HOMAGE’S NBA…

Record Store Day 2015

Every April since 2008, Record Store Day has celebrated brick-and-mortar record shops throughout the world. This year’s installment is Saturday, April 18, and if you’re into music and ice cream, this is your day. Be one of the first 25 customers through the doors of one of our favorite record stores listed below, and you’ll receive a card good for one…

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Nod Bookmobile to Roll Into Decatur Square

The Land of Nod is hitting the road with their new Nod Bookmobile, and it’s headed straight for our Decatur Square scoop shop. Promoting reading and literacy nationwide, the Nod Bookmobile will be fully stocked with nostalgic Little Golden Books. For each book purchased from the Nod Bookmobile (and online and in the Land of…

5 Friday Scoops, Vol. 26

1) THE ILLUSTRATOR BREXBOLEX Beautiful, just beautiful: Brexbolex’s Seasons. The French illustrator’s book pairs well with every season,  especially spring. 2) THE GREASY HANDS PREACHERS We’re down with anything that features footage of Utah’s freaky sci-fi landscape, the Bonneville Salt Flats: 3) FLY GOLDEN EAGLE In heavy rotation at Jeni’s Mothership, Quartz Bijou, the rollicking…

5 Friday L.A. Scoops

In celebration of the opening of our first West Coast shop, this week’s edition of 5 Friday Scoops centers on a quintet of L.A. things we love—some from the week that was, some from recent visits, and some from years gone by. Here we go: 1) THE TAO OF VAN HALEN, 1978-1984 “I live my life…

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Jeni’s Mothership Muse: Stevie Nicks

The kitchen, bakery, and shipping squads. The accounting, social media, and sales troupes. Jeni has always referred to those who bring the ice cream to life and get it to you, the people, as “rock stars.” So, when we moved the Jeni’s Mothership to a base near the North Market late last year, we knew we…

L.A. Plants For Pints: March 13-15

We’ve got a lot going on these days in Los Angeles. Our Los Feliz shop—our first-ever West Coast spot—will open soon. Stay tuned! But up first this weekend, we’ll be partnering with six Los Angeles-area Whole Foods Market stores to raise a little money for the Whole Planet Foundation and to have a little fun…

5 Friday Scoops, Vol. 24

1) THIS WINTER SNOPIARY When winter life gives you lemons, don’t bother with lemonade, make a giant snow elephant. That’s what an anonymous snopiary artist did this past week in Goodale Park, near our Short North and North Market scoop shops. 2) THIS WIRED MAGAZINE FEATURE ON THE PRICES OF BETTER RECORDS With winter hanging on, there’s no time…