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Jeni’s Sundae Board: Pride edition

Happy Pride! It’s time to invite your neighbors, friends, family — anyone who you’d love to celebrate with or get to know better over ice cream. In our humble opinions, there is no better (and easier) way to wow a crowd than with a sundae board (think of it as a cheese board, but with…

Our march toward zero waste in our shops

Big things are afoot over here. When Jeni started the company in 2002, her mission was to use every dollar we earned to get better every single day. Each year’s improvement is our measure of success. That’s as true for the ice cream we make, to the ingredients we source, to our sustainability efforts in…

Q&A with the fine folks of Slingshot Coffee

For most of her youth, Jenny Bonchak couldn’t understand why people would gather around this terrible beverage called coffee. Specifically at the tiny diner where she waitressed during high school. She’d watch the same old men belly up to the counter every single day for endless cups of the burnt, bitter liquid. “That was their…

5 ideas for enjoying ice cream for breakfast

Listen, we know you don’t need an excuse to eat ice cream before noon. But what if we said you could enjoy ice cream for breakfast while supporting a great cause? That, my friends, is the very definition of a win-win situation. Join us on Saturday, Feb. 2—Ice Cream for Breakfast Day. (And, no. We…

Cook from the Book: Sister Pie

If our newsfeeds tell us anything right now, it’s that pie season is officially upon us (though we’d readily argue that anytime is a good time for pie). That means we’re reaching for one thing: the new Sister Pie cookbook from Lisa Ludwinski. We’ve been anticipating the release of Lisa’s book from the moment we…

How it’s made: Pumpkin 5-Spice ice cream

Real talk: Pumpkin is a very broad term. Like peppers or beer, there’s a breadth of varieties, each with its own style, flavor, and ideal use. For example, if you’re going to bake a pumpkin pie you might reach for a little round sugar pumpkin. If you want to make a savory soup, a butternut…

People we love: Middle West Spirits

In case you haven’t heard, one of our favorite spirited flavors, Middle West Whiskey & Pecans ice cream, is back for the season. Something magical happens when we add Middle West Spirits’ small batch wheat whiskey to fresh cream—the whiskey flavor opens up and explodes with notes of butterscotch, honey, and vanilla. It’s soft on the palate…

Now scooping in Charlotte!

Man, Charlotte. What can we say? We swung open the doors to our South End shop last week and you showed up in a huge way. For four hours at our grand opening, the line never slowed down, as you all—er, we mean, ya’ll—queued patiently down and around the block. And we know it wasn’t…

New in dairy-free: Our collab flavor with the talented Clare V.

“If you were an ice cream flavor, what would you be?” This is a question Jeni loves to pose to her friends, typically stumping whomever she asks for a good few minutes. But LA-based and French-influenced designer Clare Vivier didn’t hesitate with an answer. She would be an Almond Milk Cortado—an espresso cut with roughly…

That’s a wrap! Strawberry Jam recap

We celebrated the unofficial start of summer (aka strawberry season) this past weekend at our annual Strawberry Jam. A day where we enjoy local strawberries in various forms—Strawberry Buttermilk ice cream, strawberry shortcake, strawberry pie, strawberry soda—paired with great food and drink, good music, and lots of family-friendly activities.  Undoubtedly, the guest of honor was…

Recipe: The Goop Sundae starring Dark Chocolate Truffle

Last week, Jeni flew to Dallas to serve dessert at a dinner party hosted by Gwyneth Paltrow and Goop. It was a stunning spring evening coupled with an absolutely perfect three-course dinner prepared by one of the loveliest humans we know, chef Seamus Mullen. (Side note: his book, “Real Food Heals” is one of Jeni’s…

Catch Jeni on Viceland’s new show

Image courtesy of Viceland Last fall, the folks from the Viceland channel stopped by our Los Feliz scoop shop to interview Jeni about the business of ice cream. They were filming for a new series called “The Ice Cream Show,” and we’re excited to share that the first episode—“How to Succeed in Ice Cream”—premieres tonight….

Is this the world’s fastest sundae?

Is this the world’s fastest sundae? We’ll find out this weekend. On Sunday, April 22, our friends Joe Grandominico and Josh Whitt will suit up in a Jeni’s sundae costume and attempt to beat the current world record (3 hours, 33 minutes, 22 seconds) for fastest two-person tandem marathon. When the duo came to us…

Frosé sorbet cocktails all day

Call it a wine slushy. A sno cone for adults. The princess of the poolside party. Whatever nickname you’d like to bestow, there’s no denying that Frosé—frozen rosé wine—is likely everything you’ve ever wanted in a warm weather sipper. Bright and refreshing. Fruity yet not too sweet. And a hot shade of pink that’d turn…

We’re open! Jeni’s Wrigleyville

Hey, Chicago, what do you say? Just in time for baseball season, our fifth Chicago shop is now open in the heart of Wrigleyville. And it is a beaut. At just over 2,000-square-feet, it’s one of our largest shops to date. The shop has all the traditional Jeni’s trimmings, including hexagonal flooring and oak accents that…