Blog

Posts By: Beth Stallings

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…

Listen now: Jeni on How I Built This

Last month, Jeni sat down for a live recording of How I Built This with Guy Raz—an NPR podcast that takes a deep dive into the stories of entrepreneurs and the movements they’ve created. It’s a great podcast for aspiring business owners and anyone who just loves a good story. The episode featuring our illustrious…

Eat ice cream for breakfast, help inspire female leaders

You don’t really need an excuse to eat ice cream before noon. Who needs cream and sugar when you can put Ndali Estate Vanilla in your coffee? Why put peanut butter on toast when you could have a scoop of Salted Peanut Butter with Chocolate Flecks on a waffle cone? And you know that big…

New flavor alert! Coconut & Cacao

This year, look for a new, shop-only flavor every single month—an ice cream exclusively served by the scoop and sometimes just for that month. (Don’t worry if you’re not near a shop: We have plenty of new seasonal pint flavors in the works that will be available online.) Up first for January: Coconut & Cacao. It’s…

Recipe alert! What to do with melted ice cream

The holiday decorations have been taken down. The houseguests have cleared out. And the dishes have been put away. After a week of celebrating and entertaining, chances are your freezer looks something like ours: A mish-mash of half eaten pints of ice cream. Pints that have been pulled in and out of the freezer all…

Now open in Washington, D.C.! A peek inside our new scoop shop

This month, we opened our first scoop shop in the nation’s capital, and we couldn’t be prouder to now call Washington, D.C. home. Here’s a peek inside our latest two-story shop at 14th and U streets. The details of every scoop shop are unique—there’s no cookie cutter, out-of-the-box formula because we want every space to…

Meet Xocorosa: Our spicy collaboration with Stone Brewing

Update 10/6/17:  Xocorosa is back for the season! Available only by the scoop in shops across the country (excluding German Village, Columbus Commons, and Factory at Franklin).  Earlier this year, California’s Stone Brewing issued us a challenge: Could we create an ice cream inspired by Xocoveza, their holiday mocha stout with a cult-like following? This…

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…

Recipe: Candied Apple Granita

We’re in that awkward transition between summer and fall. Those fleeting weeks where it somehow makes sense to wear sandals with a sweater or drink a pumpkin latte on an 80-degree day. And even though it’s time to start plucking apples from the trees at nearby orchards, we’re not quite ready to douse super fragrant,…

Jeni’s Sundae Boards: Movie Nite

The sundae board: our no-fail, go-to, shareable dessert that wows at any kind of gathering. From dinner parties to date night, backyard BBQs to birthday celebrations. It’s like a cheese board for dessert that replaces gouda and cheddar with our favorite ice creams. Our current inspiration—movie nite—is thanks to the recent release of Sun-Popped Corn…