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A quick note from Jeni on American ice cream

The history of American ice cream is the history of America itself. An immigrant named Giovanni Bosio opened the first ice cream shop in America in 1770. A freed slave named Mrs. Jeremiah Shadd (or Aunt Sallie Shadd) could be called the Mother of American ice cream—she was said to have inspired Dolley Madison to…

Let’s talk about cones

I remember almost every ice cream cone I ever ate as a kid. Bitter Lemon sorbet on a dark chocolate-dipped waffle cone from the brand new Häagen-Dazs shop in Peoria, Illinois in 1984. The day I switched from Bubble Gum ice cream to “Jungle Fruit” Sherbet, circa 1983, at the old Baskin Robbins in my…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

Drinkin’ Tyme: Eclipsing the Aviation

Today, we turn our eyes to the sky (under the protection of solar glasses; safety first people!) to bask in the glory of the first total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. in nearly a century. Now it’s time to celebrate with the thing that really puts the moon in our sky: cocktails! For this…

New song from Doc Robinson & album release party Saturday night at Skully’s

“Drive Slow,” the new song from Columbus duo Doc Robinson, and your favorite jam for the rest of the summer. We’re totally obsessed with this band right now—and we’re not the only ones. Their first single from a year ago, “It’s Over,” had pretty much everything you could ask for—triumphant horns, boom-bap drums with a handclap…

Freestylin’: Lemon & Blueberries BFY terrine

An ice cream terrine is a great dessert for a party since you can serve a lot of people in a short amount of time. Slice, plate, drizzle with sauce, and add a garnish of berries, nuts or mint—whatever. You can even slice the terrine in advance. Keep the slices in the freezer until dessert…

Jeni’s Mom’s Day gift pick: Paper & Clay

Lately, we are simply swooning over the beautiful ceramic dishes from Paper & Clay. We love their simple aesthetic and warm colors. But they’re more than just pretty pieces of pottery—they are also functional and durable. Case in point: they are the dishes we reach for right now when we want to serve or photograph…

Hey Mother Earth. We got you.

As a proud certified B Corp, we’ve made a commitment to do everything we can as a company to reduce our impact on the environment and within our communities. With Earth Day on the horizon, we figured now is as good of a time as any to give a shout-out to some of the ways…

Let’s go FORWARD AMERICA

Jeni’s kicked off 2017, our 15th year in business, last week. My speech might be just as relevant to our country today as it was to our company last week. I’ve lived long enough to know that the word FORWARD does not mean the fastest way from point A to point B. Forward is not…

Seattle BLOOMS

I am motivated by scent everywhere I go. The smell of the forest floor or orange blossoms in the air inspires me so much more than the latest dish I ate. Knowing this, Vox Media and Visit Seattle invited me to explore Seattle for two days, following an itinerary designed to pique my obsession with scent and…