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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…

National Ice Cream Day in LA

Community is at the heart of everything we do at Jeni’s. When we first started shipping ice cream in 2004, Los Angeles quickly became our largest shipping destination—it’s what brought us to open our first LA scoop shop in Los Feliz. When National Ice Cream Day rolled around this year, we couldn’t think of a…

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…

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…

Happy Anniversary to us! Celebrating 15 years in 15 flavors

Fifteen years ago we set out to make ice creams that tell stories—of growers and place, of history and tradition, art, and pop culture. And to do it in a way that brings people together and celebrates community. The day we opened Jeni’s in late November 2002 was Ohio State-Michigan football game Saturday. In Columbus…

Meet Dark Chocolate Truffle. A dairy-free flavor made by and for those who love dairy

Update 5/5/18:  Dark Chocolate Truffle is available in shops and online now. Coming soon to grocery stores.  Today is a milestone day in the history of our company. Because today we release our first dairy-free “ice cream,” Dark Chocolate Truffle, by the scoop exclusively in our shops. Believe me when I say this flavor is game-changing….

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…

Triple threat: Our newest spring flavors!

Our three new spring flavors are now available online and in shops. And trust us when we say: You are going to love them! These three flavors are the second wave of our spring collection, We’re Not From Here. They’re not going to be around long, so if you want to experience them, run, don’t…

Jeni’s Record Store Day afterparty

For nearly a decade, Record Store Day has been a celebration of the unique culture surrounding indie record stores. An epic day when customers line up, sometimes hundreds deep, before 8 a.m. openings vying to get their hands on special vinyl and CD releases (like this year’s Big Star Complete Third: Vol 3: Final Masters…

Our Short North shop is getting a new look

It’s hard to believe we’re celebrating 10 years in the Short North this summer. In July 2007, we opened our third scoop shop inside a former art gallery at the corner of North High and East Lincoln streets. We didn’t alter the space much then—from the original hardwood floors to the stark track lighting—but that’s…

JBB: On women harnessing our true power

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about women, about our place in the world. I’ve traveled back centuries to figure out what exactly I can say on International Women’s Day that has positive meaning, and what I can do that can have real impact. Here’s what I’ve landed on: As American women, our money, and…