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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…

People we love: Right Bee Cider

Charlie Davis and Katie Morgan, the owners of Right Bee Cider in Chicago, have gotten used to hearing the same reaction from first time customers: “I’m not usually a cider person, but I like this.” It gets Katie every time. Because she knows there’s a stigma attached to American ciders—that they must be cloyingly sweet—and…

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…

Cook from the Book: Candy is Magic

Around here we have a soft spot for caramel. Real, full-flavored, complex caramel made with fire-toasted sugar pulled off the heat a split second before it turns burnt and bitter (the way we make our Salty Caramel). Candy wizard Jami Curl, owner of Portland’s candy mecca QUIN, is a girl after our own hearts. She…

People we love: QUIN candy wizard Jami Curl

Jami Curl’s candies are like bite-size time machines. One lick of a strawberry lollipop or taste of a cherry cola gumdrop will take you back to childhood and the days of walking the candy aisle with wonder. Only this time around, these candies and caramels—made with nothing fake inside—live up to your memories. Actually, they…

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…

In shops now: BeetleCat Coconut Pie Sundae

I met Ford Fry in Atlanta a few years ago and we hit it off immediately. He’s a great guy and a super talented chef, who understands that being an entrepreneur (he has 10 restaurants in the Atlanta area, 1 in Houston, and coming soon to Nashville) means constantly challenging yourself to be better every…

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,…

People we love: Mackenzie Creamery

Ask Jean Mackenzie why she decided to open a small-batch, goat cheese creamery in 2007—long before artisan cheese-making was a thing—and she’ll respond without skipping beat: “I was put on this world to make cheese.” The barn has been converted into an eco-friendly creamery that uses old newspapers and blue jeans as insulation. At one…

Road trip! Jeni’s × Sister Pie

Here is a name you need to know: Lisa Ludwinski. She’s the frenetic owner behind Detroit’s breakout bakery, Sister Pie. The bakery Bon Appetit named one of this year’s 50 best new restaurants, quipping they’d drive to Detroit just to eat here. Last week, that’s exactly what we did. The Jeni’s crew piled into a…

Cook from the Book: Hot Bread Kitchen

From the outside peering in, Hot Bread Kitchen may seem like any other bakery—loaves of sourdough and rye, rounds of chapati and fresh tortillas, some of the best multi-ethnic breads you can find in NYC. But look beyond their wares, and you’ll discover a social mission, one that gives low-income minority women the education and…

Inside our Strawberry Jam + why we love Joe DeLoss of Hot Chicken Takeover

It’s no secret we geek out about the strawberries in our Roasted Strawberry Buttermilk ice cream. Little gems ruby red to their core and far more flavorful than their bite-size appearance would have you believe. So deep is our love for farmer Mike Hirsch’s strawberries—grown just for us an hour away from our kitchen—we had…

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:…

Astronaut sighting at Jeni’s HQ!

Harrison Sheldon is one brave little 4-year-old. But that wasn’t always the case, says his dad, Aaron. Six months ago, Harrison wouldn’t climb up on the exam table at his doctor’s office. It was just too high. So, Aaron began to talk to his son about the brave people who also have to go to…