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Jeni + Ellen’s road trip: Louisville recap

Yesterday, Ellen and I were like two giddy kids before an adventure. We spruced up the RV, grabbing random pillows and rugs (and even a tea kettle!) from around my house, and we pointed the steering wheel south toward Louisville—a city with its own culture and identity. 610 Magnolia + Ed Lee Stop 1: Surprising…

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Jeni + Ellen’s Road Trip: Columbus recap

We’re off and running! Ellen the amazing apron lady and I are trekking through 5 cities in 9 days to spread goodwill, meet current and future makers, and inspire creativity. We kicked off the fun on my home turf. For two days I checked out of my regular life and saw Columbus from the eyes of…

Follow along: Jeni + Ellen’s epic road trip

On Monday, I’m heading out on an epic road trip with Ellen Bennett, the brilliant spitfire behind LA-based apron company Hedley & Bennett. I met Ellen three or four years ago when I showed up at her first apron factory and basically decided that we should be friends for life. And since then we’ve been…

3 ways to pair Thai Curry Pumpkin

Let’s take a detour from the pumpkin norm. Our Thai Curry Pumpkin ice cream is reminiscent of classic pumpkin pie, but far more exotic. We make it with fresh kabocha (aka Japanese) pumpkin roasted in our kitchen and blended with aromatic spices like cardamom, coriander, ginger, and fenugreek (a favorite spice of Jeni’s for its…

Freestylin’: Ring Cake with Sweet Potato Eclair ice cream

We are Freestylin’ eclairs today in honor of our our Sweet Potato Eclair ice cream, inspired by the fashionable eclairs on display in every pastry case in Europe. Because you don’t have to be Dominique Ansel to create an impressive eclair. Jeni calls this recipe impossibly easy—a simple recipe you can shape to fit whatever…

Meet Xocorosa: Our spicy collaboration with Stone Brewing

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 wouldn’t be an ice cream copy, or even one that uses their beer in the recipe. It would be a punchy ice cream that could perfectly complement…

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,…

New: $13 flat-rate shipping to the lower 48

New in our online shop: $13 flat-rate shipping to the contiguous United States. Order as much or as little as you like—1 pint, 7 pints, 75 pints—and pay the same low price to ship anywhere in the lower 48. Send a gift (or treat yourself), and be on the lookout for our new orange delivery…

Love Brown Butter Almond Brittle? You might want to thank Roald Dahl

Today, we are eating Brown Butter Almond Brittle by the gloriumptious spoonful in honor of mischievously spirited and much-beloved Charlie and the Chocolate Factory author Roald Dahl. Because he’d be 100 years old today if he were still on this earth. And because the sticky almond toffee (known as krokan) rolled into our signature flavor was…

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…

A joint blog post from our Quality Leader, CEO, and Jeni

We received a Warning Letter from the FDA following their January inspection of our facility. We are happy to get to the next stage with the FDA, and we appreciate that the FDA went to the unusual step of noting in the letter the significant work and changes we made since we first learned of a…

Goat Cheese with Red Cherries: It’s back and better than ever

I first made Goat Cheese with Red Cherries ice cream back in the days when we only had our North Market shop. I would peruse the farmers’ tables outside and then end up at the cheese shop inside the building where I was first introduced to Jean Mackenzie and her amazing goat cheese made right…

Jeni to Ohio State’s summer graduates: We are all creative thinkers

On Sunday, Aug. 7, Jeni gave the commencement address to Ohio State University’s 2016 summer class (and walked away with an honorary doctorate in business administration). Her primary message: Creativity is not some elusive quality reserved for artists and musicians. We are all creative thinkers. Here is the transcript from her recent address.  To this year’s graduates—congratulations! We are celebrating…

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…