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Salty Caramel is back

This Salty Caramel is parfait. It is an utterly perfect batch. True caramel is nutty, buttery, with aromatic notes of butterscotch, maple, and coffee. The only way I know how to describe the flavor is emotional. It’s like getting hit with a love arrow. You know it when it’s right. It’s a pot of sugar…

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3 Recipes for Buckeye Candies

Recently, we changed the name of The Buckeye State to Salted Peanut Butter with Chocolate Flecks to better reflect the ingredients. What will never change is the ice cream’s original inspiration: Buckeye candies, those rich, chocolate-covered peanut butter balls that take their look and name from actual Buckeyes, the (inedible) nuts of Ohio’s official tree, the Ohio…

What Are Your 5 Desert Island Albums?

These days in the shops every sundae is served with a conversation-starting Convo Cookie. Each one has a different question inside, and one in particular seems to be a contender for the most-popular of the lot: What 5 albums would you bring to a desert island? How you approach the answer is up to you, of…

Salted Peanut Butter with Chocolate Flecks

New in our Columbus shops today—and across the country in our other shops in the coming weeks—is Salted Peanut Butter with Chocolate Flecks, the ice cream formerly known as The Buckeye State. (Note: Our Columbus Commons and German Village walk-ups don’t have it on the menu yet.) Savory-sweet with creamy-crunchy texture, it features exactly what…

Summer Fruit Toppings: Peaches, Strawberries, and Blackberries

SUMMER PEACH JAM It doesn’t get much better than a summer peach—unless you’re talking summer peach jam. Why not make it now when peaches are in season are delicious, and freeze it to relive summer later this year? Here’s what you’ll need to make about 1-1/2 cups: 2 large peaches 1/4 cup sugar Juice of 1/2…

Mango Lassi Color Guide

It’s so easy to fall in love with Mango Lassi Frozen Yogurt. That custardy texture, that intoxicating scent that whisks you away to an exotic place, and that . . . color. Warm, bold, loud, proud—it seems to be everywhere around you. Here are a few colorful items out there adding a splash of Mango…

Holiday Hours

Any long holiday weekend calls for backyard BBQs, community fireworks shows, and, yes, ice cream. Our scoop shops will be open normal hours all weekend, with a couple exceptions: Jeni’s at the Commons will have extended hours on July 4 (noon to 10 pm, for Picnic with the Pops) and Jeni’s North Market will be…

And we’re back!

I’m happy to announce we’re reopening our shops this weekend—in time to celebrate the Columbus Pride Festival, one of our favorite events of the year. Our shops will open at 5 pm on Saturday across the country. The menu will be limited at first, featuring a mix of our ice creams, frozen yogurts, and sorbet—all…

An update from our CEO John Lowe

We have found Listeria in our production facility again. We discovered the Listeria through routine swabbing as part of our monitoring program. We stopped production earlier this week and have been investigating where and how it may have re-entered the facility. We have a theory and are testing that theory. We don’t yet have a…

What’s new on the menu: floats, sundaes, and house coffee

FLOATS Pair Boylan Bottling Company’s crisp cane sugar sodas with any ice cream, yogurt, or sorbet on our menu to make a float. From the tried-and-so-true (Root Beer) to try-it-and-see-for-yourself-how-great-a-float-really-can-be, the possibilities are endless. Some of our favorite combinations are below. A Classic Root Beer Float (Ndali Estate Vanilla Bean Ice Cream + Root Beer)   Root…

5/14 update

BIG news. We’re making ice cream again. And our shops will reopen in time for Memorial Day weekend—next Friday, May 22, at 7 pm. Our kitchen team was elated to be back in action this beautiful morning, making caramel from scratch in preparation for a run of Salty Caramel. On the schedule for tomorrow: steeping…

5 Friday Scoops

1) MIDDLE WEST SPIRITS EXPANSION Loved the news this week that Columbus, Ohio’s Middle West Spirits, whose OYO whiskey fuels Whiskey & Pecans, will be expanding their operation just a few blocks from where it all began in 2010. And what’s more, Cleveland chef Jonathon Sawyer (Greenhouse Tavern) will be storing his Tavern Vinegar there, too. 2)HOMAGE’S NBA…

Record Store Day 2015

Every April since 2008, Record Store Day has celebrated brick-and-mortar record shops throughout the world. This year’s installment is Saturday, April 18, and if you’re into music and ice cream, this is your day. Be one of the first 25 customers through the doors of one of our favorite record stores listed below, and you’ll receive a card good for one…

The COLORS Collection: What Does Color Taste Like?

When I walked through the Matisse Cut-Outs exhibit late last year at MoMA, I couldn’t believe how intense the colors were. I had always loved the Cut-Outs, but to see them in person? It was a revelation. I’d look at the colors, close my eyes, and actually begin to taste and smell them. (Although the Cut-Outs exhibit has…

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Nod Bookmobile to Roll Into Decatur Square

The Land of Nod is hitting the road with their new Nod Bookmobile, and it’s headed straight for our Decatur Square scoop shop. Promoting reading and literacy nationwide, the Nod Bookmobile will be fully stocked with nostalgic Little Golden Books. For each book purchased from the Nod Bookmobile (and online and in the Land of…