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Introducing our new pint design

I’m super excited to announce that our pints are almost on the way back to you—and with a very chic new look and feel! The first thing you’ll notice when you see them is that we’ve switched from plastic to paper. The next thing you’ll notice is the punchy design. Because we make so many…

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Neighborhood Spotlight: Central West End

Jeni’s Central West End opened in June, making it our first scoop shop in St. Louis. We knew this historic and architecturally rich neighborhood would feel like home to us and we’ve enjoyed getting to know our new neighbors. Recently we chatted with St. Louis resident, Jessica Leitch. She runs City in a Jar, a…

New partner announcement

As we shift our focus in our kitchens to doing the stuff that only we can do—ingredients, recipe, process (read more about all that here)—our network of growers, producers, and makers is continuing to grow. In addition to Smith Dairy, we are now working with a second company that has the extra capacity and the…

Change, Listeria, and the re-opening of our kitchen

Since we opened 13 years ago, we’ve had three different production kitchens, four different logos, two different company names, six different kinds of ice cream machines, two different domain names, and I’ve had at least four pairs of Warby Parkers. But here is something that hasn’t changed since day one: what we do and why…

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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…

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…