Pitchfork Fest

by Aaron Beck on July 18, 2013

Pitchfork, anyone?

We say, yes, please. We’ll see you there Friday through Sunday in Union Park, a hop, skip, and a jump from the scoop shop we’re opening later this summer (stay tuned for official opening details).

Here’s what we’re scooping at Pitchfork: Salty Caramel, Dark Chocolate, Ndali Estate Vanilla Bean, and Whiskey & Pecans.

And here’s who we can’t wait to check out:







The Breeders


Parquet Courts




Glass Candy


Blood Orange




Forecastle Fest

by Aaron Beck on July 12, 2013

Headed to Forecastle in Louisville?

We are, and so are: the Black Keys, Big Boi, Old Crow Medicine Show, Robert Plant, Alabama Shakes, and Bombino.

Find them (and many, many more) on stage this afternoon through Sunday. And find us scooping Salty Caramel, Dark Chocolate, Ndali Estate Vanilla Bean, Brambleberry Crisp, and Lemon & Blueberries FrozenYogurt here:



The Banana Cheesecake, by Lori Bailey, is the fifth sundae to be poster-ized during our Summer of Gravel. (Remember, we’re doing this every week.)

If you’d like to make your own Banana Cheesecake in our shops or at home*, here’s what to use:

Thanks, Lori.

Great use of props there with the handwritten blueprints in a notebook, and great job of updating cheesecake using Cloverton ice cream, which we make with a soft farmstead cheese from Laurel Valley Creamery.

To be eligible to win a poster of your sundae next week, all you have to do is:

  1. Build the sundae
  2. Name it
  3. Shoot it
  4. Tag it: #jenisgravel
  5. Post it between now and 11 p.m. Thursday July 11
  6. Go to gravel.jenis.com and check out all the sundaes being made throughout America

Sundaes made at home are 100% eligible.

Happy Graveling!


Roasted Strawberry Buttermilk from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams on Vimeo.


Strawberry ice cream.

Big deal, right?

Well, if you’re talking Jeni’s Roasted Strawberry Buttermilk ice cream, you’re talking big-deal strawberry ice cream.

Not to be precious or anything, but there’s nothing ordinary about this perennial flavor. From the ingredients in it, to the process we use to make it, Roasted Strawberry Buttermilk is unusually delicious and it’s as labor-intensive as Juniper & Lemon Curd, Goat Cheese with Red Cherries, Yazoo Sue with Rosemary Bar Nuts, or any of the other unconventional flavors on our menu.

And while Roasted Strawberry buttermilk is always a popular perennial flavor, we’ve never made a better version of it than we’re making right now.

Roasted Strawberry Buttermilk ice cream begins with pounds and pounds of in-season berries, which are delivered in May and June from three sources in this order: Don and Katie Henry’s farm near Nashville, Hirsch Fruit Farm an hour south of Columbus, and Polter’s Berry Farm in northeast Ohio near Fremont.

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Going to Red, White & BOOM! today or this evening?

We’ve got a BOOM! exclusive for you: the new Poppin’ J’s, our ready-to-roam treats made with biodynamic yogurt, grass-grazed Ohio cream, and refreshing, real fruit. Flavors include Red Raspberry, Passion Fruit, and Lime Cardamom. Each one is tangy, creamy, and bursting with sunny flavor, and they pair beautifully with America’s birthday celebration.

Poppin’ J’s are available only at our shop at the Commons and from our Street Treats Truck, which will be parked between Broad and Town streets on the Scioto Mile in downtown Columbus.

Hours today for the shop at the Commons and the Street Treats Truck are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Find us at Red, White & BOOM! here:


Happy 4th of July, everyone!


We don’t make tooting our own horn common practice, but we’ll make an exception for the trophy you see in that photo.

Last night in New York City, The Speciality Food Association awarded us our second-ever sofi™ Gold Award.

A sofi™, which stands for Specialty Outstanding Food Innovation, is an Oscar in the world of food. A sofi™ Gold Award is sweet all the way around, but especially so when it’s granted for the prestigious Outstanding Product Line category, which we won last night.

Jeni’s—whose Lemon Frozen Yogurt won a 2012 sofi™ Gold Award (Outstanding Dessert or Dessert Topping)—this year was one of 125 Finalists selected by a national panel of specialty food professionals from 2,573 entries across 32 Awards categories.

Way to go, Team Jeni’s, and thanks to all of you dear customers for helping us set ourselves apart in the world of specialty food.

And, let’s hear it for two of our retail partners in California, Lazy Acres and Oliver’s Markets, who each won Outstanding Retailer Awards last night. Congratulations to you both!


The Workday Breakfast, by Rachel Sykes, is the fourth sundae to be poster-ized during our Summer of Gravel. (Remember, we’re doing this weekly.)

If you’d like to start your day with the Workday Breakfast in our shops or at home*, here’s what to use:

(*Extra-Bitter Hot Fudge Sauce is available only in our shops, but the recipe for it is in Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home.)

Thanks, Rachel. Who needs oatmeal when we can have a Workday Breakfast sundae? And remember, everyone, to be eligible to win a poster of your sundae next week, all you have to do is:

  1. Build the sundae
  2. Name it
  3. Shoot it
  4. Tag it: #jenisgravel
  5. Post it between now and 11 p.m. Thursday July 4
  6. Go to gravel.jenis.com and check out all the sundaes being made throughout America

Sundaes made at home are 100% eligible.

Happy Graveling!


New to the menu today at jenis.com and in our scoop shops: the brand-new Bergamot Frozen Yogurt and the perennial favorite Roasted Strawberry Buttermilk.

Bergamot orange is a beautiful citrus fruit that isn’t widely available in America. We’ve made Bergamot ice cream before, but this is the first time we’ve made Bergamot Frozen Yogurt. To make it, we blend the juice of floral Bergamot oranges with grass-grazed Snowville cream and biodynamic Seven Stars Farm yogurt.

Bergamot Frozen Yogurt is sweet-tart and really fragrant, with bold citrus notes, and it pairs beautifully with all of our frozen yogurts. It’s also great in a trio with Pistachio & Honey and Dark Chocolate or Roasted Strawberry Buttermilk.

It’s been a year, but does everyone remember how delicious Roasted Strawberry Buttermilk ice cream is? You have to try it.

In addition to jenis.com and our scoop shops, it’s also available to grocery store freezer managers to order. If you don’t see it on the shelves of your favorite store, feel free to request it.



Dilara Casey of Columbus, you are Winner No. 3 in our Summer of Gravel Sundae Poster series.

Your Banana Blackout sundae—Bananas + Honey ice cream, Salty Caramel Sauce, and Chocolate Blackout Gravel—not only is delicious, but your documentation via Vine really raises the bar. Your efforts have earned you a gorgeous commemorative poster.

And in a Summer of Gravel first, we’re giving Drew Tieman honorable mention for his ace use of a prop as an accoutrement. Check out his sundae, the Schrute, as in The Office‘s Dwight Schrute—Salty Caramel, Dark Chocolate, Extra-Bitter Hot Fudge Sauce (available only in shops), Shagbark Gravel, fresh-whipped cream, a waffle wedge, and a tiny pair of glasses that demands everyone’s respect around the office.

This all truly is some next-level Summer of Gravel action. Not only are the masses making sundaes that dazzle all the senses, now we’ve got sundae makers creating beautiful Vines of them and using props as accoutrements. Keep up the great work, everyone.

We’ll select another winner next week. To be eligible, make a sundae with the Gravel Collection at home or in our shops between now and the close of our shops at 11 p.m. (EST) next Thursday (June 27). Then, use our Gravel Photo Menu to check out all the other sundaes that are trending.

And once again, here’s how to Gravel—and document your creations—in our shops and in your home:

  • Choose your ice cream, sorbet, or frozen yogurt
  • Choose your sauce
  • Choose your gravel
  • Make it fancy with accoutrements (e.g. cherries, smoked almonds, whipped cream, waffle cone wedges, sprinkles)
  • Set up your backdrop (free in all shops and included with every Gravel Collection online)
  • Shoot it (or Vine it or Super 8 it or video cam it—whatever technology suits you)
  • Eat it
  • Tag it #jenisgravel
  • Visit gravel.jenis.com


Ladies and gentlemen, we’re proud to announce that in late summer we will open a gorgeous new scoop shop in Atlanta.

Our first scoop shop in Atlanta will be next to Star Provisions in the Westside Provisions District at 1198 Howell Mill Road. The shop will feature the full menu of our built-from-the-ground-up ice creams, including Black Coffee, which we make with the exquisite beans roasted by Batdorf & Bronson, our partners who operate a few miles from the new shop.

Atlanta has such deep, rich history of great food and drink, and in our humble opinion the Westside Provisions District is at the forefront of culinary cool in the South. We’re jazzed to be opening a shop near  Star Provisions and to become neighbors to the rest of Westside’s customers-first shops, including the sweet Ann Mashburn. We can’t wait for the opportunity to scoop our ice creams to fans who have been shipping our pints to their homes in and around Atlanta.

Atlanta shop customers will be able to order all the same flavors offered in our shops in Ohio and East Nashville, as well as our Ice Cream Sandwiches. Cups and cones can be enjoyed inside our shop, or ordered to go and savored during a stroll through the Westside Provisions District.

Stay tuned for updates at @jenisATL and facebook.com/JenisWestsideProvisions.

Until the shop opens, here’s where to find our pints in Atlanta:

Star Provisions
1198 Howell Mill Road
Atlanta, GA 30318

The Fresh Market (Peachtree)
2099 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

The Dancing Goats Coffee Bar (Ponce City)
650 North Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

The Fresh Market (Roswell)
4405 Roswell Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30342

The Dancing Goats Coffee Bar
419 W. Ponce De Leon
Decatur, GA 30030-2444