Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Joy with friends and Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream

Wendy, Bridget and Amy

I was in Columbus, Ohio last weekend visiting with some sweet friends that I’ve met through blogging… Wendy of Wenderly, Bridget of Bake at 350, and Amy of She Wears Many Hats. Hi guys! I mean girls.

Wendy lives in Ohio and invited us to spend a few days at her cabin in the woods. Has anyone seen that movie? And yes, I totally spent the weekend suggesting scary movie situations to them. What if this – and what if that. But mostly scaring myself. I definitely watch way too many SyFy Sunday movies. If you watch that channel, you know the ones I mean.

Anyway, we kicked off our fun cabining weekend with a straight from the airport pitstop for lunch and then Jeni’s ice cream. Yay!

Jeni's Ice Cream

Jeni’s is based in Ohio and I’ve been wanting to visit one of her scoop shops for some time now.

Jeni's Signature Flavors

She has some incredible flavors. Or should I say splendid.


And yogurt too.

I love all the chalk writing and window words. So cute.

Jeni's Ice Cream

The inside of the store is perfect with the ceiling strung in little lights and paper garland.

Jeni's Ice Cream

You can buy ice cream by the scoop and by the pint. Whoohoo!

So many flavors. Signature and seasonal ones too.

Jeni's Ice Cream

Like this one for flu season. Influenza sorbet.

Soothing for the sickly. Made with cayenne pepper, ginger, bourbon, honey, orange and lemon juices.

Jeni's Ice Cream

Handwritten! Love it and love how the same flavors are written by different people. What a fun way to add that personal touch.

And now I have a strange desire get a job handwriting ice cream labels. I wonder if I could add hearts and smiley faces.

By the way, if you’re in Ohio, stop what you are doing right now and run and get some of that Maple Walnut ice cream. It’s fantastic. I think that container on the top right is actually mocking me right now with all of its maple amazingness. I even tried to order some more today online, but that flavor is seasonal and isn’t shipping. Wipes tear. So get it in stores while you can.

Jeni's Ice Cream

Sweet friends, ice cream and a great start to our winter weekend away.

You know what, you can also make your own Jeni’s ice cream. Check out her book: Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home.
Jeni's Ice Cream

The staff at Jeni’s was great. Super patient. They didn’t even mind the 571 samples we asked for. But I think that’s pretty smart of them, because then we ended up ordering 571 scoops to enjoy. You know … just to be absolutely sure they were good. : )

Jeni's Ice Cream

Okay not really 571 scoops, but several. Here’s a few of the flavors we all sampled.


Enjoyed and instagrammed. It’s a mandatory food blogging thing … to share when something is so so good.

Jeni's Ice Cream

My favorites right now: Dark Chocolate (of course) and that Maple Walnut. Goodness. Very goodness!

Amy, Wendy & Bridget

While we were laughing and sampling, we had a fun surprise. Jeni stopped in the location we were at. With several stores, we certainly weren’t expecting that. Wendy had met her before so she introduced us.

Me and Jeni

Hi Jeni! Your ice cream makes my tummy happy.

Jeni's Ice Cream

Such a great smile. It’s nice to see when people are doing something they love.

Visit Jeni’s Ice Cream for online ordering, scoop shop locations and where to buy by the pint in other states.


Had enough ice cream yet? Want more?

How about 17 of Jeni’s signature flavors?

That’s right. I’m giving away a complete set of Jeni’s Signature Collection including:


Enter for a chance to win Jeni’s Signature Collection (That’s 17 pints y’all!)

  • To enter, just leave a comment on this blog post and answer the following question.
  • Are you all about ice cream, serious for sorbet, or full on frozen yogurt? What’s your favorite frozen treat?
  • Deadline to enter is Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 9 pm ET. SORRY, TIME’S UP. WINNER ANNOUNCED BELOW. This giveaway is open to US residents only since Jeni’s ships in the United States. I’m sorry international friends.
  • One winner will be selected at random and announced sometime Sunday on this post.
  • Note: The winner can choose the collection or a gift card for the equivalent. You know, in case 17 pints of ice cream won’t fit in your freezer. : )

Good luck guys!


Well. I’m happy to see so many of you are as fantacial about ice cream as I am. And now we have a winner.

YAY! Nicole G – Start getting your freezer ready! Congratulations.

Giveaway sponsored by me.

Katie said...

I love any frozen treat that has chocolate…no wait fruit…no wait candy…no wait cookies. As you can see I have a hard time picking what my favorite is. I’d love to try some new flavors and expand my frozen treat horizons.

January 26, 2013 09:19 PM
Christa said...

ice cream is my all time favorite!

January 26, 2013 09:26 PM
Kristin said...

I would love this! I was in Columbus last weekend but unfortunately wasn’t in that area. this would be a gift from heaven, yummy!!

January 26, 2013 09:26 PM
Mary C. said...

Ice cream :) And my favorite has got to be Nestle Drumsticks – the best!

January 26, 2013 09:39 PM
Jessica K said...

Frozen yoghurt always!

January 26, 2013 09:51 PM
Nicky H said...

Wow, that looks so yummy. :) I”m so getting my ice cream maker out tonight!

January 26, 2013 09:51 PM
Kathy Guevara said...

Definitely ice cream! My favorite is chocolate and peanut butter combo. :)

January 26, 2013 10:00 PM
Polly J. said...

Ice Cream!!!Chocolate almond fudge!!! Yum

January 26, 2013 10:11 PM
Maria said...

Love ice cream….best flavor is Turkey Hill Chocolate Lover’s that is available only around Valentine’s day…yum

January 26, 2013 10:24 PM
Dawn said...

All about ice cream! That Maple Walnut looks yummy!!

January 26, 2013 10:29 PM
Karen said...

If it’s frozen (& sweet), I’ll eat it!

January 26, 2013 10:55 PM
Annaa said...

I am crazy for ice cream!! It has been my special treat since my mom let me have it for breakfast after I had recovered from being down for a couple days with the flu as a kid and needed some meat back on my bones. my favorite is fruit flavored ice cream like strawberry, creamy but fresh. the best dessert I can think of is a strawberry milkshake with chocolate syrup and toasted marshmallows on top! to die for!

January 26, 2013 11:07 PM
Krysta said...

Ice Cream!! Yum. Peanut Butter chocolate:))

January 26, 2013 11:12 PM
Tara Ellis said...

All about ice cream!!!!! Chocolate lover! Or…. Rasberries in cheesecake ice cream.. Yummy!!!

January 26, 2013 11:17 PM
ami@naivecookcooks said...

I love ice creams as well as frozen yogurts!

January 26, 2013 11:18 PM
kristen said...

i scream for ice cream, chocolate all the way.

January 26, 2013 11:45 PM
Marjorie Vereen said...

I am an equal opportunity frozen treat consumer! I love all three – just depends on my mood :)

January 27, 2013 12:07 AM
Stephanie said...

I am full of frozen yogurt! :))

January 27, 2013 12:10 AM
Kim C said...

ice cream!!! *<:-)

January 27, 2013 12:33 AM
Heather H. said...

I’ve been wanting to try Jeni’s ice cream! I am all about some chocolate ice cream! I’m sure I would love Jeni’s dark chocolate ice cream.

January 27, 2013 12:41 AM
Jaymie said...

I am all about ice cream, but I hate to scoop it from cartons. You would just need a spoon for those pints. I have a deep freeze so I could fit them all:).

January 27, 2013 12:51 AM
Deja said...

My favorite frozen treat would have to be ice cream! I could live off of ice cream literally. XD My favorite kind would have to be mint chocolate chip or moosetracks.

January 27, 2013 01:15 AM
Taylor Johnson said...

Ice cream in a wafer cone! Yum!

January 27, 2013 01:34 AM
Linsey said...

This ice cream looks insane! I always love odd flavors, i think i would have a tough time picking a favorite!

January 27, 2013 01:39 AM
Stephanie said...

Ooh, I LOVE ice cream! You have given away so many awesome things, but seriously, I am more excited about this one than any of the other things you’ve ever given away!

January 27, 2013 02:02 AM
Sabrina W. said...


January 27, 2013 02:30 AM
Asher said...

Oh, ice cream. Totally into the ice cream. BUUUT gelato is pretty darn amazing. Talenti makes a flavor called caramel cookie crunch and it’s like they sprinkle crack in there or something cause I can’t stop eating it!

January 27, 2013 02:42 AM
Rebecca Baird said...

All about the ice cream!

January 27, 2013 02:55 AM
CS said...

Loooove frozen yogurt with mochi bits. Nooom.

January 27, 2013 03:59 AM
Nicolette Sagers said...

My goal in life is to eat an ice cream cone in every country in the world. Ice cream is my passion! My favorite frozen treat is Ben and Jerry’s Half Baked. I could eat about fifty containers in one sitting.

January 27, 2013 07:15 AM
Summer said...

Ice cream or gelato!

January 27, 2013 07:45 AM
Embla said...

I AM ABSELOUTELY IN LOVE WITH Ben and Jerry’s ice cream! I just can’t get enough of it!

January 27, 2013 08:41 AM
Ada Spahija said...

I love ice cream so much; who doesn’t? But frozen yogurt can be just as delicious, and I don’t feel as guilty eating it!

January 27, 2013 09:07 AM
Nana Phyllis said...

Never had Jeni’s, but LOVE all things ice cream and frozen yogurt.

January 27, 2013 09:46 AM
Alaina Christensen said...

My day is not complete without a big, heaping bowl of ice cream! There is a time and place for every flavor, but chocolate and peanut butter perfect anytime!

January 27, 2013 10:42 AM
Kathie said...

I love them all but ice cream is my favorite. Salted caramel is on top of my list but I’d eat them ALL!!! :)

January 27, 2013 10:50 AM
Marissa Gonzales said...

It is always about the ice cream! Summer, winter, anytime :)

January 27, 2013 11:06 AM
Tracy said...

I love ice cream. Baskin Robbins Chocolate Peanut Butter is a favorite. I like to make ice cream in the summer. Will have to look up Jeni’s cookbook!

January 27, 2013 11:23 AM
Anna said...

I am an ice cream addict! I always have some sort of ice cream in my freezer. It’s such a yummy treat to have. The more chocolate the better!

January 27, 2013 12:04 PM
nancy k. said...

I love ice cream but usually go for the frozen yogurt…just seems lighter . Any flavor will do as long as chocolate is in it somehow.

January 27, 2013 12:17 PM
ivy said...

I love ice cream…mostly unusual flavors or seasonal ones like pumpkin spice or rum eggnog.

January 27, 2013 12:18 PM
aury morillo said...

I Love Jeni’s specially her goat cheese and cherries ice cream and the Riesling pear sorbet!!

January 27, 2013 12:30 PM
Sindy Cruz said...

Iam all about ice cream!!! Cookies n cream!!!!

January 27, 2013 01:27 PM
Jessica B. said...

I LOVE anything fruity, like sorbets. But occasionally, I do crave chocolate or rocky road ;) I’m a bit of a traditional ice cream girl. My favorite frozen treat would be ice cream sandwiches. It’s going to get the best of me someday!

January 27, 2013 01:50 PM
terry g said...

Ice cream ice cream and more ice cream especially if it is Chocolate peanut butter or Chocolate Marshmallow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

January 27, 2013 02:07 PM
Tricia said...

LOVE JENI’S!!! My brother shipped us a box of 10 when he could not make it to Christmas this past year. I may or may not have been found in a coma in front of the freezer with a spoon :)
Love Jeni’s hair in the photos too!! :)

January 27, 2013 02:41 PM
Sara said...

I’m all about the ice cream! Full fat, full flavor. We have a lovely local place-Red Wagon Creamery-and their brown butter bourbon ice cream pie was a hit at our Christmas dinner.

January 27, 2013 03:13 PM
Ericka said...

Ben and Jerry’s Coffee Heath – a true wonder to experience! I’m currently stuck on Haagen Dazs plain ol’ chocolate. Simply and lovely.

January 27, 2013 04:06 PM
Allison said...

My husband and I are ice cream fanatics! I am so excited to hear about Jeni’s and add it to our list of Ice Cream Places to Eat As Soon As Possible :-)

January 27, 2013 04:32 PM
MOA said...

I don’t let lactose intolerance stop me from enjoying all of the above, no sir-ree! Bring on the Lactaid!

January 27, 2013 04:32 PM
Jocelyn said...

I’m entering for my boyfriend because he is an ice cream fiend! The salty caramel sounds delish!

January 27, 2013 05:17 PM
Nina said...

I love full fat ice cream. None of the low fat stuff for me! I’m also very into gelato!

January 27, 2013 05:30 PM
Sue said...

Orange sherbet is my all time, go to fave. But my best memories is making home-made vanilla as a kid (hand-crank machine, which dates me) and stirring in fresh peaches from our tree. Yum!

January 27, 2013 05:41 PM
Heidi said...

I like it all! Even my coffee has to be blended. A shot of whip cream doesn’t hurt, either.

January 27, 2013 05:46 PM
Lauren said...

I’m extremely interested in the lavender wild berry! I’ve always wondered how lavender would taste when incorporated with hints of lemon in maybe a cake or a frosting. I want it!!

January 27, 2013 05:54 PM
Judy Workman said...

Best. Giveaway. Ever. Winning this would be a dream come true!

January 27, 2013 06:50 PM
Salome' said...

I love ice cream, vanilla chocolate chip is my favorite.

January 27, 2013 07:43 PM
E Schulze said...

Anything frozen and chocolate. <3

January 27, 2013 07:46 PM
Sarah said...

I am all about any kind of frozen treat – ice cream, frozen yogurt, gelato – I love it all! I like to try different flavors whenever I can but Rocky Road will always be one of my tops!

January 27, 2013 07:46 PM
Rebecca said...

frozen yogurt with real fruit…mmm!

January 27, 2013 08:11 PM
Carolyn said...

I like butter pecan, just like my mom!

January 27, 2013 08:14 PM
Elizabeth Rowley said...

Just about anything frozen

January 27, 2013 08:57 PM
Philly D. said...

I can’t choose just ONE!!!!!!

January 27, 2013 09:07 PM
Emilyn said...

LOVE all of the above!

January 27, 2013 09:42 PM
rhonda said...

all about ice cream!

January 27, 2013 09:44 PM
Jill said...

I love all frozen treats, but ice cream – especially an ice cream sundae – is tops.

January 27, 2013 10:31 PM
Carla G said...

Black Raspberry Chip from Graters in Cincinnati!!! So yummy

January 27, 2013 10:43 PM
shelia said...

Ice cream my favorite. Coffee, pecans, toffee, cookies…any of those items in the ice creams and I’m a happy girl.

January 27, 2013 11:02 PM
Evelyn said...

yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!(: now im craving some ice cream! im definitely all about ice cream. my favorite would have to be a peanut butter cups ice cream :)

January 27, 2013 11:15 PM
Sarah said...

Ice cream…not picky about the flavor but mint chocolate chip sounds good at the moment!

January 27, 2013 11:28 PM
Kasey said...

I looooove ice cream, but I especially love making my own.

I think the best one I ever made was Nutter Butter ice cream. The creamiest vanilla bean base EVER with little chunks of peanut butter cookies dumped in. So good. So good that I can never make it again because I will eat it all in one sitting.

January 28, 2013 12:18 AM
Kate C said...

Strawberry sorbet may be my favorite but creamy ice cream filled with chocolatety goodness is definitely a contender!

January 28, 2013 12:26 AM
Susan said...

Um… Wow! My family and I have a Bucket List to visit every State. Thanks to you, we are finding all sorts of places to stop along our journey!

Love you, everything you do and this fabulous Blog!



January 28, 2013 12:43 AM
shannon said...

Love Love Love ice cream!! Favorite is coffee with chocolate chunks.

January 28, 2013 12:43 AM
Susan said...

I forgot to talk about my answer. I am all about ice cream! My favorite flavor is Butter Pecan, BUT I am serious about Dark Chocolate!

January 28, 2013 12:45 AM
Nicole Attalla said...


January 28, 2013 12:58 AM
Nan said...

I LOVE Jeni’s! My favorites are the Brambleberry Crisp and the Buckeye. I don’t live in Ohio any longer so last year for my birthday, my sweet girls sent me a box and I savored every last bite. I also have another connection to Jeni’s, my Nephew’s best girl did a super fun commercial for Jeni’s. Here’s a link and that’s our sweet Bree in the purple dress!

January 28, 2013 11:34 AM
Helen said...

I love it all but right now I am especially loving custard…yum!

January 28, 2013 02:22 PM
Jasmine said...

Which women are u they all look like you!

January 28, 2013 06:28 PM
Jasmine said...

Never mind I found u!

January 28, 2013 06:29 PM
Jasmine said...

Can u post the recipe for the cookies

January 28, 2013 06:32 PM
Angela G. said...

All about Ice Cream!! Yum! Anything with chocolate in it! Or raspberries!

February 12, 2013 12:49 AM
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