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.

SaritaWhoa said...

Ooooh goodness! I think in the summer I’m more of a frozen yogurt girl (especially if they have a good cake batter flavor – with sprinkles, obviously). In the winter, I’m a fanatic for the holiday peppermint flavors – my husband thinks the offerings of Peppermint milkshakes is my favorite part of the holidays (and he’s probably not far from being right)!

As usual, Bakerella, you totally rock. :o)

January 24, 2013 07:35 AM
Yvonne said...

Just think of all the troubles 17 pints of ice cream could solve!

January 24, 2013 07:35 AM
ECho said...

Ice cream. Coffee or rocky road but the kind with real marshmallows not marshmallow creme.

January 24, 2013 07:35 AM
Barb Mc said...

Oh, I am all about ice cream, love it!! All year round!

January 24, 2013 07:36 AM
Jennifer Porter said...

Ice cream for sure! Our favorite here is Bluebell Ice cream. We live not very far from the creamery and we have some friends that live close to it and say you can tell when they make cookies and cream. They can smell it all the way to their place.

January 24, 2013 07:36 AM
Mary G said...

All about ice cream for me !! Sure would like to try the Black Coffee and whiskey and pecans!

January 24, 2013 07:38 AM
Emily said...

Ice cream is definitely delicious, but I’d have to say gelato is my favorite! Although these days I’m staying with froyo to cut the extra calories :)

January 24, 2013 07:38 AM
Kristin said...

I may go have ice cream for breakfast now….yum!!!!!

January 24, 2013 07:39 AM
mindy johnson said...

ice cream!!

January 24, 2013 07:40 AM
Sabrina said...

OMGosh! I love Jeni’s! My fav is a mix of the reisling pear sorbet and the salted caramel ice cream. As for ice cream, yogurt, or sorbet… give me all of them! lol!

January 24, 2013 07:40 AM
Sara Matteson said...

I live for ice cream! Please pick me! I need something to enjoy while I rest my back!!

January 24, 2013 07:41 AM
Cindy W said...

I’m all about ice cream! Nothing like the creamy consistency to make your mouth happy. My favorites contain chocolate in some way – would love to try the buckeye cause it probably involves chocolate AND peanut butter. YUM!

January 24, 2013 07:42 AM
Esther G said...

All about ice cream….. But I won’t turn down ANY frozen treat.
Looking forward to trying all of these flavors!

January 24, 2013 07:42 AM
Cathy Sandfort said...

I JUST LOVE ME SOME ICE CREAM!!!!! A frozen treat is always the BEST treat!!! My favorite is chocolate chip mint… moroccan chocolate and anything with nuts!!! YUMMO!!!!!

January 24, 2013 07:43 AM
Rachel West said...

I looovvvee frozen yogurt! I started eating it everyday when I was pregnant with my twins and I haven’t stopped! I live in northeast Ohio, and have heard so much about Jeni’s, I would definitely make room in my deep freezer for 17 pints!!!!

January 24, 2013 07:44 AM
Jessica Kimble said...

YUM!!! My family would be in heaven!

January 24, 2013 07:45 AM
Ashley Moore said...

Ice cream–chocolate peppermint or chunky monkey!

January 24, 2013 07:46 AM
Shannon said...

Oh, I am so freezing, sitting with my laptop on my lap for warmth, with a hat and blanket and multiple layers, and I _still_ want to open all those pints of frosty deliciousness and sample them all! I am an ice cream girl. I love salted caramel and coffee, but I suspect Jeni’s Bangkok Peanut might be a new fave…

January 24, 2013 07:48 AM
Meridith said...

I’m all about ice cream! :) I wish I lived near Ohio to try this.

January 24, 2013 07:48 AM
Kristen Bridges said...

All about the ice cream for sure! Love my local’s chocolate and peanut butter and super love Kawartha Dairy’s Creme Brule – to die for!!!! I would love to try Jeni’s!

January 24, 2013 07:48 AM
Kara said...

I am a total ice cream purist…no sorbet, no yogurt! I love it and am sure I could down 17 pints in no time! Thanks for the giveaway chance!

January 24, 2013 07:48 AM
Jenn said...

Love ice cream! Mostly anything chocolate or Carmel but I would definetly be able to squeeze in a pint of Birthday Cake ice cream too. I’ll start cleaning our my freezer, just in case I need room for some unexpected ice cream:)

January 24, 2013 07:48 AM
jessica said...

I love, love, love ice cream and my daughter loves sorbet. We make smmothies and milkshakes all of the time. My fav is black raspberry choc. chunk and she loves Mango!!!

January 24, 2013 07:51 AM
kathny said...

I think my family has ice cream in our DNA! My earliest memories of my late grandmother are of her sharing a bowl of ice cream with my sister and me, and my father is pretty much addicted to the stuff, so naturally, I married a guy who loves it as much as I do and our (now grown) children call it their favorite dessert! I might need to make a road trip to Ohio…

January 24, 2013 07:51 AM
SUE KUJAWA said...

I found jeni’s when my son went to OSU. A visit to see him meant a visit to jeni’s too. I love ice cream. I haven’t met a flavor I didn’t like but my all time favorite is the Queen City Cayenne

January 24, 2013 07:52 AM
Jeanne said...

I’ll take about any frozen treat! Ice cream, sorbet, yogurt…gelato! Love it all!

January 24, 2013 07:52 AM
Karen said...

I love ice cream – especially dark chocolate! All of these flavors look so good!

January 24, 2013 07:52 AM
Jana said...

WOW! I am so far away from a jeni’s … in Tampa, FL! We are always in the mood for ICE CREAM! What a fabulous giveaway! Not sure if I have room for 17 pints but I have a wonderful sister to share it with!

January 24, 2013 07:52 AM
Brooklyn said...

I love peppermint ice cream at Christmas and hebs 1905 vanilla. Yum!!!!

January 24, 2013 07:53 AM
Jeanne said...

For me I am all about it all. Dairy intolerant, I gravitate towards the sorbets… But those around me would die for these flavors!! Die!!

January 24, 2013 07:54 AM
allieizzie said...

I am full on frozen yogurt!! (Of course, I wouldn’t refuse ice cream or sorbet either :) ) My favourite flavour is by far dulce de lecce!!

January 24, 2013 07:54 AM
Jen said...

I love Jeni’s. had the blueberry corn, I believe , a few years back and it was delicious! In our house we eat a lot of Breyer’s natural vanilla and also Talenti gelatos– so good!

January 24, 2013 07:54 AM
Kate said...

ICE CREAM! While some frozen yogurts are good, they can sometimes have a tang to them that I just don’t like. Plus, nothing beats a vanilla ice cream made from scratch in the ice cream maker!!

January 24, 2013 07:54 AM
Joy said...

Ice cream!!!

January 24, 2013 07:54 AM
Tysha said...

I’m really into both! I guess sorbcream (ice cream and sorbet) :o)

January 24, 2013 07:54 AM
Michelle said...

I love all three, but I’m a fool for straight up ice cream – mint chocolate chip IS MY FAVORITE! But I’ve been dying to try me some Jeni’s for a while now – I actually live in Ohio, but they don’t have any locations in Cincinnati!

January 24, 2013 07:54 AM
Amy said...

Ice cream all the way, frozen yogurt is a close second!

January 24, 2013 07:55 AM
Lisa said...

Those flavors sound amazing! I’m definitely an ice cream fan, though it’s hard to pass up soft serve in a cone, or a maple creemee in Vermont.

January 24, 2013 07:55 AM
Martha said...

Ice Cream! For sure!

January 24, 2013 07:57 AM
Stephanie LaFond said...

I love ice cream. Full fat, full flavor deliciousness! Even though it is currently 2 degrees out here I would still find room in my belly for a few of those pints right away!

January 24, 2013 07:57 AM
Barbara said...

Ice cream!! The creamier the better!

January 24, 2013 07:57 AM
Lisa B said...

I love ice cream. My favorite is probably peppermint stick with some chocolate sprinkles on it!

January 24, 2013 07:57 AM
Elle said...

What a great post–I loved seeing all of the photos! I’m all about the ice cream, but would not say no to any frozen snack. Let’s be real here!

January 24, 2013 07:58 AM
Ashleigh said...

In all about ice cream-anything with “stuff” in it. ( chocolate , coconut, etc)

January 24, 2013 07:58 AM
Connie said...

With me, it’s all about quality…if the ice cream is good I am on it, but if it’s not I will forgo it and move on. :) I love a good frozen yogurt, and a place by my house makes some that is really good. Oddly, it’s freezing here and NOW is when my husband brings home pints of ice cream–not a bit all summer long! :)

January 24, 2013 07:58 AM
Jessica said...

I am definitely all about ice cream! And Jeni’s is one of my absolute favorites. The brown butter almond brittle is out of this world!

January 24, 2013 07:58 AM
Shannon said...

Ice cream!

January 24, 2013 07:59 AM
Sandi Colwell said...

I love it all and that looks more than delicious!!! What a great treat! Hope I win!

January 24, 2013 07:59 AM
Mackenzie said...

I’m ice cream, but only because we don’t have a lot of sorbets or frozen yogurts in the area I live. Small city area. They look devine!

January 24, 2013 07:59 AM
Michelle said...

I’m definitely an ice cream girl! Reading all the flavors in the comments is really making me wish it was a bit warmer out!

January 24, 2013 07:59 AM
Molly said...

I do not discriminate among frozen treats! I suppose my choice day to day depends on calories, but ice cream will always be tops! I want to try Jeni’s so badly, I’m trying to find an excuse to road trip there!

January 24, 2013 08:00 AM
Michele E said...

I love plain vanilla icecream or icecream with berries. Frozen yogurt is pretty tasty too!!!

January 24, 2013 08:02 AM
Lauren said...

I love all ice cream, but my all-time favorite is Graeter’s (also in Ohio) black raspberry chip. Mmmm so delicious!

January 24, 2013 08:02 AM
Kelly said...

I love ice cream! Chocolate chip mint is my absolute favorite – the green kind!

January 24, 2013 08:03 AM
Jodi said...

It really all depends on my mood as long as the flavors are unique ( like wildberry lavinder). :)

January 24, 2013 08:03 AM
Maura C. said...

Sorbet all the way! BUT Jeni’s Ugandan Vanilla Bean is the MOST delicious vanilla out there! Delicious!

January 24, 2013 08:03 AM
Jo said...

Love ice cream! Too many favorites to mention, but I love banana splits!

January 24, 2013 08:04 AM
Brandi said...

All about ice cream…and I hope I win. :-)

January 24, 2013 08:04 AM
Antonella Marrone said...

I am really liking the self serve frozen yogurt right now but still… Nothing beats some creamy ice cream!!

January 24, 2013 08:04 AM
Barbie said...

I scream for ice cream! Chocolate and cookies n cream are my favorites.

January 24, 2013 08:04 AM
Dawn said...

I am all about ice cream. And my favorite would be anything chocolate. Especially dark chocolate.

January 24, 2013 08:04 AM
Gina said...

If we’re talking guilt free – then ice cream all the way. But yogurt and sorbet make me happy, too.

January 24, 2013 08:05 AM
Jenni said...

I love ice cream, especially Vanilla! Also nice when there is a warm brownie underneath it and hot fudge on top of it!!!! YUMMY!!

January 24, 2013 08:05 AM
Maggie Salas said...

I all for Ice Cream!!!

January 24, 2013 08:05 AM
Melisa said...

Ice cream. And only the good stuff. :)

January 24, 2013 08:06 AM
Donna Boucher said...

coffee or something minty with chocolate.
Looks like you had tons of fun! happy for you all.

January 24, 2013 08:06 AM
Andrea said...

I love ice cream and sorbet but I love frozen yougurt the most!

January 24, 2013 08:06 AM
Kristen P said...

I am all about ice cream…. but I’m learning to love frozen yogurt too!!

January 24, 2013 08:06 AM
Kathy Cramer said...

Ice Cream! Any flavor, any time. Oh my goodness! I sooo hope I win, I can’t even imagine the look on my kids faces if we won those pints of ice cream. If not, we’re taking a road trip to Jeni’s ice cream on Spring Break! Guaranteed!

January 24, 2013 08:07 AM
laurs said...

Ice cream!!!! I have never been to jeni’s but have made several kinds from her cookbook. Yum!

January 24, 2013 08:07 AM
Susan said...

Love them all, but I was totally craving sorbet last night.

January 24, 2013 08:07 AM
Amy said...

I’m loving frozen yogurt – very similar taste but much less guilt! Or at least until I add the toppings…

January 24, 2013 08:07 AM
jessica said...

Im all about ice cream! Of course, I enjoy frozen yogurt and sorbet as well, but there is just something comforting and happy about a bowl of ice cream that makes me as giddy as a child! I would love, love, love to win this giveaway, as some of those flavors look downright amazing!

January 24, 2013 08:07 AM
Amanda said...

Ice cream… especially seasonal peppermint. Something about only getting things once a year makes it my favorite.

January 24, 2013 08:08 AM
Carla said...

I love them all but my absolute favorite has to be butter pecan.

January 24, 2013 08:08 AM
Heather S said...

I’m all about ice cream! I love it!!!

January 24, 2013 08:09 AM
Megan Mkrtschjan said...

All of that looks divine! I’m definitely an ice cream girl, but, I can be swayed :D

January 24, 2013 08:10 AM
Theresa M. said...

I tend to gravitate towards frozen yogurt these days, but let’s be real, I’ll eat pretty much any frozen dessert!

January 24, 2013 08:10 AM
Kristin Cooper said...

I love ice cream! I’ve been on a Nutty Chocolate kick lately.

January 24, 2013 08:11 AM
Brian @ A Thought For Food said...

I didn’t even look to see how to enter, I’m just so freakin’ thrilled to see you beautiful women together in one of my favorite places… and can I just say that Jeni’s hair… damn it looks good! There is a place to get it locally in Boston, but it’s one of those special treats kinda things. I also have the book, though I have only read through it and haven’t cooked from it yet. I think that has to change ASAP.

January 24, 2013 08:11 AM
Julie said...

Ice Cream! Then Frozen Yogurt! Then Sorbet! :)

January 24, 2013 08:11 AM
Loren said...

I am ALL about the ice cream! Chocolate has always been my favorite too. No frills or extras, just chocolate.

January 24, 2013 08:12 AM
Amanda B. said...

I love pretty much ANY frozen treat.. as long as it’s sweet! :)

January 24, 2013 08:12 AM
Katie Collins said...

All about icecream! My favorite would probably be Lanes peach company’s homemade peach icecream though I am a fan of chocolate too! Would looooooove to try these flavored!

January 24, 2013 08:12 AM
Acey said...

Usually its frozen yogurt, but being in my third trimester, I’m loving good, real ice cream. some of these flavors sounds absolutely amazing and I’d love to try them!

January 24, 2013 08:12 AM
Kelly I. said...

Ice cream, hands down!

January 24, 2013 08:12 AM
Ellen said...

I love ice cream!! Specificially cookies and cream:)

January 24, 2013 08:13 AM
Anne said...

Ice cream all the way!! especially when I am pregnant..the baby needs the calcium right!

January 24, 2013 08:13 AM
Brittany said...

Ice Cream is my favorite thing to eat but sorbet is so easy to make that it’s usually what I make at home!

January 24, 2013 08:14 AM
Amy said...

Ice cream! My husband bought me the ice cream maker for my Cuisinart mixer for Christmas 2011 then we promptly moved to a house where the freezer is too small for it. Moving again soon – can’t wait to use it!

January 24, 2013 08:14 AM
Lisa said...

Ice Cream, Ice Cream, Ice Cream =D Fun Pictures and love living vicariously through you!

January 24, 2013 08:14 AM
ChrisE said...

Ice cream all the way. That dark chocolate sounds heavenly!!!

January 24, 2013 08:14 AM
ROBNCOL said...

I love all ice cream, especially if it is mixed with fruit but on a really hot summers day nothing bets a berry sorbet. I work in a hospital and the infuenza sorbet would be a huge hit here!!!

January 24, 2013 08:14 AM
Jean said...

Butter Pecan Ice cream. I don’t eat it all the time, but when I do it is the greatest treat.

January 24, 2013 08:15 AM
Liz said...

Um, yes, please! Any and all frozen treats are welcome in my freezer!

January 24, 2013 08:16 AM
Josie Fertig said...

Ice cream! It’s 8:15 a.m. and my mouth is now watering for ice cream. Sooo many beautiful pics or tempting flavors. Yum! This is going to be a long day.

January 24, 2013 08:16 AM
MicheleB said...

Ice cream, all the way! Usually something with fresh fruit and cheesecake!

January 24, 2013 08:17 AM
Heather Z said...

I am all about ice cream!! Can be regular or soft serve…Love it all!

January 24, 2013 08:17 AM
Aura Joyce said...

LOVE ice cream and can’t wait to try Jeni’s the next time I visit my brother in Ohio. My go to flavor is usually vanilla or mint chocolate chip–but that may change when I try some of Jeni’s!

January 24, 2013 08:17 AM
Christy said...

So much about ice cream, even with this freeze coming on. My favorite frozen treat hands down is a chocolate milk shake made with vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup.

January 24, 2013 08:17 AM
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