Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Love: Jeni's Ice Cream

So if anyone is in search of that last minute, absolutely perfect present, let me offer this advise: Jeni's Ice Cream is definitely the way to go.

Daniel and I stopped in Columbus on the way back from Kansas City and showed him the best thing about that town.

Jeni and Charley started their company in 2002 and now have seven stores. They use local, sustainable ingredients from the milk that comes from grass fed cows to the mint that is grown by a local farmer. Current ingredients include local vodka, local Gouda and fair traded African vanilla.

They make there own macaroons, waffle cones and fudge sauce

Jenis has flavors like salty caramel, Queen City Cayenne, Bourbon Buttered Pecan, Oakvale Young Gouda with Vodka-Plumped Cranberries, Goat Cheese with Cognac Fig Sauce.

This girl was amazing. Dan and I asked for a few tastes before we decided on a flavor and boy did she indulge us. She even gave us about 10 other tastes that she said we just HAD to try. We left with many little spoons to reuse in the studio.

I met Jeni through my Ohio Pal Michelle Maguire. Michelle designed Jeni's logo and also makes fantastic art. The prints on the wall are polaroids that Michelle took and then enlarges into these canvases. You can see more of michelles work at the site Pretty Patti (named for her mother). This couple were enjoying their ice cream under a great light made by an OSU glass artist. Anyway, the best thing about Jeni's (or the best thing for us non Ohio dwellers) is that they ship!! you can get Jeni's from Columbus to your door in two days!! I HIGHLY recommend it.



Jerry said...

YOU ARE A LIFE SAVER!! I am normally on the ball about gift ideas for my partner, but this year I was stumped. Any tools he needs? Nope. Any books I can think of? Nope. Any other stuff to clutter up our home? Nope.

Ice cream...he LOVES ice cream. There are now six pints on the way for him and one for me.

Thank you, thank you, thank you and please have the happiest of holidays!

Anonymous said...

GOOD POST! i'm a ceramics grad at OU and i indulge in jenni's anytime i get to columbus. we had a BLOW OUT and i am going to get some XMAS pints tomorrow when i head back. sigh, jenni's = heaven.

madhu said...

Beautiful post...Thanks for sharing!


sfhdweb said...

I wish to be having ice creaming under these lights......:)