Good Morning Ohio: Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream

{top + bottom right: Element -- yet another amazing Ohio company!}
{bottom left: Jeni's/Salty Caramel}
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 Good morning to Columbus's own

If you've been reading my blog for any length of time, you've probably noted my affinity (read: obsession) for ice cream. Jeni's Salty Caramel + Dark Chocolate all at the same time, to be precise. Or an ice cream sandwich. Or perhaps a delectable Ohio berry sorbet...you get where I'm going with this, right?

Jeni's Splended Ice Cream is exactly that: splendid. For me, a visit to my neighborhood Short North Jeni's is a visceral experience, playing on all the senses. The spickety, cheerful atmosphere -- complete with milk bottle light fixtures -- plays to my inner child. The staff is always friendly and the ice cream. Oh, the ice cream. Words simply cannot do it justice. Sourced from local farms, the ingredients which make up Jeni's Ice Cream's are, as they eloquently put it, "Ohio Love You is the whole story...Pasture to table, cow to cone." Not only are local ingredients celebrated, the products of any given growing season are reflected in the flavors offered. Jeni's redefines what 'fresh' means. 

"Cow to Cone is about flavor. Our pasture-raised, gently pasteurized,
local cream is exquisitely sweet and creamy - and that's what it's all about."
- Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream

Did I mention the cucumber water for palate cleansing (or a quick refresher after a long bike ride?) From the DRY Soda to the gelato spoons, the hand-scrawled menu to the uber-creative flavors inspired by our beloved home state of Ohio, it's safe to say that I could sustain a happy life on Jeni's alone. 

Something you may or may not know about Jeni's: It's family-owned! Jeni Britton Bauer, along with husband Charly Bauer,  co-founded the company in 2002 and Charly's brother Tom Bauer became a partner one year later. This trio, together with a small, super-savvy team, create every bit of ice cream for all of the Jeni's shops in Columbus and every delivered pint. Way to go Team Jeni's!

For those of us not lucky enough to live in central Ohio, never fear! Jeni's Splendid is sweeping the nation and being sold all over the country (and online!) Reward yourself. You deserve it!

Don't forget to check out Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream in Columbus's North Market, Short North, Bexley, Grandview, and Dublin, Ohio locations, their official website and blog Salty Caramel.


Ryan said...

Thanks for the love, Evelyn!

Beautiful blog design, too...

Anonymous said...

OMG I just drooled on my keyboard.

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