Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

Making ice cream better and more interesting for more than 20 years

For more than 20 years, Jeni Britton Bauer has believed one thing: that ice cream could be better and more interesting. She founded Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams in Columbus’ historic North Market in 2002, with a vision to make ice cream with whole, carefully sourced ingredients and milk from Ohio grass-grazed cows, rather than synthetic flavorings and commodity ice cream mix. Coupled with inspired flavors, Jeni sparked the artisan ice cream movement a decade before it would become a top food trend.

Today, Jeni’s is still regarded as America’s top ice cream maker and has 23 company-owned scoop shops across the country. That includes 10 in our hometown of Columbus, a region we love because of its people. It’s here that Jeni was able to take a creative risk, and it’s here that the company grows, because the people we work with every day are great at being part of a team and constantly driving forward.

A certified B Corp, Jeni’s works in tandem with its growers and producers to make unparalleled ice creams. In 2012, Jeni earned a James Beard Award for her revolutionary cookbook Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home, and was recognized as one of the most creative people in business by Fast Company in 2015.

Learn more at jenis.com.