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.

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