Jeni’s Ice Cream

I’ve written time and time again about my love for the North Market, which I consider one of Columbus’ gems. One of the reasons I love the North Market so much is because of Jeni’s Ice Creams.


Most of the time I’ll just get a trio on my way out when I’m doing my weekly market shopping, but occasionally I’ll pick up a pint (or two or three) of my favorite flavors so I can savor them at home – every woman knows that there’s some things in life that are just made more bearable by ice cream.

And Jeni’s, by far, is the best ice cream I’ve ever had. Ultra premium, so high fat (ETA: I stand corrected. It’s not high in fat – which is surprising to me – but it *tastes* like it is, which is a good thing in my book!)that it makes Haagen Daaz look like marshmallow fluff in comparison. Fortunately for my waistline, a little goes a long way and three little scoops are enough to satisfy. And her unique flavors (shown above is Dark Cocoa Gelato, Maker’s Mark Butter Pecan and Port-Soaked Cherry Goat Cheese ice cream) keep me coming back to try her new offerings every time. My current favorite is the Salty Caramel, which she describes as “a traditional French-style caramel, with caramelized sugars, butter and sea salt”. My all-time favorite was the Torrone, which although gone now, is sadly not forgotten.

If you’re not in the Columbus area, she does also ship. Well worth every penny. And if you’re looking for a sundae rather than pints or a cone, she also has a storefront on Grandview Ave as well. Either way, we have some warm days coming up, and you’ll want to put a trip to Jeni’s on your “to-do” list. I know it’s on mine!

If you want to go: Jeni’s Ice Cream, 59 Spruce St (North Market) 614.228.9960, or 1281 Grandview Ave (Grandview) 614.488.2680.

4 thoughts on “Jeni’s Ice Cream

  1. Lisa the Waitress

    Just in case it makes you feel better, I just wanted to note that Jeni’s actually is not high enough in fat to be considered “super premium.” And, the yogurt is made with whole milk instead of cream, so it’s lower in fat than the regular ice cream.

    My current favorite is Cassis yogurt. I could eat that every day. And sometimes I do, at work!

  2. Charly Bauer

    Lisa’s correct: the ice cream is not high in butterfat. It is lower in air which helps creates the great texture and intensity of flavor. Jeni’s ice creams are between gelato & ice cream in terms of butterfat.

    The yogurts (e.g. Cassis, Lemon, Mango Lassi) have some cream in them, but less than many of the other flavors.

    Charly from Jeni’s

  3. Brilynn

    I think ice cream is my biggest weakness. I recently made Armagnac and prune ice cream, which might not sound that great, and prior to having made it, it’s not something that would have grabed my attention, but it is THE BEST ice cream I have ever tasted.

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