When Ohio strawberries are at their peak—juicy, fragrant, with a tart edge—we buy up thousands of pounds per week from neighboring farms. This includes our longtime partner, Mike Hirsch, who grows rows of gem-like berries just for us. Beautiful strawberries so high in sugar and low in water content that they have flavor for days.
Jeni always says creating the best ice cream is about pairing the right dairy with the right ingredients. We use fresh cultured buttermilk—sourced from our friends at Arps Dairy in Ohio—to complement the natural acidity of the berries for a strawberry flavor that’s always springy and bright.
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream – Columbus, OH
Jeni’s is a modern American ice cream company devoted to making the finest ice creams the world has ever known. Founded in Columbus, Ohio in 2002 by James Beard Award-winning ice cream maker Jeni Britton, Jeni’s has emerged over the past 20 years as the new standard by which all other ice creams are judged. Today, we continue to make one-of-a-kind flavors with Direct and Fair-Trade ingredients and super fresh milk from family dairy farms. We build ice creams completely from scratch using a unique recipe honed and perfected over more than 20 years by our founder, Jeni Britton. Our ice creams have a uniquely smooth texture and buttercream body, with bright flavor and clean finish. We’re here to set new standards for ice cream classics and to create our own. At Jeni’s, you’ll find flavors inspired by our curiosities—art, history, pop culture, and beyond—that simply don’t exist anywhere else.