Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams to open next weekend

A new ice cream spot is set to open in Chicago called Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams. It opens for business officially on Saturday, September 14th at 11 a.m. However, you can get a little sneak preview of the treats on Friday the 13th from 7 - 10 p.m. The first 50 customers will also receive a limited-edition, commemorative poster.

The company was founded in 2002 and there are several locations in Ohio, two in Tennessee and this is the first location to come to Illinois.

The treats sound wonderful and from looking at the pictures, I'm sure there will lots of Chicagoans screaming for Jeni's ice cream. :)

Here's the full press release:

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams to Officially Open Scoop Shop Saturday Sept. 14 in Lakeview’s Southport Corridor

An open-to-the-public preview party with free ice cream will be hosted by owner Jeni Britton Bauer and her team Friday Sept. 13

(COLUMBUS, OHIO)—Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams is proud to announce the opening of their first-ever scoop shop in Chicago.

Located at 3404 N. Southport Avenue (Southport & Roscoe at Brown Line), the shop will open for official business at 11 a.m. Saturday September 14.

An open-to-the-public preview party, with free scoops, will be hosted by Founder and Chief Creative Officer Jeni Britton Bauer and her team from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday Sept. 13. The first 50 people in line will receive a limited-edition commemorative poster.

The shop, in the heart of Lakeview’s family- and pedestrian-friendly Southport Corridor, will feature all of the built-from-the-ground-up ice creams Time called “the best in America.”

“We’re all truly excited to finally open this shop in Chicago,” says Jeni. “We love the Southport neighborhood and look forward to spending even more time in the city! We work with many ingredients that are within a day’s drive of Chicago. Our ice creams are truly Midwestern and reflect not only what grows in this region, but also the culture

Jeni’s prides themselves on delicious collaborations with brewers, farmers, distillers, and other like-minded producers. In Chicago, Jeni’s Sweet Cream ice cream is already being used in milkshakes at the Logan Square Intelligentsia Coffee Bar, while their coffee will be served in the Southport shop. Stay tuned for more collaborations with kindred spirits in the community.

Jeni, whose family of shops includes 11 in Ohio and two in Nashville, Tenn., has honed her ice cream-making skills for nearly two decades.

Jeni’s New York Times best-seller Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home, earned Jeni a 2012 James Beard Award. The book, which has sold more than 100,000 copies, is the go-to manual for making ice creams with a standard home machine. “No one makes ice cream like Jeni Britton Bauer,” proclaimed Food & Wine, while The Washington Post dubbed Jeni “an ice cream wizard.”

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams—which mail orders pints of ultra-creamy, deeply flavorful, one-of-a-kind grass-grazed ice creams to an ever-increasing number of households coast to coast—is also served in select grocery stores and markets throughout America. Jeni’s is available at more than 20 retail locations in Chicago, including Southport Grocery & Cafe, a short walk from Jeni’s new scoop shop.

The ice creams Jeni and her kitchen team build from the ground up begin with grass-grazed cream from the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. And nearly every main ingredient—real fruits and vegetables; unique wines; whiskeys; beers and liqueurs; honey; chocolate; vanilla—is provided directly from the source, then blended, baked, mashed, peeled, chopped, skinned, or pulverized by hand in Jeni’s kitchen.

“We make everything we can from scratch, with many of our ingredients provided to us by farmers and producers in the Midwest or shipped directly from international partners,” Jeni says. “And our scoop shops, with our impeccable service, serve as a true reflection of the work we put into our great ice creams.

“Our flavors change constantly which makes our stores the epicenter of our company. We have signature flavors, flavors that return each year, and limited-edition ‘pop-up’ flavors that are here today, gone tomorrow. You can always get old standbys and make new discoveries in our shops, which makes it fun for the customers and for us every day, all year.”

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

3404 N. Southport Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60657


  1. Hi! Stopped by for the giveaway, and saw this - I can't recommend Jeni's highly enough. Their Salty Caramel ice cream is the best. I also recommend Backyard Mint. I tried their Sweet Corn & Blackberry last weekend - not my thing, but not bad! Enjoy!


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