Entrepreneur success story series: Jeni’s Ice Cream

by: Custom Toll Free , August 11, 2016

Jeni Britton Bauer is an award-winning cookbook author, but that’s not where she got her start. Before she turned her talents to ice cream, she wanted to make perfume. She spent her days mixing up perfume concoctions like Birch & Marshmallow and Wildberry Lavender before stumbling upon her first ice cream experiment. Bauer mixed cayenne essential oil and chocolate ice cream and a new business idea was born.

Fast-forward to 2016 and Bauer now has been making ice creams with an ahead-of-the-trend vision for two decades. She uses whole ingredients and dairy from grass-pastured cows, instead of synthetic flavorings and pre-made ice cream mixes. Her inspired flavors were kindling to the artisan ice cream movement over a decade before it came to the foodie world.

Bauer has two best-selling cookbooks with more than 100,000 copies in print. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home was dubbed the “homemade-ice-cream-making Bible” by The Wall Street Journal in 2012. Her 2014 follow-up Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream Desserts includes over 100 more new recipes for ice creams and ice cream desserts. Dessert and ice cream lovers everywhere are scrambling to get their hands on these cookbooks.

When Estee Lauder asked Bauer to team up to create an ice cream treat based on their Bronze Goddess perfume, she jumped at the chance to go back to her perfuming roots. Bauer created the Bronze Goddess Sundae with a base of Salty Caramel ice cream, cherries cold-poached in orange blossom water, lemon juice and peach liqueur, and topped with toasted coconut and honey whipped cream.

Bauer’s successful business, Jeni’s Ice Cream, is all about growing a business as a community of people. They focus on artful attention to detail and a positive customer experience to bring people together.  They believe service is an art and that it helps people connect. Check out jenis.com for more inspiration and some delicious ice cream creations.

Your business can become just as successful as Jeni’s. We’re hoping Jeni picks up a vanity number like 1-855-Jeni’s-Ice to support her branding, and get a minimum of 25% more phone calls to her business! Let Custom Toll Free help you establish your brand, focus on customer service and deliver an overall positive customer experience. Learn more at customtollfree.com/howitworks.

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