All hail the ice cream gods: Jeni’s ice cream is coming back! After a listeria scare, which resulted in the company shutting down all scoop shops and halting production, Jeni’s has announced that it has found the source of the contamination and will be back in business Memorial Day weekend. On the first official weekend of summer, you’ll be able to find Jeni’s ice cream on shelves or grab yourself an ice cream cone at one of their scoop shops.
Jeni’s also announced a limited-edition summer ice cream: Sun-Popped Corn, made with popping corn (no, really!).They’ll be adding other new flavors as summer progresses.
“We are so excited to be making ice cream again and can’t wait to share it with all of you,” the press statement reads. “But, I’m not going to lie, it’s been a bumpy road getting back up, and there were times we didn’t know if we were going to make it. As a result, we have a new appreciation for life. The feeling today and going forward is a genuine gratefulness just to be here, doing what we do. Your support has meant the world to us.”
Blue Bell, the other ice cream company with listeria problems (which resulted in three deaths), meanwhile, will likely not be scooping out ice cream for quite a while, since the USDA found that the company had knowingly scooped out listeria-tainted products as early as 2013.