Jeni's and Joe Biden: A Love Story

How the new president and Columbus' favorite artisanal ice cream maker fell for each other

Suzanne Goldsmith
In this January 2012 file photo, then-Vice President Joe Biden, enjoys an ice cream cone from Jeni Britton Bauer, owner of Jeni's Ice Cream, during a brief stop at North Market.

Editor’s note: After this story was published in the January issue of Columbus Monthly, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams announced it was releasing a special flavor in honor of Joe Biden’s Jan. 20 inauguration as the country’s 46th president.

From left to right: then-Vice President Joe Biden, Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream's founder Jeni Britton Bauer and former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland order ice cream from Britton Bauer's shop in the North Market in this May 2016 file photo.