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Dolly Parton and Jeni’s Ice Cream Bring Back Special Flavor to Benefit Imagination Library

Last year, Dolly Parton and Jeni’s, an artisan ice cream shop based in Ohio, partnered together to create a special flavor that benefitted her charity, The Imagination Library. This collaboration did so well, they’re bringing it back again this year! But ice cream isn’t the only thing you can expect from Dolly and Jeni’s! Keep reading to find out more about the ice cream, Dolly’s new book, and an exclusive song you could get access to:

Dolly Parton’s Ice Cream

strawberry ice cream

The original run of the ice cream launched April 8, 2021. Jeni’s announced they only made one run of the flavor, and it sold out in minutes. This year, they planned on making even more pints so fans could enjoy trying the Dolly-inspired treat.

Dolly Parton’s ice cream flavor is truly southern and sweet, just like the country star herself! The flavor is called Strawberry Pretzel Pie. It is cream cheese ice cream that’s gooey and sweet with swirls of strawberry sauce. Salty pretzel streusel is swirled in to create a delicious bite when mixed with the sweetness of the ice cream and sauce. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped on a front porch in Tennessee as soon as you take a bite!

Get Even More

The ice cream isn’t the only exclusive you’ll find at Jeni’s! This re-release is not only going to benefit The Imagination Library. It is also celebrating Dolly’s new novel and her upcoming album!

The novel is called Run, Rose, Run, and it is co-written with best selling author James Patterson. The novel is about a new-and-upcoming singer/songwriter who is on the run. The book is set to release March 7, 2022, and you can currently pre-order it.

This ice cream re-release is also about celebrating Dolly’s new album, also titled Run, Rose, Run. If you purchase a digital copy of the album through Jeni’s website, you’ll receive access to an exclusive single called “Rose of my Heart.” All of the songs on the album are inspired by the book, and it is considered a companion album to the novel. You can pre-order the album now, and it will be delivered digitally on March 4, 2022.

More About Jeni’s

ice cream on plate with assorted flavorsJeni’s is owned by Jeni Britton Bauer. She is a pioneer of the artisan ice cream movement, getting into the business back in 1996 and opening her own store in 2002. Her current ice cream store is based in Ohio, but there are locations all over the country. The ice cream is uniquely smooth since they don’t use synthetic flavorings, dyes, or off-the-shelf mixes. They also steer clear of stabilizers and emulsifiers to create a signature flavor.

Partnering With Dolly Parton

Jeni’s and Dolly came together to create this flavor so it would benefit The Imagination Library. This charity was started in 1995 by Dolly. She was passionate about kids having access to books and learning how to read because her father never learned how to read. She was inspired by him to create this charity, and children in Sevier County received books from ages 0 to 5 years old. This charity quickly expanded from just Dolly’s home county to the state of Tennessee, to national, to international.

children's books in a library

Anyone can sign up for The Imagination Library. The age range from children to receive free books is still 0 to 5. Some of the benefits from this ice cream collaboration will benefit The Imagination Library.

Hopefully you will be one of the people who get to try this amazing ice cream, and you definitely won’t want to miss out on the exclusive single through Jeni’s website! Want to know even more about Dolly Parton? Check out our other information on Dolly!