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Three healthy Ice Creams you can make at home

February 12, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

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Store-bought ice cream is definitely a treat, but making your own ice cream can also be a fun experiment. Here are 3 healthy ice creams that you can make within 15 minutes with only a blender.

 

Dark chocolate peanut butter swirl (makes 3 cups)– This is a chocolate ice cream with a banana base and is therefore virtually guilt free. You will need;

 

½ c plain Greek yogurt

4 frozen bananas

¼ c maple syrup

⅓ c cocoa powder

2 Tbsp. peanut butter

 

Start by combining the first 4 ingredients into a blender and blend till the mixture is creamy. Then add the peanut butter and pulse a few times. Your ice cream is in ready to serve.

 

Coconut Bliss (makes 3 cups) – This is a creamy tropical ice cream that uses coconut cream and therefore is dairy free.

 

½ c canned coconut milk

¼ c unsweetened flaked coconut

¼ c maple syrup

½ tsp. vanilla

2 frozen bananas

 

Start by mixing all the ingredients in a blender and blend until thick. Place the mixture in a loaf pan for 4 hours in the fridge.

 

Green tea pistachio Ice Cream (makes 3 cups) – This is a vegan dieter dream dessert and is packed antioxidants.

 

1 c cashews

¼ c maple syrup

2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice

¼ c canned coconut or almond milk

1 Tbsp. matcha green tea powder

2 frozen bananas

⅓ c pistachio pieces

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Start by soaking the cashews in water overnight. Then rinse and drain. Then blend together cashews and other ingredients until thick and

The benefits of giving out free samples

September 21, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Italian gelato is smoother and silkier than its American counterpart. It’s also denser, but has elasticity and fluidity, says Morgan Morano, author of The Art of Gelato</e

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A lot of vendors are hesitant to giving out samples due to the potential costs. However, taken as a marketing cost they are well worth the production cost of the ice and the white paper cups they are given in. Smaller tasters are done with tasting spoons or plastic yogurt spoons. Here are a few reasons to continue or start giving free samples:

Increase sales

When a group of people comes to buy ice cream, there is always a stand out that prefers to have something else. Then there are the people who have a liking for a specific flavor which is not available. These are the sort of people that sample will get them off the fence.

Feedback

Getting feedback, especially for the ice creams that do not move as much as the others is very important. You get to know what’s wrong with it since that person isn’t paying and walking away. They taste and then they think about it. This is the ideal time to ask the person what they thought about it, especially if they didn’t like something about it.

Testing

Free samples are the best way to test a new product that you have not put on sale yet. Give these to your regular customers when they visit. This is very low-cost market research that should not be ignored and can form the basis for new products and flavors.

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Gelato Products has everything you need for your ice cream parlor, including tasting spoons and other ice cream shop supplies.

 

How to design your own personalized ice cream cups online

April 12, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

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Most ice cream cup makers provide their services online. Online ice cream cup makers offer a wide variety of options that will help you create personalized ice cream cups, which can include your logos, store name and location. Here are the steps and details online ice cream cup makers will require to place your order.

Choose a size – Cup makers will offer a range of white paper cups /containers sizes and styles. They will vary from 4oz- 32oz. You will need to pick a size(s) that is suitable for you.

Quantity – Most online cup makers have now lowered their minimum order quantity to increase first time sales. You will need to select the quantity that fits your sales. Most of the cases are packed as 600-1000 count.

Upload your logo – If you already have a logo for your store, you could upload this to the site. Make sure the logo you upload is clear.

Deposit – Most companies will require a deposit to develop a proof. They usually enable you to pay using multiple methods such as MasterCard, PayPal, Visa, and others. Most companies will need a 50% deposit on your order. Once you have made your payment, the company will create your design proof.

Proof sign off – Once artwork is received the company’s design team will create a digital proof of your personalized ice cream cup, which you will have to approve.

Delivery – You will then receive your cups via a reputed courier within 7 working days.

In the market for a supplier of custom printed cups? Gelato Products will have what you want.

Dissecting the Gelato versus Ice Cream Debate

October 26, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

One of the most globally popular desserts is ice cream. A sweet and delectable dessert choice, ice cream has always been a crowd favorite. Whether it’s a birthday party or just a lazy day, you can expect to see some form of ice cream being consumed.

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One of the best things about ice cream is that it can be served in an assortment of ways. Whether they’re in ice cream cups or sugar cones, nothing beats that cool and refreshing taste on a hot day. But, did you know that ice cream has a competitor that has been rapidly gaining popularity?

Gelato is a matte-colored, full-flavored, frozen treat that is not “ice cream”. What this means is that ice cream is legally called ice cream because it contains at least 10% of milkfat in it. Gelato has substantially less fat therefore it cannot be actually be called ice cream. This is according to the Code of Federal Regulations as the milkfat content is the set criteria that has to be met in order for it to gain the legal title. The common misconception is that it’s Italian ice cream.

There have been great debates on which ranks higher in regards to taste. They’ve often been compared to each other – even though they are fairly different. American-styled ice cream tends to be churned with a high amount of air and cream inside, whereas gelato uses less than 50 percent of air as well as fewer egg yolks. For each of them however, the amount of sugar varies according to the brand.

In Italy, gelato is known to differ by region. The northern version of gelato is a light and egg-free while the southern version is rich and contains both eggs and cream.

While gelato and ice cream remain as the ones to beat when it comes to taste, other frozen desserts have always been in the discussion as well.

Frozen yogurt blew up out of nowhere because of its trendy following as well as its nutritional benefits. Because it is primarily made with milk, it contains less fat and calories than the average ice cream. Also, it differs in taste as it has a slightly tart flavor to it. Besides, those colored plastic spoons and nifty cup designs are hard to resist – some people actually say it makes the tasting experience better.

Sorbet is a frozen dessert that is non-dairy and made of fruit puree, fruit juice, or flavorings. Its texture is softer than ice cream but has a high amount of sugar.
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How Gelato Is Taking Over

September 17, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

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Growing up, most of us had some kind of experience that involved enjoying a special treat like ice cream. Perhaps it was after a baseball game or school event where our parents would celebrate with something special. There could have been all sorts of reasons, the point is that we will always remember the amazing confectionary present and probably plan on rewarding our children with the same in the future.

GalatoProduct3However, chances are, ice cream is less likely to be that treat. More and more, we’re seeing gelato take over. You might walk into a store and see pan liner lids for ice cream, but it will actually be gelato that’s inside. You might see customers enjoying spoonfuls of bright colored treats from their ice cream cups, but they’re actually snacking on gelato.

Whatever the case, expect to see more and more gelato in the future. People love it because it’s new, for one thing. People are always going to be attracted to what’s new. However, they also love that this new treat tastes absolutely amazing as well. Not only is the flavor great, but the texture is unique as well. Combined, you have a new product with all kinds of flavors that is just as affordable as the kind of ice cream we all grew up with.

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No matter your specific goals, if you’re running a gelato shop, then you want to use Gelato Products to cover each and every one of your needs: from ice cream shop supplies to bowls and anything in between.

How Your Gelato Shop Could Be Making More

August 8, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

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Would you like to make more with your gelato business? Of course you would! Sure, you got into the business because you love gelato, love people and enjoy bringing the two together. That’s definitely a winning recipe, but there’s much more you have to be sure to do as well.

Galato Products3Amongst those things, you have to think about the supplies you’re using in your shop. Your supplies tell the customers volumes about your operation. It shows them how much you care and what steps you’ll take to make sure they leave satisfied and feeling like they got their money’s worth.

To that end, average ice cream cups just won’t do. It’s not like you want to be just an average gelato shop, right? Go the extra mile and buy the best possible version you can. Take out a loan if that’s what it takes.

This should apply to every type of supply you use. If you serve coffee, be sure to invest in quality coffee cups and lids. Napkins, the pans for your gelato and everything else should be of the highest quality possible without exception.

Want to make more with your gelato shop? Then invest more in the little things that really matter.

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Whatever you need for your gelato business to succeed, all the ice cream shop supplies you want are not only at Gelato Products, but also provided at an affordable cost. They have what it takes for your shop to become a success.

The Nuances in Chocolate Gelato

April 11, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

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Chocolate is by far one of the most popular flavor when it comes to choosing gelatos, along with vanilla. Variations in chocolate flavors are quite common in Italy and now in gelato parlors all around the world. This might be because chocolate is quite versatile and it goes well with various other range of ingredients. In some gelato shops, you might even encounter some atypical flavor combinations such as hot peppers and chocolate.

Cioccolato fondente

This gelato flavor is ideal for dark chocolate fans. For people seeking a more edgy flavor, there is also the cioccolato fondente extra noir. However, the extra noir tends to be more bitter compared to the classic fondente.

Cioccolato Al Latte

Al latter, as the name suggests, is made up mostly of milk chocolate. This particular gelato is more pleasing for children and people who do not like the bitterness of dark chocolate.

Bacio

Bacio originates from the Perugia region in Italy. This was originally a chocolate candy which was locally produced in the region. The flavor combination of the bacio consists of hazelnuts and chocolate. The hazelnuts are kept quite chunky within the gelato mixture in order to give a crunch when eaten.

Gianduja or Gianduia

This gelato flavor originates from the Piedmont region and has gained popularity throughout the whole world. The mixture is made out of a combination of milk chocolate and hazelnut cream. Despite having the same ingredients as the bacio, it tastes quite different.

Gelato Products specializes in selling bulk gelato shops supplies including tasting spoons, gelato pan liners and personalized ice cream cups.

Food of Old West Saloons

September 8, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

This article was written by Phin Upham

The saloons of the Old West were a lot like the fabled oases of the deserts of Arabia. Cowboys would be out for weeks at a time, usually with minimal provisions. The food of saloons wasn’t the best. Much of the meat was approach rotten standards, by the taste of Europeans of the time. The coffee often used other substances, like ground acorn or dandelion root, and tasted off or watered down.

It was obvious that this food was meant to fill the belly, not to be a pleasurable experience. The bar was there to drink, the tables were there to eat, and portion sizes were plentiful. Flapjacks were popular during this time. Cheap to produce in bulk, and good tasting when served with flavored syrups.

Table manners were practically non-existent. Men made runs for food, which might have been in short supply depending on the town and the timing of the stage coach line. They had no set schedule for meals either, with one Englishman remarking that breakfast could be served in the middle of the night. It was also common to have pie with meat, which was another turn off for foreigners.

The gold rush changed some of this crudeness. With more money came more respectable saloons offering better quality food at higher prices. There, a successful prospector could dine on a fat steak with a side of finely distilled whiskey. Even oysters became available to saloons as the railroad began to expand.


Phin Upham

About the Author: Phin Upham is an investor at a family office/hedgefund, where he focuses on special situation illiquid investing. Before this position, Phin Upham was working at Morgan Stanley in the Media & Technology group. You may contact Phin on his LinkedIn page.

The Best Idea in Town

August 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

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While the economy may not be great, it’s definitely getting better. So get ready to start making money. Of course, it won’t come easy. You’ll need the right idea and plenty of work ethic. But if you have the latter, we have the former. Ready? Start a gelato shop. Despite its frozen nature, gelato is one of the most popular food products out there right now. Best of all, you don’t need to reinvent the wheel. While it’s so much better than ice cream, a gelato shop essentially functions just like a gelato shop. So you take an existing idea and switch out the product.

And really, the product is about all that needs replacing. Gelato cups and spoons are really just the same as the ice cream version. The same can be said for just about every other gelato products out there. So you’re really not doing anything different but serving something better than ice cream.

Plus, as the industry is still growing, you have a shot at being the first one in your area offering gelato. Just like that, you could rule the industry in your town.

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When you need products for your gelato store, it couldn’t be easier remembering whom to go to. After all, the store itself is called Gelato Products. There you’ll find a gelato suppliers’ paradise with things likegelato spoons, cups, napkins, covers and just about anything else you need to make your store a success at a low price.

New York Pizza

August 14, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Written by Phin Upham

New York pizza originates in 1905, when a man named Gennaro Lombardi opened a pizzeria at 53 ½ Spring Street. Pizza dates back to the Neapolitan age of Italy, supposedly first made by Raffaele Esposito of Pizzeria de Pietro. Another origin story puts the creation of pizza as a tribute to the introduction of Queen Margherita to King Umberto. This was in Naples, in the year 1889.

It was largely a localized delicacy until immigrants began arriving in New York City seeking a better life. The ingredients were different, but the chefs were determined to bring back that taste of home. Instead of buffalo-milk mozzarella for instance, chefs had cow’s milk. Oregano was replaced by sweet marjoram. Everything about the pizza in America was different, even the quality of water.

World War II played a significant role in the spread of pizzas through America. After returning from European theaters of war, the troops had acquired a taste for the flat bread. That helped spur the spread of pizzerias outside of the Eastern seaboard.

Of course, the style is very different from what is colloquially known as the “Chicago Deep Dish.” This pizza was created at Pizzeria Uno, which is a chain that still survives today. Chicago deep dish was slow to catch on. It first appeared in 1912, served from a basket atop a man’s head, to very confused people who couldn’t figure out whether it was meant to be eaten or used as roofing materials. Perhaps that is why pizza is now served in boxes.


Phin Upham

Phin Upham is an investor from NYC and SF. You may contact Phin on his Twitter page.

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