Frozen Academy had the pleasure of interviewing Naomi Posner, owner of Mami’s Gelato. They recently came out with a new line called Almondice™. What sets their almond based product apart from the competition is that it is specifically catered for hard ice cream due to the fact that it is very scoopable, making it the perfect contender in your display case. However, the option for creating a great soft serve product is certainly attainable. They sourced the best almonds to ensure a consistent and delicious flavor.
If you are familiar with Mami’s Gelato, you should be familiar with their line called Froconut® that has been a hit in non-dairy gelato venues across the world. Almondice™ differs from Froconut® due to the fact that the finished product has more body, is firmer, and has more density. It tastes richer and unlike other almond based ice creams, it’s nutritional components are comparable to Froconut®. They use real roasted almonds so the flavor is rich and authentic. The public’s response has been very positive, with old and new customers alike showing support. In fact, more people are asking for more bases. Future flavors for Almondice™ could include a chocolate flavor, while other flavors are still up in the air. “If we get enough requests, we will try anything!” says Posner enthusiastically.
However, this is just a start for Mami’s Gelato. They plan on expanding and experimenting with more base options. Keep a lookout for their oat based mix that is in the final stages of development. The oat based mix has more of a neutral flavor and is, of course, dairy-free. The best dairy-free technological innovation Posner has seen in the industry is the fact that dairy-free concepts as a whole have become globally mainstream. She loves being able to create products that let people with dietary restrictions indulge. And dairy-free consumers have indulged in Mami’s Gelato, last year they brought in over 3 million servings and this year it is anticipated to increase to 4 or 5 million servings. For more information on how you can bring Almondice™ or Froconut® to your frozen dessert venue, check out mamisgelato.com. And for all your hard or soft serve machinery needs, check out slicesconcession.com.
Are you interested in opening your own frozen dessert venue? Here at Slice’s Concession we have a wide assortment of frozen dessert machinery that can further enhance the experience of your venue. Whether it be a low volume countertop model to add a few additional menu items, or a full standing model to carry you through your grand opening and beyond. We are the number one distributor in the nation of used ice cream and frozen drink machines. We feature popular brands such as Taylor, Stoelting, and Carpigiani. We have machines with both single and three phase capability, as well as air or water cooled. Our experts will help guide you in picking the best machine for your venue. With an east coast and west coast office, as well as stellar reviews on both Facebook and Google, you will see why we are trusted as the best. Visit our website, or if you are in the area, set up an appointment to stop by!
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