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Italian Ice: USA Regional Specialty Of The Mid-Atlantic

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What Is Italian Ice & Why Is It A Specialty Of The Mid-Atlantic Italian Ice (A.K.A. Water Ice) is a Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert best made to help people cool down during the summer time. Want to learn how to make Italian ice? Italian Ice is usually made with natural fruits, purées, & concentrates. Italian ice is prepared using machines that mix the ingredients while they freeze them, much like the process used to make ice cream. Famous USA Italian Ice Makers  John's Water Ice (Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) has been producing delicious high quality Italian ice since 1945. John Cardullo started this business using...

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The Top 6 Best Wines To Exquisitely Complement Your Ice Cream, Gelato, & Sorbet

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If you ever visit Europe, you might just have the pleasure of enjoying the rich texture & dazzling home made flavors of the Gelatos, Sorbets, & Ice Cream made by local Ice Cream Shops. Many People also take some time to enjoy the wonderful array of quality wines that are offered in Europe.  At Slices Concession we asked ourselves, why can't people enjoy both? But, how do we pair the riveting personality of a wine with the uniquely passionate perspectives of a Gelato, Sorbet, or Ice Cream? We decided to play match maker with our Drinks & Desserts & the...

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The Top 5 Biggest Ice Cream Eating Challenges In America

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Whether you're a human from Planet Earth or an alien from a galaxy far far away, we can all agree that ice cream is an awesome dessert choice. But are there any brave souls willing to eat more than just a couple of scoops at a time? We've found 5 of the biggest & baddest ice cream eating challenges that only the most courageous dairy loving hearts would dare face alone!   1. The Kitchen Sink Sundae at San Francisco Creamery Located in Walnut Creek, California, this challenging sundae has 3 sliced bananas, 8 flavors of ice cream scoops of...

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5 Tips to Keep Your Ice Cream Store Safe

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Safety is an important aspect when operating an Ice Cream Store. At Slices Concession, we successfully operated a Gelateria for 5 years. We share 5 simple and effective tips in order to better equip your store for safety.  1. Employee Training It's important to have your employees familiar with safety procedures so they are able to respond to an emergency if needed. We recommend that you train employees properly and treat them with respect. Having a properly trained workforce will save you time and hassle when keeping good talent during those busy summer months.  2. Store Cleanliness In 2014, The Bureau of Labor Statistics...

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How do I Make Artisan Gelato?

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Why is it that in Europe, Ice Cream has a 'different' texture & looks so beautiful? What is the secret?  There is no secret! At Slices Concession, we have 5+ years of experience in operating & managing a successful Gelateria in Gainesville. Now, we help equip future Frozen Dessert stores for success. Read more to find out our practices in crafting artisan gelato commercially. 1. Fresh natural Ingredients One of the most important things you can do is use fresh, natural ingredients. We can not stress the use of natural ingredients more! There are many things that can be used as a base...

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