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Sweet Ritual

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Sweet Ritual has become a staple in Austin. This dairy free parlor has a wide assortment of products that cater to people with dietary restrictions. They first opened in 2011, Amelia was working at a toy store that offered frozen desserts. Fellow owner Valerie was working at Amy's Ice Cream Store. The start of their venture was very serendipitous. After the toy store closed Amelia was left with equipment as well as product. They decided to join forces in their love of ice cream and set up shop in a local juice bar.They attended Malcolm Stogo’s Ice Cream University in...

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The Global Inclusion of Frozen Yogurt

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Frozen Academy sat down with Susan Linton, the founder of the International Frozen Yogurt Association (IFYA). What sets the IFYA apart is that it is the only frozen yogurt specific association in the world with content catered for this specific food product. The great benefits members can look forward to receiving include a wide range of discounts, such as worker’s compensation insurance at a discounted rate, and even discounts on credit card processing, as well as discounts on soft serve mixes,  soft serve machines, cups, spoons, and more. Her favorite part of the work experience is getting to talk and visit different frozen yogurt venues, particularly ones with new concepts....

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It's Nut What You Think, It's Better!

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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...

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Asian Inspired

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  With there being numerous amounts of food conventions in Asia, there has been a substantial amount of notability in the Asian ice cream market. A huge trend that is beginning to emerge is the Hong-Kong style bubble waffle ice cream cone. Not familiar? It is similar to a Belgian waffle, however with the ultimate twist! Each bubble is filled with cream or chocolate and topped with ice cream and toppings such as chocolate, candy, fruit, and baked treats. A huge trend that has emerged is taiyaki. Taiyaki is a Japanese fish shaped cake. It is supposed to replicate a...

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SR Group

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Frozen Academy sat down with Tom Ostoich, owner of SR Food Group. When asked what sets them apart from the competition, Tom states there are no hidden ingredients. When frozen yogurt became popular in the early 2000’s, Tom noticed that the flavors tasted very artificial. He wanted to create flavors that were authentic. Tom has been in the industry since 2006. He bought a small plant that was owned by Arnold Schwarzenegger. His favorite part of the experience is being able to bring products that customers want, also being able to creating new products like soft serve acai bowls and...

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