From the show floor, at the Mid-America Restaurant Expo, I had a chance to talk with a good friend of mine Mike Rodemann, Vice President of Operations, The Hillson Nut Company, Cleveland, OH. The Hillson Nut Company was an exhibitor at the the Mid-America trade show. The trade show was designed around the Pizza, Ice Cream, Food Truck, Casual and Fine dinning businesses. Mike and I talked about making special nut recipes for ice cream shops and how nuts really do enhance the flavor of ice cream. Mike also told me that ice cream owners should be aware of the current….. bubble in the pecan market.
Stay tuned for a great conversation with Mike Rodemann about how nuts…… make good ice creams….. taste great!
Soft-serve ice cream now available in bold new flavors
Keep it movin’, Mister Softee.This summer, soft-serve ice cream options in New York are anything but vanilla.Think intense, complex flavors like burrata cheese, gianduja chocolate, strawberry jalapeño and horchata.“I really love the texture of soft-serve, but I always wished it had more flavor,” says Cronut king Dominique Ansel, who last week launched an ice cream window at his West Village dessert shop Dominique Ansel Kitchen.“Most soft serve is made with a mix or powder, but I wanted to use fresh ingredients — simple, quality flavors that we all love,” he adds.
Here’s the scoop on five new irresistible soft-serve flavors
April 23, 2015 – Columbus, Ohio – Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams has initiated a voluntary recall of all ice creams, frozen yogurts, sorbets, and ice cream sandwiches for all flavors and containers because of the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes. The company is ceasing all sales and closing all scoop shops until all products are ensured to be 100% safe.