Great Ice Cream Gifts to Give Friends This Summer

Summer is officially upon us, and there’s no better time to break out the gelato cups and spoons. If you’re ice cream obsessed, then you love the many ways there are to serve the tasty treat. If you’re looking for gifts to give friends this summer, share your love of ice cream with something delicious everyone can enjoy. Here are some of the most popular frozen gifts that anyone will love.
Ice Cream Shipped to You
What better way to share a love of ice cream than hand choosing some flavors to send to friends and family. A variety of services online have sprung up with multiple ways to ship ice cream to someone. Frozen goods will need to be sent within 48 hours to be enjoyed in time, and there is usually an additional cost for shipping. That’s because these companies need to package the ice cream with some kind of insulation to keep it fresh on arrival.
It almost never arrives melted, but it might not arrive ready to eat either depending on the heat. Sometimes, on particularly hot days, it’s worth it to pay for overnight shipping. Look for packs of different flavors to save money on handmade ice cream, and send the frozen yogurt spoons separately.
Custom-Printed Cups and Spoons
Ordering custom-printed cups isn’t as expensive as you might think. The print can be applied directly to plastic, so the cups will last a long time if they aren’t used in the dishwasher. You can print cups with the name of each person on them, or some kind of cute memory of years gone by.
You can also order gelato cups and spoons in a variety of patterns and designs. You’ll quickly find ice cream cone shapes, cute ice cream themed bowls and even interesting spoons that combine a straw for when the ice cream begins to melt.
DIY Ice Cream
If you don’t want to spend the money on shipping frozen ice cream, then the do-it-yourself alternative will suffice. Kits are available online for a very modest amount of money. The kits usually contain instructions and equipment, the actual ingredients come from the local super market. The process is relatively simple, depending on the device you’re using. If you’re really passionate about ice cream, a hand crank is one of the most effective ice cream makers you can get. It’s all manual, run on elbow grease, but it offers a taste and consistency that is hard to match.
Gelato Products offers free domestic shipping within the continental US, and no minimum orders on gelato cups and spoons.

Basic gelato supplies

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There are many occupations in life that allow you to share in the fun and enjoyment of other people. Opening your own gelato shop is one of them. There are a lot of things to consider when opening a gelato shop, and getting the right gelato supplies is one of them. Let’s take a look at the sort of supplies you will need for daily operations:

Gelato maker – The first and most important piece of equipment is the gelato maker. You will need to work out the exact menu of flavors and then order the number of machines you will need. There are a lot of different machines out there so do some research for models that fit your needs.

Ingredients – This is the next most important. As with cooking the better the ingredients, the better the gelato. You will need fresh fruit or any others additions you need for the various flavors and toppings you plan to sell.

Containers – You will need containers for both storage and display. Make sure to get any other associated items like pan liner lids etc.

Serving containers – The final daily item you will need are the final storage containers. These disposable containers are what you hand over to customers. You will only need these if you operate a take away only outfit. Any in store operation will also need reusable bowls to service sit-in customers. All of these items can be customized with your logo and branding but early on plain colors work fine.


Gelato Products offers a wide range of products including gelato pan liners and related accessories.

Vegan Options for Zankou Chicken

As you might expect from the name, Zankou Chicken is known primarily for its chicken and the delicious garlic sauce that goes with it. What you might not expect is that ZAnkou Chicken has an extensive offering of vegan friendly options that are sure to leave any vegan full and happy.

When Zankou was founded in Beirut, it was just known as “Zankou” and the falafel was one of the earliest additions to the menu. People couldn’t get enough of the garlic sauce, and falafel was an excellent way to enjoy even more of it.

Recently, the falafel recipe changed to make it truly something special. The family searched for the proper blend of local spices. It also orders its garbanzo beans fresh from local farms, which it was doing already for the hummus (which is also vegan friendly). Each ball is fried to perfection and served by itself as part of a plate, or in a warm pita as part of a sandwich. The crunch is simply amazing, and the garlic paste to top it off is a surefire winner.

For side dishes, vegans have more options than meat eaters! In the middle east, vegan-friendly side dishes are basically second nature. Tabbouleh is made of fresh parsley, sourced locally, with bulgar, fresh tomatoes, onions and mint. It’s tossed in olive oil and lemon juice for flavor.

If you’re feeling adventurous, then you’ll want to try muttabal. It’s a dish not unlike baba ghanoush. It starts with eggplant that has been grilled perfectly, then tahini and locally purchased garlic are added to the mix to create a thick paste. It’s earthy, garlicy and flavorful.