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Ice cream trucks struggle despite the heat

Aug 16, 2022
Ice cream trucks are raising prices to keep up with increasing costs. That's putting a chill in sales, Christina Morales of The New York Times reports.
As inflation heats up, ice cream truck drivers are being forced to raise prices.
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Re-branding ... and re-discovering a love of gelato 

May 24, 2022
“Sometimes my husband jokes that I’m running a gelato non-profit, and it certainly does feel that way,” said Uli Nasibova, owner of Uli’s Gelato.
Jean Marie Biele

Subscription gelato may be one answer to a cool business climate

Jul 8, 2020
When impulse buys dropped, Gelateria Uli's owner had to find a new business model to keep the Los Angeles ice creamery afloat.
Courtesy of Uli Nasibova

A small gelato business confronts big questions

Apr 22, 2020
The owner of two Los Angeles stores shares her fears and hopes about surviving the coronavirus pandemic.
Courtesy of Uli Nasibova

A mochi maker faces Brexit

Jul 16, 2019
How a love of mochi turned into a sweet business.
Little Moons mochi ice cream in London.
Courtesy of Nick Horowitz and Little Moons

High price of vanilla sends a chill through the ice cream industry

Jul 12, 2018
Vanilla bean prices have been running between the equivalent of $1,000 and $1,200 per pound, nearly five times what it was a few years ago. And that’s rippling through the ice cream industry. One key reason for the increased cost is last year’s cyclone in leading vanilla producer Madagascar, which created a huge crop shortage. Larger […]
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How to be an ice cream flavor creator

Feb 2, 2018
A Ben & Jerry's Flavor Guru talks about how she got her job and what it's like to make ice cream.
Sarah Fidler, Flavor Guru at Ben & Jerry's. 
Courtesy Ben & Jerry's

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The inside scoop on ice cream: George Washington, fist fights and custard

Jun 30, 2017
Journalist Amy Ettinger writes about the history of the frozen treat in her book 'Sweet Spot.'
“Sometimes my husband jokes that I’m running a gelato non-profit, and it certainly does feel that way,” said Uli Nasibova, owner of Uli’s Gelato.
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It's a great year for ice cream

Sep 5, 2016
Ice cream got it's own museum and got political in 2016
Democratic presidential candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton eats ice cream at Mikey Likes It ice cream on April 18, 2016 in New York City. 
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