G.S. Gelato https://gsgelato.com Authentic Italian Gelato & Sorbet for Foodservice & Retail Private Label Mon, 17 Feb 2020 22:30:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.1 https://gsgelato.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/cropped-cropped-siteicon-32x32.png G.S. Gelato https://gsgelato.com 32 32 Plant-Based Frozen Desserts in 2020 https://gsgelato.com/2020/01/plant-based-frozen-desserts-in-2020/ Wed, 22 Jan 2020 00:33:27 +0000 https://gsgelato.com/?p=28001 2019 was a big year for the growth of plant-based foods. What was once a diet specifically for vegans and vegetarians has now gone mainstream, with 60% of Americans interested in consuming less meat and dairy, growing the category by 31% in grocery sales and bringing the total U.S. plant-based foods market to $4.5 [...]

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2019 was a big year for the growth of plant-based foods. What was once a diet specifically for vegans and vegetarians has now gone mainstream, with 60% of Americans interested in consuming less meat and dairy, growing the category by 31% in grocery sales and bringing the total U.S. plant-based foods market to $4.5 billion dollars!

G.S. Gelato is proud to be part of one of the fastest-growing segments of this movement: plant-based frozen desserts. Our award-winning collection is available with branded and private label products for the retail/grocery industry as well as foodservice – nationwide!

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Plant-based frozen desserts have grown over 66% since 2017!

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Where dairy ice cream grew only 1%, plant-based frozen desserts grew 26.5% in the same period.

PLANT-BASED FROZEN DESSERTS IN 2020 AND BEYOND

Non-dairy frozen dessert sales are expected to surpass $1 billion worldwide by 2024 as consumers continue to adopt a plant-based diet, according to research by Global Market Insights. While these figures are retail-specific, foodservice is growing exponentially as well!

Plant-based options are increasingly available on restaurant dessert menus. 38% of restaurants that offer plant-based alternatives have added the in the last 2-3 years, and 21% have added them in the past year! Reasons for the rapid growth continue to focus on health and diet. With 53% of households purchasing plant-based foods there has never been a better time to offer our delicious non-dairy frozen desserts!

G.S. Gelato crafts a wide variety of classic and innovative flavors for our plant-based collection, made with Coconut Milk, Oat Milk, and Cashew Milk. With our list of Certified Vegan flavors continuing to grow throughout 2020, grocery consumers and restaurant guests alike can now savor their favorite frozen desserts – guilt free!

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Want to get a daily “scoop” on plant-based frozen desserts in 2020 and other day-to-day operations at G.S. Gelato? Follow us on social media! We’ll be sharing mouthwatering photos, fun facts, and up-close looks into our facility “freezing happiness” for all the country to enjoy!

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Gelato & Sorbet at PLMA https://gsgelato.com/2019/11/gelato-sorbet-at-plma/ Thu, 14 Nov 2019 00:05:05 +0000 https://gsgelato.com/?p=27830 PLMA's 2019 Private Label Trade Show is next week, and we're counting down the final days sharing valuable insights to remember when you visit us at booth #F1327. This week we are sharing our signature collection of authentic Italian gelato and sorbet for retail/private label that will be showcased at this year's [...]

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PLMA’s 2019 Private Label Trade Show is next week, and we’re counting down the final days sharing valuable insights to remember when you visit us at booth #F1327. This week we are sharing our signature collection of authentic Italian gelato and sorbet for retail/private label that will be showcased at this year’s PLMA show!

Guido Tremolini and Simona Faroni moved from Italy to the United States almost twenty-five years ago to introduce the country to authentic gelato and sorbetto and to achieve the American dream. Both goals would seem unattainable to most, but with their love for each other and passion for their product, they knew one day they would make their mark on the ice cream industry.

They imported equipment from Italy needed to produce an authentic product only to find out that it was not authorized in the United States. Devastated, they had to decide whether to give up or persevere. They decided to push forward, working tirelessly by day getting the equipment up to code while taking English classes by night, as they arrived in the states without knowing a word of English! After fourteen strenuous months, their equipment was approved, and G.S. Gelato became the first manufacturer in the United States with approval from both the FDA and USDA to produce authentic, artisanal gelato and sorbetto for wholesale distribution.

Fast-forward to today, G.S. Gelato has been named the most authentic Italian gelato and sorbet in the country by USA Today, earned a spot on the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest Growing Private Companies three years in a row, and has become the nation’s leading manufacturer of gelato, sorbetto, and plant-based frozen desserts for the foodservice and retail/grocery industries with branded and private label products.

And what started it all? Gelato and sorbet!

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In Italy, it’s nearly impossible to walk the streets without passing by a gelateria. When Guido and Simona visted Florida for the first time, they were astonished that they could not find gelato anywhere! Gelato and sorbet are an age-old tradition dating back thousands of years – proof that despite the changes and trends in the ice cream and novelty frozen dessert industry, gelato and sorbet will be around for the long haul.

Gelato, Italian for “ice cream”, is similar to American ice cream but different in many ways. First, gelato is made with milk instead of cream. It contains less air than ice cream, making it more dense and giving it a smooth and velvety texture. Gelato is served at a warmer temperature and the flavors are much more intense! Gelato is a premium product, which consumers with more disposable income and more adventurous palates are seeking!

Sorbet (“sorbetto” in Italian) is made with fruit, water, and sugar – with no dairy products such as milk or cream. The texture of authentic sorbetto should also be smooth and velvety, not icy. Sorbet is often confused with sherbert or italian ice, but all are very different! G.S. Gelato’s sorbetto is often mistaken for a dairy product for its silky, creamy consistency, however it is 100% dairy free, gluten free, and fat free!

At G.S. Gelato, we take great pride in creating tailor-made programs for our customers, from innovative packaging to unique flavors and formulations. We select only the finest ingredients from around the world to craft an exceptional product for private label brands. All of our products are Kosher Certified and made with clean label ingredients. With 90% of households indulging in the ice cream category and 54% consuming frozen novelties, it is clear that consumers are devoted to these timeless indulgences!

AUTHENTIC ITALIAN GELATO & SORBET AT PLMA 2019!

We are excited to share indulgent flavors of our signature gelato and sorbetto, as well as Certified Vegan Plant-Based Frozen Desserts and alcohol-infused “Frose”! Visit us at booth #F1327 and email msidley@gsgelato.com if you’d like to set up a personal appointment at the show!

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Alcohol-Infused Sorbet at PLMA https://gsgelato.com/2019/11/alcohol-infused-sorbet/ Wed, 06 Nov 2019 17:36:03 +0000 https://gsgelato.com/?p=27765 PLMA's 2019 Private Label Trade Show is just a few short weeks away, and we're counting down the days sharing valuable insights to remember when you visit us at booth #F1327. This week we are sharing our collection of alcohol-infused sorbet flavors for retail/private label that will be showcased at this year's PLMA show!G.S. [...]

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PLMA’s 2019 Private Label Trade Show is just a few short weeks away, and we’re counting down the days sharing valuable insights to remember when you visit us at booth #F1327. This week we are sharing our collection of alcohol-infused sorbet flavors for retail/private label that will be showcased at this year’s PLMA show!

G.S. Gelato’s new line of “Frose” (frozen rose or champagne) will be an exciting addition to freezer shelves with alcohol-infused sorbet flavors including Blood Orange, Strawberry, Peach, Grapefruit, and Pomegranate. The refreshing mix of dairy-free sorbet paired with sparkling rose or champagne allows customers to indulge in a dazzling fruity and boozy sensation at the same time (with only 0.5% alcohol content)!

The demand for alcohol-infused sorbet and other products has been increasing rapidly in the retail marketplace. Consumers are developing more adventurous palates with the constant introduction of new products. Manufacturers, such as G.S. Gelato, are able to mix different elements in innovative and unique ways to create not just new products, but new experiences.

The global alcoholic ice cream market is expected to post a CAGR of close to 6% during the period 2018-2022, according to the latest market research report by Technavio, and North America is expected to dominate the alcohol-infused ice cream market due to increasing demand for alcoholic products.

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FROSE SORBET AT PLMA 2019!

We are excited to share our Peach Blood Orange Sangria and Pomegranate Blueberry Orange Sangria alcohol-infused sorbet flavors as well as our authentic Italian gelato, sorbetto and Certified Vegan Plant-Based Frozen Desserts! Visit us at booth #F1327 and email msidley@gsgelato.com if you’d like to set up a personal appointment at the show!

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Plant-Based at PLMA https://gsgelato.com/2019/10/plant-based-at-plma/ Tue, 29 Oct 2019 23:10:06 +0000 https://gsgelato.com/?p=27711 PLMA's 2019 Private Label Trade Show is just a few short weeks away, and we're counting down the days sharing valuable insights to remember when you visit us at booth #F1327. This week we are sharing our collection of plant-based frozen desserts for retail/private label that will be showcased at this year's [...]

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PLMA’s 2019 Private Label Trade Show is just a few short weeks away, and we’re counting down the days sharing valuable insights to remember when you visit us at booth #F1327. This week we are sharing our collection of plant-based frozen desserts for retail/private label that will be showcased at this year’s PLMA show!

spirit of innovation awards 2019Store Brands Editors' Picks 2019G.S. Gelato’s plant-based flavor portfolio is quickly growing, and now includes Coconut, Oat, and Cashew Milk varieties. They are Certified Vegan as well as OU Kosher Certified. Our coconut and oat milk lines have received recognition from the National Restaurant Association, Store Brands Magazine, and Prepared Foods Magazine with prestigious awards for flavor and innovation.

The plant-based food industry has been growing rapidly since its inception. While the total U.S. grocery sector has grown just 2 percent in dollar sales, the plant-based category has grown 11 percent in the same period, bringing the total plant-based market value to $4.5 billion. One of the leading drivers of this growth: plant-based frozen desserts.

Non-dairy is now the fastest growing segment of the frozen dessert category. Dairy-free “ice cream” sales are expected to surpass $1 billion worldwide by 2024 according to research by Global Market Insights. The rise in dairy-free frozen desserts is based on one thing: demand. Significantly more Americans are seeking to follow a more plant-based diet. The reasons for living dairy-free are many, but according to consumer data from Mintel, nearly half of those surveyed believe that plant-based proteins are healthier.

PLANT-BASED AT PLMA 2019!

Visit our plant-based products page to learn more, and view all of our flavors for retail here. We are excited to share a flavor from each of our plant-based product lines (oat, coconut, and cashew milk) as well as our authentic Italian gelato, sorbetto and buzzing new Frose Sorbet! Visit us at booth #F1327 and email msidley@gsgelato.com if you’d like to set up a personal appointment at the show!

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Oat Milk-Based Cold Brew Frozen Dessert Wins Spirit of Innovation https://gsgelato.com/2019/10/oat-milk-based-cold-brew-frozen-dessert-wins-spirit-of-innovation/ Wed, 02 Oct 2019 16:57:37 +0000 https://gsgelato.com/?p=27747 G.S. Gelato was recently honored with the Spirit of Innovation Award sponsored by Prepared Foods Magazine. G.S. Gelato’s Oat Milk-based Cold Brew Coffee Frozen Dessert was chosen for Best Retail Food. The award program recognizes outstanding product development teams for excellence in creating new, innovative products. “Our Cold Brew Coffee Frozen Dessert has now [...]

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spirit of innovation awards 2019G.S. Gelato was recently honored with the Spirit of Innovation Award sponsored by Prepared Foods Magazine. G.S. Gelato’s Oat Milk-based Cold Brew Coffee Frozen Dessert was chosen for Best Retail Food. The award program recognizes outstanding product development teams for excellence in creating new, innovative products.

“Our Cold Brew Coffee Frozen Dessert has now won multiple awards, and Spirit of Innovation is another confirmation that our plant-based products are exceeding consumer demands in dietary properties without sacrificing amazing flavor” says Megi Sidley, Director of Business Development for Retail at G.S. Gelato. “We are honored to have been chosen for Best Retail Food for our Cold Brew Oat Milk-based flavor. The recognition we have received from industry experts as well as our customers is proof that we have crafted an extraordinary product.”

G.S. Gelato’s Plant-Based Cold Brew Coffee Frozen Dessert is part of a growing collection of non-dairy flavors, now available in Coconut, Oat, and Cashew Milk bases for foodservice and retail private label. All products are OU Kosher Certified and most dairy-free flavors are Certified Vegan. Along with authentic Italian gelato and sorbetto, the plant-based frozen desserts will be showcased by G.S. Gelato at the 2019 Private Label Trade Show in Chicago, November 18-19, Booth #F1327.

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Ordering Now Available Through Dot Foods https://gsgelato.com/2019/08/ordering-now-available-through-dot-foods/ Thu, 29 Aug 2019 18:40:28 +0000 https://gsgelato.com/?p=27252 Ordering is now available through the Dot Foods Expressway! Purchasing ready-to-serve gelato, sorbet, and dairy-free flavors has never been easier! Who Is Dot Foods? Dot Foods is a national redistribution company that services distributors in all food channels, including foodservice, supermarket, convenience, drug, and all alternate channels. Dot sells to approximately 4,100 distributors in [...]

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Ordering is now available through the Dot Foods Expressway! Purchasing ready-to-serve gelato, sorbet, and dairy-free flavors has never been easier!

Who Is Dot Foods?

Dot Foods is a national redistribution company that services distributors in all food channels, including foodservice, supermarket, convenience, drug, and all alternate channels. Dot sells to approximately 4,100 distributors in the food industry that can now source our product with a one-case minimum and two-day lead time.

How Does It Work?

Dot Foods buys full truckloads of product from 1,100 manufacturers across the country. They then consolidate the products in 11 distribution centers and resell these products in less than truckload (LTL) quantities to distributors on a weekly basis. Redistribution makes a difference to every link in the supply chain, allowing for products to move more efficiently and cost effectively from the manufacturer to end user.

Foodservice Collection Ordering Now Available Through Dot Foods

G.S. Gelato has an expansive collection of flavors for foodservice and retail. All of our most popular flavors for foodservice are available for ordering on the Dot Expressway. We have special order flavors and seasonal flavors to choose from as well. We are proud to serve the most authentic Italian gelato, sorbet, and dairy-free desserts to our customers.

Learn More

Click here to learn more about our products and offerings. As always, if you have any questions, reach out to us at (850) 243-5455 or info@gsgelato.com. When you’re ready to order, contact your distributor or Dot Foods Specialist!

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Fall/Winter 2019 Seasonal Flavor Order Form https://gsgelato.com/2019/08/fall-winter-2019-seasonal-flavor-order-form/ Wed, 28 Aug 2019 16:34:52 +0000 https://gsgelato.com/?p=27303 frozen gelato white peppermint bark gelato light side vs. dark side gelato jack o' lantern gelato VIEW FLAVOR DESCRIPTION FLYER The pre-order for Fall/Winter 2019 flavors has ended. Please contact us at (850) 243-5455 or info@gsgelato.com if you have any questions. [...]

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The pre-order for Fall/Winter 2019 flavors has ended.

Please contact us at (850) 243-5455 or info@gsgelato.com if you have any questions.

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Melon Sorbet Fizz https://gsgelato.com/2019/06/melon-sorbet-fizz/ https://gsgelato.com/2019/06/melon-sorbet-fizz/#respond Fri, 28 Jun 2019 13:00:46 +0000 https://gsgelato.com/?p=1929 Ingredients: Melon of your choice Limoncello sorbet Mint leaves Seltzer or club soda Directions: Using a rounded measuring spoon, scoop small balls of melon of your choice. Freeze on a baking sheet until firm, at least 4 hours. When ready to serve, place melon balls in a tall glass with 1 or 2 scoops of [...]

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Ingredients:

  • Melon of your choice
  • Limoncello sorbet
  • Mint leaves
  • Seltzer or club soda

Directions:

Using a rounded measuring spoon, scoop small balls of melon of your choice. Freeze on a baking sheet until firm, at least 4 hours. When ready to serve, place melon balls in a tall glass with 1 or 2 scoops of Limoncello sorbet. Rub a few mint leaves between your fingers and drop in. Top with seltzer or club soda; serve immediately.

 

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Key Lime Cocktail https://gsgelato.com/2019/06/key-lime-cocktail/ https://gsgelato.com/2019/06/key-lime-cocktail/#respond Fri, 28 Jun 2019 11:50:53 +0000 https://gsgelato.com/?p=2252 Ingredients: 2 ounces vanilla vodka 1/2 ounce key lime juice or liquor 2 scoops of Key Lime Gelato 1 ounce pineapple juice 1 ounce heavy whipping cream Directions: Scoop gelato into shaker then place all the other ingredients in it. Shake thoroughly and strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with a wheel of lime or [...]

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Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces vanilla vodka
  • 1/2 ounce key lime juice or liquor
  • 2 scoops of Key Lime Gelato
  • 1 ounce pineapple juice
  • 1 ounce heavy whipping cream

Directions:

Scoop gelato into shaker then place all the other ingredients in it. Shake thoroughly and strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with a wheel of lime or a lime twist.

 

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GS Gelato Is Kosher Certified https://gsgelato.com/2019/05/gs-gelato-is-kosher-certified/ Wed, 22 May 2019 20:23:21 +0000 https://gsgelato.com/?p=26566 GS Gelato is Kosher Certified! As the country's leading manufacturer of artisanal gelato, sorbet and plant-based flavors for foodservice and retail, we recently obtained approval to become a Kosher Certified facility under the supervision of the Orthodox Union/Kashruth Division. “We are extremely proud to bear the Kosher symbol,” says Simona Faroni, Co-Owner of G.S. [...]

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GS Gelato is Kosher Certified! As the country’s leading manufacturer of artisanal gelato, sorbet and plant-based flavors for foodservice and retail, we recently obtained approval to become a Kosher Certified facility under the supervision of the Orthodox Union/Kashruth Division.

“We are extremely proud to bear the Kosher symbol,” says Simona Faroni, Co-Owner of G.S. Gelato. “When we moved from Italy to the United States, we only had one simple dream of producing authentic gelato and sorbetto, and here we are today expanding our capabilities, putting forth every effort to serve the entire population with products that are Kosher certified, dairy free, gluten free, plant-based, and more with the best ingredients sourced from around the world. It is an honor to offer these products to our customers, and to their customers in turn.”

Kosher refers to foods that abide by Jewish dietary regulations. For a product to be certified as kosher, its ingredients and methods of preparation must be in accordance with Jewish law. Products that display the kosher symbol offer added value and trust for consumers as they shop without having to constantly read labels, knowing the certification ensures the product follows kosher guidelines. OU Kosher says most Americans eat some kosher food every day, but chances are they’re not aware of it. The OU kosher symbol appears on close to 70% of America’s kosher-certified foods, according to OU. Additionally, over $150 billion of kosher certified products are consumed annually, and spending continues to rise dramatically.

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GS Gelato is Kosher Certified by OU Kosher, which provides certification for over 1 Million products in more than 8,500 plants worldwide. It is by far the world’s largest kosher certification and kosher supervision agency. The symbol has become an increasingly important marketing device, which generates additional revenues by expanding the size of the market.  Certification gives a product a competitive edge that makes it sell faster, thus causing supermarkets to favor brands with certification. That also means that certification can lead to an increase in a company’s private label business. Website: oukosher.org

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