MAKING A VIRTUE OUT OF INDULGENCE
The Dessert Empire business is built around gelato and other frozen desserts in flavours from Italian favourites to exotic Japanese style gelatos.
We asked ourselves “Can we create a new kind of frozen dessert?”
Frozen confections can seem naughty and self-indulgent, incompatible with healthy living, natural products and responsible behavior. How about a frozen dessert free from remorse, with cross-cultural appeals and particularly relevant in Asia?
Someone muttered it sounded a bit nutty.
That gave us an idea. Dairy products, common in Gelato and ice-cream, are unacceptable to lactose intolerant individuals, found more frequently in Asia than the West. Almonds, esteemed across much of Asia as great tasting, natural, healthy, can be made into a delicious lactose-free milk substitute.
Could frozen confections use Almond milk? Soya milk? Is an Almond / Soya blend possible? How about Rice milk? Imagine a delightful range of frozen confections appealing to the lactose-intolerant and to vegan vegetarians.
Initial testing is promising. Keep watching this space.