For most folks, being able to grab a scoop of ice cream or frozen yogurt means storing a big ol’ tub in the freezer. It’s not the most convenient setup. Making it from scratch can be quite a chore, too, and not everyone owns the necessary equipment.Solo Gelato has an incredibly slick solution. They’ve created a countertop system that can whip you up a fresh frosty treat in just 60 seconds. Think of it as a Keurig for frozen desserts.Like a Keurig, Solo Gelato’s machine utilizes pods. They’re roughly the same size as those little ice cream cups that come with the tiny wooden spoons. The machine “freezes and expels air” into the pods to produce individual servings. It can produce gelato, frozen yogurt, sorbet, frozen coffee, and even boozy treats for grown-ups.It’s a pretty versatile little system. Solo Gelato is also planning to offer two different kinds of pods. One will have to be refrigerated and will keep for about a month and a half. The other you can store in your pantry for up to nine months. The big difference, according to Solo Gelato, is freshness. The refrigerated pods will have the edge on that front, while the room-temperature ones win in terms of convenience.Solo Gelato CEO Barak Beth-Halachmi hit upon the idea a few years ago while overseeing the operation of a small ice cream factory. There are numerous hurdles to overcome when you’re producing frozen treats and trying to put them on store shelves. Putting the “factory” right in a customer’s kitchen gets rid of a number of them.The Solo Gelato website says that they’re going to “disrupt the Ice Cream industry, just as capsule systems revolutionized the coffee industry.” We’re all for that, but we’re also hoping that they’ve taken a more environmentally-friendly approach out of the gate than the single-serve coffee folks did. I Scream, You Scream: Oscar Mayer Made Hot Dog-Flavored Ice CreamPolice Arrest Ice Cream Lickers Over Disgusting Prank Stay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.
Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Hall played six games in the NFL, compiling a 50 percent completion rating along with one touchdown and six interceptions. He finished his playing career with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League.Hall’s uncle, Danny White, is an Arizona State University and Dallas Cowboys legend.KTAR’s Paul Ihander contributed to this report. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo PHOENIX — A former Arizona Cardinals quarterback is in hot water after being charged with shoplifting and possession of cocaine.Police said Max Hall was arrested Friday in Gilbert near the Loop 202 and Williams Field Road. He was allegedly in possession of stolen items from Best Buy and Walmart along with a small amount of cocaine.Hall was booked and released.Hall, a Mesa, Ariz., native, was signed by the Cardinals as an undrafted free agent in 2010. During a whirlwind season that saw starter Derek Anderson injured and former backup Matt Leinart released, Hall moved up the depth chart and became the starter on Oct. 10. He won his first game and was injured the following season. Comments Share Top Stories