Make Gelato Instantly at Home With This Miraculous New Machine

first_img 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 targetcenter_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more