CHICAGO — Ida Nelson is doing extra than simply scooping up scrumptious treats, she’s additionally utilizing her enterprise to alter and form her group.
Looking for actions to maintain her youngsters entertained through the pandemic, Ida turned to creating ice cream. However she did not need to simply make vanilla and chocolate. Wanting in her cupboards, she discovered blueberries, lemons, cream cheese and graham crackers and blended them collectively to make Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake ice cream!
Her taste combos solely exploded from there as she constructed Ida’s Artisan Ice Cream & Treats.
Banana Pudding, Mango Tajin, Strawberry Elegant (which has cilantro in it!), Brownie Batter and the colourful Unicorn Magic are simply a few of her distinctive flavors. And her use of few and contemporary substances per recipe means she’s creating high quality “artisan” treats.
“I attribute it to my eclectic palate,” Nelson stated. “I strive to consider enjoyable and distinctive taste combos.”
Ida can also be dedicated to utilizing her assets to assist assist her group. Ida’s Artisan Ice Cream hosts Ice Cream Social “Consciousness” Events.
Folks come for the ice cream, however keep for the conversations of how social change could be enacted and the way points like poverty and racism could be addressed.
“I wished to empower my group to see that they’ll do what they put their minds to as effectively,” Nelson stated. “I’ve by no means actually seen a Black face on ice cream earlier than. I felt that it was necessary our tradition was represented there.”
Yow will discover and order Ida’s Artisan Ice Cream & Treats on idasartisan.com.