Ravioli with Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce

‘Tis the season of butternut squash! Yes I knowwwww, last week it was pumpkin, but now I’m moving onto another fall favorite of mine! Of course butternut squash is delicious just baked up with some oil and herbs or cinnamon and brown sugar, but one can only eat so much roasted butternut squash in one week!

Last Sunday I went Sowa Market [again] with my sister and bought Gluten Free Butternut Squash Ravioli’s from Valicenti Organico. I absolutely love their spinach fettuccine! All the pasta is fresh and handmade, and you can tell. I had been wanting to try their ravioli since I first found out they had it. It is not available at the market, BUT if you call the week before they will bring it down for you. Valicenti Organico offers more than 20 varieties of gluten free raviolis, which changes seasonally.

I had leftover roasted butternut squash from earlier this week, which I used to make the sauce. I topped it with sage, fresh sage would have been better but I did not have that in my fridge so the jarred spice had to make due. It came out too thin when I first made it, but I was starving to I ate it anyways. I then added more squash and a splash of milk to make it a little thicker. Ahhh, much better! I also added chunks of butternut squash to the dish as well, because you can never have enough right?

Ingredients

About a 1 to 1 1/2lb butternut squash, peeled, deseeded, and cubed. Roasted or baked until soft
1/2 onion, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup vegetable or chicken broth or butternut squash soup from Trader Joe’s (this is what I used in place of broth)
1/4 cup milk
2 garlic cloves, minced
salt and pepper
fresh sage for garnish, add to sauce it desired
Butternut Squash or Mushroom Ravioli

Directions

Place 1 pound (about 2 coups) cooled, cubed butternut squash in a food processor or blender, along with the onion, broth, milk, garlic, pepper, and salt. Blend until liquidy and smooth. Pour over ravioli, and in remaining cubed butternut squash and top with fresh sage. Out of sage? I’m sure basil would taste great too!

If it’s too runny for your liking, add more squash and try using less milk or broth. You can skip the milk completely if you are lactose in tolerant.

Gluten Free Vegetable Lasagna

This delicious Gluten Free Vegetable Lasagna can also be made dairy free by omitting the cheese.

Recipe by Katelyn Dennis

Ingredients:

1 Box GF Lasagna Noodles (I used Tinkyada Brown Rice Lasagna)
8 small mushrooms
1 box frozen chopped spinach
1 egg
1 16 oz container of fat free ricotta cheese
Half of one white onion
1 garlic clove
1 zucchini
1 jar gluten free pasta sauce
Shredded Italian cheeses (mozzarella, Parmesan)image-1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.   Bring a large sauce pan of water to a boil. Cook the lasagna noodles so they are just under al dente (about half way cooked). When done, drain the noodles and set aside.

Chop up the onions, mushrooms, and zucchini.  Sautee onion and garlic for 3 minutes then add in mushrooms and zucchini and cook for about 5 more minutes so the vegetables are about half way cooked.image-2

Mix together egg, ricotta cheese, spinach, salt & pepper in a small bowl. *if not using cheese, add spinach to other vegetablesimage-3

Layer in a baking dish the tomato sauce, noodles, spinach & ricotta filling, tomato sauce, ½ of the vegetables, noodles, spinach & ricotta filling, the rest of the vegetables, noodles, tomato sauce and top with shredded Italian cheeses.image-5

Cook for 40-45 minutes.

The Chart House, Weehawken, NJ

Last weekend my family and I spent a night in Weehawken. We arrived late and had limited options for dinner because everything was booked. The Chart House was very close to our hotel and luckily we were able to get a reservation for 6 at 8:15pm. This location is beautiful. The ambiance is unparalleled. The restaurant site on the end of a dock on the Hudson River, surrounded by water on all 3 sides of the floor to ceiling glass walls, with incredible views of the city.

The Boston location is also located on the Waterfront, in a historic building, providing a unique dinning experience. I think both locations are really special in their own ways and provide an extraordinary dinning experience.

Before I start on the food there is one thing I need to relay to you, and hopefully someone from The Chart House will see this too and do something about it: Educate Your Staff!! It was incredibly unnerving how uninformed our waiter was about the menu. He told me the coconut ginger rice was not gluten free, yet I read another gluten free review in which she ate it (and didn’t get sick). When he brought our appetizer, specially stated gluten free, it came with pita chips and fried plantain. My gluten free menu only said fried plantains, so I knew the pita was not gluten free. But I asked, just in case this was a wonderful surprise. He said the plantains were not safe to eat but he was pretty sure the pita was ok, he just wanted to double check. I was shocked! Pita is not gluten free and it is hard to find gluten free pita, never in restaurants. I asked the waiter to bring me a separate basket of fried plantains since there were about 4 in the pita and cracker basket. Later, I found out these are not fried in a gluten free fryer. Another point I’d like to add. After writing this post, I googled other gluten free dining reviews at The Chart House and there are a remarkable number of negative reviews. So, please please please be careful and make sure your waiter is well informed. If you do not feel comfortable ask to speak with the manager. This is such a shame because this is one of the best seafood restaurants I’ve been to.

I praise their efforts for having a gluten free menu but when compared to the regular menu it doesn’t even come close. There are very few options, which is frustrating because the main menu looks incredibly delicious with creative and mouth-watering dishes.

The food was excellent. The fish was fresh and every dish was exceptionally prepared and extremely flavorful. For appetizers we shared the Crab Avocado and Mango Stack. A large portion of jumbo lump crabmeat tossed in remoulade, layered with avocado and mango. This dish was beautifully presented, refreshing and delicious. The remoulade had a nice little kick to it with minimal cream or mayonnaise (not sure which one was used). It was loaded with crabmeat, and surprisingly, it was not salty.  I think this was the best, most flavorful dish we ordered, and it should not be missed. You must order it.

We also shared the hummus trio; a classic combination of traditional, roasted red pepper and edamame hummus served with plantain chips. Luckily the hummus is gluten free, always, and the only mistake our waiter made was serving us pita chips. This made me nervous that he didn’t inform the kitchen I had a gluten intolerance. The hummus platter was ok. The roasted red pepper was actually one of the best I’ve had, better then Cedar’s! The traditional was just like every other hummus, there was nothing to make it stand out, and the edamame lacked flavor. FYI, the plantains are fried in the same fryer as gluten so be ware. This is a great appetizer for sharing, the amount of hummus was more than enough for the 6 of us to share. I would suggest skipping this one and sticking to what they do best – seafood.

For my entrée I chose the Bronzed Fresh Fish. A pan seared, savory balance of sweet and spicy, topped with jumbo lump crab, dice fresh tomatoes and lemon shallot butter served with steamed vegetables. It also came with mashed potatoes, which was not stated on the menu. I ordered the sauce on the side, and it was delivered this way, but the tomatoes were missing. When I inquired with the waiter he said tomatoes were not part of this dish. Excuse me, but the menu says they are. I didn’t argue though, I had enough with him, he clearly did not know the menu well. The fish was very tasty, cooked to perfection and more spicy than sweet. The crab meet was incredibly salty, which was a big shock after eating the not-at-all salty crab appetizer. The mashed potatoes were actually pretty good, and this means a lot coming from a mashed potato hater. My sister loved them and ate most of them.

Website: http://www.chart-house.com/

Product Review: Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt & GIVEAWAY!

I love summer and I am dreading the cold! Although Labor Day marks the unofficial end to summer, it isn’t officially over until September 21st. Just because school has started up again and apple picking season is beginning, doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy some of our favorite summertime things – outdoor dining, walks along the Charles River, and frozen treats – just to name a few.

When I finished the Falmouth Road Race, the Yasso truck was at the finish line handing out samples of their rozen Greek yogurt. Although I was incredibly overheated and should have wanted a nice cold treat, all I wanted was water. I later regretted not trying the Frozen Greek yogurt bars.  Luckily for me,the folks over at Yasso offered to give me some samples to share with my co-workers in the office.IMG_4454

Yasso is a Boston-based company started by childhood friends Amanda and Drew a few years ago. Both former athletes, they set out to create a good-for-you frozen novelty product of the highest quality. After a degree from ice cream camp (yep, seriously), countless road trips, and over a year of research and development, they executed their first production run.

Me at the Yasso headquarters in Boston.

Me at the Yasso headquarters in Boston.

Now Yasso makes 6 great flavors of Frozen Greek Yogurt and are in the process of creating new flavors for 2014. My vote is for Chocolate and Mint Chip.IMG_4455

Yasso bars are made with Greek yogurt and contain probiotics, which are live bacteria that help treat digestive problems and regulate the immune system. Yasso bars are made from all natural ingredients, have 6 grams of protein per serving (Vanilla Bean has 7g), are gluten free, fat free (only the coconut has 0.5 grams of fat), contain no artificial sweeteners, and have only 80 calories per bar!

The bars have a creamy texture but are surprisingly light. Each bar contains just 12 grams of sugar, much less than many other novelty bars on the market. I like that Yasso bars are not too sweet, yet are sweet enough to make for a delightful dessert-like treat.

The first 3 flavors introduced in 2001 were blueberry, strawberry and raspberry. Each one is flavorful and has a ‘’berry’’ taste; I like the strawberry the best.

Enjoying a yasso bar and my new yasso sunglasses at the office

Enjoying a yasso bar and my new yasso sunglasses at the office

Blueberry

Blueberry

In 2013 Yasso introduced 3 new flavors – coconut, mango and vanilla bean. My favorite out of these was the Coconut flavor. I could feel and taste the real coconut flakes inside.

Mango

Mango

If you are looking for a sweet healthy treat to keep you cool, but that won’t weigh you down, Yasso is just what you need.

Yasso also makes frozen Greek smoothies, available in 3 flavors: strawberry banana, mixed berry and mango pineapple. Yasso products are available to buy at Stop & Shop, BJ’s, Whole Foods, Walmart, Hannaford’s and many other retail and grocery locations. To find Yasso products near you click here.

Now for the Giveaway! One lucky reader will win two boxes of Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt and four $1 off coupons for future Yasso purchases!

Enter below using the Rafflecopter for a chance to win! This Giveaway will end on Thursday August 29, 2013 at 11:59pm EST.

Disclaimer: I received these products for free to sample and review for my blog.  I was not paid for my review and all opinions are my own.

Product Review: Susan’s Premium Gluten Free Ice Cream

Ice cream is a quintessential summer treat, one you don’t need to give up if you are on a gluten free diet.

But many ice cream companies utilize food starches containing gluten in some of their products, such as fudge sauce or mix-in’s for example. This limits our choices of ice cream, and certainly excludes us from eating any type of cookie, brownie or pretzel ice cream. While there are many ice creams that do not contain these gluten ingredients, they may still be manufactured on equipment that processes gluten.

Susan’s Premium Ice Creams are all natural and 100% gluten free, processed on dedicated gluten free equipment in dedicated gluten free facilities. Susan’s ice cream is also GMO-free and certified fair trade. She only uses top grade, premium ingredients such as fair trade sugar, grade one, fair trade Madagascar vanilla, and gluten free brownies made by a gluten free artisan bakery in Maine.Ice creame essentials

Susan’s Premium Ice Cream comes in 5 flavors: Madagascar Vanilla, Double Fudge Brownie, Cappuccino, Chocolate Chunk, and Cookies and Cream.

My favorite was by far the cookies and cream.IMG_6394 I can’t remember the last time I had cookies and cream ice cream; it was sometime before January 2009. Made with Madagascar vanilla and lot’s of chocolate wafer cookie chucks it was to die for! Jeremy was thrilled when I brought home a carton for us to share.IMG_6397 IMG_6399

If you like chocolate and coffee, and let’s be serious who doesn’t?, then the mocha ice cream with gluten free fudge chunks is for you.IMG_6326The cappuccino ice cream tastes like a cappuccino, and the double fudge brownie, made with chocolate cream, fudge swirls and gluten free brownies is also to die for!

Susan’s ice cream was delicious. The prominent flavors were outstanding; there is nothing bland about Susan’s ice cream. Besides the superior taste and value, there are a lot of other reasons why you might want to consider buying Susan’s ice cream.Screen shot 2014-02-13 at 2.35.00 PMSusan’s Premium Ice Cream is priced the same as both Haagen-Daz and Ben & Jerry’s. Susan’s ice cream can be found at major supermarkets and specialty markets through New England. For a full list of retail locations click here.

Disclaimer: I received this product free to sample and review for my blog. I was not paid for my review and all opinions are my own.

The Healthy Villi Gluten Free Expo 2013 Recap

This past Sunday I attended the New England Gluten Free Expo put on by The Healthy Villi at the Sheraton Hotel in Norwood.

We spent the morning strolling and browsing the aisles of dozens of gluten free vendors, sampling gluten free chips, crackers, breads, bagels, pizza, pasta, beer, cupcakes, baked goods, and so much more. I discovered dozens of tasty new foods, like Against the Grain’s gluten free, dairy free, yeast free bread, and Breads by Anna’s gluten, soy, rice, and nut free bread mixes.

We also had the opportunity to purchase some of the items from the vendors and from A New Leaf. In addition to sampling products, six workshops were held throughout the day, including; Eating Out Around the World Gluten Free, Gluten Free Challenges, and Newly Diagnosed Workshop.

Below is a picture recap of some of the many products we tried:

Way Better Tortilla Chips

Way Better Tortilla Chips

Against The Grain makes 2 dairy free products: Cinnamon Raisin Bagels & Vermont Country Rolls

Against The Grain makes 2 dairy free products: Cinnamon Raisin Bagels & Vermont Country Rolls

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Number 9 Tortilla chips and salsa

Treat Cupcake Bar makes gluten free cupcakes, as well as dairy free, egg free and soy free

Treat Cupcake Bar makes gluten free cupcakes, as well as dairy free, egg free and soy free

JD's Pizza

JD’s Best Pizza

Saying hi to our Nutritionist and doctors from Visions Health Care

Saying hi to our Nutritionist and doctors from Visions Health Care

Namaste gluten free mixes. Some are also Yeast Free

Namaste gluten free mixes. Some are also Yeast Free

Breads by Anna: Gluten, Dairy, Potato, Corn, Soy Free!

Best Discovery of the day – Breads by Anna: Gluten, Dairy, Potato, Corn, Soy, and Yeast Free!

New Planet Beer

New Planet Beer

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Organic drinks not just for toddlers but adults too.

Organic drinks not just for toddlers but adults too.

Gluten Free Summer Camp.

Gluten Free Summer Camp.

Crunchmaster crackers. Yum!

Crunchmaster crackers. Yum!

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*Photos courtesy of Katie Dennis.

Based in Boston, The Healthy Villi is a membership-based, non-profit, all-volunteer organization whose mission is to provide support and education to people with celiac disease and their families.

Gluten Free Product Review: Goldbaums Natural Food Co.

I recently had the opportunity to try some of Goldbaum’s gluten free products. Goldbaum’s was started by Scott Goldbaum who set out to find the best and tastiest gluten free products for three of his daughters.. After exntensive research and a relentless search, Scott decided to make is own line of gluten free products.

All of Goldbaum’s products are manufactured in a facility that is free of gluten, soy, dairy and nuts. The product line includes Wonder Meals (boxed meals that do not require refrigeration), rice pasta, ice cream cones, crackers, soup accompaniments, popchips, and more. IMG_3632Goldbaums makes 10 varieties of brown rice pasta including penne, spirals, shells, fettuccine, spaghetti, elbow, fusilli, thin cut noodles for soup, medium cut for kugel (a traditional Jewish noodle casserole), and Chow Mein noodles.  IMG_3187 The way you have to cook the noodles is definitely different from any other brown rice pasta I’ve ever made before. To cook, bring the water to a boil, add the noodles, cover, and boil for 3-4 minutes. Then, turn off burner and let sit covered for 15 minutes. I followed the instructions and the noodles were perfectly cooked. They were not undercooked, but rather had a great texture and they even tasted great the next day! The best part was that no one knew they were gluten free—until I told them.

The Chow Mein Noodles were dry and crunchy, good for soups or topping your salad. The taste was a little odd, but a little addictive at the same time. The one thing I didn’t like was the after taste these left in my mouth, and I couldn’t quite put my finger on what it was. I am still on the fence about this product.

Last but not least, I received some ice cream cones. Man have I missed ice cream cones! The low in calories Sugar cones (light pink box) were sweet and sugary yet only contained 3 grams of sugar and 41 calories per cone. They tasted just as good as the original; very crisp, not overly sweet and great texture.IMG_3186

The ice cream cups (purple box) and lower calorie cones (blue box) tasted and felt like cardboard. I was surprised how one cone could taste so good but another was just awful. Needless to say, I will be sticking with the pink box from now on.IMG_3239

I also tried the original popchips (not included in the sample pack). These light and airy chips are low in fat and full in flavor. I especially liked how crunchy they still were and how they did not make my hands greasy like regular potato chips.

You can purchase Goldbaum’s products online or in stores. Every few weeks I see Goldbaum’s products on Groupon Goods. Be sure to check my deals page daily for great new gluten free deals!

Disclaimer: I received these products for free to sample and review for my blog.  I was not paid for my review and all opinions are my own.

Gluten Free Ice Cream at J.P. Licks {Dairy Free & Vegan options too!}

I love ice cream. I will eat ice cream no matter what the temperature is outside. So when I was recently presented with the opportunity to go to J.P. Licks and sample their ice cream flavors I was ecstatic!

J.P. Licks is a Boston-based company. They opened their first location in Jamaica Plain in 1981. Known for their high quality, homemade cream, the unique, intense, and ever changing flavors, as well as their ice cream cakes, they now have 12 locations throughout Boston and the greater Boston area, with their 13th store opening this spring in Assembly Square, Somerville.

At J.P. Licks you can taste as many flavors as you’d like before placing your order. But you should be kind to the servers and only try a few. Luckily for me, I was there with a group of bloggers specifically to sample their ice cream. So I didn’t feel so bad asking to try so many flavors!

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J.P. Lick’s offers many gluten free flavors of their ice cream, soft serve yogurt, hard yogurt, NutraSweet yogurt, Yogurt X, sherbets, sorbets, toppings, and cake ingredients.

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*Note: They rinse, sanitize and disassemble the machines between each flavor. Flavors containing gluten products are produced on the same machinery as gluten free products.

JP Licks also offers dairy free, lactose free, and vegan ice cream made from coconut, soy and/or hemp. For a complete list of ingredient information click here.

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Ice creams containing nuts are kept in a separate cooler than non-nut containing ice creams. If you have a food allergy or sensitivity don’t hesitate to speak up. They will wash the scoops and even scoop out of a fresh unopened bucket of ice cream if you need them too because just like you, they don’t want to risk cross contamination either.

Every month J.P. Licks comes out with new monthly flavors, some which end up becoming regulars on the menu. Each month the flavors get more creative than the last!

This months new gluten free flavors include:

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Photo Courtesy of Katie, of Katie’s Boston Cuisine

I tried the Mint Irish Lace and Madagascar Vanilla Coconut, which is my new all-time favorite.

In addition to ice cream, J.P. Licks roasts their own Fair Trade Certified Organic coffee!

Photo Courtesy of Katie, Katie's Boston Cuisine

Photo Courtesy of Katie, of Katie’s Boston Cuisine

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Photo Courtesy of Katie, of Katie’s Boston Cuisine

They even have espresso bars so you can order lattes and cappuccinos, and skip the long lines at Starbucks.

Breyers® now offers 36 gluten free varieties

Long before Häagen-Dazs, Ben & Jerry’s, Breyers® began as a family business in Philadelphia in 1866, when William A. Breyer hand-cranked his first gallon of ice cream. It was a special ice cream consisting of rich cream, pure cane sugar, fresh fruits, nuts and other flavors – some of the very same ingredients used today. He sold it to his neighbors with the promise that his ice cream was made with the finest ingredients. Word spread quickly, and Breyers® Ice Cream was soon declared Philadelphia’s best. Today, Breyers® is owned by Unilver and is based in Englewood Cliffs, NJ.

And I thought you’d be interested in learning that Breyers® now offers 36 gluten free varieties! After going through a gluten-free validation process, these Breyers® varieties will bear a “gluten-free” claim on the side label, consistent with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rule on gluten-free labeling. And just in time for summer!

The gluten-free seal will begin to appear on Breyers® varieties this month and will include the following flavors:

Original:

  • Black Raspberry Chocolate
  • Butter Almond
  • Butter Pecan
  • Caramel Praline Crunch
  • Cherry Vanilla
  • Chocolate
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Coffee
  • Extra Creamy Chocolate
  • Extra Creamy Vanilla
  • French Vanilla
  • Homemade Vanilla
  • Mint Chocolate Chip
  • Natural Strawberry
  • Natural Vanilla
  • Peach
  • Vanilla Chocolate
  • Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry
  • Vanilla Fudge Twirl

Breyer’s Blast:

  • Banana Split
  • Creamsicle Orange

Fat Free:

  • Creamy Vanilla
  • French Chocolate
  • Strawberry

1/2 The Fat:

  • Creamy Chocolate
  • Creamy Vanilla

No Sugar Added:

  • Butter Pecan
  • Vanilla
  • Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry

Carbsmart:

  • Chocolate
  • Vanilla
  • Vanilla & Almond Ice Cream Bar
  • Vanilla Ice Cream Bar

Lactose Free:

  • Lactose Free Chocolate
  • Lactose Free Vanilla

The Breyers® gluten-free validation process includes verification activities mandated by the FDA including production line testing, and gluten cross-contact activities. Breyers® gluten free varieties also include two lactose free flavors: Lactose Free Vanilla and the new Lactose Free Chocolate. The recipes of these varieties will remain the same.

“As a brand known for offering frozen treat options for the entire family, we’re happy to announce that more than 35 of our popular Breyers® varieties are now labeled gluten free,” said Nick Soukas, director of ice cream for Unilever. “Now, people following a gluten-free diet can be sure that the flavors they know and love are compatible with their dietary needs.”

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I noticed that many of flavors say “Frozen Dairy Dessert” on the carton, rather than “Ice Cream”. I was curious why that is. Here’s the answer: Frozen dairy dessert products are made with many of the same high-quality ingredients that are commonly found in Ice Cream – like fresh milk, cream and sugar – and offer a great taste and even smoother texture. According to the FDA, in order for a product to be labeled ice cream, it needs to meet two key requirements:

  • Not less than 10% dairy fat
  • A percentage of overrun that results in a finished product weighing more than 4.5 pounds per gallon

Anything that does not meet both of those requirements is not considered ice cream, and therefore labeled “Frozen Dairy Dessert”

While Breyers® sells both Ice Cream and Frozen Dairy Desserts, the Frozen Dairy Dessert tends to have less fat than ice cream. Various textures and flavors do not adhere to the FDA’s Ice Cream labeling guidelines and are thus called Frozen Dairy Desserts. This includes the smoother flavors and Breyers® Blasts, for example.

Use Breyers® store locator to find a retail location near you that sells the gluten free flavors.

Disclaimer: I was not paid for my review and all opinions are my own.

J.P. Licks Announces New Gluten Free Flavor in July

J.P. Licks will add a new flavor to their catalogue of over 250 recipes this July – Rocky-er Road. The best part? Rocky-er Road, made of chocolate ice cream marshmallows, almonds, and chocolate chips, is GLUTEN FREE!

The newbie will be featured alongside returning J.P. Licks summer classics; Fresh Peach ice cream, Fresh Cucumber ice cream, Fresh Mojito Sorbet, and Raspberry Lime Rickey Sorbet.

The locally owned chain has gained notoriety for creating unique flavors such as Avocado ice cream, Tobasco ice cream, and Cucumber ice cream. Contrarily, owner Vince Petryk believes it is the classics that J.P. Licks excels at making. “We’re excited to add Rocky-er Road to the list,” says Vince, though the old favorite will not be without a yummy J.P. Licks twist. “It’s Rocky-er! It has marshmallows, almonds and chocolate chunks. We took a classic and improved it,” explains Vince.

This summer J.P. Licks’ Jamaica Plain production facility will churn over thirteen hundred gallons each day of ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet, sherbet, and dairy free ice cream to satisfy Bostonians. Each tub is made on one of their six batch freezers, which turns the liquid ice cream and ingredients into your favorite frozen treat. After the ice cream mix is poured into tubs it takes a day to freeze in the -10 degree blast freezer before being distributed to the company’s 13 locations.

Vince co-founded the local ice cream shop in Boston’s Jamaica Plain (JP) neighborhood. J.P. Licks has been serving homemade frozen dessert to the Boston community since 1981. They specialize in making their own ice cream, both tart and “tastes like ice cream” frozen yogurt, dairy free and vegan ice cream, and coffee freshly roasted in the JP store’s customer area. J.P. Licks puts an emphasis on fresh, intensely flavored products made with premium ingredients, and is Kosher certified.

J.P. Licks is the recipient of hundreds of “best” awards from over the decades, the most recent being DigBoston’s 2014 Best Ice Cream award. Since its inception the company has made community outreach its cornerstone, helping them gain a reputation for being a good neighbor. From displaying local art in their shops, to providing ice cream for schools and local non-profits, giving back has always been an important part of the J.P. Licks philosophy.

Find more information visit jplicks.com.