BERKELEY, Calif. — For entrepreneur Stephanie De La Cruz, handcrafting nostalgic frozen treats is not solely a ardour, it is also a way of life. Her enterprise De La Creamery began with a yearning for horchata ice cream.
“Someday, I made a decision I wished to make horchata ice cream. That was largely as a result of that was one thing that I believed sounded wonderful, and I could not discover it anyplace,” described De La Cruz. “So, I made the flavour, and I believed the subsequent greatest taste to go along with it will be a Mexican chocolate ice cream.”
After extraordinary reception amongst family and friends, De La Cruz knew she was on to one thing particular. In 2020, she began De La Creamery promoting ice cream and vegan sorbets specializing in nostalgic Mexican flavors.
“My household grew up consuming tons of Mexican meals,” stated De La Cruz. “Making this stuff was so expensive to the center.”
De La Creamery’s ice lotions are made with a wealthy custard base together with easy elements generally present in Mexican kitchens.
Flavors embrace Elote, which is made with contemporary candy corn and swirled with habanero lime jam, Cafe de Olla, a Mexican-style espresso ice cream, Gansito, a vanilla ice cream with chunks of Gansito, and extra!
“All of those are so deep-rooted in our tradition, in what we eat, and our diets,” defined De La Cruz.
When De La Cruz is not spreading pleasure one scoop at a time, she’s uplifting voices by way of her ice cream-themed podcast, “Let’s Spoon.”
“We interview ice cream makers all through the nation. It is actually exhausting to search out Latina makers to interview,” she stated. “It has been a purpose of mine to search out extra, to provide them a platform to speak about the place they’re from, to have that reference to them.”
To be taught extra and hearken to “Let’s Spoon,” go to right here.
De La Creamery is at present a pop-up, touring all through the Bay Space with a house base at Tahona Mercado in San Francisco. For extra info, go to right here and comply with @delacreamery on IG for updates!