Sep 15, 2019 Last Updated 6:31 AM, Nov 9, 2017

The Latest Scoop presents the top trends, products, and tips in the frozen dessert industry.

Dairy Free and Delicious

DF Mavens

DF Mavens is a new line of frozen desserts that are dairy-free, gluten-free, do not contain preservatives or cholesterol, and are Kosher. DF Mavens is a FAL Group brand, a global company that incubates, supports and develops cutting edge businesses within the ice cream, coffee, juice beverage manufacturing, and restaurant segments. The company’s “DEVELOP TOWARDS THE BEST” motto embodies their goal to enrich the lives of global consumers and help people worldwide to improve their lifestyles. DF Mavens will open their first retail location in September 2014 in New York City. For food service and retail details, visit



Divino Dessert is here. The frozen fruit treat was created in 1928 in Sorrento, Italy by Angelo de Angelis as an expression of love for his bride-to-be Adelina Repucci. Divino Desserts are made from fresh fruit picked in the Amalfi region of Italy. The fruit is then cored, transformed into gelato or sorbetto, and lovingly placed back into its fruit shell. For food service and wholesale details, visit

KEURIG Commercial

Keurig Commercial

Keurig has introduced its commercial-grade Bolt Carafe Brewing System.The unit boasts a faster brew speed and offers a broad range of high-quality, consumer-recognized coffee brands. For more information visit


Marachino 2.0

Gray & Company, the world’s largest producer of maraschino cherries, has introduced its CherryMan Farm to Market Maraschinos, which contain no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. The sweet treat is fat-free, gluten-free, sodium-free, kosher, and contains no high-fructose corn syrup. CherryMan’s cherries are primarily supplied by family farms in the Northwest corner of Michigan and from Oregon’s Willamette Valley. “One of the joys of this business is working with family farms and doing our part to help sustain American agriculture,” says Josh Reynolds, President of Gray & Company. “We’re proud to support these mom-and-pop farms that provide a consistently high-quality product.” Farm to Market Maraschinos are available for food service. 

Espresso, Italian-Style

When friends Aldo Filicori and Luigi Zecchini opened their first coffee retail business in 1919 in Bologna, Italy, they had no way of knowing that almost 100 years later the company would still be running strong. Guided by the founders’ families, Aldo and Luigi’s dream to spread the quality of authentic Italian espresso worldwide has become a reality. Filicori Zecchini is located in over 30 countries and just recently launched in New York City, where it is available at locations such as Maison Kayser, Circolo, Rosemary’s, Ceci-Cela, Brasserie Ruhlmann, and Orsay to name a few, as well as its own namesake café in midtown. Early in their career, the co-founders understood the importance of this Italian tradition and offering their customers a product of authentic quality. Their mission to bring the unmistakable aroma of Italian espresso coffee to the utmost perfection is still seen today, with the families personally dedicating themselves to the entire production process: from selecting only top quality coffee beans direct from farmers all over the world to roasting each single origin separately before blending right down to the specific cup of espresso.  For more info on this coffee, visit



Every year, Americans throw away enough paper and plastic cups, forks, and spoons to circle the equator 300 times. Sampling spoons from ice cream and gelato shops can be included in this staggering statistic, the majority of them used for only one quick taste. EcoTensil, makers of award-winning tasting utensils have launched their innovative Eco-iScoop. Made from sustainable, silky-smooth paperboard, like a milk carton, the revolutionary iScoop is extra sturdy and can easily scoop ice cream, frozen yogurt, gelato, and products with a similarly stiff consistency like fudge. When placed in EcoTensil’s handsome bamboo dispenser, or other receptacle, the neatly stacked iScoops stand upright for an easy grab for servers. Because the round end (the end people eat from) is not touched by the server in this upright position, this allows a sanitary means of passing the iScoop and no need for gloves. iScoops are both recyclable and compostable at facilities where milk cartons are accepted.

Sorbet Light

Smirnoff Sorbet Light

Smirnoff is making a splash with a its new, reduced-calorie line of vodka inspired by the sweet, icy and light taste of sorbet. Smirnoff Sorbet Light is infused with the natural flavoring of fresh-tasting berries, tart pomegranates, luscious mangos, juicy passion fruits and zesty lemons creating three unique, reduced calorie vodka specialties: SMIRNOFF Sorbet Light Raspberry Pomegranate, SMIRNOFF Sorbet Light Mango Passion Fruit and SMIRNOFF Sorbet Light Lemon. “Smirnoff Sorbet Light is the next flavor experience for those women who strive to lead a balanced lifestyle, but never at the expense of delicious cocktails,” said Sandhya Padmanabhan, Brand Manager for Smirnoff. “Today’s multifaceted woman inspired us to think differently and create a product that would make guilt free, delectable drinks that truly embody the refreshingly light taste of sorbet.” For more information, including recipe suggestions, visit

Electro Freeze

Electro Freeze

Electro Freeze, a division of H.C. Duke and Son, LLC (Duke), has introduced a new logo and website, making the most dramatic change to its visual identity since 1969. “The most profound change to the logo is the EF Cone icon,” said Tom Hotard, President. “Electro Freeze is known for its premium soft serve dispensing equipment and for developing the first twist soft serve machine in 1958, a concept that revolutionized the soft serve industry. A cone image was displayed on the arch at the top of our machines in the ‘30s and ‘40s, but was never really a part of the logo.” The updated corporate identity reflects the company’s history of providing soft serve frozen dessert and beverage dispensing solutions and is released in conjunction with the launch of the company’s new website. “This new site brings our solutions-based strategies to customers 24/7,” continued Hotard, “and is focused on optimizing the equipment, product and customer connection for business success.” For more information, visit

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