Antonelli’s National Technical Manager Jonny Ireland makes a regular contribution to the ICA’s Ice Cream Magazine. He has gained a reputation in the industry as ‘Gelato Jonny’ and the ‘go to’ adviser for all things to do with making and serving ice cream and gelato. You can read all the articles published to date by the ICA (Ice Cream Alliance) below. Subjects for discussion include colour in the cabinet, specialist dietary requirements, take home/delivery, portion sizes and processes and much more.

Gelato Jonny 21 – Ready, Steady, Go

"From ICA’s Ice Cream Magazine April 2021 Edition"

You might be thinking of school sports day or maybe the Olympics with this title, both of which are things...

Gelato Jonny 20 – Best of British

"From ICA’s Ice Cream Magazine March 2021 Edition"

British Ice Cream: With the implementation of the long discussed Brexit coinciding with ongoing lockdown conditions it suddenly seems that...

Gelato Jonny 19 – Ice Cream Stock Exchange

"From ICA’s Ice Cream Magazine February 2021 Edition"

Don’t panic I am not talking about the financial markets - I will leave that to the experts.  This month...

Gelato Jonny 18 – Gelato is all about the base

"From ICA’s Ice Cream Magazine January 2021 Edition"

So here we are at the start of a new year and hopefully some glimmer of returning to normality.  We...

Gelato Jonny 17 – Should ice cream just be for kids?

"From ICA’s Ice Cream Magazine November/December 2020 Edition"

Ice cream is often seen as a treat for the kids.  The words ‘ice cream’ often conjures up images in...

Gelato Jonny 16 – Sugar Sugar – Should we make sugar free ice cream?

"From ICA’s Ice Cream Magazine October 2020 Edition"

No points for guessing what my chosen topic is for this month.  We all want to keep our customers sweet,...

Gelato Jonny 15 – Beat the Beige

"From ICA’s Ice Cream Magazine September 2020 Edition"

Hello!  I hope this finds you all well and that your businesses have settled into a new normal.  Hopefully, you...

Gelato Jonny 14 – Take Home Ice Cream Too or Take Home 2

"From ICA’s Ice Cream Magazine August 2020 Edition"

Back in January we discussed the pros and cons of take home ice cream and delivery looking at whether you...

Gelato Jonny 13 – Have your ice cream and eat it

""From ICA’s Ice Cream Magazine July 2020 Edition" "

Hello to you all and firstly I hope you are keeping well - it seems that we have never used...

Gelato Jonny 12 – Keeping Cost Effective

"From ICA’s Ice Cream Magazine June 2020 Edition"

Warm greetings to you all.  It has been a tough and unpredictable time over the last few months for most...

Gelato Jonny 11 – Having a Blast

"From ICA’s Ice Cream Magazine May 2020 Edition "

Hello all - you might feel like you are not having much of a blast at the moment and goodness...

Gelato Jonny 10 – Just a lot of hot air?

"From ICA’s Ice Cream Magazine April 2020 Edition"

People talk about air in gelato or ice cream but is it just a lot of hot air or should...

Gelato Jonny 9 – Making the most of your local milk

"From ICA’s Ice Cream Magazine March 2020 Edition"

Recently I have had some interesting conversations and experimental ice cream making sessions using different types of milk.  So this...

Gelato Jonny 8 – Considering ice cream confectionery …

"From ICA’s Ice Cream Magazine February 2020 Edition"

You are no doubt currently planning your next season’s flavours and looking for new twists on established recipes or alternative...

Gelato Jonny 7 – Ice Cream to Take Home & Gelato Delivery

"From ICA’s Ice Cream Magazine January 2020 Edition"

Ice Cream to Take Home & Delivery  Firstly Happy New Year to you all and I hope on behalf of...

Gelato Jonny 6 – To ice cream sample or not to sample…

"From ICA’s Ice Cream Magazine November/December '19 Edition"

This month I am exploring the dos and don’ts of offering consumers an ice cream sample or taste of gelato...

Gelato Jonny 5 – The Ice Cream Experience

"From ICA’s Ice Cream Magazine October '19 Edition"

Over the last few months we have focused on the issues surrounding minority and specialist ingredients and diets as well...

Gelato Jonny 4 – Small changes lead to improved longevity of special dietary gelato

"From ICA’s Ice Cream Magazine September '19 Edition"

A couple of months ago we talked about flexitarianism impacting on demand for vegan products.  There are obviously other special...

Gelato Jonny 3 – What is the perfect portion?

"From ICA’s Ice Cream Magazine August '19 Edition"

With healthy food a regular feature in the news, should we, as an industry of sweet treats, take more responsibility...

Gelato Jonny 2 – Colour in the cabinet?

"From ICA’s Ice Cream Magazine July '19 Edition"

Don’t worry we are not talking about Brexit or politics, we are talking ice cream cabinets.  Last year black was...

Gelato Jonny 1 – Not only vegans select vegan choices – what is a flexitarian?

"From ICA’s Ice Cream Magazine June '19 Edition"

What is a flexitarian? Let’s start at the beginning - what actually is a flexitarian - have you heard this...

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