With the need to pivot to a new cash flow supply next the pandemic, 1 Gainesville loved ones turned from the martial arts to the culinary arts.
Joshua and Jasmine Broadhead, the entrepreneurs at Capoeira Brazilian Martial Arts, had continuous gains from their jiu jitsu method, a typically soon after-university application, prior to early 2020 and have been gearing up to open up a second location when the pandemic adjusted all those designs.
Joshua Broadhead, who has restaurant expertise as a chef and manager, decided it was most effective to use the abilities of his former job to build a new establishment. The Broadheads initially regarded as opening a area to provide Brazilian street meals, but finally Joshua began experimenting with ice product.
“And it just hit me, I genuinely like this,” he claimed. “I didn’t want to just do rum raisin or mint chocolate chip. You can find nothing improper with individuals flavors, but I preferred to flex my creative muscles much more.”
Impressed by Jasmine Broadhead’s heritage
Influenced by his wife’s Cuban-Argentinian heritage, he started out to acquire flavors making use of substances typical in Latin America. The fruits of their labor, their new ice cream truck Feliz Flavors, is now open at the 4th Ave. Food items Park in the vicinity of downtown, 409 SW Fourth Ave.
Feliz Flavors, currently open Friday through Sunday, serves up cups and cones with flavors you won’t discover any where else in Gainesville.
The Cuban-design and style vanilla is built using a recipe from Jasmine Broadhead’s grandmother, the coffee is made using Opus Coffee’s Darkish Star mix and lots of tropical fruits are showcased — from mango to enthusiasm fruit and lulo, a common Colombian fruit.
“Once you have had our ice product, it’s tricky to go again to retail store purchased,” Joshua Broadhead said.
Feliz Flavors focuses on serious fruit
In addition to producing their have ice product foundation (some outlets use a pre-made base), Feliz Flavors’ ice creams and sorbets are made employing only actual fruit. For some of the South American fruits that are hard to appear by in the U.S. and which spoil quickly, frozen pulp is utilized.
“So quite a few shoppers have explained, this truly tastes like mango,” Joshua Broadhead claimed. “That’s because it’s 100% real mango.”
Even Jasmine Broadhead, who said she does not ordinarily gravitate towards fruity ice creams, claimed she cannot get plenty of of their guanabana, also referred to as soursop.
All flavors and toppings are gluten-free, like waffle cones, and vegan and non-dairy possibilities are readily available. Toppings consist of whipped cream, sprinkles, coconut flakes, condensed milk and guava syrup. Rates assortment from $3.95 for two-scoops to $7.95 for four. Little and large dimensions ice cream sandwiches are also on the menu.
Feliz Flavors’ to start with $1,000 in revenue will be donated to the culinary plan at Eastside Higher Faculty, which is the place the Broadheads make their ice product.
The ice cream shop entrepreneurs plan to extend their hours to 7 times a 7 days shortly, include a rotating menu that focuses on highlighting the flavors of distinct Latin American nations in addition to the core menu, give shipping and delivery and open up a lasting spot in the foodstuff park.
For now, Feliz Flavors is open up Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the 4th Ave. Food items Park.
Emily Mavrakis reports on organization and Alachua County governing administration. She can be achieved by e-mail at [email protected] and on Twitter @emmavrakis.