Ice-cream pop-up to churn out healthy 99s to Dublin’s dairy intolerant
An Irish company which specialises in creating dairy and gluten free ice-creams will churn out healthy 99s in a Dublin pop-up that is set to run for the remainder of the summer.
Nobó, which specialises in dairy-free natural ice-cream, will churn out hundreds of gluten-free cones this summer and thrill with 99s made with avocado and coconut milk.
The company, which is run by Irish couple Brian and Rachel Nolan, have joined forces with Green Beards Juicery on Baggot Street to cater for dairy-intolerant ice-cream lovers in the city.
“The pop up was just a mad thing we decided to do,” said Nobó co-owner Brian Nolan.
“We joined up with our friends in Green Beards and stole a corner of their pop up.
“We’re making ice-creams in a 99 style, made with avocado and coconut milk and also with no stabilisers, which is important.
“All of our ice-creams are made with just four or five natural ingredients,” he said.
This is the first shop venture for the couple, who have Nobó products stocked in more than 350 shops around the country including Supervalu.
“We came up with this concept about 3 years ago but it took a while to work out and get off the ground. Now we’re stocked in all Supervalus around the country and we’re exporting to Dubai and Abu Dhabi,” he said.
Brian revealed that the business’ concept was born in New York where the couple lived for more than two years.
“Rachel would have always been health conscious and interested in that and we lived in New York for two and a half years where the food trends inspired us," he said.
Ice-cream lovers seeking a treat without the guilt can seek out the “99s with a difference” at the pop-up on Baggot Street, which is near Toner’s bar.
“We’re selling the cones for €3.50 and cups for €4.50. We have a lot of healthy toppings like fresh Irish strawberries and cacao nibs.
“It’s just a fun thing to do, but our main focus right now is expanding our product into Europe,” he said.