solo gelato ice cream solo gelato ice cream Solo Gelato's instant ice cream system is bound to be a hit. (Photo: Solo Gelato)

You can now make your own ice cream at home from a tiny capsule

The Solo Gelato machine is like a Keurig for ice cream lovers.

As a society, we've really gone gangbusters with our need for instant everything. Instant coffee, instant cookware, instant shopping ... clearly, we've decided the only way to do it right is to do it right away.

So this new invention we've discovered should come as no surprise, but it should definitely pique your interest. It's an instant Keurig-style frozen dessert maker that produces fresh, frosty gelato in less than a minute. It's called Solo Gelato, and it's the result of a partnership between Israeli CEO Barak Beth-Halachmi and Swiss chocolate producer Barry Callebaut.

Two women test out the Solo Gelato prototype. Two women test out the Solo Gelato prototype. (Photo: Solo Gelato)

Solo Gelato is a countertop system that utilizes capsules, similar to the pods used in Keurig single-serve coffee makers, to produce gelato, frozen yogurt, sorbet, frozen coffee and basically anything that's simultaneously frozen and edible.

For Beth-Halachmi, the idea of blending entrepreneurship with frozen desserts came naturally: he studied gastronomy in Italy, where he fell in love with gelato.

gelato shop in Italy Gelato shops are all over Italy, and in many parts of the U.S. But soon you'll be able to make this stuff at home, in less than a minute. (Photo: jajaladdawan / Shutterstock)

"We will disrupt the ice cream industry, just as capsule systems revolutionized the coffee industry," reads Solo Gelato's website.

The system will be available commercially later this year. It's got a few stops to make first, including a debut at an international food trade show in Italy.


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You can now make your own ice cream at home from a tiny capsule
Little capsules turn into gourmet Italian-style ice cream instantly, with a new product from Israel-based startup Solo Gelato.