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Nicole Frankel

Biography

I started my ice cream business in 2017. The idea came to me as I was trying to get my young daughter to eat more fruits and vegetables. I resorted to sneaking them into her favorite food (ice cream of course!). She initially protested about eating an orange vegetable-based ice cream, but after one bite she looked up at me and said “it’s yum actually!” The business idea and trade name were then established. Our fruit and veggie frozen dairy treats always list a fruit or vegetable as the primary ingredient and are 40% lower... READ MORE

I started my ice cream business in 2017. The idea came to me as I was trying to get my young daughter to eat more fruits and vegetables. I resorted to sneaking them into her favorite food (ice cream of course!). She initially protested about eating an orange vegetable-based ice cream, but after one bite she looked up at me and said “it’s yum actually!” The business idea and trade name were then established. Our fruit and veggie frozen dairy treats always list a fruit or vegetable as the primary ingredient and are 40% lower in sugar than leading ice cream brands. Based in NYC, Yum Actually offers the first commercially available healthier ice cream for kids!

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What is your favorite NYC restaurant? And what is your go-to dish? Elios. Artichokes! What is your ultimate meal? Anything that involves multiple cheeses. What three things are always in your pantry? Shelf stable cheese, peanut butter, and Cheez-It (I like cheese). If you weren't a chef, what would you be? Working in finance or technology. If you could cook with anyone, who would that be? Providing ice cream at your event sounds pretty ideal.