Thursday, August 25, 2011

After School Snack - Roasted Peach Filled with Mango Sorbet

After school snacks were always my favorite part of coming home from school (especially because I was always that type of kid that spent too much time socializing at lunch and ended up throwing my lunch away).

Here is a great snack idea to spice up your snack selection offering your kids a fun and healthy break from the norm.  This recipe is easy, quick and healthy as well.  In this recipe I am pairing juicy and still in season peaches with a fat free but incredibly flavorful Mango Sorbet.  Dolci Gelati  uses fresh mangos for our sorbet to achieve a rich sorbet that has a strong flavor punch, if you cannot find Dolci Gelati at your market any high quality mango sorbet will do.

Roasted Peach filled with Mango Sorbet

Slice Peaches down the middle and twist to open, carefully remove the seed. 

Roasting peaches brings out their natural sweetness so I don’t think it’s necessary to put any sugar on them.  Place peaches skin side down in a tray and sprinkle with cinnamon.  Place in the oven at 450 for 20 minutes or until lightly browned (peaches are also amazing if you through them on the grill)

Remove peaches from the oven, let cool and serve them with a scoop of heavenly and slightly tart mango sorbet.

Monday, August 22, 2011

What is Frozen, Delicious and Creamy all Over?

What do Dolci Gelati, Dolcezza Gelato, Sinplicity Ice Cream, Tricking Springs Creamery and Coppi's Organic Restaurant have in common besides the fact that we are all frozen, delicious and local to DC?  We were all scooping  up our creamy delectable goodness at this past weekends first DC Scoop!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Whats the Scoop?

Come by the DC Scoop on August 20 where the Washington DC's best and most delicious Ice Cream, Gelato and Frozen Yogurt artisans will be out in full force giving you the scoop on the best cold treats to beat the summer heat.  Yours truley, Dolci Gelati will be there, of course and we want to hear from you, what flavors do you want us to enter in the compitition? 
The 2011 DC Scoop at Union Market (6th St. NE and Florida Ave.)
Mark your calendars! Saturday, August 20, 2011 from 1:00-4:00pm is the 1st Annual DC Scoop at Union Market. This is a tasting event and culinary competition you don't want to miss!

The DC Scoop is a kid friendly event with plenty of activities for the whole family (sign your child up for the children's ice cream eating contest - under 21 only, we ID). And it's all FREE!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The 2nd Annual Social Good Summit Featuring Dooce, Lance Armstrong and More!

The 2nd Annual Social Good Summit

Yes here at Dolci Gelati in DC we do believe that you can solve the World's problems one delicious gelato scoop at a time.  However, if you really want to make more of a difference in the world and not just your taste buds, come to New York September 19-22 where Mashable, 92Y and the UN Foundation present the second annual Social Good Summit. Held during UN week, the Summit is where big ideas meet new media to create innovative solutions.

The Summit unites a dynamic community of global leaders to discuss a big idea: the power of innovative thinking and technology to solve our greatest challenges. It ignites conversations between a live audience in
New York City and thousands around the world participating via Livestream.

The most innovative technologists, influential minds and passionate activists will come together this September with one shared goal: to unlock the potential of new media and technology to make the world a better place.

Join us in person. Join us online. September 19 – 22, 2011 Register here

Speakers Include

Goals of the Summit Include

  • Bringing together a new dynamic community of leaders (and followers) — technologists, innovators, social entrepreneurs, bloggers and more
  • Raising awareness for the global challenges to be address by the General Assembly during UN Week
  • Discovering, encouraging and showcasing new and innovative solutions to those global challenges
  • Igniting a conversation between a live audience and a world-wide audience via livestream
  • Connecting leaders already working in the social good space with technologists and other leaders who can collaborate and share best practices.
  • Creating a sustainable thought-leadership forum that sparks important discussion and inspires new solutions.

About Mashable

Founded in 2005, Mashable is the top source for news in social and digital media, technology and web culture. With more than 50 million monthly pageviews, Mashable is the most prolific news site reporting breaking web news, providing analysis of trends, reviewing new websites and services, and offering social media resources and guides.

About 92Y

92nd Street Y is a world-class nonprofit community and cultural center that connects people at every stage of life to the worlds of education, the arts, health and wellness, and Jewish life. A community of communities, 92Y is a home for candid, thoughtful discussions on the most pressing issues of our time. We offer an outstanding range of experiences in the performing, literary and visual arts for both audiences and practitioners; unparalleled access to celebrated artists, teachers and thinkers; and a place to pursue personal journeys – spiritual, physical or intellectual. Through the breadth and depth of 92Y’s extraordinary programs, we enrich lives, create community and elevate humanity. More than 300,000 people visit 92Y’s New York City venues, and millions more join us through the Internet, satellite broadcasts and other digital media. A proudly Jewish organization since its founding in 1874, 92Y embraces its heritage and enthusiastically welcomes people of all backgrounds and perspectives. 92Y is an open door to extraordinary worlds.

About United Nations Foundation

The UN Foundation connects people, ideas and resources to help the United Nations solve global problems. The Foundation was created in 1998 as a public charity with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner’s historic $1 billion gift to support UN causes and activities. We are an advocate for the UN and its lifesaving work around the globe. We help the UN take its best work and ideas to scale through advocacy, partnerships, constituency building and fundraising:
  • Partnerships because we have learned what can be achieved when the public and private sectors work together through the United Nations;
  • Advocacy because we know the leverage and impact that sound policy can have on the kind of social, economic and environmental change the UN seeks;
  • Community-building because the UN was created for and by the people of the world and all of us can give back and contribute to a better tomorrow;
  • We need new and additional resources to power solutions to global challenges.