Gelu Italian Ice was started in Grand Junction, Colorado in 2013. Gelu began with a few 75 year-old recipes, handed down from “Mama Bella”, the grandmother of one of our founders. Over the years, we have worked tirelessly in the kitchen to create and perfect over 30 mouth-watering flavors. Our Italian ice, also known as water ice, is the perfect mixture of fresh and frozen fruits, concentrates, juices, purees, and other flavorings combined to provide the highest quality and best-tasting product for our customers. No corners have been cut in the making of this smooth, sweet, refreshing dessert. In fact, residents of Grand Junction voted Gelu the Best Dessert four years in a row! Gelu Italian ices are dairy free, gluten free, cholesterol free, and fat-free making them a healthier alternative to ice cream!
January of 2019 brought an exciting opportunity for Gelu Italian Ice to grow and expand, and the company was moved to Houston, Texas. The Gelu fleet now includes six push carts, two trailers, the “shack” and six stand-alone dipping cabinets and we are rapidly adding to the fleet to better serve customers and events all over South Texas and meet the huge demand for Gelu!!
The name Gelu means “freeze, frost, cold” in Latin, and the dots over the letter “U” in our brand logo reflect our happiness to serve you. At Gelu we are dedicated to happy taste buds, healthy living, and having fun!