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Giselle Makinde of Cream of the Crop on growing her food company

From working in a zero-waste restaurant in Amsterdam to studying the art of Italian ice cream, Brazilian ex-pat Giselle Makinde shares her business story with Jordan Mooney

Giselle Makinde: her latest product uses surplus ripe bananas

Ice cream has come a long way, with artisan producers popping up around Ireland offering interesting flavours and ideas. One of my favourites is Cream of the Crop, the gelato company founded by Giselle Makinde that is based on her guiding principle of “less waste and more taste”.

“I came to Ireland from Brazil in 2018,” Makinde says. “I worked as a chef in a Dublin cafe and I kept asking my supplier to send ...