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From Florida Today Newspaper

Chef Q and A: Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice

Aug 25, 2011

What do you do when you need a little extra cash and your kids loved slushies?

For Donna Jackson, the answer was simple. She started her own Italian ice business. If you’re in the youth sports circuit, you may run into Jackson and her Little Jimmie’s Italian Ice stand, at least if Jackson has any say in it.

Here’s more.

How did you get into the Jersey slush business?

I was looking for an avenue to create additional income plus do something that my sons would also enjoy. My sons would always want a slushie, but I didn’t like the idea of all that syrup that would eventually settle to the bottom, so I found a healthier and tastier alternative.

How long have you been making these?

I don’t actually make it. I order it from New Jersey. I have had the business for three months now and am actively trying to get my name out there.

Are you from Jersey?

I am from the North but not from New Jersey. I was born and raised in Maine and moved to Melbourne in 2001.

Most of my background is in the medical field as an administrative assistant, but I always dreamed of owning my own business. After my husband sold his landscaping and lawn care business that he had for seven years, it was my turn to try entrepreneurship.

Because I had been active in sports, this business fits in perfect at the ball field.

What is Jersey slush? What makes it unique?

It is actually true Italian ice and serves like ice cream, unlike some Italian ice that you buy in a small cup and that is so hard you can’t eat it.

Shaved ice has all that sugary syrup all over it, and then the syrup settles to the bottom. My Italian ice is premixed and doesn’t separate. It has no fat or cholesterol and is only 15 calories per ounce.


Italian Ice in Atlantic City

Another Day, Another Customer

Click here to Get Italian Ice Prices

One of our newest customers just picked up a Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice pushcart from our offices in beautiful Elizabeth, New Jersey this past weekend. The Manes’ have a great location in Atlantic, City, NJ and have all sorts of things lined up for this coming Italian ice season. Now is a good time to get yourself a Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice pushcart- all you need is a good location and events to go to and you’re all set! Give us a call at 800 763 4348 and get started.


Italian Ice and Baseball

Italian Ice -Sign up here for Info (Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice) is being sold at the Newark Bear’s Baseball Stadium in New Jersey before the game starts. The Italian ice push cart has a line of customers with an almost empty stadium before the 1st Inning. The baseball helmet is a natural to sell Italian ice in at a baseball stadium. This is a great franchise alternative, own your own ice cart and start selling Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice.


Italian Ice Winners

6/19/2010 Munchin Mike Longo captures Little Jimmy’s National Italian Ice Eating Championship at Raceway Park NJ

Little Jimmy’s National Italian Ice Eating Championship Event Photos

Amongst the roar of super hyped engines, Monster Trucks and the typical sounds that accompany the raceway track experience, Munchin Mike Longo captured his second National Eating Championship in two weeks. King George Van Laar, the crafty veteran who lost by a thimble of Italian Ice, rarely gets beat when it comes down to close finish.  However, may have underestimated the drive, focus and mental soundness that characterizes US Marine. Munchin Mike Longo, who showed that he is impervious to psychological warfare and that he is absolutely focused and driven when he conducts his mission of becoming one of Americas best Picnic Style Food Warriors. In third place was Ian The Invader Hickman, who was the pre-race favorite, seemed to struggle with his technique and approach, and appeared distracted and slightly confused at times. King George Van Laar one of the great Old School Food Warriors, must be given credit for his spirited come back attempt. The Monarch of Munch went into the final Championship Round trailing Longo by 1.25 Italian Ices and nearly closed the gap at the end.  Although The King was disappointed he did not bring the National Ice Eating title to his beloved state of New Jersey, he must still be given the royal treatment and credit for his Herculean effort in the Championship two minute speed round.

***More Pictures and complete story to Follow

Final Standings

1. Munchin Mike Longo                                21.75     4lbs    1.25 oz            $700

2. King George Van Laar                              21.40     4 lbs      .20 oz           $300

3. Ian The Invader Hickman                       19.00     3lbs     9.0 oz.          $100   

4. Pat The Viper Vivianno                            17.40     3lbs      4.2 oz

5. Sweet Jill Stoler                                          13.50     2lbs      8.5 oz

**Total from Qualifying round are transferred to Championship Speed Round


Non Qualifiers

6.   David Accidental Dave Branin                 9

7.   Shahira  Cha Chi Chiller Morell               8

8.   Chris For the Love of Katie Braun            6.25

9.   Charlie Two Engines Tapia                       6

10.  8. Tony Fast Fingers Fondacaro              5              

Chowhound’s Notoriously inaccurate Predictions regarding the Little Jimmy’s National Italian Ice Eating Championship

1. Ian The Invader Hickman   Ian will show Rraceway Park & NJ why he holds World Record in several cold food disciplines

2. Munchin Mike Longo                           This tough marine will give Hickman all he can handle and make this match-up a Food Fight t remember

3. King George Van Laar                        George will finish in the money.  Despite brain freeze, this crafty old veteran who grew up on Little Jimmy’s Ices will do enough to make it to the Winners Circle

4. Pat The Viper Vivianno                        The viper will have a tough time unleashing his venom in the cold frontier of Little Jimmy’s Italian Ices

5. David Accidental Dave Branin              Accidental Dave is no accident.  This kid will put on a good show and also raise a few eye brows of several veteran Food Warriors

6. Shahira  Cha Chi Chiller Morell          Get ready for the Shock & Chill of none other than Cha Chi Chiller Morell (May god help us)

7. Erik King-Viking Pond                          The King Viking will be Eaten by King George Van Laar for stealing part of his Moniker..It will be gruesome

8. Sweet Jill Stoler                                      The Goddess of Competitive Eating will be no match for the Icy Cold refreshment of a Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice

8. Chris For the Love of Katie Braun         Chris will realize that buying flowers for Katie would have been a better option

8. Tony Fast Fingers Fondacaro                 The things that some men will do to get a free Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice ….unbelievable

9. Charlie Two Engines Tapia                    Ever since Two Engines started putting Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice in his Car Radiator his life has become rejuvenated.

10. Kathy Lady Latke Tapia She does not eat alot but she has grace, beauty and  the desire to sample Americas best Italian Ice Ice Refreshment

The King and The Invader Square Off

Tony Fast Fingerts Fondacaro, Chris for the

Love of Katie Braun & Charlie Two Engines Tapia

Battle Ready Food Warriors & Little Jimmy’s Ices

Its all about little Jimmy’s, friends and Good Times

Ian attempts to consume the Cookie Monster

Lonely Cups:  These cups were suffering  from

heartbreak as they await their long anticipated

r-union with the delicious Little Jimmy’s Ices

No Fat, cholesterol or high Fructose Corn Syrup

in this Original-Recipe Italian Ice.

This ice is for the the Man, Woman or Kid on the go!

Several Italian Ices are discussing their predictions regarding the upcoming Little Jimmy’s National Italian Ice Eating Championship..

Anthony I got 29 flavors Moore & Dennis  The Ice Menace

Moore were the Official Scoopmeisters for the

Little Jimmy’s, original recipe Italian Ices

I cant believe they ate all that Italian Ice….

Ehab The Iceberg Hanna makes his Competitive Eating debut and represented the Town of Woodbridge NJ with honor

“Hi Brain Freeze, My name is………

“I can feel my Grandfather’s spirit in these Ices..”.Tony Fast Fingers Fodacaro has an emotional experience with Little Jimmy’s Italian Ices

Dave Accidental Dave Branin: “Ices are fun …”

The Monarch of Munch: Barely missed top prize by a minuscule amount


CBS Good Day Sacramento

Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice gives you the ability to be creative and name the Italian Ice business yourself- just like the Bradshaw Family in California. Check out their Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice business (named Little Bee’s)


Italian Ice Team


Virginia’s Richmond Times-Dispatch

Click here to read full story: Enjoying some last-minute fun before school starts.

Excerpt:  “At the South of the James Market at Forest Hill Park, Mark Abernathy from Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice of Carytown served the masses. It was the busiest day all season, and by noon, Abernathy had already sold more than 125 ices.

Sydnee Voigt, who is visiting her grandchildren from Brazil, was among his customers. Pina colada and watermelon ices went to the kids. “We’re just going to spend Labor Day together as a family,” Voigt said.

As for Abernathy, his plan after work: Head down to his boat on the Chesapeake Bay.”


Enjoying some last-minute fun before school starts

Published: September 6, 2009


Happy Fourth Of July

Happy 4th of JULY!!!

I am a new dealer for Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice and worked my first event on June 27th & 28th of 2009. I wanted to let you know how pleased I am with your product, service, and most importantly, our customer satisfaction. The event I worked was in Nashville, TN where most people are not familiar with Italian Ice, but we still served over 800 customers even though the weather was not favorable.

I was amazed at how many people we had who previously lived on the East Coast who were familiar with both New Jersey Ice and Little Jimmy’s quality products. We had another Italian Ice competitor about 45 yards from us in this event, and we had customers who bought from both of us. I received several unsolicited comments that our product was far superior to the product served by our competitor. (Repicci’s – A Franchised Product manufactured in TN) We had 2 vendors who walked all the way back to our booth in the hot sun after purchasing our competitor’s product. They asked us to throw their purchase from our competitor in our trash, and placed a replacement order with us. That blew my mind!

I had fun with our customers and would always ask them to taste the product to see if they liked it before leaving our booth. All responses were overwhelmingly positive that produced huge smiles. I usually asked them if they liked it as well as ice cream, and without exception the response I received was:  “Better!”  I was also amazed over how many requests I had for Chocolate that I had not included in my initial order. I could not be more pleased with the superior quality of your product.

We had numerous repeat sales, especially from other vendors working the show. This allowed us to outsell the competition by a minimum of 4 to 1. Most of the time our competitor’s booth was completely empty while we still had people lined up.

Quality does matter, and our experience proves people will line up for high quality foods! Thanks for such a great product and for doing such a great job!

Best regards,

Jim Nobles

Bartlett, TN


Company Info

Italian Ice Company Info

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Wholesale Italian Ice

Little Jimmy’s Italian Ices


If you are looking for wholesale Italian ice, you have come to the right place. Welcome to the Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice website. We’re the Moore family, made up of brothers Dennis, Anthony, Jeffery and Tommy and our father Harry. We have owned and run Little Jimmy’s for 75 years since our grandfather, Albert Mauro, originally from Sicily, first devised the secret recipe that makes Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice so delicious. So yes, you could say it’s a family affair. Although our name was originally Mauro, Albert changed it to the Americanized version which we use today.


Our business started small but has now expanded to include concession holders who sell our delicious desserts and earn themselves income in a fun way, across 45states here in the USA. And a Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice business really is a pleasurable way to make money. While you’re here please do read the testimonials from our ice vendors to hear about their opinions; we think you’ll see what we mean.


Our Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice headquarters are based here in New Jersey’s vibrant city of Elizabeth, but as we mentioned, ‘Jimmy’s’ is a nationwide concern, so wherever you are in the US you can still take advantage of the many benefits of owning and running your own Italian Ice concession.   Italian ice wholesale prices are the same for each and every state.


The recipe for Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice really is a closely guarded secret, so much so that only two of us Moore brothers know it! So when you sell our famous confections you really are giving your customers something very special that they couldn’t buy elsewhere. And as you’ll see in our recipe section of this site, it represents a healthy option, being fat and cholesterol free.


While our business has expanded since Albert Mauro’s day, some things remain unchanged. Our ices are still made without the use of any modern machinery. So when you enjoy our refreshing ices or make a Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice concession your means of generating a supplementary income you really are involving yourself in something enduring that is steeped in tradition. Our Italian Ice of Superior quality and taste is sold 3 and 5 Gallon containers and we currently offer up to 20 different flavors.



You can contact us by phone on the following numbers:

(800) 763-4348 or (908) 352-0666


Or fax us to: (908) 352-2476



Come visit! Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice is open to the public for wholesale Italian ice.

9 am to 3 pm, Monday through Friday

9am to 1pm, Saturdays and Sundays.