La Newyorkina was started in 2010 by Fany Gerson, after a long trip to her native Mexico to write her first book “My Sweet Mexico” she returned to New York wanting to share and celebrate the amazing frozen treats & sweets of Mexico.
Everything we make is handmade from scratch in small batches, using the best ingredients we can get our hands on and never use any artificial flavorings or colorings.
We carefully source our ingredients and work closely with farmers in NY and nearby to get our delicious organic dairy, seasonal fruits and herbs. Other ingredients that simply don’t grow or can’t be found around New York like the Mexican vanilla bean, Oaxacan chocolate, tamarind, some dried chiles, passion fruit and hibiscus are imported, but we spend a lot of time and care making sure we get the best ingredients available and work with small producers in Mexico as we believe its very important to support them as well.
From the beginning we have been commitment to social and environmental responsibility and continuously strive to become a waste free company. We compost our scraps, use recycled containers and napkins and source much of our packaging locally.
We are also very proud to support a wonderful organization called Crea and donate a portion of our sales to them.
Crea helps generate employment opportunities in Mexico for low-income women. These women are amazing and a continuous inspiration.
To put it simply, the heart and mission of La Newyorkina is to share the delicious sweetness of Mexico and rich culture. We deeply and sincerely hope that you enjoy its sweetness as much as we do!