A Christmas vacation to Florida is turning into a life-changing new adventure for an entrepreneurial Sodus family ready to bring your family a memorable experience and some great treats, too. They’re creating the new Fire & Ice Pizzeria & Creamery in St. Joe.  More on that in a moment, but back to the story.

When Lori & Todd Costanza spent their family vacation down south over the holidays they discovered a magical ice cream place in Kissimmee called, appropriately, Abracadabra. At the Abracadbra Ice Cream Factory, they employ one of the hottest new trends in ice cream delivery in the nation…and soon the Costanza family will do that in South St. Joseph. At Abracadbra, they use liquid nitrogen to freeze your ice cream creation within seconds. Utilizing temperatures that reach 328-degrees below zero, the ice cream is flash frozen right before your eyes, sending up a misty fog as if by magic. Read more…

Fire & Ice Ready to Take a Bow

Moody on Market
Posted: Friday, 26 June 2015 1:02PM

The misty, almost ethereal cloud rolls rapidly up and over the rim of the stainless steel bowl and within seconds the cream at the bottom of the bowl has been flash-frozen into the beginnings of a dish of the freshest ice cream I’ve ever had in my life. A few chunks of chocolate and Reese’s peanut butter cup are dropped into the bowl, a few squirts of chocolate and peanut butter go liberally across the top and then some mad churning with a stainless spatula that looks like a putty knife blends the flavors together. Mr. Nico Dimas from Kissimmee, Florida has just hand-crafted a glorious cup of ice cream treat for me in less than 30-seconds. Welcome to Fire & Ice Pizza & Cream of St. Joseph. Read more…


When fire meets ice

Moody on Market
Posted: Sunday, July 12, 2015 6:00 am

ST. JOSEPH – The Fire & Ice Pizzeria & Creamery in Royalton Township has begun to draw a following, just weeks after opening.

The restaurant serves wood-fired pizzas from a special oven and makes its ice cream using liquid nitrogen tanks at its 3848 Niles Road location.

Owner and operator Lori Costanza said the idea came about when she and her family went to Florida in January on their vacation. There, they came across the Abracadabra Ice Cream Factory, which used the same liquid nitrogen ice cream concept. Read more…