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Sweet Cup Gelato & Sorbet expands with second location, manufacturing facility

Sweet Cup Gelato & Sorbet is growing. The local business has expanded and opened their second location in Garden Oaks/Oak Forest at 3444 Ella Boulevard this year, and are opening their first manufacturing facility this spring to keep up with product demands and whole sale offerings.

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Meet Jasmine Chida of Sweet Cup, Gelato & Sorbet Originale

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jasmine Chida.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I was inspired by a trip to Italy; I fell in love with the food, culture, and history. The ingredients and passion put forth in their cuisine was inspiring. I have always loved ice cream it’s my absolute favorite dessert. My diet in Italy every day consisted of pizza, pasta, wine, and gelato. When I got back, I started to venture out to find gelato and sorbets which I had in Italy, but there were not many shops at the time that had the product or what was similar to what I had in Italy.


SweetCup Gelato Is Expanding to Garden Oaks

“EVERYTHING WE DO at SweetCup is based on what our customers want,” says owner Jasmine Chida.

Since opening her store — which is famous for its local take on the Indian frozen sweet treat known as Texan kulfi — in 2012, Chida says much of the input has been that suburbanites often choose to dine in Montrose with dessert at SweetCup as a goal. In the past year, she began looking toward the areas of the Heights, Garden Oaks and Oak Forest as possible locations in which to open a second store. Deciding she wanted to be outside the Loop this time, she eliminated the Heights and settled on Garden Oaks, which she describes as “a cute, seriously underrated neighborhood.”



Sweet Cup Gelato opened in 2012 and has been Houston's most underrated ice cream shop — until now. It's a complete mystery as to why more people aren't raving about inventive and exotic flavors like Kashmir Rose, Bacio (after the Italian chocolate-hazelnut candy) and Malai Kulfi.