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Dessert on Demand

With ColdSnap, Matt Fonte '94 has made it possible to enjoy frozen treats at home with the click of a button. 

Engineer Matt Fonte ’94 had sold his orthopedic implants company and was working for a medical equipment manufacturer in 2018, when his daughters dreamed up his next big idea: a Keurig machine for ice cream. It took Fonte four years to develop the ColdSnap, an appliance that dispenses single-serve frosty treats from aluminum pods. A commercial version will appear at hotels and stadiums this spring, with a household model planned for the future. “I just wanted to do something fun,” Fonte said. “When this idea popped up about ice cream, I was like, ‘that’s it.’” —Elizabeth Clemente

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