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Started Out Of The Family Kitchen On Chicago's South Side



In May 2011, Lorenzo’s Frozen Pudding emerged as a delectable venture on the vibrant South Side of Chicago, born from the dynamic collaboration of the #GirlDad team, Lorenzo and Genesis. Lorenzo often remarked, “We’ve all savored the classic banana pudding.” However, Lorenzo’s Frozen Pudding elevates this dessert experience by crafting gourmet frozen puddings sourced locally. he menu boasts a delightful array of flavors, featuring not only the beloved Original Southern-Style Banana Pudding but also innovative options like the Hawaiian Pineapple Pudding and the delectable Strawberry sensation known as Schnooka’s Strawberry Pudding. Currently, there are 13 unique and irresistible flavors to choose from.

Motivated by the pursuit of financial stability and upward mobility, this father-daughter duo embarked on their entrepreneurial journey, initially offering their tantalizing creations on the streets. Setting up shop on the sidewalk adjacent to the Juvenile Detention Center, Evergreen Plaza, and various other bustling locations, they quickly gained recognition for their exceptional frozen puddings. Lorenzo’s Frozen Pudding not only satisfies the sweet cravings of its customers but also stands as a testament to the resilience and entrepreneurial spirit of its founders.

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