OUR PURPOSE We search the world and capture the flavors we love in a Pint!
OUR PRODUCTS Through our innovation we have transformed raw fruits into silky, tempting delights, comparable in taste only to the original fruit. By studying the composition of our fruits acid, sugar content and other variables, we have derived the optimum mix of fruit, milk, cream and high quality ingredients to create the sensation that you are biting into a frozen fruit rather than just cream. Extensive experimentation and education have enabled us to maintain the integrity of our fruit-based 'gelato-like- ice creams and sorbets while making them exceedingly pleasing to the palate.
'RUMBA' THE NAME Rumba describes the emotion and passion for our products. We decided RUMBA because it’s an expression of freedom, a dance of islanders, a gathering of a group celebrating life, feeling happy, having fun, tropical, natural, flavorful (easy to pronounce).
GREEN BUSINESS In order to accomplish our goal, Rumba Desserts evaluates each element of our company by applying the three "R" rule: Refuse, Re-use and Recycle in the process of production, marketing and distribution. We also work with local resources. Our footprint is minimized by the usage of natural produce; consequently 75% of our waste is diverted from landfills through recycling, re-use and composing. Rumba desserts works with compostable materials for packing, demos and distribution. Electrical demand for our equipment is controlled by thermostats and freezers defrost cycles.
NON PROFIT Every time you purchase Rumba Desserts products, you are also helping children in need far way from here.
AWARDS 2010 American Graphic for Packaging
Laly Rumba Desserts - Founder Owner
Your sorbet and cookies were a show-stopper! Delicious!!! Everyone I spoke to agreed.
My sister and I enjoyed your delicious ice-cream samples so much in Wholefoods this afternoon; thank you! We both hope very much that you will consider selling your wonderful products at the Whole Foods store in London, as we would definitely buy them! We have our fingers crossed!
I found the quality of your ice cream to be terrific. I tried you ice cream and it is great. You have an excellent product. They are unbelievably delicious!
OMG I just had your Ice Cream for the first time and I have to say I AM HOOKED...THE BEST ICE CREAM I EVER HAD. Most Ice cream is so sweet it leaves my throat with a tickle and makes me cough yours is SMOOTH and YUMMY and I (how bad is this) can eat the whole thing. WOW I stumbled on a yummy thing here, THANK YOU! My Boss' friend is from Peru and she was over there the other night and said we all (here in the office had to try it) so she went to Dreger’s Los Altos to pick some up... mmmmm changed my whole work on Ice Cream... I am HOOKED!!!
Congratulations! Felicitaciones! I just read about you guys in the newspaper I can't wait to go taste your stuff. En cualquier momento pruebo sus productos
Me encanto. I love it..it made me feel like home. I tried maracuya flavor pretty good
Excelente Laly,mi sincero respeto por tu trabajo!!!.Tengo que probarlos se ven super yumi.
What a success your desserts are. I loved the ice cream and I am so happy to see it doing well and see Peruvian flavors in the market. Que orgullo!.
I purchased your ice cream at Whole Foods in Cupertino last week and it was delicious!. .
The best Banana Cinnamon ice cream!! WOW!.
Your ice cream (Banana Cinnamon) was one of the favorites. The flavor was totally different than any of the others and people loved the simple packaging - makes it feel so simple and pure!
I loved my first taste of your ice cream after discovering it at Whole Foods.
I LOVED your Lucuma ice cream! Please let me know when you make it up to Sonoma County stores!
I am writing as a huge fan of the triple coconut ice cream. Cheers!
I hope you had a successful time at the show and I have been craving banana ice cream since sampling your product. It is sooo delicious! Best.
Just wanted to tell you that we dipped deeply into your selection over the holidays, and have consumed containers of your coffee, rum raisin and lucuma ice cream. Also, a Peruvian family in Los Altos...was delighted to hear about your Peruvian ice cream flavors.
I just came across your products and am very excited to try them. Hopefully soon at a store in San Francisco. I prefer Philadelphia-style ice cream and was thrilled to see you make it that way, sans eggs. I also covet a true vanilla, any plans to make one? Thanks & good luck.
Oh yum sounding. I’ll have to pick some up this weekend and Zanotto’s!
"Wow, I had not heard of this one before, but I'm off to Whole Foods now "Love it!!! I’ve try the lucuma ice cream, what I like the most is that it’s NOT so sweet that makes me feel guilty when I crave for more…"
How fun to see it packaged in the US! I hope I can find it at Whole Foods in San Diego. ... I can just imagine how the real deal would taste!
Great Product, Lucuma is the king of ice cream flavors, at least in Peru. Here, the fruit mostly comes in the form of a circus-peanut-colored powder, but frozen lucuma...this sounds like a must-try
BEAUTIFUL packaging and intriguing flavors! -Veggiegirl
"They sound interesting and the packaging looks gorgeous. I will admit I am always a sucker for that
"Lucuma sounds divine. i wish brands would add more cinnamon (and other spices) to their flavors"
We Tried lucuma, passion fruit and cherimoya ice cream with friends from Different continents, and the adults and kids LOVED IT! Thanks "Rumba Desserts" for the high detail and quality of these products Lucuma, Peruvian Passion Fruit and other flavors we are proud to share with other cultures - highly recommended." -Dorn C. Mill Valley, CA Peruvians in Northern California
I applaud your energy and creativity in moving your business forward. By the way, your Lucuma ice cream is yummy!"
"Hello, What happened to your chocolate sorbet? It was THE BEST!!!!!!! And low fat! I am searching frantically and cannot find it anywhere-not even on your website. Was it a dream too good to be true, or what? "
"Muchas Gracias! Your ice cream is the BEST!!! Your website looks great too." Charley, Palo Alto, CA (Australia)
'Yummy and local. Just sampled a delicious sorbet and ice cream at Draeger’s and wanted to pass along... Cheers!
My friend had tried a sample at Whole Foods and she bought a box. I loved it....I bought it yesterday from the Whole Foods store in
I told a lady that you were Peruvian, she said she was too. She tried the Passion fruit and was nearly in tears because she hadn’t tasted that flavor since she was young and in Peru. She was so excited about the Lucuma and Mamey flavors, too. Another couple wanted to tell you that they love you just because your ice cream made their day!!
I just got back from 20 days in Italy, and about as many servings of gelato and sorbetto. I kept remarking that of all those, only one matched the taste of Ciao Bella. And now I find your Citron Morado sorbetto, which is at *least* as good! Wow! This sorbetto of yours has the amazing fruit flavor of the best I've e...ver had, plus a complexity of flavor from the corn that is just unsurpassed. Congratulations, and thanks!
Had your product at the St. Simon's walkathon. Great stuff. Looking forward to finding it at some store, maybe Whole Foods Los Altos or Andronico's
I really enjoyed your product and would like to carry it in our stores.
I received the order today. Haven't had a chance to try them yet, except for a spoonful of Lucuma -- very creamy and exotic. Thank you for the "bonus" cups too.
I was just at Foothill Produce last night browsing around and came across your mango sorbet. I saw you were based in Sunnyvale and had to pick some up so support my local companies! The sorbet is great, I'll definitely have to go back and try some more...great stuff. Keep it up! :) Take care.
Ok, I finally tasted the famous LUCUMA Ice Cream and I was delighted. A velvety maple and dulce de leche like flavor, but it's the nature of the fruit to taste like that. Really amazing and I definitely recommend it...one of my favorites now!! ! -Jeff H
You all are fantastic; we super-love the passion fruit! And we tried the rum raisin at Thanksgiving - yum! We still haven't actually tried the purple corn, though. - Desiree D.
I found Rumba's ice cream at The Milk Pail Market in Mountain View, and the three flavors I tried -- passion fruit, lucuma, and cherimoya -- were among the best flavors of store-bought ice cream I've ever had. What astounds me further is that they have 75% less sugar than just about every other brand (yes, I'm one of those label-readers). It seems like they've created some kind of perfect product -- ice cream that tastes better and is better for you.
Thank you very much for letting me try the ice cream at Draeger's today. I bought the Rum and Raisins.
I love your ice cream! The first flavor that I tried was the passion fruit. I can't wait to try another exotic flavor when I go to the produce store next week :)
I endorse your ice cream. -Arel Moodie
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I had the privilege of trying Rumba ice cream when presenting at West Valley College. Laly, the owner of the company, brought some of her flavors in for the sampling. It was some of the best ice cream I have ever tried!! My favorite flavor was the egg-free Eggnog Ice Cream, and I also really like the Lucuma, Passion Fruit, and Cherimoya (a Pina colada-ish taste). All the ice cream is 100% natural and local. Good stuff. Now if only I could get it in San Francisco!! -Allan G. Entrepreneur, San Francisco, CA
I love your new business!
"I loved the passion fruit ice cream. It taste refreshing, healthy tasting and makes for a sweet treat, without the guilt." -Jill Esplin, Owner Leading For Life
Loved your ice cream. I had a dream about it too. -Joyce, Global Trade Consultant-CITD
It was nice meeting you yesterday. Thanks for bringing that yummy ice cream! -Chris Novak, Esq, Attorney at Law
The ice-cream is very good! Probably the best Lucuma I've tasted. The barley malt ice cream is delicious as well. I've been letting people try them. They all liked!