CRAFT by Under My Host® Issue No. 14 Sci-Fi & Fantasy - Page 81

Grace Connor is the young queen of ice cream. Her love of baking started at the age of 6, and even- tually progressed into her hob- by-turned-business of crafting in- dulgent and delicious homemade ice cream flavors. Grace launched her passion into a full-blown busi- ness at the age of 17—Little G Ice Cream Co.. Along the way, Connor hasn’t had it easy, and yet, she per- sisted. While in high school, Connor fell ill, missed a few months of school, and a tumor was discovered at the base of her brain. She underwent surgery that left her with some life-threatening problems when all was said and done. From there, she worked towards recovery with the help of her passions: baking, sweets, and ice cream, and has not only created a lovingly handcrafted ice cream company, but she has bounced back from her illness, graduated high school, and looks forward to attending Stanford in the fall—all while keeping her ice cream business top of mind. Now 18 years old now, Connor is a Bosto- nian born and raised. She grew up playing competitive junior squash, baking, and she also plays the viola and harp. She made her ice cream dreams a reality and began of- ficially selling her ice cream in January of 2016. However, Grace has been crafting fla- vors for years prior—she received her first ice cream machine at age 8. What makes Little G so special, aside from its awe-inspiring, industrious young found- er, is the crafting of the product itself. A small operation, initially run only by Grace herself, everything is made from scratch. EVERYTHING. From the base of the ice cream, down to each and every mix-in in- gredient: from fudge brownies and caramel © Hundred-to-One LLC 2017. All rights reserved.