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Scoop School: Is weighing your ice cream really better?

Posted by Destini Miller on

What makes a good scoop of ice cream? Is it the amount of ice cream or the amount of toppings? Neither is that important in the grand scheme of things. What makes a good scoop is a friendly employee correctly portioning how much ice cream to give you without giving you too little or too much. The greatest challenge with this is the risk of portion complications. Mr. C of scoop school suggests that portioning and weighing the ice cream before serving takes the novelty away from the experience. Sure, customers are there to buy delicious ice cream, but what...

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9 fun facts about ice cream

Posted by Slices Concession on

Ice Cream Facts: 1. NYC   The first ice cream parlor opened in the United States in 1776 in New York City. 2. World War Two  Towards the end of World War Two, the US Navy repurposed a refrigerated concrete barge to make ice cream for troops. The barge could hold 2000 gallons of ice cream and made 10 gallons every 7 minutes. After the war ended, the popularity of ice cream soared partially due to the troops' love of ice cream.  3. National Ice Cream Month In 1984, President Ronald Reagan declared July as National Ice Cream Month and...

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Scoop School: How to Make Pumpkin Tarts with ICE CREAM

Posted by Destini Miller on

 In this episode, Scoop School shares the secret recipe for super tasty pumpkin ice cream pie.  Mr. C shares a few tips before getting started. First, the pies work best if frozen, so place them in the freezer overnight before use. 🥧 Next, use caramel topping to create a thin layer on the bottom and sides of the pie. This will help seal up any holes in the pie crust, as well as prevent it from crumbling.  Next, place your pies in a blast freezer for about ten minutes. Blast freezers work well for this recipe because they are compact,...

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Build People & Deliver Joy - Learn more about Frozen Dessert Supplies

Posted by Joe Kearns on

In 2008, Tim Porter opened a gelato shop called “Gelato Freeze”. He had one dream: to givepeople, especially teenagers, the opportunity to make money and start their lives. Tragically,the financial crisis hit shortly after and he had to close his shop. Determined to find a way tohelp the young people in his town, he decided to turn this setback into an opportunity.Running a gelato shop taught Tim exactly how hard it was to get supplies. From this struggle,Frozen Dessert Supplies was born! Frozen Dessert Supplies has stayed true to our original goal, and has refined it into an officialpurpose; Build...

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Scoop School: Preflavoring Ice Cream Mix

Posted by Destini Miller on

It may be hard to know if pre flavoring your mix before running it through your used ice cream machine is a good idea. Will it make the product taste better? Will it be just as consistent? There's a couple things to consider when learning how to flavor ice cream. First, its important to note the kind of vanilla you’re using. This will greatly affect the consistency of your product depending on what type of vanilla you're using for pre- flavoring. For vanilla extracts, they take a while to mature with the ice cream so it may be in your best...

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