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Scoop School: The Novelty of Ice Cream Windows

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Do customers really want to see how their ice cream is made? Yes! They do. Mr. C of scoop school suggests giving your customers access to the ice cream making process especially if you have the ease of using batch freezers. The process is very fun for customers and people love to see where their food comes from. If your business is not in a position to give customers access to this sight, there are other alternatives. Mr. C suggests using a live stream that can portray the ice cream making process, as well as having content videos on a...

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Scoop School: Building Brand Equity

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Building brand equity can be as simple as a straw. Scoop School gives us the rundown on how to build brand equity with your business' inventory.  Brand equity is conveying a consistent and concise message to your customers through logos, branding, and/or merchandising. This message encourages your customer to identify with your brand in unmarked objects. For example, we all have come to love Baskin-Robbins ice cream, but there's a reason we can't see pink straws without thinking of them first. This is because Baskin-Robbins has built a reinforced message with their pink straws and matching spoons to remind their...

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Scoop School: The Best Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream Recipe🥧

Posted by Destini Miller on

Mr. C of Scoop School demonstrates how to make the best pumpkin pie ice cream at your ice cream shop/cafe.  Ingredients: 2.5 gal. 12% Frozen Custard Mix 2 oz. Pure Vanilla Extract 28 oz. Pumpkin Puree 1.8 oz Pumpkin Pie Spice  . Recipe: In a large mixing bowl, combine custard mix, vanilla extract, pumpkin puree, and pumpkin spice.  Mix generously. Run your mixture through your frozen custard machine (or you can use a batch freezer for a much denser product!) Layer with crushed graham crackers.  ... Your final product will be heavenly hard ice cream that'll sell well after Thanksgiving.🦃...

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Scoop School: Why you shouldn't put ice cream mix in a soft serve machine.

Posted by Destini Miller on

 In this segment of Scoop School, Mr. C addresses the importance of knowing the butter to fat ratio in your ice cream mix. Understanding the fat content will help to eliminate waste and eliminate you from making a sub-standard product. Your standard ice cream mix probably has anywhere from 2% to 12% fat content. When this mix is ran through your used soft serve ice cream machine, the barrel churns, freezes, and scrapes the contents to create the wonderful soft serve you dispense. But what happens when you use a premium mix (with about 14% fat content) in a traditional...

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Scoop School: Rosette Caps

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  In this segment of Scoop School, Mr. C introduces Rosette Caps. What are they? They're the small plastic, often star-shaped, caps that attach onto the bottom of the spigot. When product is dispensed from the soft serve ice cream machine, it come out in a tube shape that you would have to manually layer and swirl before serving (similar to Dairy Queen's soft serve). Rosette Caps give it a more traditional rigged soft serve look your customers are likely used to.  Does it need to cleaned? Yes! Although its small, its a very important piece that can very easily...

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