Why Sell Frozen Lemonade?
To keep it simple, frozen lemonade is a very inexpensive product to sell. People absolutely love a refreshing drink on a hot day, & the profit margins of this particular drink are high. Also, keep in mind that there is no shortage of the ingredients you need, nor is it difficult to find at your local grocery store or supermarket.
When it comes to selling frozen desserts, you can easily sell a 12 Oz cup of frozen lemonade for $4 to $5 and your costs of making it will be under 10 cents per cup. It's easy to increase profits, since these products have very high profit margins.
Let us tell you a little story: In 2017 we attended the International Independent Showmen's Association (I.I.S.A.) convention in Gibsonton, Florida where we decided to showcase our commercial lemonade machines, and the capacity to produce some of the most exquisite and refreshing frozen lemonade. Concessionaires and carnival goers alike would all stop by our booth in amazement to see just how frozen beverage machines work. We showcased a Taylor 430 & 340 machine and we got great vibes from the crowd and a curiosity on how to serve and prepare frozen lemonade.
What Are The Sales Numbers?
Total Costs: $6.31
-Numbers are based on 3 gallon batches
Total Profit: $121.69
-32 cups x 12 Oz = 3 Gallons
How To Make Frozen Lemonade?
Keep in mind that you can serve frozen lemonade any way you choose and can even add toppings and fresh fruits to offer variety choices to your customers. For example: you can add fresh strawberries, mango purées, iced tea, etc.
- 1 Gallon (3.8 liters) of water
- 1.5 lbs. of sugar
- 0.62 liters (21 Oz) of lemon juice
All you need to do is make sugar water & add lemon juice. This is done by heating the sugar and water in a container on a stove or microwave until the sugar dissolves into the water. After this is done, you mix the lemon juice into it. This makes about 5.7 liters (1.5 Gallons) of product mix.
Why Do I Need Commercial Grade Machines?
A commercial grade lemonade machine is necessary for 3 reasons:
Quality & Temperature Control
On a very hot day coolers, bags of ice, & temperature controlling containers won't be enough to keep your product at a temperature that customers expect it to be on a hot day. A frozen drink machine is designed to be constantly cooled by a water/air system and has a barrel that is constantly refilling, cooling, & mixing the product for consistency between the first and last cup you serve.
High Volume Production
Selling a pitcher of fresh squeezed lemonade here and there is good when you're a 5 year old at the neighborhood street corner but when you have an established business with a frozen dessert operation, you need to be able to produce high quantities. The more your product satisfies a customer's needs the more demand you will have and the more customers will come to your venue for your product. The commercial-grade frozen lemonade machines are made with such durable materials that they are designed for a constant production of high volume product without losing its taste, texture, or coolness.
When you account for all the costs that you would have to pay if you didn't have a machine (like extra labor, extra bowls & pitchers, ice to keep the product cool) you can see very clearly that having a high volume machine can save you lots of money in the long run and can, therefore, increase profits.
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