In this episode of Scoop School, Mr. C addresses the pros and cons of having shake collars. Let's dive right in.
What are shake collars? They come in a variety of textures but Scoop School spotlights stainless steel shake collars for this video. You simply fill your standard 16 oz cup with custard, soft ice cream, frozen yogurt, etc. and sprinkle in your desired toppings. The steel collar fits into the top of the cup and acts as a splash guard during mixing.
What are the pros? This tool allows you to mix product directly into the cup without splashing product all over the workspace. This will be very important if you're in the middle of a lunch rush. Another benefit is it's visual aesthetic. The collar allows the employee to top the product past the lip of the cup; creating a dome shape of product.
What are the cons? The steel collars can cost up to $30 each at your local retailer. For an average-volume shop you'll need plenty of these collars to keep up with your volume. Having multiple collars on hand is the best option but not the most economically suitable. Of course you could reuse the same collar constantly, but this will require around-the-clock cleaning of your equipment which you may not have time to do during a rush.
An alternative is a plastic dome lid with a large opening at the top. This allows for you to spend less on equipment, and you get the same result. Your toppings will be perfectly blended into your product much like a Dairy Queen ® Blizzard.
🍦Special thanks to Scoop School for the lesson provided.🍦
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