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Air-Cooled vs. Water-Cooled Ice Cream Machines: Which Is Right for You?

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Whether batch freezers or soft-serve dispensers, ice cream machines work by transferring heat from the ice cream mix to freeze it. This heat is then removed from the machine using either air or water. Let’s delve into the key differences between air-cooled and water-cooled ice cream machines.

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Choosing the Perfect Soft Serve Machine: Boost Profits in Cafés, Restaurants, and Ice Cream Shops

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Whether you run a bustling café, trendy food truck, high-end restaurant, or ice cream shop, incorporating soft-serve ice cream into your offerings can boost profits and brand appeal. However, selecting the right equipment is crucial. At Slices Concession, we simplify this decision-making process to guide you to the best soft-serve machine for your business needs.

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What is Vanilla Powder? Real vs. Fake Vanilla

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First we want to thank Singing Dog Vanilla for providing this incredible information.  So, what is vanilla powder? The popular definition of Vanilla Powder has evolved since our company started. When we first entered the vanilla business in 2004, Vanilla Powder was a vanilla flavored sugar or dextrose. This was used for sprinkling on coffee or as a dusting for pastries.  Often the vanilla flavor itself did not come from real vanilla. Some vanilla powders on the market today do have flavoring that is derived from real vanilla but they are using another, non-vanilla base, or bulking agent. Searching the term “vanilla powder” on...

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Spotlight: Global Refrigeration

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  We sat down with Marty from Global Refrigeration. Preciously the marketing director at Ralph Lauren, he decided to switch gears into the refrigeration industry . Since then, he has been selling high quality refrigeration units for the Global.  Global Refrigeration is the worldwide industry leader in manufacturing American made refrigeration products. They use the historically successful Kelvinator design. When recommending products to customers, Marty says there is a plethora to choose from. From the previously mentioned Kelvinator designed units, Global Refrigeration features units with patents that no other competitor has. They have great dipping, merchandising, and hardening cabinets. Buying...

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Chapel Tavern

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We sat down with Sean from Chapel Tavern, a popular bar in Reno, Nevada that specializes in artisan frozen cocktail drinks and features the cult classic, frose. Chapel Tavern is currently using a Taylor 430 that was purchased from Slices Concession. Their frose recipe uses a selection of wine from Jenny Francois, who is an all natural wine maker based in Reno. One full batch of frose features 9 liters of wine and is able to make 80 8 oz. servings. This is a great example of the profit you can make using the frose machine which Sean says has...

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