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Frozen Dessert Industry & Machine Articles — Emery Thompson

Common Pitfalls When Installing Ice-Cream Machines on a Food Truck

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Thinking about starting a mobile ice cream business? While the ice cream truck has become a fixture of American summertimes for decades there are important considerations frequently overlooked when it comes to installing ice cream truck equipment. Common pitfalls when installing an ice cream machine can be the lack of electrical power inside the vehicle, insufficient storage, or simply the lack of space to operate comfortably. Q & A With Jeremy Adams (Prestige Food Trucks) In an effort to help you avoid these common mistakes we reached out to Jeremy Adams, Founding Partner & Creator of Opportunities at Prestige Food...

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9 fun facts about ice cream

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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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Choosing An Air Cooled Vs A Water Cooled Ice Cream Machine

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- Haz Clic Aquí Para Español - Water Cooled or Air Cooled?   When you're deciding to add ice cream machines to your current business or starting a new frozen desserts business, one of the first things to consider is the kind of product you want to serve and the type of machine that best suits that need. All ice cream machines from batch freezers to soft-serve machines, work by transferring heat away from the ice cream mix and freezing it in the process. The transferred heat is removed from the machine by either a water or air based system. Check out the difference between...

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Join The Slices Cone Competition Today!

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   Contest Rules Videos must be submitted to Slices Concession via email by September 1st! State the name of your store, the brand and the model machine you're using, and of course our hashtags. Make the tallest cone you can. The cone must stand for 10 seconds after soft serve has left machine. Visibly measure and show in the video the tracing of the product from beginning to end. Inches from cone, base, or cup do not count. Post on all store social media accounts using the hashtags  #slicesconecomp & #yougotconed Must be following us on all social media. Nominate...

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Spotlight: Tony's Daiquiri and Vape

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We sat down with Tamara Saba from Tony’s Daiquiri and Vape in Bernice, Louisiana. “We had daiquiris before, so getting new machines was a way to add new flavors,” says Saba. “We serve alcoholic frozen drinks and now feature a lot more flavors.” They feature flavors such as strawberry, margarita, hurricane, and watermelon to name a few. The public’s response has been extremely positive, with a favorite flavor being suicide. “Everyone loves it,” says Saba. She also has advice for restaurants starting up during this time. “Be careful, make sure you keep cleaning. Make sure you are going through the...

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