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Frozen Dessert Industry & Machine Articles — frozen beverage

Icicle Tricycle

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We interviewed the successful frozen dessert cart company, Icicle Tricycle. With clients using their carts, for boardwalks, weddings, and have even been featured on the hit show, Shark Tank. We spoke to Ryan Hashagen, who started the ice cream cart company very young, while he was still in high school! “During the last twenty years, I’ve become a business consultant to our clients,” says Hashagen. “While we work with national and corporate brands, we also pride ourselves on working with small businesses that are just starting up.” What got Hashagen into the industry was being able to help inspire and...

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Nuttin' But The Best!

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Nut butter is a great way to enhance the flavor of your ice cream. It's also a wonderful way to add the natural benefit of nutrients. This is particularly great because there is such a vast range of flavors such as pistachio, a popular fan favorite that has proven to be hugely successful. Other kinds of nut butter you can use as an additional ingredient peanut butter, macadamia nut, cashew nut, as well as almond butter.  With nut butter you will need about 100%-150% to every gram of ice cream mix used. With the addition of nut butter, you can...

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Lotus Energy Drinks

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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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Waterfront Concerts

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We sat down with Ian Palmer from Waterfront Concerts, a prominent music venue with multiple locations in New England. Ian got his start in the frozen drink industry when he worked for Waterfront Concerts in both their Maine and Rhode Island locations, before working for their location in Massachusetts. They were serving frozen margaritas at these locations that were extremely popular. Ian's favorite part is how happy frozen drinks make venue goers, especially during the summertime months. He also mentions how serving frozen drinks has vastly improved their turnout.  Waterfront Concerts started their buying journey with Slices Concession when the...

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