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Scoop School: Proprietary "cRaZy" Menu Products

Posted by Destini Miller on

 Scoop School gives us tips on putting nontraditional items on your ice cream menu. Your menu board should be as simplistic as possible. You don't want to draw customers in just to make them read! 👎 With that being said, you don't want too many words. And with nontraditional menu items, you'll need to explain to your customer what it is. If your menu is composed of a bunch of random ice cream puns to create your menu, you may find your customers are more confused than intrigued.  This is because without some sort of picture or paragraph for reference,...

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Vanilla Extract or Artificial Vanilla?

Posted by Joe Kearns on

Thank you to Singing Dog Vanilla for this incredible information. Do you know the difference between Mexican vanilla, pure vanilla extract, artificial vanilla flavor or other vanilla options available?  If you use vanilla in your business, you’ve probably researched available vanilla products but found it difficult to determine if you are comparing similar items.  This short tutorial will help you evaluate various products.     Pure Vanilla Extract Pure Vanilla Extract (Ingredients: Water; Alcohol; Vanilla Bean Extractives) Vanilla Extract is defined by the FDA in CFR 21, part 169. It must be extracted from no less than 13.35 ounces of...

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Scoop School: Preventative Maintenance âť„

Posted by Destini Miller on

 In this segment of Scoop School we get some insight on how to prevent weathering from damaging our machines during an off season.  In the colder months, your ice cream sales may see a slight decrease. You don't want your used ice cream machines or your batch freezers to experience maintenance issue from simple overlooked things such as standing water. Standing water in the machine can freeze during your winter season, especially if they're not being actively used. Scoop School suggests getting in contact with your manufacturer at the beginning of the winter season, and at the end of the...

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Scoop School: Plating your menu like a Pro

Posted by Destini Miller on

 Down seasons are the best times to revamp your shop's menu. This could mean adding more vibrant pictures to your menu board, more signage in the dining room, or another batch freezer in the kitchen.  If you're currently experiencing down time, Scoop School suggests some way to make changes to your shop that can enhance the experience for your customers. Plating is a major component in the ice cream universe. Its essentially how your product is being presented to the world. Many ice cream shops take the traditional route and use commercial plastic cups to display and serve their products. There...

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Spotlight: Break-A-Whey

Posted by Priya Brantley on

Break-A-Whey is a new product was started by Jeff Kulis. It is an all natural high protein frozen yogurt. It has a unique and new outtake on how to have a great nutrition with great taste, as well as being healthy. He looked to replace the traditional ice cream being served. Break-A-Whey is an all natural alternative, especially to facilities where health is paramount. Break-A-Whey was created to fit into the nutritional needs of of kids, athletes, recovering patients, and of course the average individual who wants to treat themselves without feeling guilty. Break-A-Whey is manufactured in Saugatuck, Michigan by...

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