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Scoop School: Proprietary "cRaZy" Menu Products

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 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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Scoop School: Store Bought Ingredients in Ice Cream Recipesđź›’

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Getting creative in the ice cream business is essential for keeping clientele. By serving nontraditional and original recipes in your ice cream store, you offer a product your customers can get nowhere else. This is how you start bringing in the dough.   However, you may find yourself in the grocery store one day searching for new ingredients to put in your ice cream. You stumble across something like peanut butter and think “an original PB and banana sundae”. Now while this may sound tempting and adventurous, you may want to think twice about just using any store-bought ingredient in your ice cream...

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Scoop School: Preventative Maintenance âť„

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 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: How to PORTION like a PRO âś”

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 Mr. C gives us his best portion control advice.  Traditional shops use multiple size "scoopers" to portion their product. What will happen from time to time is employees get confused and improperly portion a scoop. This slight mistake can cause your customer to feel cheated and not want to return. Scoop School gives us suggestions on how to combat this issue by using only one portion size for your entire menu. By using only one size portion scoop, you can base your entire menu around this size. For example, Mr. C uses a 3 oz scooper for product. This means...

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Scoop School: How to prevent toppings from getting all over the place

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 In this episode of Scoop School, we get the rundown on how to dispense our toppings without getting bits and pieces all over the counter. For ice cream makers, this is a very agitating issue that can make your work station look filthy. Not to mention if you accidentally get bits of topping into your puree or ice cream you've cross contaminated your inventory.  A simple solution is to use a plastic cup with a detachable dome-shaped lid. Store your toppings in the cup for easy mess-free dispensing. When you're ready to dispense, the toppings (sprinkles, nuts, etc) effortlessly fall...

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