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What Is Overrun & Why Does It Matter When Making Soft Serve Ice Cream?

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What Is Overrun? Overrun is the percentage of ice cream that is air incorporated in the product during the freezing process to expand & make more product with less materials. For example, when you make hard ice cream with an overrun of 30% that means that you have expanded the product by 30%. Here's another example: 1 gallon of hard ice cream mix will produce 1.3 gallons of finished hard ice cream mix. A gravity fed pump machine usually has a 25% -35% overrun versus a pressurized machine yields about 65% or more. If you want to produce premium quality...

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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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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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Tiago's Tacos

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Slices Concession had the pleasure of providing a quality used frozen drink machine to Tiago's Tacos. They are now the owners of one of the most popular models Taylor brand has to offer, the Taylor 430. This countertop model has proven to be incredibly profitable in numerous establishments. Being a counter top model, it is excellent for food trucks, such as Tiagos. Tiagos Tacos is a taco truck with three locations in Miami. They serve tacos, burritos, and other Mexican delicacies with some added zest. Named after their son Tiago, their popularity has grown exponentially. Tiago's Tacos contacted us to...

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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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