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What Type of Base Should I Use To Make Amazing Gelatos?

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Finding out what type of base to use to make your gelatos is the most important part. In this post we'll explore the different types of bases you can use & what the pros & cons of each is. The Different Types Of Gelato Bases: Powdered Bases Powdered bases are easy to use & gelato ingredient manufacturers usually have a wide variety of flavors & types of bases. Some powdered bases are complete, where you only add water or milk to the product. They will even include the flavoring as well where all you have to do is open the...

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Top 5 Tips To Make Your Ice Cream Shop Profitable

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When opening a new ice cream shop it can feel overwhelming. There's so much to do & so much to figure out before you start taking care of customers. although this isn't a comprehensive list, these tips will steer you in the right direction. Tip 1: Use Natural Ingredients To Make Your Products Using natural flavors not only makes your product taste better, but it's usually cheaper. For example: adding a half jar of real peanut butter to your base mix is much cheaper than using peanut butter flavoring & it gives your ice cream a better flavor. This can be used for chocolates,...

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Should I Buy A Single Phase Or Three Phase Ice Cream Machine?

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- Haz Clic Aquí para Español - Deciding between buying a single phase ice cream machine or a three phase is a common, yet important, question customers ask. With anything you buy, you always need to weigh out the pros and cons of each. Each option is better suited for  a specific situation. Some machine models are only available in one option. In this post we explore all of the above concerns. What Is The Difference Between A Single Phase & a Three Phase?  Single Phase: Single phase can be compared to a highway that is single lane. The highway provides a...

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How To Winterize & Prepare Your Frozen Dessert Machine For The Winter Season

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When a water cooled ice cream machine is in an environment where it may be exposed to below freezing temperatures, it needs to be "winterized" to prevent damage. Winterizing is the process of removing water from a machines water coils. Water that is left in a machine and exposed to freezing temperatures will freeze, expand, and burst the coils. This Video is a great example of the damage caused to a machine by not winterizing it. *** We recommend you have a certified technician do any adjustments or changes to machinery and always be careful because electricity can be dangerous & cause harm. How...

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Choosing An Air Cooled Ice Cream Machine 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. Joseph Kearns, Slices Concession Co-Owner, shows...

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