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Scoop School: Thoroughly hydrating your mix

Posted by Destini Miller on

 In this segment of scoop school, we learn how to properly hydrate ice cream powder, frozen yogurt powder, custard powder, and more before running it through our batch freezers. Why is this important? When mixing product, powder, and toppings into a base you have to let the product hydrate with the liquid. This hydration process brings the flavor to the surface. Without this step, the powder will not have time to properly hydrate and will not dissolve. Your product will have a much duller taste without this step as well. You will see this when you go to pour mix...

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Scoop School: How to Roll the PERFECT Waffle Cone

Posted by Destini Miller on

Mr. C of Scoop School gives us the 411 on how to roll a waffle cone. They're simple, quick, and easy to make; plus they make your entire shop smell like a bakery! To start this fun process, you'll need a good batch of mix. In a large mixing bowl, pour in cold water first, and then gradually add your waffle mix until you get a consistent thick batter. It should resemble that of thick pancake mix.  Once your equipment is at the appropriate temperature (approx. 370℉), spoon a quarter cup onto the center of the hot plate. Let the...

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Spotlight: Global Refrigeration

Posted by Priya Brantley on

  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

Posted by Priya Brantley on

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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Spotlight: KC Wine Co.

Posted by Priya Brantley on

Slices Concession sat down with Kirk Berggren from KC Wine Co. Vineyard and Winery. They are a popular vineyard located in Olathe, KS. They are an avid buyer of machines from Slices Concession. What got Kirk into the wine industry is actually a funny story. The lease on their pumpkin patch had expired, and the piece of new land that they found ironically had a vineyard on it.  Instead of getting rid of the grapes, they decided to keep them and start their own vineyard! This all happened in 2014, they opened a year later in 2015. They feature a...

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