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Ice Cream Machines 101

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TYPES OF ICE CREAM MAKERS: SLICES CONCESSION USEFUL ICE CREAM MACHINE GUIDES  1. Single or Three Phase Machine  Depending on your building, choosing a single or three phase machine is imperative. Single phase electrical outlets are found in every building and can be used by anyone. In contrast, only some buildings are equipped to handle a three phased outlet that is more efficient.  2. Air Cooled vs Water Cooled Another one of our FAQ's regarding types of ice cream makers. Water cooled machines run smoother, freeze quicker, and are more efficient than their air cooled counterparts. In contrast, air cooled machines are ideal in...

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How To Buy The Right Soft Serve Machine For Your Ice Cream Shop: Machine Options You Should Consider

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Finding quality information about soft serve ice cream machines is difficult, especially when you are just starting out. This post will answer many FAQ's when deciding whether to buy a soft serve ice cream machine and which one is best for your shop. Before exploring the different machine options, consider the following: What type of product you want to sell What technology or controls over the product you need How much space you have to work with in your restaurant or venue What is your projected sales/demand  Ice Cream Machine Options: 1. Air Cooled vs Water Cooled One of the benefits of an...

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Scoop School: Smokey Ice Cream and using flavor extracts

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 In this segment of Scoop School, Mr. C talks about the use of other industries' flavor extracts to boost the flavor of ice cream. In this video, he uses the extract Liquid Smoke to create a Campfire & S'mores flavored ice cream.  Mr. C talks about the use of extracts in ice cream recipes and how you wouldn't want to use too much. Your extract should never be the base or the main taste in the batch. In a 4-gallon batch of base Mr. C only added about 2 tbsp of extract to heighten the flavor. Extracts are very dense...

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Things to Consider When Shopping For Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt Machines

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  When an entrepreneur starts planning for their frozen yogurt shop's success, there are many factors to consider. Such as raising capital, location, promotion, ensuring quality service, & machinery/equipment. While all of these aspects are important, some mistakes are easier to correct than others. One of the most important areas to avoid mistakes in is that of industrial ice cream and frozen yogurt machinery & equipment. New & seasoned buyers alike should ask questions about pricing, self or full service, electrical requirements, minimum clearance, serving volume, total costs over its lifespan, & technical aspects of machines. We recommend people do their...

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Scoop School: The Novelty of Ice Cream Windows

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Do customers really want to see how their ice cream is made? Yes! They do. Mr. C of scoop school suggests giving your customers access to the ice cream making process especially if you have the ease of using batch freezers. The process is very fun for customers and people love to see where their food comes from. If your business is not in a position to give customers access to this sight, there are other alternatives. Mr. C suggests using a live stream that can portray the ice cream making process, as well as having content videos on a...

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