Choosing a Frozen Dessert Machine

Deciding to offer frozen desserts at your restaurant or store is an easy decision, however, choosing the right machine can be a little more difficult.

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Electro Freeze has some tips to help you choose the right frozen dessert machine for your business. There are a variety of machines, so we should be able to help you find the perfect machine for you. There are some things that you need to consider.

For example, not every machine is good for every frozen dessert. For example, a soft-serve machine would not work if you wanted to serve Italian ice or gelato. Make sure you have the machine that is designed for the product you want to offer.

What Goes In Determines What Comes Out

Regardless of what machine you buy, the end product will be determined by what ingredients or mixes you put into the machine. If you put ice cream mix in a cocktail machine, you’ll get ice cream, it just won’t be ice cream you’d want to serve to anyone. It’s not going to look right and may not even be mixed correctly.

Along with the mixture, there are other variables that determine the end product. The machines blend at different speeds, freeze at different temperatures, add different amounts of air, and other factors to create the frozen dessert it was designed for. Just like other areas of your business, the right tool is needed to do the job correctly.

Frozen Dessert Options

Frozen Yogurt & Soft Serve Ice Cream

Soft serve ice cream and yogurt are similar in their creation and dispensing. Both frozen desserts are created from liquid ice cream or yogurt that is frozen in the machine. They are served into a cup or a cone once the product is ready. The machine blends the mix at a certain speed, at a particular temperature, adding air to the liquid. This air is what makes it become the ice cream or yogurt we think of.

Electro Freeze has a variety of soft serve and frozen yogurt machines to help you get the right one.

Frozen Beverages

A nice frozen beverage on a hot day…sounds good, huh? Our machines can serve frozen margaritas, non-alcoholic slushes, smoothies, and more. You’ll need to decide if your beverages are going to be carbonated or not to help choose the right machine for the job. The carbonation is added by the machines, so it’s a different process. A higher-end machine creates smaller ice crystals, creating a smoother product.

Most frozen beverage machines are smaller than ice cream machines, so they take up less room in your business. Keep in mind, these machines are only used for frozen beverages, you cannot make ice cream in them.

Frozen Custard

Custard is getting more popular across the country. This creamy, smooth dessert is more decadent than ice cream and is made with a different machine. The custard isn’t served directly into a cup or cone, it empties into a dipping cabinet. The custard machine uses a rotating barrel to churn the dessert, as opposed to the big paddle in an ice cream machine.

Make sure you have a custard machine if that is what you want to serve. We want you to offer the best product you can, so use the right equipment.

Gelato Ice Cream

Gelato is an Italian ice cream that is softer and shinier than typical soft serve. It uses less milk fat and is usually served at a warmer temperature than American ice cream. Gelato is made in a batch freezer and you can modify it as it is churning.

Electro Freeze has different gelato machines for your particular needs.

Choose the Right Machine

Once you know what frozen dessert you want to serve, you have some other decisions to make. These options will help you determine the machine that you need. Some of these variables include:

  • Volume
  • Demand
  • Capacity
  • Number of Flavors Offered
  • Space Available
  • Mobile or Permanent Location
  • Water-, Air-, or Remote-Cooled
  • Gravity Fed or Pressurized

As you can see there are a lot of factors that go into deciding which machine is best for your operation. Contact Electro Freeze to learn more about our products. We’re happy to help you find the right frozen dessert machine for your business.