Ice Cream Equipment / June 21, 2018 / Alana Loyd.
Lighter in texture and containing fewer calories, soft-serve frozen yogurt is an alternative to ice cream, sorbet or gelato. This treat can be bought from grocery stores, some restaurants or specialty shops. Yogurt shops focus on selling soft-serve frozen yogurt along with various toppings and mix-ins, plus items such as soft-serve frozen yogurt shakes and smoothies. If you are looking to start a food business, opening a frozen yogurt shop may be the perfect venture.
When using an opendisplay freezer, always be sure to store your products below the freezer line. This may result in a freezer that doesn’t quite reach its storage capacity, but the products will remain colder, fresher, and tastier for guests. Below is a chart to break down the differences between ice cream, gelato, frozen yogurt, and sorbet. Determining the differences between these products will help you decide what you'd like to sell, and therefore, what sort of freezer is best for you.
If you leaf through an ice cream recipe collection, you will notice that there are many different ways to make ice cream, i.e., cooked mixtures and uncooked mixtures, recipes with and without eggs, recipes calling for whole milk, half-and-half or heavy cream, or combinations. Even though most of the fun in this whole experience is in the eating, a lot of the fun - for the cook, anyway-is in experimenting with recipes. Once I found my favorite vanilla ice cream, for instance, it became my base recipe for most of the fresh fruit ice creams I make like peach, raspberry and strawberry.
Frozen Yogurt (or Froyo). More tart in flavor. Made with milk rather than cream, which lowers fat content. Contains active cultures which can help with digestive health. Sorbet. Low in calories and fat. Made by blending and freezing sweetened water with fruit puree. Dairy-free.