Ice Cream Equipment / June 22, 2018 / Gwendolyn Shin
Freezer Types. Gelato cabinets and ice cream dipping cabinets are pretty common freezer choices, but they vary slightly. True gelato cabinets present gelato in trays in a display case, whereas ice cream is often displayed in tubs. Since gelato is served and stored at a warmer temperature, gelato cabinets are designed to accommodate this. If you serve ice cream out of a gelato cabinet or vice versa, you will probably find yourself serving your product at the wrong consistency. You don’t want to get a reputation for serving melted ice cream or hard-as-a-rock gelato, so it’s best to serve each item from their respective cabinets.
What’s the difference between an ice cream dipper and spade? An ice cream dipper is the same as a traditional scooper. You simply reach into your freezer and scoop out perfectly portioned amounts. A spade, on the other hand, comes in handy when your ice cream tub is running low. You can use the spade to scrape the sides of the container to retrieve excess ice cream, so none will go to waste. It also works well for packing ice cream.