Ice Cream Equipment / June 21, 2018 / Ashlynn Havens.
The model above is a triple tower but you can get single towers that can be placed in strategic locations in your shop so they are easy for your employees to handle. You can find all manner of cone dispensers online and offline in ice cream supply shops. You can also get them online from manufacturers or brokers who sell brands like DISPENSE-RITE and Providence for regular cones and brands like Furui for waffle cone dispensers.
Buy wholesale ingredients and supplies, such as cups, napkins and spoons, from a restaurant supply distributor. You can save money on equipment and furniture by browsing print and online-classified ads or buying quality, used items. Whenever possible, purchase the toppings and ingredients for your frozen yogurt locally to save on transportation costs.
At the end of the freezing cycle (25 to 30 minutes, depending upon the quantity of the recipe), the ice cream will be frozen, but not as firm as you would like. You transfer the ice cream to an airtight container and put it in your refrigerator's freezer compartment for two to three hours. The unit I have used most is the single-bowl Model CIM-20 Cuisinart, which is pictured on this page. It makes up to one and one-half quarts of ice cream, sorbet or frozen yogurt, and I recommend it. It is not terribly noisy, but remember that it will be on continuously for up to a half hour, so if noise bothers you, take it in a room where you can shut the door and let it do its thing without getting on your nerves. If you planned on listening to music or watching television while it runs, I'd definitely put it in a different room.
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.