Ice Cream Equipment / June 21, 2018 / Halle Cowart
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.
Develop a menu of items to sell. Your featured product will be frozen yogurt, typically vanilla-flavored, with the option for customers to add toppings, such as honey, granola, candies, fruit, flavored syrups, sprinkles or even edible flower petals. In addition, you can sell shakes, parfaits and smoothies made from your frozen yogurt. Purchase a commercial soft-serve frozen yogurt machine from such supplier as Taylor Company, Stoelting or Acana Northeast. A machine made for home or casual use won't hold up to the demands of your business. If your yogurt shop is located in a large storefront or you plan to offer several flavors, buy more than one machine.