Ice Cream Equipment / June 21, 2018 / Halle Cowart
Ice Cream, accounting for a whopping 87% of frozen dessert sales, traditional ice cream is a must-have for your restaurant dessert menu. So what exactly makes soft serve different from hard ice cream? Aside from the obvious difference in texture, the preparation is altered as well (contributing to the difference in product). At the time of freezing, soft serve ice cream preparation introduces air, giving it the lighter, softer texture. Be sure to take advantage of bulk discount prices by storing any hard ice cream in your Metalfrio Chest Freezer. Remember that most hard ice cream suppliers require storage at -20 degrees, and your standard walk-in usually ranges from 0 to -10, so investing in a chest freezer is essential for proper storage.
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.