Ice Cream Equipment / June 21, 2018 / Bella Hyman.
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.
Ice Cream Dipping Cabinets. If you order ice cream in cartons for your ice cream shop, you will need a high quality cabinet that will prevent ice cream from melting as you scoop it out from customer to customer. These ice cream dipping cabinets may have sliding doors that are opened and closed when ice cream needs to be scooped, or they may have an open air cooler that uses high powered fans to circulate cold air while you are scooping ice cream. You may also need to invest in an ice cream freezer or cooler for ice cream storage.
Offer customers the option to buy a take-out container of frozen yogurt. Some people won't have time to stop and eat their yogurt right in your shop, while others will simply want to buy some frozen yogurt to take home. You can likely purchase ice cream containers of various sizes to package to-go orders from the same supplier you use for your napkins, cups and spoons.
Refrigerated ice cream topping rails: These combination units boast topping rails that are convenient for syrup jars and topping containers, while having either a dipping cabinet or storage base underneath. The topping rails are constructed of durable stainless steel, making them easy to clean after a busy night, and the unit features a flip-lid design, so you can scoop your ice cream and smother it with delicious toppings without having to walk to another station. These handy cabinets are perfect for nearly any ice cream parlor or restaurant.