Ice Cream Equipment / June 21, 2018 / Bella Hyman
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.
Testing criteria. We tested eight widely available ice cream makers under $100 and evaluated each for the quality of the finished ice cream and sorbet, how long the canister or disk stayed cold, ease of use, and noise (listed in order of importance). Winners and also-rans. As we found out after testing eight machines (six electric and two manual), despite design similarities, there were performance differences. For some, the canisters just couldn’t stay cold long enough, resulting in a softer, sometimes sloppy ice cream. For others, the machine incorporated too much air into the mixture, in some cases creating ice cream with the consistency of frozen whipped cream. After making batch upon batch of plain vanilla ice cream, vanilla with crushed Oreos, and lemon sorbet, the four machines featured below stood out as our favorite choices.