Ice Cream Machine / June 21, 2018 / Heaven Carrera
Gravity vs Pressure-Fed, Gravity soft serve machines use gravity to transfer soft serve mix through feed tubes into the freezing cylinder whereas pressure-fed machines use a pump to transfer the mix from the hopper to the freezing cylinder. Generally, pressurized machines are used for high volume use. A pressurized soft serve ice cream machine produces a higher overrun (amount of product resulting from the amount of air whipped into the mix). Gravity machines tend to be less expensive and easier to operate and clean, while pressure-fed machines can control the overrun air more efficiently.
It’s just like regular ice cream–with a few big differences. In England, they often call it Mr. Whippy. In parts of Europe, it’s known as American ice cream. Parts of Vermont refer to it as Creemee. But anywhere it’s eaten, people can tell you it tastes good.