Ice Cream, Gelato and Soft-Serve Makers and Freezers

Frozen dessert equipment may produce and/or store a variety of frozen products, including ice cream, custard, yogurt and sorbet.

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Frozen dessert equipment dispenses ice cream, custard, yogurt and sorbet. Depending on the unit, these may produce and/or store a variety of products, including soft-serve desserts in single, twin twist or two separate flavors as well as shakes and ice cream cones. The main pieces of frozen dessert equipment include soft-serve machines, batch freezers and dipping cabinets.

Regular cleaning and sanitizing is critical with frozen dessert equipment. Operators should follow the manufacturer’s recommendations, using the appropriate tools and chemicals, to ensure a long service life.

Purchasing consideration by machine type. 

Here, John Orr, technical service manager, Refrigerated Specialist Inc. (RSI), Mesquite, Texas, provides tips on both cleaning and maintaining ice cream/gelato freezers.

Consultant Q&A with Brent Hall, vice president of operations and projects director, Clevenger Associates, Elma, Wash.

Ice cream and gelato equipment includes batch freezers, which produce, freeze and dispense these desserts, as well as dipping cabinets, designed for displaying and serving frozen desserts.

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