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Big flavors from small batches: A look inside Velvet Ice Cream's plant

Over the last 100 years, Velvet Ice Cream, a self-styled ‘small batch’ producer, built a reputation for making premium products by using only the best flavorings, nuts, fruits, ribbons and inclusions.


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Velvet Ice Cream 4.0: How this 100-year-old company stays relevant

The fourth generation of the Dager family is now leading this 100-year-old dairy company. The ice cream maker stays relevant with social media, new flavors and good-old-fashioned premium product.


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The Ice Cream Club is truly hand-made

The Florida-based Ice Cream Club uses old-fashioned production techniques to make its artisan premium ice cream.
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This artisan premium ice cream maker uses old-fashioned production techniques

While it has invested in modern processing equipment, it uses some old-fashioned production techniques, like hand ladling.

When an ice cream processor tells me, “We do things a little differently than most,” I think to myself, “That’s what they all say.” True, most dairies do create unique recipes and flavors, but it still comes down to processing, filling and packaging, and how many variations on those themes can there be?


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Welcome to the Ice Cream Club

The Ice Cream Club started as a small scoop shop on Florida’s Atlantic Coast.

If you are the second- or third-generation family member running a dairy operation, chances are you were too young (or not yet born) to recall the enormity of starting up the business. Often, these dairy entrepreneurs did not have a lot of cash, reams of marketing data or industry-specific knowledge.


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Iconic Pennsylvania ice cream returns to stores after 28-year hiatus

Yuengling's Ice Cream is set to be available in stores earlier than anticipated. The iconic Pennsylvania brand returns to the market after a 28-year hiatus.
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Velvet Ice cream focuses on telling its story

When Velvet Ice Cream decided to re-brand, its greatest challenge was holding on to the heritage while evolving to appeal to a more youthful audience. It proved to be a delicate balance.
When Velvet Ice Cream decided to re-brand, its greatest challenge was holding on to the heritage while evolving to appeal to a more youthful audience. It proved to be a delicate balance.
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G.S. Gelato is living the dolce vita

Guido Tremolini and Simona Faroni are living the sweet life in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. The owners of G.S. Gelato make their own branded version of the Italian frozen dessert and supply private-label retail and foodservice accounts, too.
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Rhino Foods is rolling in cookie dough

Rhino Foods measures everything it does. Employees work to a goal and are rewarded when they meet the targets. Management’s reward is a smooth-running organization that fulfills customers’ needs.
A manufacturing facility is like a living organism. Think of production, purchasing, warehousing and quality assurance as cells. Each of these departments has a job to do that in some way touches the other functions. Each has to communicate with the others so that the whole enterprise runs smoothly.
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Rhino Foods: Ice cream's trendsetter

Rhino Foods made a name for itself by developing cookie dough for Ben & Jerry’s. But that’s just part of what makes this Vermont dairy processor and baker noteworthy. The forward-thinking company is a trendsetter in employee relations, too.
Would you loan $1,000 to an employee who encounters an unexpected financial crisis and needs to buy a new water heater? Instead of laying off employees, would you hire them out temporarily to another employer? Do you share your financial statements with all of your employees, not just with senior management?
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G.S. Gelato, Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

The Italian-born owners of G.S. Gelato bring their recipes and production equipment to Florida's Panhandle where they make authentic Italian gelato for retail and foodservice customers.

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Velvet Ice Cream Co., Utica, Ohio

Velvet Ice Cream built its reputation on making premium products that adhere to the standard of identity for ice cream. Its lines consist of premium, all natural, churned (low-fat), no sugar added, novelties, sherbet (in cups and in push-up tubes) and a controlled ice cream brand for grocery store customers.

BehindtheScenes

This photo gallery contains additional, unpublished photos of dairy processing facilities featured in Dairy Foods magazine. To view more Behind the Scenes galleries go to our archives page!

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Harness Your Product Inspection Program to Save Money, Ensure Quality and Drive Efficiencies

Consolidation in the dairy industry is raising the bar on innovation and driving efficiencies to ensure competitiveness. One area often overlooked is the role that the right product inspection program can play in supporting the organization’s overall business goals and protecting brand reputation. Drawing on best practices in metal detection, X-ray inspection and checkweighing, this session will cover criteria to help determine the right technologies to employ for a given product and packaging type for high-value, perishable dairy products.

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A look inside 100-year-old Velvet Ice Cream; Plus we look at four cheese processors with award-winning artisan and farmstead cheeses.

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Tharp & Young on Ice Cream: An Encyclopedic Guide to Ice Cream Science and Technology

An at once an all-inclusive guide to the meaning of hundreds of technical terms and ideas needed for ice cream manufacturing, as well as a practical introduction to the ingredients, freezing methods, flavoring, and packaging of ice cream, sherbet, sorbet, gelato, frozen yogurts, novelties and many other kinds of frozen desserts.

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