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How to achieve the best ice cream texture

By choosing the right texturizing ingredients and handling them strategically, ice cream makers can craft an ice cream that performs properly and avoid the chemical-sounding additives consumers shun.


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Do more with less: consolidate your ice cream mixes

Here’s what you need to know about consolidating mixes.

If one ice cream mix can play multiple ‘roles,’ then you can be more flexible, cost-efficient and competitive.


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Feel the churn

Dairy science: why ice cream melts and how to make a great chocolate ice cream

Ever wonder what makes ice cream melt? And what goes into making chocolate ice cream? Pull up a chair and learn from our resident ice cream specialists.
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Ice cream processor news

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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Working with cocoa in ice cream

To formulate a quality product, you must understand the properties and attributes of cocoa and chocolate. Then you can achieve the desired flavor, body, texture and color.

 Chocolate is second only to vanilla as the most popular ice cream flavor in the United States. Therefore, it is a major component of the product portfolios of most ice cream companies, representing on average of 8% to 10% of the volume of a typical portfolio.  


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Stabilizers play an important role in ice cream

Stabilizers limit the mobility of water in the unfrozen aqueous portion and control the growth of ice crystals.
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Raising the bar on ice cream novelties

We so loved the Big Bar from Kent’s Ice Cream that we bought the business and moved to Wisconsin.
Our love affair with Kent’s Ice Cream of Fort Atkinson, Wis., started in the early 1990s just after we had purchased a classic car that needed work.
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A look inside G.S. Gelato's plant

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.
The headquarters and manufacturing plant of G.S. Gelato, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., are far from the scenic Gulf Coast views in this resort town on the Emerald Coast of Florida’s panhandle.
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Can't lick the ice cream blues

More plants are producing less ice cream. The number of units sold barely increased.
By most measures, ice cream is not a growing market. Production is declining, sales are stalled and manufacturers aren’t increasing prices by much. Yet there are more plants making ice cream.
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EVENTS

Featured Event Webinar

Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts: New Approaches, Ingredients & Advances for Success

4/30/14
Online
Contact: Adam Thomas

On Demand Dr. Bruce Tharp Ph.D. & Dr. Steven Young Ph.D. will present how to manage composition to reduce/avoid costs, increase yield, and improve quality. Also covered will be the advances in the practical application of cryogenic freezing, alternative gas for overrun, defensible/sustainable technical barriers to competitive entry and approaches that are not intuitively obvious.

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Anderson Erickson Dairy, Des Moines, Iowa

 From this one plant, AE Dairy manufactures a full range of Grade A dairy beverages and foods, including white and flavored milk, ice cream mix (packaged for retail sale and for commercial use), 50 flavors of Greek and conventional low-fat and nonfat yogurt, buttermilk, whipping cream, cottage cheese, juices, sour cream and dips.  

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!

1/26/15 8:15 am EST

President's Address --2020 Vision

On Demand They say hindsight is 20/20, but IDFA President and CEO Connie Tipton is turning that old adage on its head. She plans to look forward to the next five years with a focused vision on important changes ahead for the dairy industry. In her address Tipton will challenge industry leaders to be willing to shake things up. She will unveil plans to ramp up IDFA activities during the run up to 2020.

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2015 January

Our annual supplier spotlights issue; A look inside Anderson Erickson Dairy; plus our detection systems Q&A

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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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