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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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Snoqualmie Ice Cream: Perfection in a pint

‘We make perfect ice cream,’ says the owner of Snoqualmie Ice Cream in Washington state. Organic milk and cream, innovative flavor combinations and homegrown herbs and fruits contribute to the products’ popularity.
Fans can like the Facebook page of their favorite ice cream brand and Tweet all day long about its flavors. But sometimes, to really understand a company’s mission, you have to meet face-to-face with the owners and watch how they make ice cream. That’s the approach Snoqualmie Ice Cream owner Barry Bettinger takes with his distributors. He invites them to tour the fully sustainable manufacturing plant in Maltby, Wash., and make ice cream. Once the visitors see the passion of the company’s 12 employees and the integrity in manufacturing a super-premium organic ice cream (19% butterfat and 15% overrun), they “get it,” Bettinger said.
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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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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!

11/18/14 2:00 pm EST

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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2014 October

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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