If you own a restaurant, there’s no doubt that installing an ice cream machine can prove to be very profitable. People will enjoy eating some even if the weather is cold.
Of course, not all ice cream machines are the same. There are a number of frozen desserts sold today such as frozen custard, soft serve, frozen yoghurt, gelato, milkshake, sherbet and sorbet.
That said, these cannot be classified as types of ice cream but definitely fall into the same category of frozen desserts just as ice cream does.
So, before you considering buying one of these ice cream machines, it’s probably a good idea to know which type of ice cream you want to sell before purchase.
Here are 3 types of ice cream machines that you can consider buying:
1: Ice Cream Machines
This type of machine is the classic ice cream machine used at a number of restaurants. Of course, the mechanism isn’t very different compared to other machines used to prepare other types of frozen desserts. Of course, it consists of an outer drum along with a inner container that uses a paddle in order to mix the ingredients and keep them from freezing. Of course, the ice cream still freezes but it’s only the small particles that freeze separately. Commercial variants generally use electro-mechanical freezing systems.
2: Soft Serve Machines
This type of ice cream machine will require either a liquid mix or a powdered mix and water. The latter is considered to taste better, even if it is likelier to get spoilt, as the local tap water’s trace chemicals and minerals are likely to alter the flavor. These soft serve machines usually serve three flavors: chocolate, vanilla and sometimes a combination of both.
3: Gelato Machines
The word Gelato translates to frozen in English and is considered to be a premium ice cream. One clear difference is that there is no air left in the mixture when it is being prepared. Not very differently from conventional ice cream machines, this one also chills the mixture without allowing it to freeze, thanks to the use of a paddle that continuous stirs the mixture.