What is the Cost of Soft Serve Ice Cream Mix?

The typical cost for soft serve mix is $45-60/case. Many distributors offer a lower price when you purchase in higher quantities. Keep in mind that cases can vary in size. Depending on the case size, on average a case will yield 540-720 gallons of finished product. The cost of mix also depends on if you are purchasing liquid or powder. Liquid mix has a higher...

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What is Soft Serve Mix?

Soft serve ice cream has been an American staple for many years.  From ice cream sundaes to milk shakes to vanilla and chocolate swirled ice cream cones, Americans have enjoyed the versatility of this sweet and creamy product. Soft serve ice cream mix is a mix of ingredients that produce soft serve ice cream when frozen and dispensed.  Soft serve mix can come in a...

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How Long Can I Store Soft Serve Mix? What you Need to Know Before you Purchase

The storage life of soft serve mix depends on the type of mix you purchase. Powdered mix has a shelf life of a year.  This is beneficial to shops that do not want to order product very often and do not want to store product in a freezer until it is ready for use.  Once powdered mix is mixed with water, the mix can be...

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Exotica Sells! Appeal to Your Customer’s Sense of Novelty!

People who buy ice cream and gelato are always on the lookout for that new novelty flavor. They want to stand around the water cooler the next day and tell people at the office – “Guess what I had the other day at that new little Italian Gelato place. I had a Maracuya flavored gelato in a chocolate covered waffle bowl!” In the picture below,...

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Gelato as an Artistic Canvas – Give Flavors Eye Appeal!

Selling any type of food is all about making it as artistic looking as possible and this is very true of any type of treat you might be trying to sell. First off the case or cooler that you are serving the food up in must be hygienic and sterile looking. Secondly, it is one thing to just lump your gelato into the serving containers...

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Branding Your Vehicle Creates Customer Curiousity

 What can you, as the owner of an ice cream parlor or a gelato shop learn from looking at this cake companies shiny little delivery truck?  In essence, it is an excellent example of how branding your vehicle can create customer curiousity. This little van which is the delivery vehicle for the Wedding Cakes Shoppe in Toronto, Ontario is seen toodling around neighbourhoods delivering cakes...

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Window Markers Add Decor to Ice Cream Coolers

 Everyone who runs an ice cream parlor has the same problem. What is the best way to label the ice creams and sherberts in the cooler. This is particularly an issue if you are serving hard ice cream in tubs. You can use clip on marker or white placards on the front of the cooler but the clips fall off and the effect is kind...

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Retro Italian Ice Cream Parlour Look

It’s cheap, cheerful, easy to put together and the coolest look in ice cream parlours around. It is the retro Italian Ice Cream Parlour look which was actually a theme for restaurant interiors known as “Modern Italian” in the late fifties and early sixties. This look is considered to be all the rage when it comes to ice cream parlors. The booths. shiny red metal...

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Is It A Slushie or a New Orleans Sno-ball?

Sometimes selling a treat is all about repackaging it so that it seems so much more special. For instance, the treat in the photograph above looks just like any neon green, laden with chemicals garden-variety Freezie or Slushie type treat that can be sold at any all-night Quickie Mart or gas station grocery store. However even though it looks like a lime or melon ball...

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Attract Customers With a Big Patio Mural About Ice Cream

If you have the wall space, and if your city permits, then one of the greatest things you can do for your community and your business interests is hire a local artist to do a customized mural for you. This particular mural at the Big Chill in Toronto, Ontario Canada is at an ice cream shop that is the favorite of parents and kids in...

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