SOFT SERVE & FROZEN DRINKS
GELATO MAKING
REFRIGERATED DISPLAY
COMMERCIAL COOKING

Customer Story – Bison Grill, Rhug Estate

Too many customers, not enough time... It's every restaurants worst nightmare... Customers queuing out of the door and not being able to cook their orders fast enough. The team at the Rhug Estate had exactly that problem, here their story... As the General Manager of an already busy and successful Farm Shop, Restaurant & Takeaway Grill, Graham Webster certainly knows how important speed and consistency is when it comes to food. The Bison Grill & Farm Shop on the Rhug Estate, Corwen is a bustling ... Read more

Jargon or Giberish – Pump vs Gravity?

When you're looking to choose a new a soft serve ice cream or frozen yogurt machine you're faced with a number of choices; either counter top or floor standing, single flavour or twin flavour, single or 3 phase electrics, air or water cooled, 3 day or 14 day cleaning cycle etc. etc. etc... But one of the hardest decisions is choosing between gravity or pump fed... There are two types of soft-serve machines; pump and gravity. Both versions have a refrigerated hoppers which you ... Read more

Product Review – Taylor Frozen Yopiu

So you want to sell frozen yogurt from your soft serve machine? There are a number of products available in the market place, from ambient UHT cartons to a 'freshly frozen' product (that needs to be defrosted for 48 hours) prior to putting into your soft serve freezer. A far more convenient product is Frozen Yopiu. Our Yopiu Frozen Yogurt powder has a shelf life of up to 2 years which can be conveniently stored in an ambient environment. In its simplest form, all ... Read more

Customer Story – Brownie Box

Brownie Box open shop number two and choose ISA cabinets to showcase their homemade brownies & cakes... Alex Markou, is the owner of Brownie Box, a successful family run coffee shop on the Old Brompton Road in London, specialising in brownie’s, cupcakes, muffins, pastries, bagels, croissants, birthday and wedding cakes amongst other things which are all made daily on their premises and served with a wide range of freshly brewed Barista Coffees. Toward the end of 2017, the opportunity arose at the much ... Read more

Equipment Review – ACTION Check Out Cabinets

How does capturing some extra sales at the tills sound? Locate some high margin, luxury impulse purchase items in a check out display next to your till queue and you'll be amazed how many additional sales you could make. The ISA Action is a a versatile check out refrigerated display cabinet that can be used for displaying either refrigerated or frozen pre-packaged retail merchandise. The adjustable controls allow you to operate the unit either as a fridge at +1-5ºC for the display of drinks, ... Read more

Jargon or Gibberish? Red or Blue Lube?

It's all about having the right lube... You put the right oil in your car when you service it, don't you? Correct lubrication is important in all machinery, your ice cream or shake machine is no different... Whether you have a soft serve, thick shake or frozen drinks machine, it’s important to use the correct food grade lubricant on all of the necessary moving parts and o-rings every time you re-assemble your machine after brush cleaning it. That could be every three days ... Read more

Customer Story – Fleur & Mimi’s

Fleur & Mimi's is the self-confessed, 'Latest Ice Cream Sensation' in North Devon... Ideally located on Ilfracombe's harbour wall, Fleur & Mimi's is perfectly located to capture as much passing trade as possible, both during the busy summer months but also in the winter when visitors are out walking along the harbour wall. Paul Prideaux opened Fleur & Mimi's a few years ago for his two daughters to run, who incidentally are called Fleur and Mimi... The shop started off as a traditional ... Read more

Equipment Review – ZERO Blast Freezers

Why do you need a Blast Freezer when you make your own ice cream and gelato? This is one of the most common questions which we're asked by customers... The short answer is that you don't have to, but it's best to... These are the reasons why... Product Quality - This is all about ice crystal formation... You've spent six months worth of wages on the best batch freezer you can, to make the best possible gelato on the market and once you've churned ... Read more

Jargon or Gibberish? – What’s the difference between soft ice cream & milkshake mixes?

On the surface, UHT soft ice cream and milkshake mixes appear to be the same thing but in a different carton... there are a few fundamental differences... There are a wide range of different soft serve and milkshake mixes on the market these days, so this is a simple guide to explain the differences between the two. All mixes are typically made up from these ingredients: Fats – The fat content is usually 4%. It could be as high as 10-14% in some speciality ... Read more

Customer Story – Rassams Creamery, Sheffield

Rassams Creamery is possibly the largest dessert parlour in Sheffield, located in a prime location on the corner of Beeley Street and London Road, this former gym is ideally positioned to maximise foot fall and impulse sales. Having previously opened other dessert parlours in Sheffield on a far tighter budget, Rassams Ali, owner of Rassams Creamery, had learnt from his past experiences and chose to 'do it right' by fitting out his newest store with some bespoke designed cabinets and displays made by ... Read more
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