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What can I make with a Soft Serve Machine?

So, ask yourself...

"What amazing frozen dessert can I make with a Soft Serve Machine?"

Soft serve machines are easy to use and great for businesses that want to offer a wide range of frozen desserts with a light and fluffy texture. There are many variations of soft serve machines on the market offering a wide number of flavors, capacities, feed systems, and cooling systems. “Soft Serve” can be anything that comes out of a soft serve machine. The flavor profiles and product possibilities are limitless, with some adjustments to your machine and slight changes to your recipes.

Here are a few suggestions:

Galliker’s Dairy 10% Mix in Vanilla and Chocolate.

These liquid mixes can be poured directly into your machine for a smooth treat. You can also use the Plain, unflavored mix and add a variety of ice cream bases such as Butter Pecan, Cake Batter or Cheesecake. Dairy mixes need to be refrigerated and have a shelf life of 3-4 weeks. Any mix below 10% butterfat is not considered “ice cream” but rather just “soft serve” or “ice milk”. Real 10% ice cream has a better “mouth feel” with more butterfat solids offering a better consumer experience.

Italian Ice Bases and Flavors

In Philadelphia it’s called Water Ice, in New York it's Italian Ice, in Alabama it's Greek Ice, in Massachusetts it's Slush, in fancy restaurants it's sorbet. Whatever you call it, this cold, refreshing smoothly-icy treat is becoming more and more popular all over the world. Be sure to use a stabilizer to keep the ice crystals in check.

Powdered Gelato Mix – Master Martini Lineo Gelato

Who knew you can make & serve incredible gelato from a soft serve machine? Gelato is a frozen dessert that originated in Italy and is known for its intense flavors, artisan presentation and nutritional value. Gelato is creamier, smoother, silkier & denser than Ice Cream, but lower in Fat & Gluten-Free with Vegan alternatives. Rich chocolate or cream powdered bases can be mixed with water, dairy milk, almond or oat milk. Flavor pastes and variegates can transform these flavors into a multitude of creative flavor concoctions.

Powdered Fruit Mix – FruttUP!

FruttUP! Is a complete powdered base that when mixed with water produces intensely flavored and refreshing fruit sorbets. Made with real fruit. Emulsifier Free. Vegan, Fat Free, Dairy Free, Gluten-Free. The market for dairy free, vegan and gluten free options is exploding. Be sure to provide your customers with a healthier option. FruttUP! comes in a variety of flavors such as Pineapple, Watermelon, Strawberry, Green Apple, Lemon & more. A fabulous consistency right out of your soft serve machine!

FruttUP! Powdered Fruit Mix PLUS Powdered Gelato Mix = “Sorbetlato” TM

Combine Gelato Mix with a FruttUP! Flavor of your choice for a whole new taste and texture sensation. Creamy, fruity, and more nutritious than ice cream. Chocolate-Covered Strawberry, Lemon Cream, …etc.. Use your imagination!

PLEASE NOTE: Batch machines, also known as Ice cream machines, are better for making larger quantities of product. These machines are perfect for making tubs of hand dipped 12%, 14% or 16% ice cream, pans of gelato, custard, and sherbet.

The Benefits of Soft serve:

- Soft serve eats faster. More visits = more profit.

- Soft serve is faster for your employees to dish, cone, or make into shakes.

- Soft serve is always fresh. It hasn’t been sitting in a freezer case, glazing over.

- Soft serve has more air content or overrun, stretching your ingredients a bit further.

- Soft serve’s cost per ounce is lower than hand scooped ice cream.

- Soft serve can be used in conjunction with other products such as floats or gelatis, and can make Take-Out treats such as ice cream sandwiches and pre-packed sundaes for your freezer case.

So, analyze your market for popular flavor profiles. Get creative and put that soft serve machine to good use. Your menu will be more dynamic, your profits per serving will increase, and your customers will thank you!

Have a Happy Frozen Dessert Season!


Gil's Wholesale / Gil's Ice Cream Supplies

322 W Oak Lane Glenolden PA 19036


Gil's Ice Cream Supplies/ Gil’s Wholesale Distributors is a family owned Pennsylvania based full service distributor with over 40 years of providing personalized service & product expertise for ice cream, Italian Ice & Gelato manufacturing supplies, convenience store supplies, paper & plastic items, candy, concession, automotive and janitorial products.

Located 10 minutes from the Philadelphia International Airport, our delivery area is PA, NJ, and DE and we ship throughout the U.S. and abroad by common carrier, as well as offer convenient Pick Up services at our customer-friendly showroom.

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