As we’re nearing summer, chances are you will find yourself enjoying soft-serve in the near future. Americans have a long-standing fondness for this dessert. These sweet treats have a unique texture and are a great, quick dessert that will cool you down in the process. While most of us have enjoyed soft-serve, have you ever wondered how it is made?
Everyone knows of soft-serve’s unique texture, but how does it get that texture? It all starts with the way the machine is designed. Most ice cream is hard frozen, but soft-serve is made by adding air to the ice cream mix. In fact, the addition of the air increases the volume of the soft-serve by up to 45%! For example, if 1 gallon of soft-serve mix is added to the machine, you could expect a yield of 1.45 gallons of soft-serve.
Soft-serve machines are specially made to handle soft-serve ice cream mix and to churn out soft-serve ice cream. The temperature inside the machine is right about 18 degrees Fahrenheit. This is a higher temperature than the normal 0 degrees Fahrenheit in your typical freezer. The combination of the air pumped into the soft-serve and the higher temperature gives you that creamy, smooth texture that soft-serve is known for.
Schier Company offers soft-serve and ice cream machines that can meet your business’s needs. If you would like to order a machine or if you have any questions, give us a call at 918-321-3151.