Ice cream firm offers cryogenic know-how
USA: One of the USA’s most popular ice cream brands has formed a company to market its patented cryogenic technology and equipment.
Dippin’ Dots Cryogenics has been created by Dippin’ Dots, the USA’s leading flash-frozen beaded ice cream company. Leveraging its 30 years of experience and its intellectual property in cryogenic processes and machinery, the company will make Dippin’ Dots’ patented technology and equipment available to other cutting-edge industries using cryogenics, including food, pharmacy, agriculture, aquaculture and animal feed.
The Dippin’ Dots Cryogenics process uses liquid nitrogen to flash-freeze products that require high quality standards. More specifically, the process is suitable as a first step for any products that need to be freeze dried. Industries that create probiotics, bacterial cultures and plant extractions are key examples. The small pellets provide the ideal surface area for freeze drying while maintaining the integrity of the media culture.
Working with its exclusive equipment manufacturer, the Dippin’ Dots Cryogenic team says it can customise machines to customer requirements across a broad range of capacities. Specifications like control systems and steam cleaning can be tailored to each client. Manufactured in the US, the equipment is said to have a smaller footprint to maximise efficiency and touts a clean-in-place process.
“The small footprint and exceptional volume capacity is what makes the Dippin’ Dots Cryogenics processor stand out,” claimed Dippin’ Dots chief development officer Stan Jones. “We understand its capabilities beyond what we foundationally use it for and look forward to sharing our innovations with other industries.”
Dippin’ Dots CEO Scott Fischer added, “This is the next logical step for us as an organisation. Dippin’ Dots Cryogenics not only increases the Dippin’ Dots portfolio and global footprint, but also allows our systems to be utilised across various industries to improve and enhance products.”
Dippin’ Dots has produced and distributed its flash frozen tiny beads of ice cream, yogurt, sherbet and flavoured ice products since 1988. Made at the company’s production facility in Paducah, Kentucky, Dippin’ Dots distributes its unique frozen products in all 50 states and 11 countries through its franchised and direct distribution network.