Category Archives: Ice Cream Retail

Charlie & Tango, Ice Cream & Smoothies, A New C. Nelson dipping cabinet user, sold by Advanced Equipment

May I introduce a new C. Nelson ice cream dipping cabinet customer, sold and installed by Advanced Equipment of Cuyahoga Falls, OH.




Equipment Line Up with 2 C. Nelson 16DIP ice cream dipping cabinets

Robert Phem & Crew

C Nelson exclusive features: Stainless Steel Interior, Stainless Steel Frost Shields, LED lighting






A Local Choice: Ice Cream Dreams Velvet Ice Cream

BY: George Dunlap,  C. Nelson and I have had the pleasure to work with the Dager family, owners of Velvet Ice Cream, for over 30 years. We have supplied their ice cream dipping cabinet needs for the Ye Olde Mill as well as for their many scoop shop customers.  The attached blog post from Nicole at A Local Choice tells a great story of, an Ohio business owned by an Ohio family, the Dager family and their great tasting ice cream.  Enjoy the read and enjoy a day trip to Utica, Ohio for a visit to the Ye Olde Mill and when you are there enjoy a scoop of their great tasting ice cream.

A Local Choice Thursday, September 1, 2016 Ice Cream Dreams Velvet Ice Cream

Recently my nephew, a self-proclaimed expert in the field of ice cream, accompanied me on a trip to historic Ye Olde Mill and the Velvet Ice Cream facility in Utica, Ohio. A short drive northeast of Columbus lands you at this 26 acre property where you can not only view your favorite ice cream flavors being made right before your very eyes, but after you work up an appetite touring the scenic grounds and learning the deep rooted history of the company, you can visit the full service restaurant and adjacent ice cream parlor where you are encouraged to eat your dessert first.

My visit began by meeting with a member of the Velvet marketing team, whose job comes with the most delicious of perks – free ice cream! As the story behind one of the oldest family owned

(above the newly designed can holding kit by C. Nelson Mfg., Co.)

and operated ice cream companies in the country was shared, my mind began to fill with thoughts of towering scoops of Raspberry Fudge Cordial, Buckeye Classic, Mint Chocolate Chip, and Cookie Dough Extreme. In 1903 founder Joseph Dager emigrated through Ellis Island from Lebanon in search of the American dream. As other family members went to work in the Cleveland steel mills, Dager realized the city life wasn’t exactly what he had in mind, instead meeting up with a relative who was making chocolates in the rural city of Utica. Dager decided to focus his future on something much sweeter 1914 Velvet Ice Cream began offering the first of what would grow to be a myriad of flavors – Original Vanilla. With a company name derived from the velvety texture of their product, Dager soon expanded Velvet’s flavors to include chocolate and strawberry, as well as producing their own ice to combat a lack of refrigeration. As the years passed, the 2nd and 3rd generation of Dagers grew the business beyond the state of Ohio. In the 1960s, the family purchased the current property including the original grist and lumber mill which date back to 1817! Two centuries ago, the old mill used the power of the Licking River to turn its massive wheel in order to grind wheat into flour and later cut lumber. Although the mill is no longer operational its photogenic appeal adds to the charm of the property.

Source: A Local Choice: Ice Cream Dreams

Owner of popular Chicopee breakfast restaurant to open ice cream shop


New ice cream shop, Petros Ice Cream, to open in April in Chicopee.  They are proudly selling Gifford’s ice cream.

Gifford’s another great customer of C. Nelson Ice Cream carts and cabinets.

Putting the art back in ice cream


Dairy Foods talks with 6 artisan ice cream companies.  I found this article by Sarah M. Kennedy to be very educational and fresh.  My friends at C. Nelson also see the artisan or handcrafted segment of the ice cream treat industry growing.

Check the following updates on; #BeachyCream, #Coolhaus, #VanLeeuwen, #MilkMade, #highRoad, and #OddFellows ice cream, they all offer great tasting treats, take a few more minutes and learn how they are doing it.

How to Get Your Hands on Free Ice Cream at Dairy Queen

C Nelson is a proud supplier to many of the shops in the USA.




top 10 soft serve ice cream in Toronto

top 10 soft serve ice cream in Toronto


Soft serve has been the star of the summer menus in Toronto – even rivaling our collective obsession for ice cream sandwiches. Supreme swirls and frosty peaks are suddenly everywhere and being given some major upgrades ranging from outrageous candy toppings, herbal infusions, and even some meaty decorations.

Here’s a round-up of the top soft-serve ice cream in Toronto.

Tom’s Dairy Freeze

Home of the Brave


Rossell Desserts

Momfuku Milk Bar’s

Uncle Tetsu’s Matchu Cafe

Old Firehall Confectionery

Hollywood Cone

Glory Hole Doughnut





Source: The top 10 soft serve ice cream in Toronto

Making of the World’s Best Ice Cream, Cows

Making of the World’s Best Ice Cream, Cows


There is more to just, making of the world’s best ice cream, gotta blow your own horn sometimes.  Love the video!

Let’s get started making your own #homemadeicecream today. Call me anytime!

After you make your homemade ice cream we must display it in a C. Nelson cabinet.

C Nelson 8diphv, gelato style-curved low glass ice cream dipping cabinet with homemade gelato and ice cream for Open House guests

C Nelson 8diphv, gelato style-curved low glass ice cream dipping cabinet