Swirl Freeze Model B and D Freezer and Blending Machine Combo, Freezer by C. Nelson Mfg., CO.

Swirl Freeze Model B and D Freezer and Blending Machine Combo, made by C. Nelson Mfg., Co.

Swirl Freeze Model B and D Freezer and Blending Machine Combo



This is a great specialty machine for making all sorts of blended treats.  C. Nelson is a proud partner to the Swirl Freeze Corporation. C. Nelson is your specialty freezer design partner call today and see how we can support your specialty needs.


A conversation with Jake Klein, Lead Project Manager, Taylor Freezer of Michigan. I caught up with Jake at the 2017 GLICFFA Convention in Lansing, MI on February 4th I was working the Taylor Freezer of MI booth helping with their customers and sales reps. He talks about his roll at the ice cream & food specialty sales company in Michigan. Jake handles the social media, web design, and related internet and marketing areas at the distributorship.  He talks about how he is updating the sales reps awareness a of social media tools and how they can continue to grow their sales as well as serve existing customers.  Jake tells me how he brings together the internet marketing support programs from Taylor Company and ties it in with his companies sales and service needs. He is working hard to blend the best of the past with the tools of the future.  Enjoy and I trust you will find it of value.


Review – 2017 Great Lakes Ice Cream & Fast Food Association (GLICFFA) 50th Annual Trade Show


 Review of the 50th Anniversary of the GLICFFA trade show in Lansing, MI February 3-4, 2017,


Just a few of the vendors from the 2017 GLICFFA Trade show.

Taylor Freezer of MI

Ashby’s Sterling

United Dairy Farmers

Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream

Hillson Nuts

CTL Foods

Hudsonville Ice Cream

Green Mountain Flavors

Guernsey Farm Dairy

Joy Cones

Lipari Foods

No Water Bath

Palazzolo’s Artisan Dairy

Great Lakes Ice Cream & Fast Food Association





National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day – Serendipity Homemade Ice Cream

Watch and see how my friend Beckie Jacobs owner of Serendipity Homemade Ice Cream celebrates National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day.  She has been working it strong for 9 years!

What are you doing to celebrate

National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day?

Serendipity Homemade Ice Cream


Mike Rodemann with Hillson Nut Company talked Pecans at the Mid-America Restaurant Expo, Episode 10

From the show floor, at the Mid-America Restaurant Expo, I had a chance to talk with a good friend of mine Mike Rodemann, Vice President of Operations, The Hillson Nut Company, Cleveland, OH.  The Hillson Nut Company was an exhibitor at the the Mid-America trade show.  The trade show was designed around the Pizza, Ice Cream, Food Truck, Casual and Fine dinning businesses.  Mike and I talked about making special nut recipes for ice cream shops and how nuts really do enhance the flavor of ice cream. Mike also told me that ice cream owners should be aware of the current….. bubble in the pecan market.

Stay tuned for a great conversation with Mike Rodemann about how nuts…… make good ice creams….. taste great!


Mid-America Restaurant Expo

Peck Food Service

Instant whip Food

Mid-America Restaurant Expo January 29-30 2017 Columbus, OH, Ice Cream Cabinets by C. Nelson

C. Nelson Mfg., Co providing Ice Cream Dipping Cabinets to 3 Ohio Dairies – scooping ice cream samples to the thousands of attendees to the Mid-America Restaurant Expo.







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STEVE CHRISTENSEN – THE HEADMASTER at the Ice Cream ScoopSchool.com – Episode 9

I had a chance to catch up with a very busy traveler and ice cream trainer this week, Steve Christensen, The Headmaster @ Scoopschool.com located in St. Louis, MO.  I have known Steve since the mid-2000’s and have enjoyed his passion for helping all those in the ice cream retail shop business.  I caught up with Steve as he was preparing for his class at the Mid-America Ice Cream & Restaurant Expo in Columbus, OH.


Steve Christensen – The Headmaster @ scoopschool.com

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