Hank and I talk about the ice cream mix business as it related to the retail and industrial ice cream industry, both scoop and soft served ice creams. Hank tells how he journeyed from making custard machines to today developing Bourbon ice cream/cream treats.
Hank has some great insight on the ice cream mix industry and its development over his past 24 years with Classic Mix Partners – Galloway Company.
Sit back and enjoy my good friend Hank Sweeney and I talk Retail Ice Cream and our future. Listen as we talk about ice cream mixes, pricing, and how quality still leads the way to growth.
Hank Sweeney with Classic Mix Partners can be contacted at, 920-886-2348
Music BY: The Punisher by Lynne Music, www.NEOsounds.com
Late 2016, while I was with C. Nelson Mfg., Co., I had the pleasure of meeting Joey Boykin and family at the NICRA 2016 show; Joey told me his story how he was gearing up to building his first Homemade Ice Cream shop in 2017. Since then Joey has built 3 ice cream shops, built a complete ice cream truck serving ice cream shakes, cones, coffee and sweet goods. Last year, November 2022, Joey and his team bought the Rapamar Container Company and moved it to Tennessee.
Listen to Joey’s awesome story and how he is looking to stay excited about his great tasting Golly G’s Homemade Ice Creams, serving special events with his ice cream truck, and supplying other ice cream homemade shops with his easy to use disposable ice cream scoop containers.
This is were you hear how dreams are made. Joey has a great story to tell; please enjoy.
George Dunlap, I had the pleasure of getting to know Brent Murray around April of 2016; by that time he had already figured out how he was going to serve his customers with the best quality homemade ice creams available, supported by an awesome team of excited employees,
I had the pleasure to catch up with Brent this week and hear what he is up to for 2023. If you are a newbie or an old war-horse like me, I know you will find our conversation about our industry, covid, and his vision going forward exciting.
Cold plate carts are a must if you plan on going to outdoor events without electric power. Cold Plate carts by C. Nelson will last a long time once they are frozen. This Podcast explains how they work. Take a few minutes and listen. I am always at your service, call me anytime. George Dunlap
C. Nelson Mfg., Co builds one of the best cabinets in the world. I have had the pleasure to work with the Smith family, owners of C. Nelson, for over 40 Years. I have designed, installed, serviced, and scooped from these awesome cabinets. They are built to last.
Excellence Industries is a world class importer of value priced cabinets. I have had the opportunity to work with Excellence for over 15 years and have found the Excellence dipping cabinet to be a satisfactory alternative when availability is key. The Excellence is not the same cabinet as the ones built in the USA, but, it is a cabinet that will allow you to start scooping ice cream today, and under today’s economic craziness that works for many.
Welcome to 2022 the season has started and we are embracing a new season; increased costs and exciting time to be selling both Hard Ice Cream and Soft Ice Cream, today’s conversation is do i sell both?
Enjoy these below articles on the differences of Soft Serve and Hard Ice Cream.
Kristen & Joe Fields, Whipty-Do!, tell their story and then COVID HIT.
I have had the pleasure to work with Kristen & Joe Fields for many years. I have enjoyed watching them grow their business; with great ice cream treats, hard work, and a well planned Social Media program. Their use of Facebook and Instagram has paid off well. Listen to their story about operating a family business, the challenges of raising a family, and how they adapted to the… COVID PANDEMIC.
Today I had the pleasure to talk with Theresa Fouquette, co-owner, of Bliss Small Batch Creamery. Theresa talks about her vision on building her first store, adapting to the COVID 2020, and her dreams for future growth with mobile carts, trucks, and retail shops.