The nation's leading flash-frozen ice cream company, Dippin' Dots, announced it has launched Dippin' Dots Cryogenics, L.L.C. Leveraging its 30 years of experience and intellectual property in cryogenic processes and machinery for ice cream beads. Dippin' Dots Cryogenics will make its patented technology and equipment available to other industries where cryogenics is applicable, including nutraceutical, pharmacuetical, agriculture, aquaculture and animal feed.
Working with an exclusive equipment manufacturer, the Dippin' Dots cryogenic team can customize machines based on individual company needs, from small-scale pilot plant sizes to high-capacity systems producing 2,000 kg./hour. The U.S.-manufactured equipment is said to have a small footprint and touts a clean-in-place process.
"We understand its capabilities beyond what we foundationally use it for, and look forward to sharing our innovations with other industries," said Dippin' Dots chief development officer Stan Jones.
The cryogenic technology uses liquid nitrogen to flash-freeze products that require high-quality standards, and is suitable as a first step for any freeze-dried product. Industries that create probiotics, bacterial cultures and plant extractions are main examples. The small pellets provide enough surface area for freeze drying while maintaining the integrity of the media culture.
"This is the next logical step for us as an organization," added CEO Scott Fischer. "Dippin' Dots Cryogenics not only increases the Dippin' Dots portfolio and global footprint, but also allows our systems to be utilized across various industries to improve and enhance products. We're proud to officially extend our extensive cryogenic knowledge and experience to benefit other organizations."