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Win £250 at the Ice Cream and Artisan Food Show!

ROKK alongside Machinery World will be exhibiting at The Ice Cream and Artisan Food Show,11th -13th February 2020 at the Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate – and we would love to see you there.

In addition to seeing all our latest products you could win £250!

Visitor registration is now open – and the show organiser, the Ice Cream Alliance, is offering one lucky visitor the chance to win a £250 cash prize. To enter, register your details at www.ice-cream.org (follow the links), correctly answer the question AND attend the Show on one of the three days it is open – it is free to all the trade.  The lucky winner will be announced by 29th February 2020.

There will be plenty to interest all sectors of the ice cream industry – food retailers, ice cream parlours, cafés, restaurants, hotels and pubs, manufacturers, and mobilers.

We have been organising The Ice Cream and Artisan Food Show for 70 years, comments the Ice Cream Alliance CEO Zelica Carr.

This year we really do have a range of new and exciting exhibitors from both the UK and abroad. It promises to be a feast of new and creative ideas which should give our industry a fantastic start to 2020.

The UK ice cream sector is booming. It is now worth over £1.4 billion per year and is still growing. The number of Ice Cream Parlours alone are increasing by 20% per year – and are one of the few growth sectors on the UK High Street.

Ice cream for Christmas?

We may think that people don’t like eating ice cream in the winter months or at Christmas, however we all love to have ice cream as an accompaniment to our Christmas Pudding or Mince Pies and now there are some amazing ice creams flavours that can be eaten on their own or with another dessert.

So if you thought ice cream was strictly for summer, think again, our creative ice cream makers from across the UK are creating delicious and indulgent ice cream with seasonal twists, giving your normal Christmas desserts a run for their money.

Without a doubt, rich, creamy, smooth ice cream is a wonderful thing to have as a dessert in even the coldest weather and is a must at Christmas time and if you want some inspiration or to try something new then this Christmas Cake Ice Cream recipe is for you.

Christmas Cake Ice Cream Recipe

If you make a Christmas cake every year then you will have started your mixture and the soaking of your fruits about now. It takes forever, however, a lot of people still love the process of making a Christmas Cake each year. Once you’ve made your Christmas Cake you then have the job of icing it and making it look pretty. Did you know there is a Christmas Cake Ice cream that takes away all the preparation time and hours of hard work of making an actual Christmas Cake and you can whip it together in just over an hour? The Christmas Cake Ice Cream gives you the delicious taste of a Christmas Cake in a cool, smooth, sweet creamy texture. Try it on its own or as an accompaniment to another dessert, you never know it may become your favourite flavour and not just at Christmas.

Ingredients

375ml whole milk
100g soft brown light sugar
3 egg yolks
185ml heavy whipping cream (36% fat)
1tbsp brandy
175g Christmas cake, diced

Method

  1. Combine the milk and half the sugar in a (not aluminium) pan and bring to just below boiling point. Remove from the heat, cover and leave aside. In a heatproof bowl, combine the yolks with the remaining sugar and beat until pale and thick. Bring the milk back to boiling point, then pour it slowly in a thin stream on to the egg yolks and sugar, whisking steadily as you go.
  2. Place the bowl over a pan of simmering water and stir frequently using a non-metallic spoon. As it heats over the water, the custard will thicken. This can take anything from 5-30 minutes. On no account let it overheat or boil as it will curdle.
  3. As soon as the custard has thickened sufficiently, remove the pan from the heat and plunge the base into a few inches of cold water. Leave to cool, then cover and chill in the fridge. When it is cold, stir the chilled cream into the custard and add the brandy.
  4. To still-freeze, pour into a strong polypropylene container and cover and put in the freezer. Check after about an hour that the mixture has a firm ring of ice around the sides and base and a soft slush in the centre. Then either beat for a few seconds with a hand beater or quickly process in a food processor until it has formed a uniform slush, and return back to the freezer. Repeat this process at least twice at intervals of 60-90 minutes. After the third beating, the ice will need freezing for a further 30-60 minutes.
  5. When it’s ready, sprinkle on the diced cake and stir or churn briefly to ensure even distribution. Serve within 1 hour if frozen solid; allow 30 minutes in the fridge to soften sufficiently before serving.

(Ingredients and Recipe sourced from the Independent)

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We pay cash for used dairy and food processing machinery

Machinery World is always looking to expand on the stock it owns and has buyers constantly traveling the globe in search of more good-quality used dairy and food processing machinery, from single machines to complete process plants.

We are experts in evaluating dairy processing machinery, we act quickly and will offer you the best possible prices for your equipment backed up with fast payment anywhere in the world.

Machinery World also offers a full ‘World Wide’ removal and transport service from your site. This service includes full insurance and completion of all the necessary paperwork.

If you have used quality dairy processing equipment to sell, you can email your info to us, request a call back or submit details and photos here.

We buy all brands of dairy and food processing equipment including Alfa Laval, APV, Benhill, GEA, Technogel, Tetra Pak, Cattabriga, Promag, ROKK, Tecnofreeze, Carpigiani, Gram, Seital SPX, Stephan, Mark and Simon Freres.

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The alternative dairy market grows with vegan popularity increase

As veganism is accelerating towards the mainstream, the demand for plant-based food products (in particular dairy alternatives) has increased.

This is according to a recent market study (Dairy Alternatives Market by Future Market Insights), which predicts that the revenue of the dairy alternatives market will reach US$ 34.6 billion by 2029. In terms of value, the global dairy alternatives market is projected to register a CAGR of 8.3% during the forecast period.

The trend of veganism is a primary factor for this demand and health-related concerns such as allergies from milk and lactose intolerance are playing a vital role in the growth of this market. With the increased exposure to the dangers of dairy products, more consumers are leaning towards non-dairy milk, which, in turn, is providing a significant boost to the dairy alternatives market.

A further reason for this surge in sales is due to consumers’ growing concerns for animal welfare and reducing their impact on the planet.

Dairy alternatives have been competing in the dairy space now for decades, but the competition has intensified as dairy alternatives are expanding in styles, product categories, and types. Growing research and development, product line extensions, and marketing campaigns have led to increased sales of dairy alternatives.

Read the full article here

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A recipe for success

Frederick’s Ice Cream of Chorley, Lancashire has been making delicious ice cream to a traditional Italian family recipe for over 100 years – but the company has recently added a new ingredient or two to their mix.

The Federici family, now in their fourth generation of ice cream expertise, have invested in their brand new Cattabriga Multifreeze 18 Pro Batch Freezer and ROKK RIF1500 ingredients feeder, and are already noticing the difference.

“We chose these two machines from Machinery World’s wide range because they are not only reliable but also extremely energy efficient, which is very important to us,” explains Donna Townson, a third generation Federici who runs the business with her parents Tony and Liz, brother Louis and sister Roseanne, “but they are also so versatile and easy to use, enabling us to add ingredients in a whole range of different ways”.

Another unexpected benefit was the texture of the ice cream, as Louis, who runs the production side of the business, explains:

Cattabriga are the Ferrari of batch freezers, so we knew the technology would be top of the range and give us so much production flexibility and thus efficiency,” he says, “but we were surprised – and delighted – with how much smoother the ice cream is – it’s the perfect texture for our range of luxury ice creams”.
There certainly is a range to be proud of: Frederick’s have over 100 delicious handmade flavours in stock at any time, and more than 200 recipes to choose from, each made using a blend of the highest quality natural ingredients combined with Italian passion and expertise.

The ROKK ingredients feeder enables the family to add inclusions such as honeycomb, Oreo cookie pieces, chocolate chips and fruit preparations to the ice cream as it comes out of the continuous freezer, which is invaluable for their wholesale customers as Donna explains:

“Many of our hotel, garden centre, restaurant, dessert bar and even wedding customers like to offer bespoke flavours, designed perhaps to complement a specific menu, season or celebration. Our new equipment – and on-site labelling facilities – mean we can produce small, high quality batches quickly and efficiently.”

So is the relationship with Machinery World another new recipe for Frederick’s?

“Not at all,” laughs Donna: “Machinery World are a tried and tested part of our history, just like our ingredients”.

The relationship began about six years ago, when they traded in two small machines for a second-hand continuous freezer which had been refurbished to the highest standard by Machinery World’s in-house expert engineers. The team continue to service the machine, ensuring it never misses a beat.

“We love working with Machinery World,” says Donna. “They really understand our business and are extremely knowledgeable, with superb after sales service. They are also hugely versatile: we were able to trade-in one of our older machines, which made it possible for us to afford the new, top of the class machinery we really wanted”.

Whilst the two latest additions to the Frederick’s mix feature the latest technology, it is the way in which the family combine traditional recipes, luxury ingredients and age old ice cream expertise with the use of modern machinery that the fourth Federici generation, Emma and Amy are learning, ensuring every lick will continue to taste unbelievably delicious for years to come.

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BBC’s The One Show visit the ICA Awards

BBC’s The One Show paid a visit to the Ice Cream Alliance Awards and spoke to some of Machinery World’s customers about their winning ice entries.

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Ice-cream meltdown

With temperatures exceeding 30C this week in the UK, it’s sent the British public into ice-cream meltdown, with retailers reporting a sales increase of over one hundred per cent on this time in 2017.

The Met Office have issued a health warning urging people to take precautions against sunburn, dehydration and heatstroke, but it appears many people are taking some extra cooling off steps – by stocking up our freezers with ice creams and other frozen deserts.

At Waitrose, recent sales have broken all previous records.

“Last week was our biggest ever week of ice-cream sales,” says Jess Hughes, a senior PR manager for the supermarket. Summer sales of their ice cream tubs have risen by 100 per cent compared to 2017, while sales of children’s ice lollies have shot up by 175 per cent. 

Surprisingly, ‘adult’ ice lollies have topped the frozen deserts charts at the retailer, with an increase in sales of 188 per cent.

Over at Sainsbury’s, the figures around ice-cream sales have also soared, with them announcing an increase of 71 per cent in sales of both hand-held ice-creams and sharing tubs week-on-week.

If you’re struggling to cope with production, or need machinery servicing, give us a call for some expert advice or take a look at our used ice cream machinery or our new ice cream machinery that we have in stock today that can increase your productivity.

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New video gallery

We’ve added a brand new section to our website showcasing all of our machine videos we take.

Video is a fantastic way of showing machinery in action and can often negate the need to view first hand, especially when our customers span the entire world. As such, the practicalities of being able to review machinery we have for sale at your desk or on your mobile makes this a useful resource.

Featuring all our major dairy machinery brands including Alfa Laval, APV Gaulin, Benhill, Carpigiani, Cattabriga, GEA Wetfalia, Gram, Promag, ROKK, Seital SPX, Stephan, Technogel, Tecnofreeze and Tetra Pak, all of our videos show the actual machines for sale, often in use too.

See the video gallery here

You can also see all of these videos on our Youtube channel here.

For more information on any of our used dairy and processing machines, just get in touch.

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Ice Cream that’s 500 times hotter than Tabasco

A Glasgow cafe wants to make Valentine’s Day especially hot and heavy.

The Aldwych Cafe claims its special gelato acts as an intense aphrodisiac. However, the cold treat is so hot lovers are asked to sign a waiver prior to licking it.

The Scottish cafe’s concoction is billed as one of the spiciest ice creams in the world. With a Scoville rating of close to 1.47 million, Aldwych’s “Respiro Del Diavolo” (Devil’s Breath) gelato is roughly 300 times hotter than a jalapeno.

As a result, Aldwych requires brave creamery connoisseurs to be at least 18 years old before they sample the red, creamy, and sometimes painful treat. A required waiver informs clients they risk “personal injury, illness and possible loss of life” if they consume the Devil’s Breath.

According to the New York Post, Lee Bandoni, the brother of the Cafe’s owner, said the secret dish started in Italy back in 1936.

“There was a place called Devils Bridge and with that, the Italian ice cream families used to meet up once a year and discuss how the year went for them,” he said.

“At that point, if there were any men that showed bravery then they would eat this ice cream. So, because of the Devils Bridge, they called this the Breath of the Devil.”

Cafe employees are required to wear gloves when handling the eye-watering ice cream.

A single scoop costs roughly £2.50.

A lot of Italian guys go and have a romantic evening with their girlfriends or wives and they will have some (of) this ice cream because it is a well-known fact that chili is an aphrodisiac and it is nice with a glass of wine bubbling in your mouth,” Bandoni added, according to the Post.

Few peppers – the Carolina Reaper, Ghost Pepper and Trinidad Scorpion, to name a few – have Scoville scale ratings greater than 1 million.

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