September 14th, 2011
Hard Ice Cream Machines
In the ice cream shop world, there are two main kinds of ice cream: soft and hard. Soft ice cream, also known as soft serve, is the kind that gets squeezed out of a machine with the pull of a lever, usually going right into a cone or cup. Like its name implies, it has a soft texture and is easily consumed simply by licking it.
Hard ice cream is a different animal entirely. Hard ice cream is made in commercial ice cream making machines, then packed into containers to be scooped out later. It has a denser texture than soft ice cream, so that chunks of it can be bitten off of a cone or spoon, thus giving it its “hard” designation. Traditional ice cream parlors typically serve hard ice cream.