We all have already seen ice-cream flavours… weird. Well, in other places in the world, people have others habits, especially as for food and ice-creams.
Discover several ice-creams around the world.
¡ Change of scene guaranteed !
1. We’re going to Mexico
In Mexico, the main ice-creams are called paletas. They represent summer and are made with water, sugar, milk and fresh fruits. They were first sold in 1821 after a long story with Spanish colonization.
2. Let’s go to Turkey
In Turkey, ice-creams are called dondurma. It’s one of the oldest recipes of the world and the main ingredients are milk flavoured with spices and pistachios.
3. Towards Germany
Sometimes, you can’t criticise people’s tastes. In Germany, they have adapted a classic dish : the spaghetti-eis.
This recipe became fashionable in 1969. In that, it’s vanilla ice-cream made as if it was pasta with strawberry sauce being used as tomato sauce. On the top, there is grated coconut just as if it was cheese.
4. Direction India
The kulfi : another recipe among the oldest one in the world, and at the origin, it was made in Himalaya. Its recipe is simply a mix of milk, cardamom and pistachios.
5. We’re going to Malaysia
With the ais kacang, you will probably stay… frozen.
It was created in the 1950’s and its main ingredients are very exotic. Besides the ice-cream, there are cooked kidney beans, nuts and sweet corn sauce.
6. Let’s go to Philippines
Something basic: sorbets. Nothing that can break one’s habits.
It is usually sold in hand trucks and its ingredients are really refreshing. It’s a mix of coconut with buffalo milk and fruit juice. It is always served in a biscuit cone or a kind of biscuit sandwich.
7. Direction the United States
It’s also fashionable in other countries, but in the United States, it’s the ice-cream n°1 in terms of sales : the frozen yoghurt.
It became famous in the 1970’s and its flavour is really different from other traditional ice-creams because it’s made with yoghurt. The mix is simple : natural yoghurt and some ingredients such as fruits, chocolate or biscuits.
8. Towards Japan
The japanese ice-cream mochi: delicious ice-cream with traditional flavours such as strawberry, vanilla or greentea (typical of the area), surrounded with a dough made of rice and corn powder.
9. Last trip: Italy
In Italy, the gelato is the unavoidable dish after pasta or pizza.
It’s the msot famous recipe in the world thanks to its ideal texture and taste. The mix of milk and sugar makes a delicious dessert.
You just need to travel around the world and try them all!
You already have a shop in a pedestrian street, with a lot of traffif but there already exist shops nearby selling soft-serve ice-creams. You really want to sell soft-serve ice-cream too, but, what’s the point ? There are so much people selling some…
I can give you some advice so that you differentiate from your competitors.
1 – Offer flavours that your competititor don’t have.
Caution, always keep an ice-cream machine with the flavours Vanilla/Strawberry: represent most of the ice-cream sales with 70 or 80% of total ice-cream sales. And even if the clients choose an ice-cream with the vanilla/strawberry flavour, they will come to your shop because you offer other flavours… Brain mystery… !
2 – Make a difference on the price
Do not lower the retail price. Match prices with the retail prices of your neighbours but, on top of that, offer a small ice-cream at 1 or 2€ for children for example. In people’s mind, when they will see a lower price, they will think “Hey, it’s cheaper here!”. We already experienced this during fairs, and this works even if the biggest ice-cream is more expensive than your competitor’s… Another mystery…
3 – Offer originality
Frozen yoghurt for example, with fruits on top for something HEALTHY or LIGHT
Ice-creams made with plant milk (soya milk, almond milk, coconut milk…) for vegans
If you already sell pancakes or waffles, sell them with ice-cream, adding sweets, fruits, biscuits on the top, for example.
If you sell fresh fruit juice, you can also make popsicle ice-creams with your fruits. It’s a booming product. Contact us to have more information about our popsicle ice-cream machine.
4 – Sell coffee or tea along with sweet treats
Not only at the end of a meal at the restaurant, but all day long. Coffee or tea + soft-serve ice-cream in a bowl or in a jar, along with biscuit for example.
5 – Sundae
Soft-serve ice-cream + suce + grilled peanuts
For all these preparations, you don’t need more time, or only a little: it’s the same than for a soft-serve ice-cream in a cone. Most of my examples can be sold, of course, at a higher price than a simple ice-cream.
6 – Publicity
Make nice pictures that make people want to eat. Show to every one the product you sell (big posters…).
You can see that the range of products and possibilities is huge and the only risk you can take is that your neighbours make the same you did.
Puede ver que la gama es grande y el único riesgo que
corre es que sus vecinos hagan lo mismo que usted.
6 reasons to choose a soft-serve ice-cream machine made by Gris Company
The soft-serve ice-cream machine is your work tool, you need a reliable equipment.
Learn more about our soft-serve ice-cream machines just here.
Reason n°1 : Quality
Our ice-cream machines are handmade and are checked at every step. We use brand components and our compressor is french, too.
Reason n°2 : Ecology
We use an ecological gas, the R455A, whose GWP is inferior to 150 kg, instead of the R404A, harmful for the planet, whose GWP is 3.9 tons.
Reason n°3 : Made in France
Local distribution network, buying french, you’re part of a fair marketplace. Buying locally, you allow craftsmen shopkeepers like you to work.
Reason n°4 : Cheaper
Even though our soft-serve ice-cream machines are made in France, they are cheaper than other imported machines (for the same kind of machine). In addition, for this price, they are made suitable for tropical conditions and can work until +46°.
Reason n°5 : After-sales service
Even though our soft-serve ice-cream machines are very reliable, we still have an after-sales service, everywhere in France. In case of big trouble, we come personally. We also have a YouTube channel and a phone number dedicated to the after-sales service for foreigners.
All the soft-serve ice-cream machines we sell abroad are under warranty for pieces for 1 year.
Reason n°6 : Technical support
We have the best technical support to help you use your soft-serve ice-cream machine: a guide, a FAQ section, videos, demonstrations to show each step, cleaning, wintering, and also a “question & answer” section.
This machine made by Gris is the only soft-serve ice-cream machine made in France, the only ecological soft-serve ice-cream machine.