Dippin’ Dots welcomed the new year with the launch of Dippin’ Dots Cryogenics, LLC, an offshoot designed to leverage its intellectual property in cryogenic processes and machinery. Dippin’ Dots Cryogenics will make Dippin’ Dots’ patented technology and equipment available to other industries where cryogenics is applicable, including nutraceutical, pharmacy, agriculture, aquaculture and animal feed.
Dippin’Dots has produced and distributed its flash frozen tiny beads of ice cream, yogurt, sherbet and flavored ice products since 1988. The company’s cryogenics process uses liquid nitrogen to flash freeze products that need to be freeze-dried, including products such as probiotics, bacterial cultures and plant extractions. The small pellets provide the ideal surface area for freeze-drying while maintaining the integrity of the media culture, according to the company.
“The small footprint and exceptional volume capacity is what makes the Dippin’ Dots Cryogenics processor stand out,” says Stan Jones, Dippin’ Dots chief development officer. “We understand its capabilities beyond what we foundationally use it for and look forward to sharing our innovations with other industries.”
Working with Dippin’ Dots’ exclusive equipment manufacturer, the Dippin’ Dots Cryogenic team can customize machines based on individual company needs. Sizes run from small-scale pilot plant size to high-capacity, which produces 2,000 kg per hour. Specifications like control systems and steam cleaning are tailored to each client.
“This is the next logical step for us as an organization,” says Dippin’ Dots 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.”