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Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner and so is frozen drink season! There’s no better time to kick off serving frozen cocktails than May, since the weather is getting warmer and happy hours are in full swing. If you’re searching for the perfect libations to serve your patrons this weekend, you’ve come to the right place. These cocktails can all be made with simple ingredients from the grocery store and are sure to bring you a huge return on your investment. Continue reading to kick off the fiesta! Margaritas Of course, no Cinco de Mayo celebration is complete without some zesty margaritas! We’ve made a few frozen margaritas that pair perfectly with a Spaceman frozen beverage machine, so we’re listing our favorite ones below. Prickly Pear  While the prickly pear margarita may not garner the same popularity as some other flavors, it’s a hidden gem that definitely deserves…

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Why Frozen Drinks Continue to Dominate the Beverage Industry

Frozen drinks have been a staple since the 1950s. Known for being delicious, crafty, and refreshingly beautiful, they are often described as “air conditioners in a glass.” It’s evident that frozen drinks will remain popular for a long time. They offer a delightful escape from the heat and, in today’s digital age, they are highly Instagrammable. By serving visually appealing frozen drinks, establishments can encourage customers to share their experiences on social media, effectively providing free marketing. Read on to discover why the frozen drink industry is set to expand and why you should consider investing in a frozen drink machine for your business. Growing Market The demand for frozen drinks is increasing, with the industry expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of about 6.6% from now until 2030. The frozen drink machine market was valued at $338 million USD in 2022 and is projected to reach…

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How Soft Serve Machines Work

We all relish the taste of soft serve, a delight not just to eat but also to admire and share. But have you ever paused to consider how soft serve machines transform a simple liquid into an airy, creamy delicacy? This article demystifies the journey of liquid mix turning into the frozen treat we all yearn for throughout the year. Dive in to uncover the magic behind the transition from liquid to frozen bliss. Initiating the Transformation: Adding Product to the Machine’s Hopper The journey begins when you introduce the liquid soft serve mix into the machine’s hopper. This mixture could either be pre-mixed or a powdered variant that you blend with water or another liquid and then pre-chill. Upon adding the mix to the hopper, it’s crucial to prime the machine by engaging the prime plug on the door, allowing the mix to flow until it streams consistently. This…

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Installing a Spaceman 6378-C single-phase soft serve machine in a building with a three-phase power supply is straightforward

Installing a Spaceman 6378-C single-phase soft serve machine in a building with a three-phase power supply is straightforward, thanks to the machine’s design, which caters to the simplicity and convenience of installation. Here’s how you can seamlessly integrate this efficient machine into your three-phase powered space. Understanding the Spaceman 6378-C’s Requirements The Spaceman 6378-C is designed for single-phase power input, which simplifies its integration into various electrical environments and can be used in locations with either single phase, or three-phase power. Even when the building has three phase power, the installation process remains uncomplicated due to the machine’s adaptable design. Any local electrician will be able to accommodate installing the correct receptacle and breaker for the machine. A step that needs to be done whether you are using a single or three phase machine. Understanding Three Phase Power Three-phase power consists of three hot wires, each of the three hot…

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single phase and three phase compatibility

Spaceman’s Versatile Soft Serve Machine Solutions In the commercial foodservice industry, operational efficiency and equipment compatibility are paramount. Spaceman’s single-phase soft serve machines offer a groundbreaking solution that caters to businesses with either single-phase or three-phase power, ensuring seamless integration and ease of use in any setting. The Challenge of Power Compatibility Many commercial spaces are equipped with single-phase power, which is standard in most locations. However, three-phase power, while less common, is known for its efficiency and is often used in spaces with heavier power demands. The challenge arises when businesses wish to install equipment that doesn’t match their existing power infrastructure. Spaceman’s Ingenious Solution Spaceman’s soft serve machines are designed with a unique advantage: they come equipped with single-phase power requirements but are engineered to harness the efficiency of three-phase motors using an integrated inverter. This innovative design allows Spaceman machines to operate effectively in establishments with either…

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MOUTH-WATERING FROZEN MARGARITAS

As spring blooms across the country, it’s time to take full advantage of our frozen drink machines again! While winter is no excuse to stop yourself from indulging in a delightful frozen cocktail, we understand why some may choose to go the warm and cozy route instead. The sun is shining and the weather is getting warmer each day as we near summer, so why not get started on your spring and summer bevvy menus now?! Continue on for some spring-inspired frozen cocktail ideas for you to serve to your patrons this season!  MOUTH-WATERING FROZEN MARGARITAS You can’t talk about frozen drinks without talking about margaritas! Lucky for you, we have two of the BEST frozen margarita batch recipes right here for you to recreate. We’ll start off sweet with this Prickly Pear Margarita we made last year. This drink is refreshing, vibrant, and full of so many complementary flavors.…

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milk shake at Rosticceria

You’re in for a treat like no other at The Rosticceria, an Italian restaurant nestled in Phoenix founded by the talented restaurateur and chef Joey Maggiore. From delectable aperitivos such as baby artichokes and burrata to hearty salads, soups, and an array of pizzas, paninis, and pasta, the menu is a celebration of Italian flavors. The excitement doesn’t stop at the spectacular dishes, though. The Rosticceria is known for its one-of-a-kind “Build Your Own Milkshake” Bar where patrons can choose from over two dozen toppings to garnish their very own milkshake. What’s even more awesome is that they use Spaceman milk shake machines, so you know they’re EXTRA tasty! Spaceman got the chance to speak with Thierry Delourneaux, renowned Corporate Executive Pastry Chef, who creates all the special desserts that are found at The Rosticceria. Continue reading to learn all about Thierry, how he ventured into the restaurant industry, how…

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Chillin’ in Tennessee

If you’ve been to Chattanooga recently, you should be familiar with the locales brought to life by husband-and-wife team Erik and Amanda Niel. The pair owns three restaurants—Main Street Meats, Easy Bistro, and the newly-opened Little Coyote —all in the same vicinity.  From a carnivore’s paradise to a casual cocktail bar to a laid-back Tex-Mex vibe, they’ve got a spot for everyone to enjoy. We were lucky enough to get the chance to speak to Garth Poe, the beverage director of all three concepts, to learn more about their cocktail menus, more specifically, their frozens. Main Street Meats and Little Coyote both house dual-flavor Spaceman frozen beverage machines, and we got to hear all about how these frozen drinks have driven heaps of success at both establishments.  How did Garth get his start in the foodservice industry? Garth started in the foodservice industry at just 17 years old. He went…

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Choosing the Right Soft Serve Product for Your Business

If you’re selling soft serve at your establishment, you’re aware of how profitable it can be and how a soft serve machine can serve as a cash cow for your business. Soft serve comes in two different types: powdered and liquid. Choosing the right product for your business is crucial to ensure that you are getting the most out of your machine and leaving your customers satisfied, while also making as much money as possible.  In this article, we’re going to go over a few of the differences between powdered and liquid soft serve which will hopefully be helpful for when you’re deciding which product is more suitable for your business. PACKAGING & EASE OF USE Firstly, it’s important to understand how both products are contained. Liquid soft serve comes in a liquid form and is usually packaged in a bag with a spout or a plastic container, such as…

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How To Maximize Your Soft Serve Machine in Winter

When we think of soft serve or ice cream, we usually associate the sweet treat with a hot summer day. However, indulging in ice cream does not need to stop when wintertime arrives! In fact, there are several benefits to consuming ice cream during the cold months that you may not be aware of. Ice cream has the capability of boosting your mood and increasing your energy levels, and it also melts at a slower rate during the winter, meaning it won’t be melting down your hands and arms while you eat it so you can spend more time enjoying it! Keep reading to learn more about how you can serve your customers soft serve differently this winter so that your Spaceman machine won’t get dusty in the back room, and you can continue using it all season long. Just because the warm weather went away doesn’t mean your Spaceman…

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