Choosing The Right Soft Serve Ice Cream Machine for Your Business

Soft Serve Ice Cream Machine

Choosing The Right Soft Serve Ice Cream Machine for Your Business

When it comes to soft serve ice cream, everybody knows it’s a crowd favorite.  It’s creamy, fluffy, and oh-so-rich; how could anyone not love it? Besides it being an indulgent sweet treat, a soft serve ice cream machine could also be a worthy investment for some business owners. Those who own frozen yogurt shops, dessert shops, restaurants, or even bars may benefit from purchasing one of our soft serve machines, but with many options on our site, it may be hard to choose the right one.  Continue reading below to find out which Spaceman machine might be suitable for you and your business needs.

            We will start with our single flavor soft serve ice cream machines. In that lineup, we have our 6236-C, 6236A-C, and our 6210-C. All of these machines are countertop machines, meaning they are not floor-standing, and they do not have wheels. They all have refrigerated hoppers, as do all our soft serve machines, making them perfect for use with dairy products. The 6236-C and 6236A-C are very similar, except our 6236A-C comes with an air pump that allows you to easily adjust your overrun, or air content. This is a great way for you to yield higher profits, and make your product creamier, fluffier, and lighter. Both machines also come with hopper agitators, which is what keeps your product consistently stirring throughout the day and helps to avoid your product freezing along your hopper walls. The 6210-C is our smallest soft serve machine and is perfect for businesses who want to sell a low volume of soft serve with smaller serving sizes of 6oz or less (i.e.: a restaurant, not a frozen yogurt or ice cream shop!) This is our only soft serve ice cream machine that does not come with a hopper agitator, meaning an employee may have to manually mix the product inside the hopper a few times a day depending on the product you are using.

            Now moving on to our twin-twist soft serve ice cream machines! In that lineup, we have our 6235A-C, 6235-C, 6250A-C, 6250-C, 6378A-C, and 6378-C. As you can see, all the model numbers repeat themselves but are followed with either an “A-C” or just a “C”. An “A” just means that that model includes an air pump or pressurized option, and a “C” without the “A” means that it is gravity-fed. Now let’s delve into the differences! All our 6250 and 6378 models are floor-standing, meaning they come on wheels and can easily be moved. Our 6235 models are countertop machines, but they can always be placed atop one of our rolling stainless steel Spaceman carts for easy moving and extra storage! While they look very similar, the main difference between our 6250 and 6378 models is the size and capacity. Our 6378-C model is a high output ice cream freezer with two hoppers with a capacity of 20 quarts (5 gallons) each, and our 6378-AC has two hoppers with a capacity of 14 quarts each. Our 6250-C and 6250-AC on the other hand have hopper capacities of two 12.8 quarts and two 8.5 quarts, respectively. As you can see, those size differences can be very important when it comes to deciding which soft serve ice cream machine is suitable for your business and how many servings per hour your machine can handle.

            Whether you are starting a frozen yogurt business, or just want to serve soft serve ice cream at your restaurant or bar, we are certain that we’ve got the perfect machine for you! There are many other features and differences not mentioned in this article, so if you’re interested in learning more, please reach out to us at, where you can speak to one of our knowledgeable sales reps. Cheers!