Where can I get some soft serve ice cream mixes?

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2004/02/29 18:01:22 (permalink)

Where can I get some soft serve ice cream mixes?

Hi everyone! My wife and I just purchased an ice cream maker, and we love those soft serve ice cream at McDonnals and other family restaurants. I have been exhaustingly searching all over the net with Google for the vanilla soft serve mix without success. There are a lot of sites that sell six 6 lbs bags per case, and you have to purchase multiple cases. Does anyone know where we can purchase a few 2.3-2.5-pound bags? We are looking for the plain mixes where one only have to add water to the mix, and not one of those mixes that require heavy-cream, raw eggs, etc. Thank you in advance.
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    markolenski
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    RE: Where can I get some soft serve ice cream mixes? 2004/02/29 19:46:40 (permalink)
    Check with your local dairy/milk distributor. They often have the mix for their restaurant customers.
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    RE: Where can I get some soft serve ice cream mixes? 2004/02/29 20:26:30 (permalink)
    Try Gordan Food Service or Sysco Foods... Probably just about any large wholesale distributor should carry your premix.
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    RE: Where can I get some soft serve ice cream mixes? 2004/02/29 20:30:33 (permalink)
    Actually, now that I think about it, the mix came in 64oz. "Milk Cartons". Just add to the machine and it does it's thing! (Was Already pre-mixed with whatever)...
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    RE: Where can I get some soft serve ice cream mixes? 2004/02/29 20:52:16 (permalink)
    Before I retired about 3 years ago, our store (no longer in existence) was able to (and did) special order 3 types of mix for customers from our local dairy (Prairie Farms). They had a high butterfat mix for regular ice cream, a low butterfat mix, and a soft-serve mix (which was basically an ice milk mix that they regularly sold to all the little mom-and-pop soft-serve stands in the area). These were all ready for freezing and we could get them in quart, half-gallon and, if I remember right, a 5 gallon size. You might have some difficulty getting these mixes during the winter when the soft-serve stands are closed, but you should have no difficulty finding them during the summer. You might have to give your LOCAL grocer up to a week to get a special order from their fluid-milk provider, but they probably could get it. I emphasize local (home-owned) stores, since many large chain stores get their fluid-milk products only through their chain warehouse, and most chain warehouses will not allow special-ordering of anything.
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    RE: Where can I get some soft serve ice cream mixes? 2004/03/01 07:50:42 (permalink)
    Did a quick check on the web and found this place... Seems like they're in your city. Here's a link that may or may not help ya... Scroll down to the Frozen Deserts.

    http://www.gpcequipment.com/food/foodform.html
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    RE: Where can I get some soft serve ice cream mixes? 2004/03/01 09:52:14 (permalink)
    Wow! Thanks, everyone, for all of your inputs. I'll give them all a try today. Thank you so much. My wife will be very surprise when I locate some of the soft-serve pre-mixes. Take care.
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    RE: Where can I get some soft serve ice cream mixes? 2004/03/01 10:40:38 (permalink)
    Try


    Southern Products
    70 Corporate Drive
    St. Louis, MO
    314-739-0898
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