Dippin' Dots, a Paducah, Ky.-based provider of flash-frozen beaded ice cream, launched Dippin' Dots Cryogenics, L.L.C. Leveraging 30 years of experience and 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.

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, steam cleaning and a clean-in-place process are tailored to each client.

"The small footprint and exceptional volume capacity is what makes the Dippin' Dots Cryogenics processor stand out," says Stan Jones, chief development officer of Dippin’ Dots Cryogenics. "We understand its capabilities beyond what we foundationally use it for, and look forward to sharing our innovations with other industries."

The Dippin' Dots Cryogenics process uses liquid nitrogen to flash-freeze products that require high-quality standards. More specifically, the process is suitable as a first step for any products that need to be freeze dried.

"This is the next logical step for us as an organization,” adds Scott Fischer, chief executive officer of Dippin' Dots. “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."