Dippin’ Dots, a manufacturer of flash-frozen beaded ice cream, launched Dippin' Dots Cryogenics LLC. The company will market Dippin' Dots' patented technology and equipment for cryogenic applications, including those in the pharmacy, agriculture, aquaculture and animal feed industries.

The company’s process uses liquid nitrogen to flash freeze products that require high quality finished product. It is suitable as a first step for many products that need to be freeze dried such as those that create probiotics, bacterial cultures and plant extractions are key examples. The small pellets provide the ideal surface area for freeze drying while maintaining the integrity of the media culture.

Dippin' Dots Cryogenics will customize machines based on individual company needs, with sizes from small-scale pilot plant size to high capacity systems producing ~4,400 lb/hr (2,000 kg/hr). Specifications such as control systems and steam cleaning can be tailored to each client.