Soft serve ice cream is a great offering for any concession stand, especially during the sweltering summer months. Getting set up to sell soft serve begins with having the right machine in your concession trailer or booth. ou can’t have soft serve ice cream without the machine, so invest in a solid countertop soft serve machine that is air-cooled. Water-cooled machines will require water hookups and use up a lot of water. That is water that you cannot afford to waste in your trailer or booth. The air-cooled machine will warm up the inside of your concession stand, but it will be able to produce soft serve much more reliably than a water-cooled machine.
Before you buy, make sure you have an idea how many customers you will be serving as some machines are designed to handle higher volume than others. If you purchase a machine that cannot handle the amount of customers you are serving you may have to deal with longer lines or subpar soft serve.