The milkshake or malt shop is a popular part of the American summer tradition, and while there may not be as many milkshake and malt parlors today, milkshakes and malts remain a popular treat on especially hot summer afternoons. At FoodServiceWarehouse.com, we carry a wide variety of milkshake machines that make it easy to create your own delicious malts or milkshakes and attract new customers looking for a cold treat on a hot day and those looking to be reminded of the good old days.
There are two primary types of milkshake machines, and each serves a unique purpose, so it is important to weigh the benefits of each to decide which type will work best in your establishment. The group is made up of large milkshake dispensers and freezers. These larger milkshake machines are commonly found in quick-serve restaurants and cafeterias or buffets that need to quickly serve large quantities of milkshakes. They typically serve one or two flavors of milkshake and use pre-packaged milkshake mixes. If you have an establishment that would benefit from the large milkshake freezers and dispensers, it is also important to consider the cooling system of the machine. Milkshake machines like these can be either air- or water-cooled. Water-cooled units use a separate water line to cool the compressor and will dump a lot of water down the drain. While they are more energy efficient than air-cooled machines, they are not recommended (and are often banned) in arid areas with water restrictions.
The second group of milkshake machines is often referred to simply as milkshake mixers. These milkshake machines feature specialize spindle mixers that are perfect for mixing up your own unique milkshake and malt blends. While milkshake mixers to take more time to make a milkshake than a larger milkshake machine, they allow you to use fresh ingredients, make just about any flavor under the sun, and they produce that handcrafted flavor that is sure to set your milkshakes apart from the rest and attract customers. Be sure to consider the number of spindles each milkshake mixer has, and don’t for get to check out our selection of malt cups.