US-based ice cream producer Dippin’Dots has launched a new business in cryogenics, with an aim to offer patented technology and equipment available to other industries.

Named Dippin’ Dots Cryogenics, the new business will provide customised machinery to industries which use cryogenics including nutraceutical, pharmacy, agriculture, aquaculture and animal feed.

Dippin’ Dots CEO Scott Fischer states: “This is the next logical step for us as an organisation. Dippin’ Dots Cryogenics not only increases the Dippin’ Dots portfolio and global footprint but also allows our systems to be utilised across various industries to improve and enhance products.

“We’re proud to officially extend our extensive cryogenic knowledge and experience to benefit other organisations.”

The machinery manufactured in the US is available in different sizes from small-scale pilot plant to high-capacity, producing 2,000kg of output per hour.

The equipment with a smaller footprint has customised specifications such as control systems and steam cleaning.

Companies that manufacture probiotics, bacterial cultures and plant extraction products can use Dippin’ Dots Cryogenics process to flash freeze dry the items while maintaining quality standards.

Dippin’ Dots has been producing and distributing flash frozen tiny beads of ice cream, yoghurt, sherbet and flavoured ice products since its inception in 1988.

The company distributes frozen products in all 50 states and 11 countries through its franchised and direct distribution network.