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Ensuring Deliciousness and Safety: Pasteurized Ice Cream with Teknoice Machines

  • Posted by: Debora Bolis
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Here we are again with an article dedicated to the wonderful world of ice cream making. This time we will look at how pasteurizing ice cream is essential for producing safe and high-quality industrial ice cream. We will explain what ice cream pasteurization is and how it helps make ice cream both delicious and safe to eat. Plus, we will show how Teknoice machines play a key part in this process, making it more efficient and ensuring the ice cream you enjoy is consistently good. Without further ado, let’s get started!

What does Pasteurizing Ice Cream Mean?

Ice cream pasteurization: what is it? The answer is simple. It is a key step in the industrial ice cream making process to ensure safety and quality. The process involves heating the ice cream mixture to eliminate harmful bacteria, which means you can offer to your customers delicious and safe ice cream.

Ice Cream Pasteurization: The Heart of Ice Cream Making

Ice cream pasteurization is a crucial process in industrial ice cream production and it is essential for several reasons, all listed below:

  • Elimination of Pathogenic Microorganisms: Pasteurizing ice cream significantly reduces or eliminates harmful microorganisms such as bacteria, yeasts, and molds. This step is critical for ensuring that the ice cream is safe for human consumption, minimizing the risk of foodborne illnesses (and lawsuits…).
  • Preservation of Taste and Quality: Ice cream pasteurization helps in maintaining the authentic taste of the ingredients. It ensures that the flavors and organoleptic characteristics are intact, thus ensuring a delicious treat with a pleasant texture. 
  • Freshness: Pasteurizing ice cream inactivates natural enzymes present in the ingredients, thus delaying the degradation of the product over time. This helps in preserving the ice cream’s freshness, ensuring that it maintains its organoleptic characteristics throughout its storage period.
  • Extended Shelf Life: By reducing or eliminating microorganisms that can cause spoilage, pasteurization extends the shelf life of ice cream. This prolongs the product’s storage time without compromising quality. Of course, this is a fundamental step in the production of industrial ice cream since you certainly want your ice cream to last long!

Understanding the Process of Ice Cream Pasteurization 

For those of you who have many questions, let’s get a bit more technical. Ice cream pasteurization is split in several steps. It starts with preparing the mix – combining milk, water, fats, sugar, stabilizers, and emulsifiers in a tank. This mix is then pre-cooled to 55°C and transferred to a holding tank. In the heating stage, it is warmed to 76°C using heat from an already pasteurized mix, which simultaneously cools down.

The homogenization process follows, where the mix is pressurized to break down fat molecules, which ensures a smooth texture. Then, in the pasteurization phase, the mix is heated to 85°C and held steady to ensure uniform pasteurization.

In the final cooling stage, the mix is gradually cooled down first to 64°C, then to 34°C, and lastly to 4 to 6°C, readying it for aging. The mix is stored in aging vats for about 6 hours before being used for ice cream production. 

The entire process takes approximately two hours, but with dual pasteurizers, production can be continuous and thus ensuring a constant supply, and of course, Teknoice has dual pasteurizers ready for you to use.

Teknoice Machinery: Raising the Bar in Ice Cream Pasteurization 

By now, you know that using specialized equipment in the pasteurization process is of critical importance, and Teknoice offers its pasteurization systems to meet all of these fundamental requirements for producing high-quality ice cream. 

Let’s take a look at some of them:

  • Creamy Texture: Teknoice machines ensure the production of ice creams with a consistently creamy texture. This ensures a delightful and smooth mouthfeel in every scoop.
  • Versatile Production: Teknoice machines are designed to handle various production quantities, ranging from 300 liters per hour to 5000 liters per hour. This versatility makes them suitable for a wide range of production needs.
  • User-Friendly and Easy to Clean: Teknoice systems are user-friendly and easy to clean, streamlining the production process and maintenance routines. This ease of use contributes to efficient operations, which means more money for you.
  • Consistency: One of the standout features of Teknoice machines is the consistency in product quality and processing time. Each liter of the mixture follows the same path, duration, and temperature, ensuring uniformity in the final product.
  • Low Maintenance: Teknoice equipment requires minimal maintenance, leading to significant time and cost savings for ice cream producers. This minimizes downtime and keeps production running smoothly. A big plus, don’t you think?
  • Easy Installation: Installation is a breeze as the equipment components are mounted on stainless steel platforms, ready for use. They only require electrical, pneumatic, and water connections with sanitary and easy-to-connect clamp attachments.Easy does it!

In short, incorporating Teknoice ice cream pasteurization systems into your ice cream production not only guarantees high-quality results but also enhances efficiency and reduces operational costs. 

From Start to Finish: Teknoice’s Efficient Ice Cream Production Machinery

Experience the efficiency of Teknoice machinery to create the absolute best industrial ice cream! The company provides personalized assistance, making sure that all its solutions align with your unique business needs. 

Contact Teknoice today to boost your ice cream production and pasteurization to new levels. Achieve delicious, high-quality results that will conquer your customers