Are you looking for a way to turn up the heat on your cooling ice cream shop profits? Ice cream shop sales have a tendency to slow down during winter months, and this year’s frigid temperatures and unexpected snows are helping to fuel the move to warmer refreshments. Fortunately, there are some exciting new ice cream trends sweeping the country that are certain to get your shop noticed! We searched industry sources to find the hottest trends for frozen treats, and came up with some amazing finds. Incorporating these new offerings into your ice cream shop menu could be the perfect way to attract new customers, energize your loyal fan base, and get your profits back up where they belong!
The most exciting ice cream trends of 2014 are:
- Instant / Nitrogen Ice Cream
Imagine your customers’ delight as you create custom ice cream confections before their very eyes! Instant Ice Cream is created by using liquid nitrogen to freeze a batch of ice cream – in only a few seconds, you have a delicious frozen treat ready to eat. More than just a cool concept, nitrogen ice cream is richer, creamier, and offers unique benefits: customers can choose the specific ingredients they want in each serving, and since nitrogen ice cream is created instantly, no preservatives, chemicals, or emulsifiers are needed. The use of locally sourced, fresh ingredients is this year’s top food trend; by incorporating these ingredients in your nitrogen ice cream, you can create a healthy treat that hits the food trend sweet spot!
- Ice Cream Sandwiches
Ice cream sandwiches are getting a grown-up makeover for 2014. Gone are the boring vanilla ice cream and chocolate wafer pairings of the past; these frozen confections are making the scene with exciting new ingredients and flavors. By combining trendy flavors like mango and green tea ice cream with airy pistachio or almond macarons, you can create decadent treats certain to please even the most sophisticated palates!
Handling the extra business your trendy treats will bring in is a breeze when you use Calypso’s ice cream shop POS solution! Our turnkey POS solution has all the features you need to operate your ice cream shop profitably and efficiently. With an easy to learn touchscreen interface that drastically reduces training time and simple, department-driven menu screens that enable fast and accurate service, Calypso’s ice cream POS solutions save you time and money. To keep customer lines moving quickly, Calypso’s ice cream point of sale solutions include barcode scanning that allows your staff to ring up ice cream sandwich sales quickly and accurately. With Calypso’s integrated POS scales, TARE weights automatically subtract the weight of the cup so pints and cups of your delicious nitrogen ice cream will ring up correctly without the need to rekey manually.
Once you add your new taste treats to your menu, you need to introduce them to your customers! You can easily offer coupons to your long-time fans through Calypso’s built-in loyalty program, and Calypso seamlessly integrates with the SunDrop Mobile platform so you can effortlessly reach new customers through social media marketing. With a full list of essential features, including inventory management, payroll and time management features, and built-in QuickBooks integration, it is easy to see why Calypso is known as the best POS for ice cream shops! Contact Calypso today at 800-771-7100 to discover more ways Calypso can help make your ice cream shop this year’s hottest trend!