anon is starting an ice cream business

What are must-haves, and what are your favorite flavors?

Also, what missing features annoy you when ice cream vendors don't have them?

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I like a tiny scoop of whatever icecream is easiest for you, then glue on about 7 pounds of candy and cookies and sprinkles and other garbage, because I have the mentality of a 3 year old.

    THANKS!!!

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Don't forget to take your instagram pic!

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >licks it once
        >everything falls over

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        These look like AI images

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        these all look delicious to me, and I would absolutely devour

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >burnt marshmallow
        nope

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        if i saw this on the street id run them over with the city bus i drive

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        yeah i'll take my abomination in a bowl, thanks.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          you can have it in a mug

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Superman is one of my favorites, though I gotta be in the right mood. Coffee and Cheesecake are both solid but underrepresented in most ice cream shops. Otherwise I'm a simple man, ice cream in a cone, I don't need anything fancier.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Are you targeting tourists or locals? Hot area or cool area? Making the ice cream or buying?

    This is just a me thing but I like having warm water/hot water with ice cream to keep the tongue fresh. Also it might be cool to offer a wider and shallower waffle cone as an edible bowl (chocolate lined would be nice, maybe you could put chocolate shavings inside a fresh one to have them melt and coat). Perhaps you can extend the menu by doing stroopwafels, both for on their own and for ice cream sandwiches.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This. You need to know your target audience.

      You can go two routes: instagram ice cream or quality over quantity. If you are unskilled in making ice cream then the instagram route is the better choice. Lots of toppings and shit. Better if you find a unique gimmick to add to your ice cream. Also training employees is easier.

      The quality route takes years of experience. You could open a gelato business. It takes more work to do this ice cream so most ice cream restaurants prefer to do the easier american version.

      As for flavors. I like hazelnut (you can pass it as nutella if you add chocolate), pistachio, almond. Nuts go really well in ice cream imo. They make ice cream more creamy.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Chocolate, please.
    Simple plain chocolate, or chocolate with chocolate chips if you must.
    The second of my favorite ice cream places closed earlier this year, and all that is left is a bunch of boutique ice cream shops that don't have a single regular flavor in the place. The closest I can get is some brownie fudge kahlua nightmare, or cinnamon chocolate with espresso dust swirl, or some other abomination.
    I haven't had non-homemade ice cream in months, please stock chocolate in your shop.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Butterscotch feels so rare these days so that.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Some guys I went to school with opened a now world renowned ice cream joint. They make all the standard flavours but also some lesser known old school ones like teaberry, wintergreen and plain (no, not vanilla).
    The younger brother also makes some weird flavours just for his friends and other people to try out but they're but for sale at the shop. For example, he I've had me try a few different ones. I can't remember what was what but there was cucumber and lemon sorbet that he based on my cucumber lemonade recipe (like normal lemonade, except swapping the water out for cucumber juice; I also make a watermelon version) as well as a pumpkin one (not pumpkin Hispanice) and a prickly pear sorbet. Here's the kicker: one of the latter two was also flavoured with ambergris but I can't remember which. Prickly pear, I think. I brought it up here before, soon after I tried it and I think the consensus was that the ambergris must have been synthetic since the real stuff is apparently illegal.

    Anyway, must haves: strawberry, orange sorbet, banana, pistacchio, blueberry, frutti di bosco/mixed berry, vanilla and chocolate.
    Make your own cones

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >cucumber and lemon sorbet
      cucumber fennel sorbet is pretty good

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >What are must-haves, and what are your favorite flavors?
    Chocolate, hard-shell coated interior cones
    >Also, what missing features annoy you when ice cream vendors don't have them?
    Waffle cones. Long spoons if offering deep milkshakes/concrete.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You need an espresso machine and teach your servers to be baristas

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    if you actually want it to be good, just copy italian gelato places. fior di latte, hazelnut, pistachio, salted caramel etc. and I like coffee flavors.

    like others said, if it's a business then attention-grabbing slop will probably make money. because the population is retarded

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    chocolate with peanut butter mixed in

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You need to have a way of making milkshakes and malteds.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Almost got the hands right

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Must have ice cold water or sparkling water available, as this is the best combo with any ice cream.

    Must have basic vanilla and chocolate with no additives. Must have pistachio in some form. If going for crazy flavors, chunks of the actual food/flavor should be present (for example, I had a baklava ice crean scoop recently and it contained actual baklava made in house, some chunks most blended) inside the ice cream, not stacked on top.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Just make sure you have something for everyone. Some people like plain, some like fancy, some like fun and some like standard. Don't make it hard for people to choose what they want. And for god sake be nice.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >something for everyone
      trying to please everyone is a guaranteed failure

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        the entertainment industry begs to differ

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          the entertainment isn't one guy

          If you're offering ONE thing that tries to please everyone maybe, but when you have a selection of gold oldies and newfangled and everything in between you're gonna be just fine

          no that doesnt work either if you've got too many products trying to hit all the notes youre just gonna get overwhelmed

          do you people not understand the value of focus

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            *entertainment industry

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >no that doesnt work either if you've got too many products trying to hit all the notes youre just gonna get overwhelmed
            well how the fuck have diners ad ice cream trucks been surviving for like 140 years anon? how? by selling mashed potatoes and cups of vanilla iced cream and TOO BAD this whole time? I think not

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

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      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        If you're offering ONE thing that tries to please everyone maybe, but when you have a selection of gold oldies and newfangled and everything in between you're gonna be just fine

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    chocolate peanut butter
    side note I had some bacon ice cream once and the coldness of the ice cream made it so you couldnt really taste the bacon
    though thinking back, I think maybe they should have blended some rendered bacon fat into the actual ice cream, that might have bumped up the bacon flavor a lot

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Ice cream scoops severed on cute female Asian feet. Scoops by the Foot!

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I like basic flavors with fruit mixed in. local place does really good vanilla and will mix in bananas or strawberry and it's delicious.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      will they mix bluebreeze with chocolate ice cream? when I was like 5 I went to Dresser Hill Ice Cream in Charlton MA USA with my parents and it was all the fad at the time to mix fruit into your ice cream, and I asked for chocolate ice cream with blueberries and the guy working there wouldn't do it and kept telling me to order something real.

      This sticks with me to this day and still makes me angrly. I ended up getting a scoop of plain vanilla which I didn't enjoy because I just wanted to go home.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >I asked for chocolate ice cream with blueberries and the guy working there wouldn't do it and kept telling me to order something real
        god damn that's harsh
        hopefully it was at least an early red pill

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          that's not a red pill at all anon. as I've become an adult and I reflect back, it was just some gloomy gus working in a place that literally doles out happiness, almost as a core tenet of their whole business, refusing to be helpful even when it was just as easy as every other task he does all day. fuck that guy, I was just a kid asking for ice cream with blueberries and they were serving both.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >I was just a kid asking for ice cream with blueberries
            Well did they even h-
            >and they were serving both.
            Oof, sorry you requested a fun frozen sweet treat and got served a scoop of sour core memories instead Anon..

            https://i.imgur.com/r1V2R0Q.png

            What are must-haves, and what are your favorite flavors?

            Also, what missing features annoy you when ice cream vendors don't have them?

            OP if you are serious about an ice cream business just sure you prepare extra stock and some of those itty bitty tasting spoons to have on hand. Part of the fun of going to a dedicated ice cream shop is sampling the number of flavors available and gauging the quality of the product first before placing orders for new customers (or at least it is for me). Some places don't think to do this.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What's so special about your business?
    coffee and ice cream would be nice.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I will be selling them on the beach, it's like ice pops (dessert in a bag) but ice cream.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I would try out banana or any local sweets.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >I would try out banana
          been cooking with the idea of a banoffee one

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    for me, it's mint chocolate chip

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Just do really good versions of classic sundaes

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Spaghetti Ice cream is really easy to make and fun for kids

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    On the beach... do you mean walking around with a freezer box, having a little stall/shack, having a cafe?

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Cookie monster: basically cookies and cream except the cream is died blue and with added cookie dough. I’m a cookie dough fiend and no store bought brand provides a pint with enough dough density to satisfy me. You should just make a flavor that is 5x the amount of cookie dough

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Sweet cream, basically the ice cream base before you add any flavor at all

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Clotted cream is the best base.

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i always wondered who the target audience for these are? instawhores are generally rail thin and don't eat, is this shit purely for pictures? i can't imagine it's fun to eat because it would be so messy and melty and nasty

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      People enjoy spectacles. I imagine you'd order one in a pair/group then everyone would get a spoon and pick out pieces they like and eat it collectively as a group.

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    there's a 3 location ice cream shop in my town, has a constant line of 10+ minute wait in the drive thru. has just vanilla, chocolate, and twist, but you can make a lot of different options from this. also has slushees, which are near 100% margin.
    figure out what kind of ice cream place you want to be. do you want to be affordable non-fancy or superpremium?
    hire high school teenage girls who will work for scraps and attract customers.
    if you want a bunch of flavors, I would recommend some form of the following:
    vanilla, chocolate, strawberry cheesecake, mint chocolate, xtra chocolate chocolate, peanut butter, butter pecan, coffee, sherbet of some kind.
    Ice cream is an extremely competitive market, so figure out what you want to be and go all in on that. don't be in the middle - either be affordable or be superpremium.

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    1 scoop of Pistachio Nut ONLY with real pistachios crushed and sprinkled on top
    Price: $3.99

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I absolutely love ice cream with cheesecake chunks in it. Just a simple vanilla with cheesecake chunks, or maybe with a strawberry jam swirl.

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Offer lactose-free flavors for the sake of digestibility among customers.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >tummyfag
      or you could just have real milk and take your digestive punishment like a man

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah I'm sure that'll be a great way to attract customers, tell them they'll be punished

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          it works for religion

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      not worth it to create double the menu to cater to a small minority for a starting business.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        choose lactose free and don't tell anyone

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I already have seen it in existing ice cream places, and even before lactose-free was a thing there was sorbet.

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