FAQs

Frozen Yogurt & Ice Cream

The equipment is identical for both making & serving frozen yogurt and ice cream.

There are 7 delicious flavours in the range:-
Natural Frozen Yogurt, Strawberry, Chocolate, Vanilla, Wild Fruits (berries), Mango & Coffee. Packed in 800g -1kg bags each giving approx. 30 x portions.

Frozen yogurt is associated with having a lower fat content than ice cream and therefore a healthier choice.

Another difference is frozen yogurt has a slight lemony taste and is often topped with slices of fresh fruit or berries, once again reinforcing the healthy side.

On our system of powder ingredients + equipment you determine fat content by choosing which milk to use with the powder mix.
For every 3.3 litres of ingredient mix, 2.5 litres is the milk portion.

Juice Bars

Cold press refers to gently squeezing the fruit or vegetable.

This method is superior as it does not aerate the juice to the extent of a centrifugal juicer.

Oxidation is the scourge of juicing as it reduces nutritional values and shelf-life.

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Generally, fresh unpasteurised juice and smoothies will last three days chilled. For best results chill immediately between + 2C – 3C.

Pineapple juice tastes wonderful but doesn’t store well as its high enzyme level will fizz within hours.

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Variable speed and timer are a must, as it can blend more types of drinks and stop automatically when finished.

Milkshakes and ice-based drinks require slow speeds whereas blending smoothies need a faster speed.

Other features such as pre-set ‘stepped’ programmes are more blending efficient & a sound enclosure for reducing noise front-of- house.
Both features found usually in more expensive models.

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Poorer performance and a smaller motor means domestic equipment will burn-out quickly in a busy café.

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You can but it will push waiting times to an unacceptable level. Each drink should be made in less than a minute.

Fresh orange juice and smoothies require separate equipment and a cold press juicer should be reserved for making ‘green’ juices.

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As a minimum: 1.2m of counterspace + nearby sink + freezer for smoothie fruit + 3 x 13amp sockets + fridge (optional).

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To make a wide range of juices & smoothies quickly: commercial orange juicer, cold press juicer & smoothie blender.

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Juicers

Fresh juices instantly made will always taste better than anything bought from a supermarket because nothing has been used to extend the shelf life. A café’s commitment to freshness will always count a lot more with customers because of the superior taste.

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The juice made from a commercial cold press juicer will usually last three days kept at fridge temperature (below +6C) and can be bottled for a takeaway service. By comparison, juices made from a centrifugal juicer have to be drunk immediately.

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Fruit & vegetable preparation is usually decided whether you normally eat the fruit or veg with the skin on or off e.g. juice apples with the skin on & juice pineapples with the skin off.

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Cold press juicers have higher juice yields and less oxidation. The juice produced by cold press juicers is superior in taste and these machines can also juice soft leaf greens and brassicas.

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Fruit & vegetable juicers are either centrifugal or cold press in operation. This means there is either a grating disc spinning at a high speed (centrifugal) or a slower rotating ‘pressing’ auger (cold press) at the heart of the juicing operation. A juice made from a commercial cold press juicer , such as the Kuving CS600, can be made in about 30 seconds.

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Multi-juicers are fruit & vegetable juicers. Multi-juicers are designed to juice a wide variety of fruit and vegetables quickly, so are ideal for busy outlets. Multi-juicers are smaller in size than orange juicers, and are hand-fed. The upside is wonderful juice combinations can be made.

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The juice is usually is fine in texture with a percentage of fruit cells. A glass serving of orange juicer can usually be made in 15 seconds.

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No, commercial orange juicers work automatically, cutting the whole orange in half and squeezing the juice from the fruit. Customers love the concept of seeing the oranges juiced in front of them, and it makes the outlet smell amazing!

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Both types of commercial juicer are designed to sit on a counter, usually the back, facing the customer so the ‘theatre’ can be clearly seen.

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Juicers fall into two main categories; orange juicers and fruit and vegetable juicers.

Both commercial orange juicers and fruit and vegetable juicers need to be fast and efficient to allow the operator to make a delicious glass of juice in less than 15 seconds.

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Milkshakes

Cost to make one milkshake :
fruit flavouring + milk + ice cream = 53 pence / r.r.p £ 3.50
chocolate powder + milk + ice cream = 41 pence / r.r.p £ 3.50

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We have six flavours in the range : Strawberry, Chocolate, Coconut, Berrylicious, Peach & Passion

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We supply concentrated real fruit purees in 1kg bottles with a pump dispense.

They’re full of flavour and one pump flavours a whole milkshake.

Our chocolate (dark) is a powder packed in a 1kg tin & comes with more taste and less sugar.

To make: just mix flavouring with 200ml milk and 3 scoops of vanilla ice cream and blend for 10 seconds on slow.

They are high quality and because they are so concentrated, very economic to use.

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Smoothies

Frozen fruit is ideal for making smoothies as it has ‘locked-in’ goodness and is easier to store but it needs a better blender to smooth properly.

Blendtec and Vitamix blenders are particularly good at the job.

Look for our blender + smoothie offers in Big Cruz Special Offers on the home page https://cruzsmoothies.co.uk for best value deals or just phone us.

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The minimum order for free delivery is 5 x boxes (50 smoothies/ flavour per box).

This can vary according to area. Please phone to check.

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Cost to make a 12 fl oz smoothie :
140g fruit pack (90p) + 200ml cloudy apple juice (30p) = £1.20 / r.r.p £ 3.50 – £4.50

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We have seven smoothies in the range each packed with lots of flavour.

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Take one of our frozen fruit packs + 200ml of cloudy apple juice and smooth in a blender for forty seconds.

Our smoothies are 100% whole fruit, frozen and packed to our recipe in 140g pouches to make a 12 fl oz serving.

Click on our video ‘how to make a smoothie’ https://youtu.be/bb4a_zWWdeo

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