Meet one of the newest inductees of our inventory, a Master-Bilt IHC-48. Although it might sound like pretty much any other freezer out there, this blast freezer has a specific purpose. And (to forgive the pun) it does a blast doing so.
Before we get to the nilly-willy, you can also use them as ice cream holding and freezing cabinets. In this manner, this has the ability to hold up to 43 three-gallon ice cream containers (one of the Frogs noted that it’s 129 gallons total, or around three barrels of oil) on a range of -40 to 0 degrees Fahrenheit.
One of the biggest giveaways that this is meant to hold ice cream is the eight inner shelves. This extra insulation is not only convenient for those who love organization, but is also intended for extra insulation to keep ice cream hard (this inner-door concept is something you might have seen in your latest French-door fridges.)
Since these kinds of freezers are build to remove heat quickly, you can also use this as a blast freezer. Perhaps the only difference between this Master-Bilt and other blast freezers is how the cabinets are laid out on the inside. The interior of this Master-Bilt has large shelving to accommodate those large ice cream tubs. Others might have smaller or even larger shelving for different purposes.
The important thing to know about blast freezers, though, is that they freeze fast enough so that ice crystals won’t develop ice crystals, which can ruin the ice cream you just created.
If you’re looking to make and sell your own ice cream, this IHC-48 is pretty integral to the ice cream experience. One Fat Frog has this, dipping cabinets, freezers, and other equipment you’ll need to keep your ice cream cold.