Freeze Drying Ice Cream with the CD8 Freeze Dryer

In our latest video, we demonstrate the process of freeze drying Neapolitan Ice Cream using the CryoDry CD8 freeze dryer.

Method of laying out the Ice Cream

When preparing the ice cream for freeze drying, there are various methods for arranging it on the trays. We have found that slicing the ice cream works exceptionally well. Alternatively, some prefer to scoop the ice cream onto the trays using an ice cream scooper. Regardless of the method chosen, it is imperative to work quickly to prevent the ice cream from melting.

Pre-Freezing Kitchen Utensils

Prior to handling the ice cream, it is essential to pre-freeze the kitchen utensils for a minimum of two hours. This ensures that the ice cream remains frozen during the handling process.

Run the Condenser

Before placing the ice cream onto the trays, it is necessary to run the condenser on the CD8 Freeze Dryer until the shelves reach a temperature of -20 degrees Celsius. Once the ice cream is carefully arranged on the trays, they can be placed into the CD8. The freeze-drying process typically takes approximately 24 hours to complete.

The results of our freeze-dried ice cream were exceptional, as it acquired a crunchy, airy texture while retaining its original flavor.

If you are interested in learning more about freeze-drying food and how the CD8 can facilitate impressive outcomes, please do not hesitate to contact us.