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Top Tips to Prepare Your Shop For Summer

Now that summer is mere weeks away, countless people have started flooding into ice cream shops throughout the country. As the weather continues to get warmer, however, you might find that you're in over your head. After all, the United States ranks among the top three countries for the highest ice cream consumption in the world.

If you're one of the many shops preparing for the influx of summer customers, rely on these tips to help you prepare.

Don't skimp on storage

During the rush of the summer season, you'll want to station your goods in easily accessible places. Unfortunately, skimping on your storage techniques can make your food go bad quicker. In fact, a particularly humid day can cause poorly stored waffle cones to go bad within an hour.

Invest in 16 oz ice cream containers 8 oz purple ice cream cups, and other ice cream cup sizes with disposable lids to preserve your goods throughout the day. You can even use red 6 oz ice cream cups to store your toppings on the counter for easy access.

Provide alternative options

Even though 90% of American households regularly consume ice cream, you should always provide vegan or sugar-free options for your niche customers, especially during the hot days of summer. Even if you don't sell too many ice cream sundaes made from almond milk, those few customers that will buy those products are sure to feel more welcomed.

Offer a variety of containers

While some ice cream lovers prefer cones, others would rather indulge in a dish of their favorite flavor. In fact, more than 10% of people throughout the world will lick the bowl clean after eating their favorite frozen treats.

That's why you should always offer a number of ice cream containers in a variety of sizes, like 4 oz blue ice cream cups or 12 oz containers, along with lids for cups. When it only takes 50 licks to finish a scoop of ice cream, offering large sizes of three scoops or more is sure to satiate any palate. Make sure to include options like 16 oz black ice cream cups with strawless sip cup lids to cater to different preferences and enhance the customer experience. 

Did you know that the United States produces more than 1.6 billion gallons of ice cream and frozen dairy products each year? When you want to get your shop ready this summer, contact Frozen Dessert Supplies for the best in ice cream containers and more.

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About the Author: Tim Porter

Tim is the CEO and people builder of In his free time, he enjoys being with his family, collecting watches, and Classic Mini Coopers.


Our purpose at Frozen Dessert Supplies is "Build People and Deliver Joy." That means that everything we do, from manufacturing to packaging to delivery, is to build you and your business and deliver joy to you. We also strive to build our employees and help them to be better people.

Our paper ice cream cups are made withFDA approved food-safe papercoated in a thin layer ofPE (Polyethylene). Our clear plastic cups, banana split boats, and plastic dome lids are made fromPET (Polyethylene Terephthalate). Our plastic spoons and straws are made fromPP (Polypropylene). Our eco-friendly ice cream cups are made fromFDA approved food-safe papercoated in a thin layer ofPLA (Polylactic Acid). PLA is plastic made from corn starch. Our eco-friendly spoons are also made from PLA. Our eco-friendly wooden spoons are made from FDA approvedsmooth birch wood.

Top Tips to Prepare Your Shop For Summer