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jburnie's picture

Hello all,

   I am a Product Design and Technology Student from Northumbria University (Newcastle). I am currently investigating a potential idea for a product which would help people during the production of ice cream.

   A pastry chef from a local restaurant has highlighted a potential gap in the market, for a product which would aid anyone making a custard base for an ice cream. The product would work by tempering the mixture to the correct degree of temperature and constantly stirring / scraping the container.

   Since I don’t have much experience with the process I was hoping I could get some feedback on the idea as to whether it would be viable in a restaurant or at home? In your opinion are there any other features which would be integrated into this product? Are there any other areas you might find this product could lend itself to, in the kitchen?

   Finally, is anyone aware of any similar products which might be of some interest to me?

   Any feedback on the idea would be greatly appreciated; I look forward to hearing back from you.

Joe Burnie

Final Year Student – Northumbria University

   Please note that any feedback may be used in my final year project and may be displayed in public, although no reference to yourself or your organisation will be made.

Pielove's picture

ice cream (post #71722, reply #1 of 2)

Hi Joe, interesting product-- kind of like a bread machine for ice cream! It sounds interesting to me-- I think the bread machine would be your model product. However, because it would involve both heating and refrigeration, your machine might be too expensive for home cooks-- although, who knows with some people.

Also, if you are interested in connecting with more professional chefs, check out here, we are mostly home cooks.

Cheers, Jen

cathyee's picture

This is really good product. (post #71722, reply #2 of 2)

This is really good product.