Standard Operation Guide :: Frozen Beverage :: Product Mixes
Spaceman frozen beverage machines will produce a semi-frozen slush when the proper mix is used. When measured with a brix refractometer, the proper mix will measure 13 to 18 “brix”. Too little sugar in the mix will cause larger ice crystals to form and/or lead to freeze ups. Too much sugar will lengthen the freeze time.
CAUTION: Attempting to freeze water will cause severe damage to your machine.
FRUIT JUICES with at least 32 grams of sugar per 8oz serving will freeze well in a frozen beverage machine. They will remain stable during the freezing process while retaining their natural color and flavor.
NEUTRAL BASES & CONCENTRATES are used to produce frozen cocktail bases or finished products. A wide variety of drinks can be created from a neutral base by adding flavors. Most brands of concentrates or bases specify a mixture of four or five parts water to one-part base. However, before using in a frozen beverage machine, be sure the “brix” level is 13 to 18.
NOTE: Do not add sugar directly into the machine.
Do not attempt to mix product in hopper or machine.
Always pre-mix and chill prior to adding product to machine.
The amount of ALCOHOL in the recipe will affect the freezing process. As a rule of thumb, a maximum of 25% of your mixture should be alcohol based. Too much alcohol will increase freeze times.
Suggestion for maximizing sales and efficiency:
1) Brix and test the product before serving it.
2) Keep containers and measuring devices specific to your recipe clean and readily available
3) Pre-chill product in walk in or refrigerator prior to adding to machine
4) Keep machine clean