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$4,529
pledged of $100,000pledged of $100,000 goal
42
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, June 30 2015 3:59 AM UTC +00:00

About

Everyone loves ice cream, but ice cream is ready for a revolution. The snoflaek ice cream revolution.

Ice cream is awesome, but the modern version leaves a lot of room for improvement. Store bought ice creams are typically filled with emulsifiers and stabilizers to prolong shelf life. Here's a little secret... all those extra ingredients you've never heard of aren't there to make the product taste great. They are there to make the product taste reasonably good after months on a shelf and in frozen storage. We don't think ice cream should be about "reasonably good."  Ice Cream should be an experience! As long as the product is made in large factories and held in frozen storage for months before you eat it, it never will be. 

Homemade ice cream has its own problems. Chances are if you own an ice cream maker, it is collecting dust in a closet somewhere. Why? Because the idea of making homemade ice cream is often better than the reality. The process is long and involved and it's rare you can get the final product to have a smooth texture. This is because home ice cream makers rarely have the refrigeration power to freeze ice cream mix quickly enough to achieve professional results. Enter snoflaek!

snoflaek is an ice cream making revolution in 3 parts. The first part is an app that will unleash your culinary creativity.

The app is a wizard that will guide you through the recipe creation process to arrive at your perfect treat!

The app can help you design treats around your specific dietary preferences.

It puts the brains of a professional ice cream chef in the palm of your hand so you can focus on creativity.

and it will let you customize your creations in ways you haven't imagined.

After you make your selections the recipe wizard will generate a perfectly balanced recipe of your ideal frozen treat.

You can share your recipe with friends, save it, post it to the community, and view your friends' shared recipes.

One of the keys to great ice cream is quality natural ingredients. Many of the ingredients needed to make ice cream aren't easily found, even at specialty grocers. snoflaek will make specialty ingredients available for in app purchase, so you'll have everything you need to make your ideal treat.

You'll be able to find specialty items, like all natural hazelnut paste

and Madagascar vanilla.

If the first part of our three part system is the app, and the second part is the specialty ingredients made available for in app purchases, the third part is a revolutionary patent-pending home appliance.  

With the funds from this Kickstarter campaign, we will make the app available in the Apple app store and on Google play (50% of funds). Furthermore, we will finalize agreements with suppliers to make the specialty ingredients available through the app and online (30% of funds). The snoflaek system will work great with just these two components, but the vision is for a completed system including the home appliance. Lastly, we will build a functioning prototype of our home appliance (20% of funds).

Our revolutionary home (and light commercial) ice cream appliance uses liquid nitrogen to freeze the mix super fast, giving you professional results in minutes, not hours.

The appliance mates directly with a liquid nitrogen storage dewar, so you never have to handle the super cooled liquid.  This makes making liquid nitrogen ice cream safe and easy.  The appliance also incorporates a USB port to be able to interact directly with the app. This might be able to be done via bluetooth or wifi as well.

The liquid nitrogen is dispersed directly inside the appliance, freezing your mix completely and quickly.

The appliance has both a blending blade for incorporating whole fresh fruits and berries as well as a dasher ("Churner" above) for whipping the cream into a super smooth texture.

The three parts of the snoflaek system can be used individually or all together to transform the experience of making delicious fresh ice cream at home a reality.

If you love ice cream, you love being creative, and you want to make the very best product you've ever tasted, please consider supporting us!

Thank You,

Angelo & Dan

Risks and challenges

We have almost two decades of professional ice cream making experience between us. Every bit of our professional frozen dessert knowledge is captured in the app, the supplier relationships, and this home appliance design.

The app's recipe generating algorithms have been proven out over years of real world experience at some of Boston and New York's finest restaurants and resorts (We even served the gelato at the Italian Consulate). Our challenge will be in finalizing and testing the design of the appliance.

We hope to use 20% of the funds from this campaign to complete a functioning prototype of the patent pending design. If enough money is raised we will go to production on this as well, but that is a stretch goal. In the mean time we are hoping to create a community of like minded ice cream lovers and creators!

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    COMMUNITY BACKER
    Congrats! You are in on the ground floor of Snoflaek. You will receive a special code to get the premium paid version of the App when it comes out. Your name will be listed on the credits on our website, in the app, and in the Manual of the appliance. You will be on our mailing list and be updated with all of our progress.

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    FASHIONABLE FLAEK
    You are proud to support Snoflaek and you want the world to know! Get a shirt with our logo. You are also on our mailing list, and get the premium code for the App

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    READY TO GO!
    Can’t wait to get going? At this funding level you will receive a care package with 3 of our amazing ice cream recipes, including flavorings and our signature line of all natural thickeners. Just add milk and freeze!

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    FANBOY
    At this funding level, you will receive the recipe and ingredient care package, along with the T-shirt, and of course, the premium code for the App

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    EARLY ADOPTER
    Here it is! You will be one of the first people to own the Snowflaek Ice Cream maker. One of the first people to experience the joy and magic of making ice cream instantly in your very own home! It will be a long road for us to bring this machine to you, but we have done enough research that we know it will be amazing when it does come along. We thank you for your support and vote of confidence!

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    I WANT IT ALL
    You got it! The Snoflaek Ice Cream Maker, the recipe care package, the T-shirt, and of course, the premium code for the App

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    THE FOOD IN MY BEARD SUPERFAN
    You ended up here because you love TFIMB? Well how about eating Dan's food? For this level, Dan will cater an epic dinner at your house for up to 8 people (limited to New England and New York).

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    ICE CREAM PARTY
    Dan and Angelo will come to your house or business for an ice cream party for up to 20 people. We will make Ice Cream live for you with liquid nitrogen. Imagine the joy on your co-workers or family's faces as they see the exciting process of liquid nitrogen ice cream, and taste the super fresh and delicious flavor creations. We will work with you to create signature flavors of your choosing!

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Funding period

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