American flash-frozen beaded ice cream company Dippin’ Dots has opened a new 6,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in Kentucky to support the demand for its Dippin’ Dots Cryogenics business.

Dippin’ Dots launched the cryogenics business in 2018 and has since manufactured for the plant-based meat segment, pharmaceutical companies, probiotic brands and animal feed, among others. 

The $3.2 million project has been under construction for the past nine months and will add 45 new jobs once operating at full capacity. It was designed with the goal to duplicate anywhere in the world for future growth.

Dippin’ Dots’ cryogenic process uses liquid nitrogen to flash-freeze products that require high-quality standards. The process is suitable as a first step for any products that need to be freeze-dried.

Stan Jones, Dippin’ Dots Vice-President of Development said, “We’re excited about the progress we’ve made and believe there are numerous types of food products still untapped, such as companies that produce sauces or gravies for frozen meals.”

“We’ve also developed the technology to freeze fresh cream and butter into beads that can be stored in the home freezer. Another potential use of our technology is for freezing blood plasma and maintaining it at cryogenic temperatures until needed. We’re excited to license our technology to help innovate further in other industries around the globe.”