Ice Cream Trailer advice needed
I've been reading a lot on this forum and others about how to get an ice cream trailer set up. One of the main things I haven't been able to figure out is which ice cream machine I should buy and what mix I should use, as well as what generator will power everything I want. This is what I want to do:
Serve soft serve ice cream treats, like cones, sundaes, milkshakes and a few things I'll make from scratch in the trailer.
I'll need a microwave
I'll need a blender and a milkshake machine
I'd like to get a Panini machine as well, to make grilled cheese sandwiches
I'll need a freezer & a fridge.
I would like a Taylor ice cream machine, but don't have much of an idea which one. I know I don't want the 110v one because it wouldn't put out enough ice cream fast enough. I've been in contact with a couple of different companies and am still waiting to hear from one of them. No prices were given.
What mix produces a good quality product? If possible, I'd like a powder mix because they don't need to be refrigerated like a liquid mix does. Anybody have experience enough to know what a really good quality powder mix would be? Brand, distributor, etc?
I would like a quiet generator, but it will have to be 200+ volts. I've looked into a few but since I don't know what ice cream machine I'll get, I don't know how to size the generator. Catch 22... The one ice cream machine company guy told me that it wouldn't be very possible to run my setup on a generator. I don't believe him, as others on this forum and other forums do just that.
I would just like "ice cream" people to please tell me what equipment they have (make, model, etc) and what generator they use. Then I'll go from there with my research