ColdSnap, by Sigma Phase, Corp., is a CES 2021 Innovation Award Honoree in the Home Appliances category. ColdSnap is a rapid freezing appliance that produces single servings of frozen confections and frozen beverages in less than 2 minutes.
The ColdSnap machine accepts all shelf-stable, ambient temperature, ColdSnap pods – and then freezes and dispenses the contents of those ColdSnap pods in less than 120 seconds. No preparation of ColdSnap pods is required and no cleanup of the ColdSnap machine is necessary.
The ColdSnap machine uses a proprietary, high-powered, refrigeration system to rapidly freeze and dispense the contents of the ColdSnap pod. The ColdSnap machine then reads the QR code located on the ColdSnap pod to determine the optimal freezing parameters for that specific ColdSnap pod. The user then follows the easy display prompts on the ColdSnap machine display to make the frozen product.
The ColdSnap system is ideal for both commercial settings and homes. It is a one-of-a-kind, on-premise, benefit for businesses that want to encourage and reward employees and customers. Think: morning frozen smoothies to jump-start the day or ice cream as a pick-me-up in the afternoon.
The ColdSnap system is also ideal for convenient stores and other commercial settings that wish to place a ColdSnap machine in order to generate revenue and profit through the subsequent sale of ColdSnap pods. The ColdSnap system has clear merchandising and cost benefits relative to other in-store foodservice equipment options: ColdSnap pods do not have to be kept refrigerated and the ColdSnap machine does not have to be plumbed for installation, or cleaned once installed.
Finally, the ColdSnap system is perfect for any home that wants better-tasting, fresher, frozen desserts and beverages – but without the mess of traditional ice cream makers and blenders.
ColdSnap is capable of making single-servings of:
- Ice cream
- Frozen yogurt
- Frozen coffees
- Frozen smoothies
- Frozen healthy shakes
- Frozen cocktails
The initial ColdSnap offering will include single-servings of ice cream in various flavors. Other food and beverage categories will be introduced over time.