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Open Your Own Dream Cones Dessert Shop–Wherever you are–We get You Going!

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We have helped hundreds of people get started in the gelato  ice cream and light food business and we can help you.  We provide just about everything you need: display cases, ice cream making machinery equipment and most of all EXPERTISE!  We help design your shop, provide equipment and décor, uniforms and branded disposable things, advise on layout and train your staff. We provide advertising, displays and loads of trendy new products, to keep your customers delighted. We take the risk and worry out of opening your shop.

Dream  Cones takes a personal interest in you because we think of franchisees like they are family! Join our family. Put experts on your team.

Our Mission & Products

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Our Mission

Starting a new business is risky and expensive. Mistakes made early-on can be costly and hard to correct. We know! Sometimes I think we made them all! We want to help you avoid those mistakes.

We provide EVERYTHING you need to open a Dream Cones dessert shop or Good Apple restaurant, all at great prices. Why search the world for the best stuff? We have it all!

We offer more than equipment! We train you, provide photos, marketing, advertising and loads of advice.

Franchising is easy and inexpensive. There are no hidden costs, commission or royalty. You keep every penny you earn. But, you do not have to franchise to buy our products.

Start your own restaurant or dessert shop. Reduce the risk and stress of a new startup. Join the family! Put experts on your team!

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Dream Cones Training

Training is our most important product. Anyone can just train you to make stuff. We also train you to be a success! Our trainees tell us that about 80% of the stuff we teach is stuff they never even thought about!

Our 8-day training course starts the first Monday of January, March, May, July, September and November. You get a free weekend in exotic Bangkok! You learn how to make all of our products using our ingredients.

Graduates receive a Dream Cones Chef Hat, diploma and graduation photos. READ MORE

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Our Equipment

We sell quality. If you are looking for the cheapest, keep on looking. There is no free lunch. If equipment is cheaper, it is cheaper for a reason. We try to sell the least expensive that is reliable. Almost everything we sell is also used in our own factories and shops.

Our ingredients are made fresh, to order. They are all-natural, made with the highest quality components plus lots of real fruit. Aromas and flavorings come direct from Italy.

All equipment is fully warranted for at least one year or two years for European equipment. It rarely breaks. This quality speaks for itself!

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Batch Machines to fit your budget

The top-quality ice cream batch machines can’t be beat for low price and reliability. What we sell is what we use in all of our factories, churning our great ice cream 6 days per week for 15 years! All produce maximum overrun, batch in just 10 minutes! Fully automatic. Anyone can learn!

EASY-TO-USE, AUTOMATIC MACHINES LAST FOR DECADES!

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Our first machine, 1999 still running!

NOVEMBER 2016 NEWS FLASH! After 16 years of 6-day per week service this unit’s compressor needs a rebuild

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Which base is right for you?

Express base: a complete mix including NZ whole milk powder—add to just-boiled water, mix and chill. So easy to use! Your staff learns quickly! Express base yields a rich, creamy gelato, low in sugar and fat.

Add-a-Cow base is much less expensive than Express base–add your own milk, creme and sugar. Powdered milk or fresh. More economical in countries where fresh milk is inexpensive.

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Viet Nam Master Franchisee Opens Shop

The first shop of our new Master Franchisee opened in Viet Nam last week. It was a “soft opening,” to give the staff a chance to become familiar with the business. A ton of finished ice cream was shipped from Bangkok. On-site manufacturing operations will commence next month. A second shop, with restaurant featuring Thai food is scheduled to open next month. Two more are in planning in Saigon.