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Apparatus for dispensing a frozen or partially frozen food product has a freezing surface with a central axis and periphery, a motor for rotating the freezing surface about that axis, a turret spaced above the freezing surface for depositing a selected amount of liquid product mix on the freezing surface while it is rotating so that the liquid mix spreads out on the freezing surface and cools to form a flat, at least partially frozen product body and a product delivery assembly disposed between the turret and the freezing surface. That assembly includes a scraper supported above the freezing surface and having a working edge engaging the freezing surface while it is rotating to scrape the frozen product body into a ridge row of scraped product. A vertical forming cylinder positioned adjacent to the periphery of the freezing surface has a side window and a bottom opening. A scraper blade may push the row of product into the forming cylinder through the window thereby compacting the scrapings into a shaped solid body. An ejector in the cylinder pushes the shaped solid body out of the bottom opening into a container such as a cup or cone. A dispensing method is also disclosed.

Title
Method and apparatus for producing and dispensing an aerated and/or blended food product
Application Number
10/160674
Publication Number
6698228 (B2)
Application Date
July 31, 2002
Publication Date
March 2, 2004
Inventor
Charles S Brunner
N. Reading
MA, US
Paul Kateman
Wellesley
MA, US
Agent
Cesari and McKenna
US
Assignee
Moobella
MA, US
IPC
A23G 9/14
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