Dipping Dots
Dipping Dots

What are Dippin' Dots?

depends on who you ask...

What are Dippin' Dots?

Οur sensational staff of expert ice cream makers would likely say: “Dippin’ Dots are uniformly shaped, cryogenically frozen bits of ice cream.” That’s one way to say it. Our fans, on the other hand, might say something a little more enthusiastic, like: "Dippin’ Dots are pure frozen deliciousness, delivered one yummy spoonful at a time.” the first one is correct. the second one, though, REALLY GETS IT!

Where are Dippin’ Dots made?

We‘d like to tell you that Dippin’ Dots come from a faraway, magically place, where the air is sweet and ice cream grows on trees...

Where are Dippin’ Dots made?

But, we doubt you'd buy that. So, we'll come clean:
Dippin’ Dots come from a 120,000 square foot state-of-the-art production facility in Paducah, Kentucky. This facility churns out 1.5 million gallons of Dippin’ Dots annually, as well as 4.5 million prepackaged servings of our various flavors. We think the place is pretty cool (actually, it's freezing, but you know what we mean), and in 2013 it got even cooler with more than $3 million worth of upgrades and improvements.

How are Dippin’ Dots made?

It's a complicated process that we can sum up like this:

How are Dippin’ Dots made?

Our special, one-of-a-kind ice cream recipe is first flavored and then strained into our tiny signature Dots, which pass through a cryogenic processor powered by liquid nitrogen. In an instant they are flash frozen at a temperature of -320 degrees, and voila! A Dippin' Dot is born. Billions of them, actually, ever single day.

Who thought of Dippin' Dots?

It's a long story, as tales of the growth of a globally-recognized brand tend to be, but here‘s the short (and sweet) version.

Who thought of Dippin' Dots?

It's a long story, as tales of the growth of a globally-recognized brand tend to be, but here‘s the short (and sweet) version.

Dippin’ Dots is the brainchild of Curt Jones, microbiologist by trade, ice cream afficianado by choice. Curt had developed a revolutionary process of cryogenically freezing cattle feed in a way that preserved its nutritional content as well as, theoretically, its flavor.

One day Curt was at home, mixing a batch of homemade ice cream, when he began to wonder what would happen if he took his cryogenic cattle feed process and applied it to his favorite treat. A blur of experimentation followed, swallowing up most of Curt’s free time, all the space in his kitchen, and more than a few of his daughter‘s toys (sand buckets, it turns out, make great ice cream strainers if you put enough holes in them).

In due time Curt perfected his process, quit his job and opened his first retail Dippin’ Dots store in Kentucky. Those first steps led to Opryland, the Kennedy Space center in Florida, and now...the world. Dippin’ Dots are available in stadiums, theaters and theme parks all over the country, and people as far away as South Korea and Japan can now enjoy the fruits of Curt’s labor.

Humble beginnings, yes. But the best is yet to come.