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Blue Ice Machines provided the ice cream and slush machines for Paddy McGuinness’ ‘Mr Nippy’ ice cream van on Top Gear.

Soft serve specialist equipment supplier Blue Ice Machines has provided the BBC’s Top Gear programme with appliances for a segment broadcast this month.

Chris Holroyd-Jones from the BBC first contacted Mindy Rubin, director of Blue Ice Machines, on 5 June 2020 looking for soft ice cream and slush machines with low energy consumption.

Rubin enthusiastically welcomed involvement for Blue Ice, recalling: “Our initial response to our customers is always ‘yes’ we would like to assist, now let’s work out ‘how’ we can best assist in line with customers requirement.

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“We are always passionate and confident in the quality of our products and service yet careful not to overpromise and underdeliver. In line with this, when approached by Top Gear BBC our immediate response was – we would love to get involved – and we never looked back.”

Working hand in hand with Holroyd-Jones, Blue Ice Machines supplied a Model T15 soft serve table top machine, which is said to have good output and operates on 13A plus, running on less than 2kW.

The soft serve machine reportedly outperformed all expectations despite encountering some rough terrain and high speeds within its new home – Mr Nippy, a Paddy McGuinness-designed ice cream van.

Blue Ice Machines also supplied BBC with a fast freeze twin flavour slush machine which is said to run on fewer than 500W, claimed to be the highest twin barrel slush machine available to market. The model MI7.5X2 sat just across from the Model T15 within the ice cream van.

Rubin reported: “The show was a tremendous success, whilst Chris and his fantastic team at BBC Top Gear enjoyed premium soft ice cream and slush. Once again, Blue Ice Machines have exceeded to fulfil our customers’ needs in line with requirement.”

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