Frequently Asked Questions

Every possible question you never dared to ask.

What are Dippin' Dots?

Dippin’ Dots are tiny beads of ice cream, yogurt, sherbet and flavoured ice. Microbiologist Curt Jones used his background in cryogenic technology to invent Dippin’ Dots in 1988. His invention is now considered the unique, futuristic and fun way to eat ice cream!

Are Dippin' Dots like the ice cream the astronauts eat?

No. Dippin’ Dots ice cream is flash frozen and can still melt if not stored at the appropriate temperature.
The foods that the astronauts eat during their space missions are freeze-dried and in the case of ice cream, do not melt.

Why is Dippin' Dots the ice cream of the future?

Much like microwave ovens revolutionized the way we cook, Dippin’ Dots is revolutionizing the way we think of ice cream. Our high-tech cryogenic freezing process is a highly advanced method of ice cream production, unique within the ice cream industry.

How are Dippin' Dots made?

Dippin’ Dots are beads of cryogenically frozen ice cream. We use a combination of natural ice cream ingredients, the same found in conventional ice cream, and flash freeze it into tiny beads.

Where can I buy Dippin' Dots?

Ice Cream lovers find Dippin’ Dots the world over at theme parks, malls, fairs, festivals, movie theatres, stadiums and arenas. Franchisees also have Dippin’ Dots retail stores in commercial areas and shopping malls.

I've seen Dippin' Dots in vending machines, is it the same product?

Yes. Dippin’ Dots are sold in many locations from high-tech, robotic vending machines. Consumers get a sealed, single-serve package of Dippin’ Dots in any one of eight flavours.

Are Dippin' Dots Kosher?

In addition to our plant being FDA and USDA approved, Dippin’ Dots are certified Kosher. The certification is Kosher-Dairy for year-round use (excluding Passover) by the Vaad Hoeir of St.Louis, MO. The symbol for the Vaad Hoeir is a circled V.

Can I buy Dippin' Dots in grocery stores?

In order to maintain the fun and unique qualities of Dippin’ Dots products, we do not sell them at traditional ”take home” outlets. Because of the sub-zero storage requirements, Dippin’ Dots would begin to stick together in your home freezer.

A fund-raising organization I am involved with would like to sell Dippin' Dots. How can we do this?

Dippin’ Dots products are only sold through our system of authorized retailers. Our retailers, however, do have the freedom to participate in fund-raising events for their area and often do! To find a location close to you, be sure to visit our online Locations Database or contact Dippin’ Dots Franchising.

I'd like to buy stock In Dippin' Dots. What symbol are you traded under?

Dippin’ Dots, LLC. is a privately held company and as such does not offer publicly traded stock.