December 7, 2023 ColdSnap, a Boston-based food technology company, is set to disrupt the food and beverage market as they debut their highly anticipated ice cream and frozen confection system to the commercial market. 

The proprietary ColdSnap system, consisting of the ColdSnap appliance and ColdSnap pods, freezes on-demand single servings of premium ice cream and other frozen treats – including frozen lattes, protein shakes, smoothies, and frozen cocktails – in two minutes.

Chocolate Ice Cream The ColdSnap system makes the creamiest and best tasting ice cream available anywhere. Traditional hard-packed ice cream purchased at the ice cream shop or the supermarket spends weeks or even months in a deep freeze where ice crystals grow and the product loses its great taste and freshness. Soft serve ice cream purchased at quick service restaurants uses lesser-quality ingredients including carrageenan and artificial flavors. Conversely, ColdSnap uses premium ingredients and freezes these ingredients on demand – at the point of consumption – creating a freshly frozen, high-fat (14% buttermilk fat), dense, and incredibly smooth product. 

The ColdSnap system freezes the shelf-stable, liquid ice cream mix contained within the ColdSnap pod and then dispenses the ice cream from the pod directly into the bowl. No cleaning of the ColdSnap appliance is required as food does not touch the machine during freezing, mixing, or dispensing. There are no water lines or plumbing required; simply plug the machine into a standard 120V/15A outlet. ColdSnap pods do not require refrigeration. With single servings of many flavors of premium ice cream and frozen treats available, and more currently in development, ColdSnap offers a personalized experience that can please any palate.  

Turning a Dream into Reality

Matt Fonte and daughters The idea for ColdSnap came from Matthew Fonte and his daughters. When nightly bedtime stories grew dull for Matt and his two daughters, they focused on a more creative past-time: invention journals. The girls considered a pod-based system that could generate ice cream in 60 seconds or less, and without the mess. Matt, a serial entrepreneur, saw potential in this idea. In 2018, ColdSnap was formed with a singular objective to transform the way frozen confections are produced, transported, purchased, and enjoyed. Today the company employs a team of 100 and has built a state-of-the-art pod-production facility in Billerica, MA. 

 “I am very thankful for the unwavering dedication of our team, the driving force behind the realization of launching ColdSnap. They continue to push technology to new heights and are completely committed to crafting an exceptional ice cream experience that the world has yet to taste! Utilizing shelf-stable pods containing extremely clean ice cream ingredients, ColdSnap’s technology freezes premium ice cream on demand to create smooth, rich and creamy ice cream served at soft serve temperatures, a decadent combination that doesn’t exist today. We are very excited to share ColdSnap with the commercial market beginning spring 2024!” said Fonte. 

Commercial Viability

After years of development and product testing, ColdSnap is launching in commercial settings throughout the United States in spring 2024. ColdSnap’s compact size and plug-and-play ease-of-use make it ideal for commercial offices, stadiums and arenas, convention centers, customer lounges, colleges and universities, senior assisted living facilities, and many more settings. 

About ColdSnap

Based in Boston, MA, ColdSnap is a privately held, technology-driven company changing the way the world enjoys ice cream and frozen confections. With over 90 patents and 80 patents pending, ColdSnap has received multiple innovation awards. ColdSnap is positioned to bring the ice cream shop to your countertop. For more on ColdSnap, please visit our website

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