MooBella Ice Cream System uses a combination of fresh ingredients and the Linux operating system to automatically scoop up tasty desserts. This robotic ice-cream manufactory and vending machine is designed for cafeterias, convenience stores and other public places, lets customers choose from more than 90 combinations of flavors and mix-ins using a friendly touch screen display. It is slightly larger than the Coke and Pepsi machines.
Inside the MooBella machine, an all natural ice cream mix is pumped from an aseptic disposable bag and transferred to a mixing chamber where it is aerated and injected with flavor. The ice cream then undergoes a thin-film flash freezing process, after which it is formed into a scoop and dispensed into a single serve cup. The entire process takes 45 seconds.
All the ingredients are modular and sealed in hygienic pouches, The machine keeps track of inventories and sales, and it is programmed to report instantly, using wireless Internet, when it needs supplies or maintenance.
MooBella implements a fully automated ice cream process. Fresh ice cream, on the spot, made to order. Smooth texture, fresh flavors, great mix-ins. MooBella blends taste with technology to create an amazing ice cream experience for ice cream lovers with the very highest standards.
MooBella robot uses entirely "dry" ingredients to aerate, flavor, mix, and flash-freeze a fresh cup of ice cream (up to 12 different flavors) with walnuts or cookies 'n' cream or other kind of 5 mix-ins. "Dry," in industry vernacular, means the ingredients can be transported and stored without the need for special trucks or temperature controls.
MooBella is powered by Linux.
One serving of MooBella's ice cream is estimated to be $2.50. Currently one cup at Brandeis University in Waltham sells for $2.79, and Children’s Hospital in Boston a cup sells for $2.25.
MooBella needs 45 seconds to make an ice cream.