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Ice cream concept combines old-time treat with modern twist

By From page B5 | May 13, 2013

VACAVILLE — Jamie Medlin and his business partner, Casey McCabe, are going for a blast from the past combined with a decided contemporary twist.

The Vacaville duo’s mobile Cold Fusion Micro Creamery will deliver organic and vegan ice cream made at the ready by utilizing a “flash freeze” concept with liquid nitrogen. The flavor base of choice goes from liquid to ice cream in 30 seconds, Medlin said.

That bit of contemporary process will mix with the past because delivery will all be done using a decked out 50-year-old milk truck and drivers wearing milkman uniforms from long ago.

Flavors will include roasted hazelnut, salted caramel, balsamic strawberry, dark chocolate that is 85 percent cacao plus traditional vanilla and strawberry flavors.

Medlin, 25, said he got the idea after his children had a bad experience with a rude ice cream man who was out of most ice cream.

“They kept going through the menu and he was out of stock,” Medlin said. “He was getting annoyed with the kids (so) they picked something they didn’t really want.

“It was that experience (that prompted) me to (see) what I could do to make something better for kids and families,” he said.

Medlin purchased the old Oregon Daily Gold milk truck about three months ago and began stripping it “down to the bone.” He has the portion-controlled refrigerated machines to go inside the milk truck already, he said.

He’s put about $15,000 into the business already, he said, and is on kickstarter.com with the hopes of raising another $8,000 to keep the dream moving forward.

Until then he makes and dishes out the ice cream to friends and family.

Cold Fursion Creamery can be found on kickstarter at www.kickstarter.com/projects/610000494/ice-cream-old-fashioned-service-with-a-new-age-twist or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/coldfusioncreamery.

Reach Susan Winlow at 427-6955 or [email protected] Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/swinlowdr.

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