Ice Cream Science

Ice Cream Science

The Carpigiani LB 502 RTX

The Carpigiani LB 502 RTX is a professional-grade ice cream maker that uses a unique patented technology called Hard-O-Dynamic to create the perfect creamy consistency. This technology combines rapid chilling with constant churning to encourage the water in the ice cream mixture to form lots of minuscule “seed” crystals. These small crystals are what give ice cream its smooth, velvety texture. Read along for the ice cream science behind the machine.

The Science

The science of making ice cream in a Carpigiani LB 502 RTX begins with the ingredients. The base of ice cream is typically a mixture of milk, cream, sugar, and eggs. Other ingredients, such as flavorings, fruits, or nuts, can also be added. Next, the ingredients are combined and heated until the sugar dissolves. The mixture is then cooled and churned in the ice cream maker.

Hard-O-Dynamic technology

The rapid chilling in the ice cream maker is essential for creating a smooth texture. When the mixture is cooled quickly, the water molecules have less time to form large crystals. This results in a finer, more uniform texture. The constant churning also helps to break up any large crystals that do form. The Hard-O-Dynamic technology in the Carpigiani LB 502 RTX ensures that the ice cream is churned evenly throughout the freezing process. This results in a consistently smooth and creamy texture. Additionally, the Hard-O-Dynamic technology, the Carpigiani LB 502 RTX also features a number of other features that make it a top-of-the-line ice cream maker.


These features include:

•large capacity (20 quarts)
•powerful motor (3 hp)
•digital control panel
•self-cleaning function

additional tips for making ice cream in a Carpigiani LB 502 RTX:

Use high-quality ingredients. The quality of the ingredients will have a big impact on the taste of the ice cream.
Use a thermometer to monitor the temperature of the mixture. Cool the mixture to about 40 degrees Fahrenheit before it is churned.
Churn the mixture for the recommended amount of time. The amount of time will vary depending on the ice cream maker, but it is typically about 20-30 minutes.
Freeze the ice cream for at least 4 hours before serving. This will allow the ice cream to set and develop its full flavor.


Used to create a variety of frozen desserts, The Carpigiani LB 502 TYX proves to be a very versatile ice cream maker. Therefore, it is perfect for professional ice cream shops and restaurants, as well as home users who want to make high-quality ice cream at home. Want to experience what this machine can do in use by a skilled ice cream artisan? Come visit Irvey’s food truck!