Blending

First the ingredients are selected based on the desired formulation and the calculation of the recipe from the formulation and the ingredients chosen, then the ingredients are weighed and blended together to produce what is known as the "ice cream mix". Blending requires rapid agitation to incorporate powders, and often high speed blenders are used.

diagram of a a simple hopper device for incorporating dry ingredients into recirculating liquids

Diagram of a high shear blender for incorporating dry ingredients into recirculating liquids