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On the job: Toft's is pretty sweet gig

Melissa Topey • Nov 14, 2011 at 10:53 AM

Flowing syrups, chocolate chips and fruit chunks make Toft's Ice Cream Division the place of a child's dream.

Toft's has been making the sweet treat since 1930. Today the company produces 3 million ice cream containers per year.

It all starts at 11 p.m. when about 20,000 gallons of milk is delivered by local dairy farmers. Most of that is processed as milk, but each morning some is mixed with solids and a liquid mix to form the base of the ice cream. As that mixture is churned, it thickens into the proper consistency. Extra flavoring and items then infuse the mix.

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