About Dippin' Dots

The original and unbeatable flash-frozen ice cream sensation. Your taste bud adventure awaits!

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About Dippin' Dots

Few products can claim to have "re-invented" one of the world's best-known treats.

In 1988, Dippin' Dots Founder Curt Jones changed the way the world enjoys ice cream. Jones, a microbiologist, pioneered the process of cryogenic encapsulation...a scientific way of saying he used super-cold freezing methods to make little beads of ice cream. Not only were the ice cream beads delicious and fun to eat, Jones knew that flash-freezing the ice cream ingredients would lock in flavor and freshness. With those qualities established, Dippin' Dots were ready to take on the world!

A retail store in Lexington, Kentucky...gatherings of friends and family in Jones' hometown in Pulaski County, IL...and locations inside one of the nation's premiere amusement parks, Opryland USA, helped form what Dippin' Dots is today. The ice cream now has a home in thousands of locations worldwide in theme parks, fairs & festivals and franchised store locations.

Everyone remembers their first Dippin’ Dots experience – the chill of the first bite and the explosion of flavor as the dots begin to melt in their mouth. It’s no surprise that Dippin’ Dots is the number one ice cream for fun and has been loved by kids of all ages for more than two decades. Most importantly, Dippin' Dots are made from fresh dairy ingredients flavored with a variety of fun, fruity, enticing and even exotic flavors. Those ingredients are frozen almost instantly in liquid nitrogen, a common element in the atmosphere used commercially for flash freezing. After production, Dippin' Dots are packaged and shipped worldwide.

Dippin' Dots are made at the company's Administrative, Sales, Franchising, and production headquarters in Paducah, Kentucky


History of Dippin' Dots

2016

Dippin' Dots teams up with the singer/songwriter Dawin for our very own exclusive remix - DESSERT (Dippin’ Dots)!


2014

Guinness World Records® awards Dippin' Dots: The most ice cream cups prepared in three minutes (team) was 473 achieved by Dippin' Dots (USA) in Downtown Nashville, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, on 4 July, 2014.


2013

Dippin' Dots begins distribution to pharmacies and convenience stores, allowing Dippin' Dots fans greater access to their favorite treat!


2012

Scott Fischer joins the team as President of Dippin' Dots LLC.


2010

Dippin' Dots has 3 million Facebook Fans! 

www.facebook.com/dippindots


2008

Dots 'n Cream, conventional ice cream enhanced by beads of Dippin' Dots, is introduced for test marketing in Kroger stores in the midwest.


2006

Six Flags Theme Parks selects Dippin' Dots as "Vendor of the Year" for the third consecutive year.


2005

International Dairy Foods Association names Dippin' Dots Best In Show for Dot Delicacies - a line of ice cream cakes and Dotwich ice cream sandwiches. Dippin' Dots also wins three awards for package design. 


2005

Dippin' Dots Franchising ranks No. 1 on Franchise Times Magazine's Fast 55 list of the fastest growing young franchises in the nation.


2004

Dippin' Dots Founder Curt Jones is a guest on the Oprah Winfrey television program.


2004

Dippin' Dots Home Delivery, now available through online ordering at www.dippindots.com.


2003

Manufacturing plant opens in South Korea, operated by a licensee, to serve markets in Asia.


2000

Dippin' Dots Franchising is established. 


1998

Vending program launched.


1995

New production facility opens in Paducah, KY.


1995

Dippin' Dots begins trade with Japan, it's first international licensee.


1994

Curt Jones named Ernst & Young "Entrepreneur of the Year" finalist.


1991

Dealer network is established for fair, festival and retail locations.


1990

Dippin' Dots manufacturing facility moves to Paducah, KY.


1989

Opryland U.S.A. in Nashville, TN is the first amusement park to offer Dippin' Dots.


1988

Dippin' Dots is established as a company and production begins in Curt Jones' parents' garage in Grand Chain, IL.


1987

Microbiologist Curt Jones begins research to cryogenically freeze ice cream into small beads.