ColdSnap Launches Home-Use Single-Serve Ice Cream Maker

    The ColdSnap home ice cream maker.

    Taking the concept of single-serve in a new direction, ColdSnap has debuted its countertop rapid freezing appliance that produces a variety of frozen treats in less than 2 minutes.

    The new item is a 2021 CES Innovation Award honoree.  

    The unique aspect of ColdSnap is its use of shelf-stable, ambient temperature pods. Those pods are placed within the machine and in less than 2 minutes and a variety of treats including ice cream, frozen yogurt, frozen coffee, frozen smoothies, frozen healthy shakes, frozen cocktails and slushies can be made from the comfort of home.


    ColdSnap uses a proprietary, high-powered refrigeration system to rapidly freeze and dispense the contents of each pod. To make a frozen treat, the user inserts a ColdSnap pod into the machine, which reads the QR code located on the pod to determine the optimal freezing parameters for the given pod being used.

    The user then follows the easy display prompts on the ColdSnap machine LED displays to make the frozen product.

    ColdSnap was an idea hatched by Matt Fonte, who was seeking to solve the problem of creating a better ice cream machine for use at home. Working with his daughters Sierra and Fiona, the end result was a machine that could generate ice cream in 60 seconds or less. 

    In 2018, Sigma Phase, Corp. was formed with a singular objective to transform the way frozen confections are produced, transported, purchased and enjoyed, according to the company’s website.