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Fresno State Dairy Processing


  • One-fourth of the milk produced by Fresno State’s dairy herd is processed at the campus’ Dairy Processing Unit.
  • The Dairy Processing Unit makes chocolate syrup from scratch for both the chocolate milk and chocolate ice creams.
  • The unit’s ice cream maker makes only nine gallons at a time and takes 10 minutes.
  • It takes students six hours to bottle and deliver four varieties of fluid milk.
  • The Dairy Processing Unit adheres to the same FDA standards as any other California dairy processing plant. We are inspected by the  Department of Milk and Dairy Foods Safety branch.

Stirring chocolate milk before bottling it