Starting a Mobile Ice Cream Truck Business

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A mobile ice cream truck business is a new business idea. It is profitable kind of business especially during summer. There some points that you need to remember when venturing into this kind of business.

This includes setting up your budget, buying a reliable mobile truck and equipment, putting up marketing flyers, fixing licenses, costing and establishing a truck route for customers.

A mobile ice cream truck business is a good choice if you want something new for a business enterprise. Aside from the fact that you only need a little capital, you may choose to run this mobile ice cream truck in a seasonal basis especially during summer time. Since your business is a mobile truck, there is no specific location for it but you could let it pass by highly populated area like mall fronts, parks, schools and beach. You could also convert your mobile ice cream truck into an ice cream stand. Compared to an ice cream stand, mobile ice cream truck has a lot of benefits. This is much better than a store with a fixed location because you can certainly transport your products to place where it is highly in demand. Of course the profit has a huge potential to grow especially during peak season.

Key points when starting a mobile Ice cream truck business

When you decide to venture in mobile ice cream truck business, it is very exciting and interesting. If you know the key factors in running this kind of business, then this could lead to a lucrative endeavor. As a business owner, you need to be in high spirits. A good and carefully thought about business plan can definitely serve as your guide.

The first thing that you need to do before starting this business is fixing everything first. Consider the budget that you have so that you have an idea how much you are working on. If you know your budget well, then you can consider buying quality equipment needed for you mobile store. Of course, the ice cream truck is considered to be your priority. Know the size, gas mileage and the space that is needed for storage. It will be best if you can look for a custom built truck that is specifically made for your business. The classified ads are a great place to search for trucks whether it is a new one or second hand. Remember that the truck needs to have a big sign with your store’s name on it. Make sure that it is eye catching.

The next things to consider are the licenses that you need when it comes to operating an ice cream truck business. Remember that you need to consult with your local government because the policies and laws vary when it comes to area. There are also rules when it comes to operating motor vehicles. Don’t forget about this because your entire business clearly revolves around your mobile truck. Since you are in the food industry the health department has certain regulation when it comes to food handling. Remember to make sure that everything is sanitized and follow the health standards.

The next thing that you have to do is to understand the costing and compared it to your profit. This will determine the pricing of your ice cream. This maybe a hard task so it will be best if you read about books related to business or you could even take a short courses regarding small business operation.

Since you are operating a mobile truck, you need to establish a week route where you can find people in these places that may want ice cream. It will be nice if these customers can expect you on a regular basis.

89 Comments

  • 1. Dorita said on 12/28/2009 2:13:45 PM
    i have interest in ice cream business. how to run a mobile ice cream truck in phoenix, az, usa
  • 2. harry said on 1/1/2010 1:13:54 PM
    hi dorita, i am also considering this idea. i have put in an offer of 45,000 for a truck (very nice condition), 5,000 for inventory, and the old owners route and contacts. is this similar to any business arrangements you have looked at? i'm doing this in Virginia Beach. does it compare to the going rates in PHX? good luck and thank you for any comment. virginia beach va. usa. harry
  • 3. Frank said on 1/15/2010 1:17:26 PM
    How can i start a mobile ice cream truck business in SARASOTA, FL
  • 4. Melissa said on 1/26/2010 11:17:59 PM
    We would like to start an ice cream truck business and are looking to purchase a truck. Where is the best place to buy a truck for a reasonable price? We need a truck that is ready to be used as an ice cream truck (already has a serving window, music box, etc) We have about $4000 to spend. Thanks.
  • 5. Dina said on 2/9/2010 11:45:19 PM
    Hey, I am willing to start an ice cream business in dubai, as it is a new idea and has never been introduced here before. What equipments do i require and what do you mean by a week route?
  • 6. Deonna said on 2/27/2010 6:42:48 PM
    I am considering starting an ice cream business in lancaster, california. I already sell candy, so I know a thing or two about the business and making profit. I just need to know what equipment and licenses will I need.
  • 7. RIYAS.M said on 3/22/2010 8:26:39 AM
    HELLO SIR, I AM RIYAS. I AM FROM TRIVANDRUM, KERALA, INDIA. I WISH TO START A NEW MOBILE ICE CREAM BUSINESS. I AM STUDYING ABOUT THIS SINCE ONE YEAR. BUT I AM IN TROUBLE, BECAUSE THERE IS NO SINGLE MOBILE MACHINE IN OUR PLACE TO SEE. SO MANY VEHICLES ARE THERE IN KERALA, BUT THEY ARE FITTING THIS MACHINE WITH THE ENGINE OF THE VEHICLE, WHEN THE VEHICLE STARTS, THE MACHINE WILL GET POWER AND IT WILL START TO WORK. BUT I DID NOT GET ANY PERSON WHO CAN ARRANGE THIS MACHINE IN A VEHICLE. THAT IS MY MAIN PROBLEM. AND ALSO I AM THINKING TO TAKE A GENERATOR FOR WORKING THE MACHINE. IS IT POSSIBLE TO START WITH A GENERATOR? CAN YOU HELP ME IN THIS CASE? PLEASE CONTACT ME SOON. SIR I WISH TO ARRANGE THIS MACHINE IN A PICK UP AUTO. IS IT POSSIBLE ? BECAUSE FOR ANY OTHER TRUCKS WILL COST MORE THAN 3 LAKHS. I DONOT HAVE THAT MUCH MONEY. SO WHAT CAN I DO IN THIS SITUATION ?
  • 8. prashanth said on 4/10/2010 1:48:40 AM
    i want to start a mobile ice cream business in chennai(india).. I have a very less capital i want my mobile truck to be so innovative . It should be eye catchy . The marketing strategy of my truck should be word of mouth so the mobile shop should be so creative please give me some idea to design the mobile shop
  • 9. Yesica said on 4/14/2010 7:30:54 PM
    What are the kind of paper work i need for the business. i already have a truck and were to get my merchandise. But what kind of permits, in San Diego.
  • 10. Jerome said on 4/24/2010 7:30:30 PM
    I am looking to start an ice cream truck business in Piscataway, NJ. What is a good cost for a truck? How do I go about seeing what type of permits I need? What do you mean when you say "week route"? About how much money would I need to get started?
  • 11. christina Butler said on 5/15/2010 10:10:17 AM
    i am starting a ice cream truck business and i want to know what type of permit or license do i need to start in the state of new york
  • 12. elias rocha said on 5/16/2010 2:58:45 AM
    lakeland, fl, usa 33801, i am starting a ice cream truck business, and i want to know what type of permit or license do i need to start in the estate of florida (lakeland city)
  • 13. The Ice Cream Lady said on 5/18/2010 11:42:57 AM
    My family owns a Ice Cream Business, we deliver to schools, stores, and have about 3Van's that have been converted into an ice cream van, and an OLD TIMey Ice cream truck, one of the originals. I drive one of the vans, and it is a wonderful business if you can stand the heat! I do pretty well and have established my route, and my regulars come out almost everyday to see me. Right now I hold the title most profit's sold out of all the drivers. They always ask me how I do it. Here's my secret!

    I load up my truck, and fill up with gas every night, in to mornings when school is out, I start my route at 10am, I bring drinks for myself, (water & sprite) and I bring something to eat so I am not constantly stopping at stores, or stopping to get something to eat. I'm steadily on my route until it gets dark, sometimes it is past dark when I am still selling when I am in a neighborhood. I don't turn my music off when I am waiting on customers, it lets others know I'm still in the same area and they are out waiting on me, The best time to make profit is in the evening when it's cooler, but the money you make before hand adds up also. In the month of March I made a little over 6,000.00! It's a wonderful business! I love it, and I love love love the kids, they are so cute trying to say Sponge BoB! ;) Good Luck EVERYONE. The Ice Cream Lady
  • 14. Sukhi Jhitta said on 5/23/2010 12:14:28 PM
    prashanth and Ryas please can you email me at sukhijhitta@me.com as I may have a business proposition for you both. I am based in the UK and have UK connections. I am looking to set up the same business in India and need connections. Thanks Sukhi
  • 15. Chia said on 6/6/2010 12:18:57 AM
    i wish to operate a mobile ice cream van business in Singapore. i need information of generator n motor to keep the freezer on 24hr in a van. Pls guide me. Thank You.
  • 16. CASSIE N JOE said on 6/8/2010 11:10:14 PM
    I AM SEEKING TO GET IN THIS BUSINESS, I GOT THE IDEA 2 WEEKS AGO, SO I'M DOING MY HOMEWORK, I'M IN HOUSTON TEXAS WHERE THERE'S 5 MILLION PPL SO I KNOW THERE'S MONEY TO BE MADE, I WAS ALSO WONDERING WHAT PERMITS I NEED AND WHAT KIND OF INSPECTION AND HOW OFTEN, ALSO I ALWAYS HERE SET UP A ROUTE, DOES THAT MEAN GO DO A ROUTE MON, TUES,WED.....AND SO ON OR DO THE SAME ROUTE EVERYDAY WHICH DO U THINK IS BEST? AND THANKS ICECREAM LADY UR COMMENTS HELPED.
  • 17. ICE CREAM MOM said on 6/10/2010 9:26:10 AM
    I am in a small town of about 6K+ ppl & growing, and in the middle of 2 larger cities, also in year round warm weather with seasonal folks. would this be a good place for a soft serve ice cream mobile trailer?
  • 18. rick chandler said on 6/10/2010 9:15:36 PM
    Do you know what the top selling products are for ice cream trucks. I'm stocking my truck for the first time and want to buy right
  • 19. Steve in Caseyville Illinois said on 6/23/2010 3:29:02 PM
    What is a good price for a used truck and place to buy my ice cream from? Thanks
  • 20. Josie Rose said on 7/27/2010 2:29:01 PM
    I am interested in opening a mobile ice cream van business in Delano, California. Kern
  • 21. Towanna W said on 8/21/2010 5:55:05 PM
    My husband & I hav started a mobile ice cream truck this year!!! So far so good!!! Also, make sure to find a truck w/air. We found a great truck (visually) for a reasonable price. But buyer BEWARE we had to get some work done & we stil have no air!!! As another poster said above, if you can handle the heat it's a great business. Also, don't think everyday is going to be a GREAT day!!! Some days, you'll sell out, most you won't!!! The main thing is keep going!!! Develop a route & stick to it. Some spots we've went to & sold great 1 time, then every time after that, it's been awful!!! But, you just keep rolling & playing that song everyone loves to hear!!! It'll pay off!! Good luck & best wishes to you all!
  • 22. Ernesto s said on 8/22/2010 4:30:36 PM
    I come from national city ca and there was a place that sold ice cream truck merchandise to drivers as well as the public... Is there a place like that here in the phoenix AZ...
  • 23. maigag said on 9/15/2010 1:52:27 PM
    i have started mobile ice cream in my country somalia and there is no one and i have to learn how to make ice cream. i need help
  • 24. valentina said on 10/15/2010 11:53:13 AM
    Hello. I really need your help. Pleas tell me , where I need to go to have a place for Ice cream truck business in NY. thank you so much
  • 25. Sandy said on 10/19/2010 9:16:00 PM
    Hi, I am 20 years old wanting to start a good profit career. My eyes are set on an ice cream truck but I have no clue in how to start a new business or file for licensing. I am located in Corona in Riverside County in California. Please Advise as your comments are really important to me
  • 26. Tiffany said on 12/1/2010 7:27:36 PM
    Hello, I would like to start a mobile ice cream business in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and I would like to know where would I start to begin the process of my ice cream business.
  • 27. frank Santos said on 12/25/2010 12:21:47 AM
    I'm looking to start my own ice cream truck business. I could use some pointers on where there are use trucks for sale at a decent price. I reside in San Leandro California. Thank You, Frank. San Leandro ca, 94577
  • 28. Bnp said on 1/25/2011 1:28:09 AM
    Hi. i would like to start my ice cream business in Losangeles , CA . i want to know where must i start and what is the Process.Thank you.
  • 29. lee said on 2/14/2011 4:29:37 PM
    I am considering opening a new icecream truck business but instead of a motor vehicle the whole operation will be based off of a pontoon boat in bay that is generally filled with some 10,000 boats from march till june. It seems like a great idea and I have not seen anyone on the water doing the same operation (i.e. no competition!) I was just wondering where to look for business partners that have a good background on starting the operation or where a good place to start the research and set up would be. Any information is most appreciated. Thank you!
  • 30. sanaullah said on 3/6/2011 8:41:26 AM
    HI i want to start a mobile ice cream in Dubai UAE plz give some ideas about ice cream how make it different look to others and also low cost.
  • 31. zaki said on 3/19/2011 10:12:30 AM
    i want to start a mobile ice cream business in india (hyderabad) and this is my first experience in business field can u please suggest me how to start and how to make icecream for my company. waiting for ur reply
  • 32. Honey Sehgal said on 4/7/2011 1:46:45 AM
    Hi, I am Munindra Sehgal.Planning to set-up a mobile ice-cream parlor. Would want to seek your assistance. let me know how best can we associate? I can be reached at 09871697445 and on e-mail- munind.sehgal@gmail.com. Thanks
  • 33. Delphine McMurrin said on 6/4/2011 8:06:01 PM
    Hi, I too am interested in opening my own ice cream mobile business. I have no clue how to start. I live in a small country area. Not sure how this will work, but is willing to try. Please I need your help and input. thanks
  • 34. Jesse said on 7/18/2011 7:57:29 PM
    I am in San Antonio Tx. and want to start a mobile ice cream truck. What would I need?? I have found several trucks I can afford but do not know about the licenses needed. I would have about $1000 for merchandize to start.
  • 35. Anthony Nelson said on 7/28/2011 4:34:38 PM
    I am presently in graduate school and we are doing a project on starting a small business. we have decided to have 4 ice cream trucks. I am going to school in the new york city area, so I guess this is where the business will be establish. I need to know about all licensing, zoning, and permits needed to began this business. I appreciate all help. Thank you in advance
  • 36. Raquel Thomas said on 9/14/2011 9:45:06 PM
    Hello..wanna start a unique ice cream business here in the metro Atlanta area. Have been looking for a truck, but don't have a lot of money, ..also looking for a business plan..HELP..where's the best place to look for a truck besides ebay and craigslist... Want a mini bus or something that my kids can ride with me & or can fit in the garage..1st preference is for kids to ride with me...My idea is REALLY unique..
  • 37. CHristy Thomas said on 11/18/2011 11:28:51 PM
    Hello I am from Modesto, Ca. I will be buying my ice cream van in the next few weeks. I've been searching the internet trying to find the novelty ice creams at wholesale and no luck.
  • 38. nancy said on 2/2/2012 8:45:45 AM
    am in east Africa and would like to purchase an ice cream truck,kindly help.
  • 39. ROBERTC said on 2/28/2012 12:27:25 PM
    I HAVE A ICE TRUCK BUSINESS IN NE WI BEEN DOING IT FOR 10 PLUS YEARS LOOKING FOR SOMEWHERE TO GO IN WINTER MONTHS SO IF ANYONE GOT INFO OR WANTS TO BE PART OF LET ME KNOW
  • 40. OPHELIA SIMMONS said on 3/14/2012 1:20:38 AM
    I HAVE A VAN I USE FOR A ICE CREAM TRUCK .IT IS A CHVY 2500 - 1999 EXPRESS VAN .I HAVE TWO FREEZER IN IT. ALABAMA
  • 41. Sheila Nicks said on 4/4/2012 5:44:56 PM
    Ophelia where do I go in Alabama to purchase the merchandise.
  • 42. Chad said on 5/2/2012 5:11:59 PM
    I am looking to start a ice cream truck in Western wisconsin. Eau Claire area... Anyone have any ideas of if it is a good or bad idea? I have done some research on it. My 5 year old would love helping also it would give him the chance to learn to make money starting young.. Anyone know where I call to see if I need any permits, zoning or whatever? I would only be selling packaged ice cream bars where I am not handling the ice cream into different containers.
  • 43. francis said on 5/23/2012 8:20:39 AM
    am Francis want to start a ice cream parlor where i will be funded depending on the quality of the proposal , i request for a general requirement format of a proposal of ice cream parlour. please thanks
  • 44. Stuart Lawton said on 5/23/2012 5:39:35 PM
    Hi, I have worked on mobile ice cream vans in Lancashire England for 18 years, and was wondering about what is needed in the USA to start up ie regulations, police background checks, trading licenses etc. As we may be moving to the USA to be closer to family in the Rhode Island- Boston area. Any information would be gratefully received...
  • 45. viren diwanji said on 5/24/2012 11:05:21 AM
    Sir, I want to install a deep freezer on an ice cream van which runs on 220 V 60 Hz, A C current. Can you help me which Battery and other accessories will I need to do so. Thanks. Viren Diwanji.
  • 46. Roy said on 6/3/2012 2:05:55 PM
    I want to start a ice cream truck in the Las Vegas NV area. Any advice you can offer.
  • 47. nadal dz said on 6/11/2012 7:58:21 AM
    ameur form Menaa city(Algeria)i am considering starting an ice cream business. What is a good cost for a truck? How do I go about seeing what type of permits I need?
  • 48. abdulhameed said on 6/11/2012 5:58:33 PM
    I want to start mobile ice cream van in DUBAI AND ALL OVER UAE ,Please tell me how to get permit or license and the cost and information how to operate this business.
  • 49. Tyler Durden said on 6/21/2012 8:22:35 PM
    Dear, I am planning to start ice cream van business in UAE, specifically in Dubai. There is a lot of potential for the business in this market, especially because of the weather and climate. I shall be thankful for your suggestions.
  • 50. annie said on 7/6/2012 8:31:44 PM
    I am going to start a ice cream van in kirkland wa ,now i have a old trailer now .I do not know where i can place it ,how to apply a city permit or license and cost .
  • 51. Brenda said on 7/19/2012 8:33:42 PM
    I am considering an ice cream truck business. I live in NW Houston, Tx. How do I find out about already established routes and where there are none? Could this be a Friday, Sat. & Sunday route or is 6-7 days required. Thanks
  • 52. hasan said on 8/4/2012 6:16:26 AM
    @abdulhameed and @Tyler Durden i live in the states and i got a soft serve ice cream truck and am thinking to move to dubai any help with permits will be thankful
  • 53. Chad swaringam said on 8/12/2012 12:44:50 PM
    I am from Marshall, Missouri well I know how to plan for ice cream truck vending business but problem is who do I sell ice cream and who not to sell to? I also want know how to sell in winter too?
  • 54. Erik Carey said on 9/13/2012 3:20:39 PM
    i have an ice cream truck in Reno Nevada an want to expand to houston so i was wondering do you have to go through a back ground check in houston as well to start an ice cream truck. any information you may have on getting started in houston would be greatly appreciated
  • 55. gloria said on 9/23/2012 9:04:48 PM
    if you please give me ideas on where I can go sale , or how to get more customers, live in San Antonio Tx
  • 56. Tracie said on 10/3/2012 12:59:20 AM
    We run an ice cream truck biz and consulting co. For a fee I can teach you everything you need to know to run a successful biz. We charge $150.00 for a consulting fee.
  • 57. irfan said on 10/28/2012 5:05:23 PM
    Aim planing to start an ice cream business in srilanka galle. I don't know how to start it what are the equipments needed can I do it by hiring someone give me some idea.
  • 58. Joseph White said on 12/30/2012 5:23:46 AM
    I am planing to start an ice cream business soft and hard from a truck.
  • 59. Tracie said on 1/8/2013 8:37:32 PM
    Tracie please email me concerning the consulting.
  • 60. VINIT DAVE said on 2/17/2013 7:17:35 AM
    Is it legal to own an ice cream van in INDIA.
  • 61. juggie said on 2/24/2013 8:13:11 AM
    hi i'm looking into setting up an icecream business in India please could you tell me what the rules and regulations are. thank YOU.
  • 62. Tushar Krishnan said on 3/17/2013 11:31:15 PM
    I am Tushar, basically from Trivandrum, Kerala. I have been doing research on the possibility of opening a soft serve ice creams(softy in india) in mobile vending motorized carts in Trivandrum. There are people in know who make these customized vending carts that can very easily accommodate the machine. I wish to start with an inverter/generator as a power source. Any other means of transport would cost me high amount of money. I want inputs, suggestions, chances of association from everyone so that i don't miss on any point which could cost me dearly once a start. Just want to ensure that I have covered up and have Plan B ready for every contingency. Please Help!!
  • 63. corey gray said on 4/23/2013 4:06:34 AM
    My buddy and i bought a truck a year ago and it is great for a first business at 23. The name is sprinkles.... its a 73 amg and has been all redon inside and out. If u come up to strawberry/pinecrest ca u will see it. Whoever has the idea go for it and good luck very easy to start up and the kids will make u smile all day its pretty funny to see how excited they get.
  • 64. Prasad Nair said on 5/26/2013 7:10:04 AM
    Hi There, Can anybody tell me if there is any Ice cream truck dealer in UAE. Thank you, Call me at:0551677803
  • 65. Rob Rath said on 6/5/2013 1:15:49 AM
    I met with a company, Jack n Jill in Phila.,PA. They provide the truck, product and route. Their are some fees involved. $600 startup for inventory and some type of daily leasing fee. You operate as an independent (1099) and are responsible for gas. Has anyone had their own personal experience working with this company?
  • 66. Sam said on 6/12/2013 8:37:53 AM
    Hi, Where from Jordan, were planning todo business like ice cream mobile van, is anyone can help me to do the sample business plan for this kind of business so that we can submit it to council for approval, where is the most good but not expensive truck we can buy pls. help us guyz thanks in advance
  • 67. aLISIA said on 6/17/2013 3:41:00 PM
    I'M CONSIDERING STARTING A ICE CREAM TRUCK BUSINESS, CAN ANYONE CONTACT ME WITH SOME IDEALS.
  • 68. C.K. Madison said on 7/9/2013 12:42:33 PM
    Hello all!, We are located in southern NJ (by Philly). We are also trying to start our own Italian ice truck business. we have an awesome theme and concept that has yet to be done! We are entertaining the thought of having someone else partner up with us to accomplish (ours and their) goals. Interested in knowing more contact us at ckmadisonspirateice@gmail.com. Once you here our plan you will want to join forces! This has never been done and WILL make big money if done to our plan.
  • 69. Naveed Jeddy said on 8/1/2013 12:12:44 AM
    Bangalore, India. I plan to start mobile ice cream business in Bangalore, India. Can u please help and provide me the necessary details. Mob - 9741155110
  • 70. xolani said on 8/20/2013 12:47:37 PM
    Hi. I want to start an ice cream truck business. I'm in Botswana, Southern Africa. where can I get an affordable and reliable truck. I have $5000. please assist
  • 71. Check said on 9/11/2013 10:00:24 AM
    Philadelphia, PA. Hi Rob, I think the J and J on Southampton Road in Phila also will assign a route to you - I do not like that idea. I am in the process of prepping my own truck for the business and would like to know more about your experience with J and Jill.
  • 72. unknown said on 9/18/2013 10:31:45 AM
    hi i am interested in starting up an ice cream business,but i dont even have start up capital...where can i find sponsorship,i really believe in the business...i'm in botswana
  • 73. Tracie said on 10/11/2013 3:00:03 AM
    C.K. Madison...tell me what your plan is and what is needed to start up.
  • 74. Tracie said on 11/23/2013 10:19:43 PM
    If anyone is interested in partnering up with us please e-mail me! We have the truck, the start up product, everything needed. We are looking for people to work for us or partner up if desired. Willing to relocate the trucks for the right people!
  • 75. Mr Patrick Isaac said on 3/20/2014 6:35:05 AM
    i am Mr Patrick Isaac, i am 37 years from Nigeria live in Ghana, because of hot weather in this part of the Africa i strongly believe that this kind of business will move massively in Africa, with this and so many African countries that i have visited, i will humbly apply to be partner or work for you in this regions, i will be very happy if my wish is been granted and i promise you, you will not regret investing in such project. Remain bless. Mr Patrick Isaac
  • 76. kunmon said on 4/6/2014 3:32:23 AM
    I wish to start a new mobile ice cream business in Auckland, New Zealand. There are already 2 very popular brands here who have been in the business for many years. I of course have to be different than them in order to compete. I do not want to invest in any franchise, I would rather start my own. I need to know, which is the best country to buy the ice cream making machine? Is that China? India? How much it is likely going to cost? I might look for a second hand truck & get it custom built. Please assist..
  • 77. Nicki said on 5/21/2014 11:52:50 PM
    Does anyone knew the zoning laws in Phoenix. Are we eve. Permitted to run an ice cream truck business? We don't have any here so I am curious of they aren't allowed. How do I go about finding this out? Thanks!
  • 78. Courtney Zeiger said on 6/6/2014 5:00:49 PM
    I am a military wife.. and I am interested in starting an ice cream truck route in the Peru/Bunker Hill Indiana area outside of Grissom Air Force Base. What will I need to get started? Who do I contact to get all this information?
  • 79. michelle martin said on 6/22/2014 6:56:19 PM
    I'm looking to start a mobile icecream truck and need to know which generator to use to keep the standard home deepfreezers i wish to install running in the 2000 astro van i' ve started to convert . Also which permits are required in the state of ohio to operate a mobile icecream truck of this nature for i live in columbus ohio .
  • 80. Riley McClendon said on 8/16/2014 9:40:46 AM
    Hi, My name is Riley and I have been selling Ice cream in Michigan for the past 7 years, yes this type of business is very profitable. So let me share with you all I know about an ice cream truck businesses.

    First you must have patience! Why? because kids and some adults will take what seems forever to select a ice cream bar. Now a far as equipment concerning stop sign, music box flashing lights all can be purchased online, when buying a truck height size does matter. Why? Well do the math 5ft ceiling does not work for a 5/7 or 6ft man or woman getting up and down for the driver seat 8hr or more throughout the day.. back pain back pain!!!

    Next lets talk about freezers! When it comes to a freezer we are talking about prepackaged ice cream bars not soft serve, we will get to that in a moment. Prepackaged ice cream requires coldest temperature -19 degree Celsius. A great freezer for that type of ice cream is called cold plate (Nelson cold plate) A Ohio company willing to ship anywhere in the world. Prices $3000.00 and up. Now soft serve machine is not a bad way to go... however, the equipment is very costly brand new $15 to 20 thousand used equipment $3 to 5 grand brand name (Taylor Twist) soft serve require daily maintenance or once a week depending on which machine you buy..

    Cold plate freezers no maintenance just plug it in when you get it for two days, and get the temperature up to to -19 you are ready to go. However, It will stay cold 10 hr or more, once you are done for the day you must plug it in at night.

    lastly license and permit various from state to state and country to country always start with your health department, and your local city clerk... Different brands of ice cream in area good humor blue bunny ms fields and so on.. well looks like I written a novel on selling ice cream lol. ouluakim@yahoo.com
  • 81. marisol said on 9/3/2014 1:16:06 AM
    I am selling a brand new build ICE CREAM TRUCK 2002 Ford E250 10 feets cold plate freezer
  • 82. Moffat Kavhanda said on 11/7/2014 3:12:40 PM
    I'm looking for an Ice cream van to buy
  • 83. Tracy said on 1/13/2015 10:30:23 AM
    I'm looking to open a cream business in las vegas
  • 84. shiva nagaraju said on 3/29/2015 12:27:09 PM
    I am planning to start mobile ice cream business in siruguppa bellary (dist) Karnataka pls suggest me abut business and costs
  • 85. megan said on 5/11/2015 6:18:59 PM
    I am looking to start an ice cream truck business. I currently work @ a shop where the ice cream sells itself. I will be selling single & double scoops of quality ice cream with an established customer base for my area where do I start looking for funding or sponsorship? I live in sw florida.
  • 86. Loretta said on 5/13/2015 8:48:43 AM
    Riley McClendon. Thank you for that great information for starting a ice cream truck. We are planning on starting our business in two years. I am doing all my research starting now. I would like to know how do I need a special battery installed for the freezers. Do u have the name of the company in Ohio that sells the freezers. I appreciate any information you have to offer me. Great success with your business !
  • 87. Loretta said on 5/16/2015 5:30:57 PM
    I would really love to start my own ice cream business in CNY. I live in a big community with lots of children and I have been looking for a good type of business that the children will enjoy.
  • 88. Kiran said on 2/6/2016 10:12:42 AM
    I want to start a mobile ice cream truck in hyderabad,india. I have a less capital. Can any one share me the details like truck price and investment details.
  • 89. Dr. Yusuf O. Alazhari said on 5/13/2016 6:09:57 AM
    Dear Sir, My name is Dr. Yusuf O. Alazhari, from Somalia. I am interested to buy your Mobile Ice Cream small Truck. Could you kindly send me urgently pictures, information and the quotation price, please. Regards.
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