I never wanted an ice cream truck for dessert catering. I wanted an ice cream shop.
I’ve always wanted to have a place where people could come to find Great Scott; I wanted my own shop, a permanent place. Then I looked at the costs of setting up a literal shop and making an investment that size would mean leaving my day job. And I’m just not ready to do that yet.
An ice cream truck though? I might be able to make that work with the right plan!
In 2017 I was in Indianapolis for a long weekend and I saw a fantastic looking International Metro that had been restored and was being used as a catering truck for serving wine. I immediately fell in love with the look. Ever since then, I’ve held onto the idea of having an old food truck for wedding catering and banquets.
Maybe I could combine the two ideas – a “shop” in a truck! How could we expand our menu if we had a truck, I wondered. I knew it would be easy to sell our pops from a catering truck, but what else could we do with a mobile shop?
My mind kept coming back to retro ice cream parlors – sundaes and sodas and ice cream and floats! We’ve already begun experimenting with sodas infused with homemade syrups made with ingredients from Michigan growers. And we’ve tested them with our own great-tasting, locally sourced scoop ice-creams. Those two items make some amazing pairings.
We can’t wait to share them with you soon!
We’ll be posting updates on the progress of the food truck leading up to ice cream season. Be sure to follow our blog, Instagram, and Facebook channels for updates on dessert catering opportunities, which we’ll be offering to patrons in all of lower Michigan!