Ice cream trucks are the original food trucks and are perfect for parties, celebrations, work functions and events. We’ve got the scoop on some of the best Orange County ice cream truck rentals worth checking out for your next event.
Reasons To Rent an Ice Cream Truck
- Almost everyone loves ice cream. It is one of the most popular treats and is great for all ages.
- Nostalgia is always a good thing.
- Minimum prep time and no need to worry about dessert.
- It’s part of the event experience that people will remember.
- It’s a perfect background for an Insta-worthy picture or Tik Tok video.
- A variety of desserts for guests to choose from.
- Great for every season in always sunny Southern California.
- Perfect for almost any event including corporate catering, trade shows, community events, school or church events, festivals and carnivals, sporting events, car dealerships, weddings, engagement parties, baby showers, graduations, birthday parties, anniversaries and so much more.
Did You Know?
The ice cream truck song played by ice cream trucks all over the country is called “Turkey in the Straw.” It originates from an early 19th century tune.
Here are some of Orange County’s favorite ice cream trucks:
1905 Ice Cream Co.
1905 Ice Cream Co. serves up tasty treats such as Klondike, Magnum, Good Humor, and Popsicle, just the way you remember. Why 1905? That’s the year an 11-year-old boy named Frank Epperson invented the Popsicle.
Harkening back to the good ol’ days with summers spent chasing the friendly neighborhood ice cream truck, the 1905 Ice Cream Truck delivers that nostalgic experience all year round, serving frozen treats to kids and making adults feel like kids again.
Check them out on Instagram.
Afters Ice Cream
Afters Ice Cream brings it’s unique dessert experience to the streets with the Afters Ice Cream truck. The flavors are creative, ever-evolving, and endless: Cookie Monster, Milk and Cereal, Salty Oreo, Strawberry Cookie Crunch, Jasmine Milk Tea, and much, much more.
Archie’s Ice Cream
Archie’s has four trucks: The Club truck, Melting truck, Racing truck and Comic truck. Each of Archie’s trucks serves up 5 different flavor options: vanilla sandwiches, creamy Krunch ice cream bars, Jolly Rancher sherbert push-ups, strawberry shortcake bars and cherry-pineapple big sticks.
Blenderhead Craft Ice Cream
Blenderhead Craft Ice Cream specialty is serving up creative flavor blends such as the “Chip Off the Old Block,” which starts with a sweet cream base and then gently adds a chocolate ganache after the churn. The result is creamy and old school chocolate chips.
EvaRosa Ice Cream
EvaRosa Ice Cream makes Nieve de Garrafa or carafe ice cream which is a traditional Mexican ice cream. It is an old fashioned, delicate, artisanal ice cream made with a coarse consistency with less fat and air than traditional Ice Cream. The ice cream is handcrafted mostly of natural ingredients and fresh fruit without added preservatives.
Just Chill N Ice Cream Truck
The Just Chill’n Ice Cream Truck sells a variety of nostalgic classics such as Popsicles, Super Pops, Fruit Pops, Blue Ribbon, Oreo, Fat Boy, It’s It and other retro treats. Book the hot pink ice cream truck for your next event or party.
Longboards Ice Cream
Longboards Ice Cream is similar to a Balboa Bar only with more options and no need to trek to Balboa Island for this sweet treat. Just pick from three different handmade flavors, dip it in milk or dark Ghirardelli chocolate and roll it in your favorite topping.
OC Ice Cream
With over 45 flavors and counting, OC Ice Cream has something to satisfy any taste. OC Ice cream will deliver ice cream, bring the ice cream truck experience to you or appear at public events such as pop-up/night markets, festivals, movie/concert nights, and school/church events for no service fee.
For employee events, crew parties, client appreciation, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, events, or any reason to celebrate, Recess Truck will treat your guests to extra indulgence scooped to order. Options include vegan ice cream, gluten-free and non-dairy desserts.
History of Ice Cream Trucks
In 1920, Youngstown, Ohio, a confectioner named Harry Burt created a chocolate covered ice cream bar on stick. He called his new creation the Good Humor bars. Burt, who was already delivering ice cream, purchased 12 refrigerated trucks with bells and sent the trucks out to sell the bars.
Good Humor exploded over the next several decades to over 2,000 ice trucks by the 1950s. Eventually more competition came into the marketplace and Good Humor’s market dominance melted away. However, the ice cream trucks lived on.
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Monique McArthur is a mother of two, writer, and creator of delicious recipes. In her spare time she enjoys exploring all that Orange County has to offer, traveling, shopping, running with her dogs and spending time with family.