Food trucks are growing in popularity, but the first food truck that was massive in popularity is the ice cream and snow cone truck. Many neighborhoods have an ice cream and snow cone truck that children purchase their favorite treat from every summer. If you are running your very own ice cream truck, it is a good idea to start stocking up on your necessities during the off-season. Here are some things to do to start preparing to be the best ice cream and snow cone truck on the block.
Upgrade your refrigerators
Since food trucks are more popular, there are better freezers and refrigerators that are compatible with food trucks. Check for refrigerators with upgraded digital dials that are easy to control. On an ice cream and snow cone truck, it is especially important that the freezers seal and lock properly. Try out several organizers with your new refrigerators and freezers. This will help you can stack ice cream, pre-made desserts, and other frozen snacks in an organized manner. Look for drink refrigeration machines that allow you to snack sodas and juices that adults and parents are likely to enjoy at the truck.
Stock up on flavor concentrates
Snow cones are an important part of the summer diet. For those who run an ice cream and snow cone truck, snow cones are easy to make as long as you have the proper shaved ice. Stocking up on a lot of flavors will keep all of your customers happy and may even allow you to come up with mixtures of your own. Purchase gallon sizes of snow cone flavor concentrates. These can be diluted to the perfect taste and used all throughout the summer. Be sure to the get pump tops for these sizes so you can fix snow cones within a minute or less. Once you've stocked up, test out and name different flavor combinations.
Invest in better blenders
It is important to keep up with the latest trends, even for ice cream and snow cone trucks. More and more adults are becoming conscious of ingredients. Selling health snacks will attract parents and children from health-conscious families and those are on special diets. Bring along frozen vegetables, fruits, and different types of milk and yogurt. With a good commercial blender, you can whip up your own made-to-order smoothies and juices. Be sure that your blender can be deconstructed and cleaned out easily so you can wash it after making each fresh drink.