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Ice Cream Van Hire

For product launches, sampling & brand activations.

Ice cream van hire for product sampling & experiential campaigns.

Our ice cream van hire is perfect for sampling, experiential product launches and promotion of non-food brands.

We’ve created branded sampling ice cream vans for alcohol brands, skincare product launches, holiday companies and more. Sweets and snack bars, celebrity perfumes and fizzy drinks. From Leeds, London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow to Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Newcastle were nationwide. Most recently we created a nationwide tour for Little Moons mochi. Oh and Crosta & Mollica pizzas.

Ice cream van hire

Directly for both brands and agencies, you can hire our whippy ice cream van for chilled and frozen food product samples. But it’s not just food and drink we sample. For instance, you could use it for an experiential campaign to launch a new non-food product. Such as a perfume or cosmetics brand. Or a vegan fish brand (we’ve done that too).

Hire our vintage ice cream van for a beauty product launch or pet insurance for animal lovers. ‘Vanessa’ is the perfect vehicle for promotional activity and we can adapt her to suit your product or brand. Available with a custom digitally printed wrap she’s a highly visual, high impact promotional van.

Ice cream van sampling

So where can we go with our branded ice cream van? Well pretty much anywhere that has a legal, dedicated event space or promotional site. Like a city centre, for example. Don’t worry – we sort out everything. The event space or site for the van, the logistics, the health and safety, the schedules, the drivers, the staff. Everything. Here are some typical event spaces we book and manage:

  • city and town centres
  • train and tube stations
  • supermarket retailer car parks
  • shopping malls & centres
  • sporting occasions
  • food and music festivals
  • theme parks
Pizza sampling van design
Pizza sampling van

Electric ice cream van

Electric ice cream vans are something we’re moving towards. We’re looking at the economy of converting our existing van to full electric power. Although ‘Vanessa’ is a 1990 ice cream van she has well outlived her carbon footprint. The chest freezer DOES run on a digital high capacity generator (clean battery energy). This means that there is NO diesel or carbon fuel used to power the freezer. We’re always looking for ways to reduce our environmental impact. ‘Upcycling’ a vintage ice cream van meant we didn’t have to buy a new vehicle. So we simply restored Vanessa to her former glory and kept her on the road.

Full service hire

We provide a full end-to-end hire service. And we’ll handle everything including:

  • branding & wrapping the van
  • drivers & staff
  • event space booking
  • schedules & route planning
  • storage & stock logistics

Plus we can even store cold or frozen stock using additional freezers, fridges and storage. We’ll also assist with managing stock deliveries and pickups. At our Leeds base we have enough space to store up to 20 pallets of stock. Depending on the type of product (eg. ambient, chilled) we can receive stock in advance and restock as required.

Mr Whippy ice cream van

Based on an original Ford Transit chassis our ice cream van has the classic fibreglass body. But with a slight twist. The unique feature of Vanessa is that she has the ‘shark fin’ design. This is traditionally associated with the Mr. Whippy or Whippy style of vans. This gives her a retro, classic look that isn’t found on many modern ice cream vans. She also has a very flat rear which gives plenty of space for branding and livery. She’ll get plenty of attention on the road.