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The prettiest vintage ice cream truck in Michigan. Hire Ingrid for your wedding reception, a corporate event or any special occasion and serve your guests in vintage style. Ingrid is a 1965 International Harvester Metro Van lovingly restored in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Don’t have room at your event for our truck? No worries. Hire our retro-inspired ice cream cart instead. Fun features include an iPad menu display and interactive waving hand sculpture. No matter how you choose to serve them, our gelato and frozen treats will wow your guests because we use the finest ingredients and make everything to order, fresh for your event. We can also prepare custom orders for pick-up or delivery.
For a complete menu, e-mail (330) 568-2263 or call 734-945-0901.
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Think how fun it would be to have our vintage truck or retro-inspired cart at your next party. You will delight your guests, you will make the kids happy, and everybody will remember the occasion and of course, the gelato. Our Hello! Ice Cream truck and carts provide services for events in the Ann Arbor, Metro Detroit, and SE Michigan region.
Allow us to serve your guests from the window of our beautifully restored 1965 International Metro van. Our chalk board will list your customized menu and we can decorate the truck to fit any theme.
We have three styles of cart for you to choose from. One features whimsical activities including a waving hand (say hi!) and a customized iPad menu display. We also have a mobile gelateria-style dipping cabinet (not pictured) from which we can hand scoop gelato on-site at your event. Lastly, we have a small self-service cart which requires dry ice.
We can provide self-serve stations or we can serve for you. Our courteous staff wear our signature polka dot bow ties.
We would love to provide frozen desserts for your next event. We service Ann Arbor & Washtenaw County, Metro Detroit, and most of the SE Michigan area. To request a catering menu and consultation, please call 734-945-0901 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are some answers to frequently asked questions. Feel free to send us yours, and we will update this page as we go!
Lots of ways!
1) You can special order by phone or e-mail from our catering menu that lists dozens of flavors and treats. To have a menu e-mailed to you, please contact us at email@example.com.
2) Let us cater your next event! We can serve from our cart or truck! To have a catering menu e-mailed to you, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3) In the Spring/Summer, our cart will be at Farmer’s Markets in South East Michigan. We also pop-up at special events and local businesses throughout the year. Follow us on twitter or like us on Facebook to keep up-to-date on where to find us!
Gelato is the Italian word for ice cream and is really just a style of ice cream that originated in Italy. Traditional Italian gelato recipes have less fat and air than American ice cream. People often assume that gelato has more fat because of its creamy texture. But that creamy mouth-feel is due to a careful balance of ingredients that allow the gelato to stay frozen in a softer state. Gelato is also considered to have more intense flavor than ice cream. This is because fat coats the tongue, inhibiting your ability to taste, while the cold temperature of hard ice cream not only gives you brain freeze, it temporarily freezes your taste buds. On the contrary, when you eat gelato, the first sensation that hits your tongue is the flavor.
Most of our recipes are gelato recipes. True. But we prefer to refer to our products as “italian-style ice cream.” Â Why? We don’t want to limit what we do. And the word gelato seems to create a lot of confusion. We don’t know if using the term “ice cream” in our name makes things any clearer or simpler, but we feel that it fits.
We use milk and cream from local dairy farms. We use fresh local fruit in season. We try to source most other ingredients from local suppliers with the exception of traditional Italian pastes the best of which only come from Italy.
No one has actually asked us this, but we like to imagine they are thinking it! We use the best ingredients and carefully balanced recipes, of course. But the real answer is time and heat. Â Our 3 day process begins by heating the mix so that the flavors meld with the milk. cream or non-dairy ingredients. Then we age the mix overnight to let the flavor deepen. And finally, just before freezing, we heat the batch one more time! The result is an intensity of flavor you just can’t achieve quickly.
Please e-mail us at (240) 638-8611 or call 734-945-0901
Hello! Ice Cream
Allow us to serve your guests from the window of our beautifully restored 1965 International Metro van. Our chalk board will list your customized menu and we can accessorize the truck to fit any theme. Our retro-inspired cart features whimsical activities including a waving hand (say hi!) and an animated iPad menu display. We are happy to create custom iPad displays using your photos and words. We can provide self-serve stations or we can scoop and serve for you. Our courteous staff dress vintage-style in bermuda shorts and bow ties.