Dallas/Fort Worth, TX – Launching in Dallas/Fort Worth in May 2013 and delivering hand-scooped, premium old-fashioned ice creams fresh from Wisconsin to DFW-area ice cream enthusiasts, What’s Da Scoop? is anything but your ordinary neighborhood ice cream truck. With the ever-growing popularity of food trucks in the DFW Metroplex and consumers’ expanding palette, What’s Da Scoop? takes the concept of an ice cream truck to new heights and territory with flavors, cones, toppings and combinations thereof, well beyond traditional basics.
Signature ice cream flavors, to just name a few, include: “Fat Elvis” (consisting of 100% organic banana puree, chocolate chips and peanut butter chunks), “Blue Moon” (a blue ice cream that awakens your inner-kid with its Fruit Loops appeal) and “Espresso Almond Fudge” (a chocolate/espresso bean delight) making this newest addition to the DFW food truck scene a creative, custom flavored, frozen culinary experience. In addition to its unique ice cream flavors, What’s Da Scoop? offers delectable cones, unique toppings, and creatively crafted floats and sundaes that will satisfy the kids, adults with a sweet tooth and even the gourmet foodie. Signature sundaes, cones and floats include: “Blue Suede Shoes” Sundae (candied bacon, Fat Elvis ice cream, chocolate-peanut butter sauce & whipped cream), “Black Magic” Cone (Nutella lined waffle cone, Zanzibar ice cream, Dulce De Leche, sea salt & whipped cream) and customized floats made with Dr. Brown’s Root Beer, Dr. Brown’s Cream Soda, Dr. Brown’s Black Cherry, Coca Cola or Dr. Pepper.
What’s Da Scoop? is the brain child of Two Trucks, LLC business partners Dain Pool and Jonathan Wagner, who are also the proprietors of Dallas/Fort Worth area’s The Butcher’s Son and Gandolfo’s New York Deli food trucks. “I attended school in Madison, Wisconsin,” states Two Trucks, LLC Co-Owner Jonathan Wagner, “and when I moved to the Dallas/Fort Worth area, I really missed that rich, creamy, Wisconsin-style of ice cream, so it’s always been our goal to add an ice cream truck of this unique style and quality to our already successful brands of food trucks. The weather in Texas makes this a year-round opportunity and what better time to launch than now, as summer is just around the corner?” In the short period of time What’s Da Scoop? has been in operation it is fast becoming a destination as it serves area universities, businesses, food truck parks, festivals, special events as well as private parties and weddings. For more information log onto, follow or like at: www.whatsdascoop.com, Twitter: www.twitter.com/whatsdascooptx or Facebook: www.facebook.com/whatsdascooptx
The internet is full of fabulous facts about everything from current events to the history basket weaving. As we research for our daily content on food trucks, food carts and street food, we stumble upon some items of knowledge that we just did not know.
We have decided when these fun facts pop up, that we would share them with our readers in our section titled “Did You Know?”
For today’s Did You Know we will look at Ice Cream Fun Facts.
Ice Cream Fun Facts: The origins of ice cream can be traced back to at least the 4th century B.C. Early references include the Roman emperor Nero (A.D. 37-68) who ordered ice to be brought from the mountains and combined with fruit toppings, and King Tang (A.D. 618-97) of Shang, China who had a method of creating ice and milk concoctions. Ice cream was likely brought from China back to Europe.
Ice cream became available to the general population in France in 1660.
Ice cream was introduced to America in the 1700’s, but mostly enjoyed by those of status and wealth.
Americans celebrated the victory of WWII with ice cream. In 1946, they ate more than 20 quarts of ice cream per person.
It takes 12 lbs. of milk to make just one gallon of ice cream.
An average dairy cow can produce enough milk in her lifetime to make a little over 9,000 gallons of ice cream.
The first commercial ice cream plant was established in Baltimore in 1851 by Jacob Fussell.
January 15th is National Strawberry Ice Cram Day.
June 7th is National Chocolate Ice Cream Day.
July 20th is National Ice Cream Day.
July 23rd is National Vanilla Ice Cream Day.
August 19th is National Soft Serve Ice Cream Day.
September 6th is National Coffee Ice Cream Day.
September 22nd is National Ice Cream Cone Day.
The U.S. enjoys an average of 48 pints of ice cream per person, per year, more than any other country.
Italo Marchiony sold his homemade ice cream from a pushcart on Wall Street. He reduced his overhead caused by customers breaking or wandering off with his serving glasses by baking edible waffle cups with sloping sides and a flat bottom. He patented his idea in 1903.
It takes an average of 50 licks to polish off a single-scoop ice cream cone.
The biggest ice cream sundae in history was made in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, in 1988, and weighed in at over 24 tons.
Top 5 Ice Cream Sales by Flavor
Vanilla – 28 percent
Fruit flavors – 15 percent
Nut flavors – 13.5 percent
Candy mix-in flavors – 12.5 percent
Chocolate – 8 percent
Ice Cream Fun Facts We Missed
Please feel free to let us know if we missed any ice cream fun facts. We always love to add to these lists. If we can verify that the facts is just that, a fact, we will give the reader credit in the article.
This ice cream truck is unlike any other cruising the streets. The converted postal truck is serving nouveau ice-cream sandwiches such as the Ginger Molasses, Potato Chip & Butterscotch and Root Beer.
Natasha and Freya, the founders and co-owners of Coolhaus, started baking and making ice cream in 2008. From there, they had the idea to start an ice cream sandwich truck and it launched in April 2009.
According to their website Coolhaus is a triple entendre – a play on three of the owner’s favorites:
Bauhaus, an influential modernist design movement of the 1920’s and 30’s.
Rem Koolhaas, the famous Dutch Architect and Theorist who challenged the mantra “Form follows Function.”
“Cool house,” isn’t that what you’re eating – an ice cream sandwich deconstructed into a cookie roof and floor slab with ice cream walls?
Coolhaus has a well-developed concept that allows its customers to customize each and every one of their orders.
Step 1: Choose a cookie (among flavors such as chocolate chip, snikerdoodle, oatmeal, peanut butter, red velvet, ginger molasses, maple waffle and white chocolate)
Step 2: Choose an ice cream to create an ice cream sandwich.
Over the years, there have been over 60 ice cream flavors on the Coolhaus menu, and about 15 cookie choices. Today, if the truck carried all the cookies and ice cream flavors at once, you could eat a new sandwich every day for about a year and a half.
There has been a lot of thought put into their products, even the wrappers are edible. They are all-natural and calorie-free in case you prefer to eat the packaging instead of throwing it away.
The Coolhaus ice cream truck has come a long way since its inception three years ago: founders Natasha Case and Freya Estreller now command a fleet of nine trucks in four cities (Austin, Dallas, Miami and New York), as well as a Los Angeles storefront and a cart stationed on Central Park West across from the American Museum of Natural History.
Other upcoming developments for Coolhaus include the launch of their own chocolate bar line, as well as a brick-and-mortar presence in in Old Town Pasadena, they hope to open before the holidays and one in New York City. Coolhaus’ ice cream sandwiches are already in stores at Southern California Whole Foods Markets, and Natasha and Freya are looking to explore similar strategic partnerships to grow the brand.
The Coolhaus truck can be found roaming the streets of Austin, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami and New York.
You can follow the Coolhaus truck on twitter and on facebook, where they are making “architecture [digitally] digestible.”
The traditional chocolate chip cookie with their mango saffron sorbet. Get ready for something you’ve never experienced with an ice cream sandwich.
What their fans have said:
The ice cream was truly one of, if not the most delicious ice cream I’ve ever had. The cookies were also top notch. The salted caramel hot chocolate was incredible as well. This truck is a must try…over and over again. Dan C – Las Vegas, NV
CHICAGO, IL – There’s a new ice cream truck in town and it’s not just for the kiddies. This week Erika Stone-Miller is launching Ice Cubed (http:/www.ice-cubed.com) an adult themed frozen dessert food truck.
Based from Chicago’s North side, Ice Cubed specializes in small batch ice cream, hand-crafted ice pops and frozen desserts. The ice3 truck will roll down the city’s street encouraging Chicagoans to try original flavors such as “Black Velvet” an ice cream featuring Black Onyx chocolate, cream cheese and scotch caramel and their signature creation the “Prix Fixe”, an ice pop that is an entire 5 course meal, meat entrée and all, in a layered popsicle.
“Our inspiration comes from the pastry kitchens, the mixology bars and the savory lines of America’s best restaurants” says Director of Finance & Flavors, Erika Stone-Miller. ”We want to entice you to expand your idea of frozen desserts and ultimately, to delight your taste buds!” she continued.
Stone-Miller, recently from David Burke’s Primehouse and L20, tapped the talents of Pastry Chef Adam Harralson of The Gage & Henri to design a menu that focuses on local ingredients and sophisticated flavors not usually found on traditional ice cream trucks. “Our ice cream and ice pops flavors are created expressly with the adult palate in mind. Alcohol essences, spices and meat round out our tasting profiles and the results are delicious!” says Harralson. Don’t worry though; there are plenty of choices for children, as well.
The Ice Cube truck can be found daily from 11:30am-10pm along the streets of Chicago and by appointment.
Ice Cubed, LLC
1509 W. Lawrence Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
*Production facility only- NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC*