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SKR416 Dec 15, 2010 08:02 AM

I'm looking for an ice cream truck to provide the dessert (either Good Humor, soft serve, or a variety of ice creams) for an outdoor event in May in Amherst. Does anyone know of any ice cream shops that have a mobile catering unit, or trucks that will cater? I had hoped that Herrell's might still have their Magic Ice Cream Bus, but it doesn't appear that it's still operating. Thanks!

  1. mucho gordo Dec 15, 2010 09:37 AM

    Are the Good Humor trucks still around???

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    1. re: mucho gordo
      Veggo Dec 16, 2010 01:18 PM

      Long gone. Good Humor operated from James St. in New Haven, I did the Fairfield route as a college summer job in 1972, as a 19 year old dues paying teamster. A grueling 12 hour day with Sunday off. And I gave away way too much free stuff.

      1. re: Veggo
        bagelman01 Dec 16, 2010 05:17 PM

        Veggo, you and Mucho have been gone from Connecticut much too long. Good Humour trucks still ply the streets in my Trumbull neighborhood. See the link for Ron Ice Cream who operates a 1967 Good Humour Truck in Fairfiled County.

        1. re: bagelman01
          Veggo Dec 16, 2010 06:37 PM

          That is a riot, and exactly the solution to the OP's query!
          EDIT: and I gave most of my free stuff to LW

          1. re: bagelman01
            mucho gordo Dec 17, 2010 10:00 AM

            You're right, bm, it'll be 50 yrs in Feb. Foodwise, I wouldn't recognize the place anymore. Aside from Italian and a few other European cuisines I don't recall there being any other ethnic foods available. When did Chinese and Mexican come to NH? I never had either until I came to CA.

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        mjoyous Dec 16, 2010 05:24 AM

        Herrells Ice Cream, in the valley, has a traveling bus--if your party is a big one might be a good choice. Great local ice cream.

        1. judyudes Dec 16, 2010 12:58 PM

          Barts still does own a small serving truck. I believe they still cater. I am sorry we at Herrell's no longer have the Magic Bus, but the franchisee passed away. It was very sad and Noel is very much missed.
          If you wish catering or perhaps simply buying tubs of ice cream from us for an event, that is possible. Good luck! Judy Herrell

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          1. re: judyudes
            taos Dec 21, 2010 02:59 PM

            Whether or not things can be pulled together with Herrells without the truck, you have to be impressed with a business where the owner comes here to answer a question directly and even is collegial enough to put in a recommendation for the competition.

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              cowgirlinthesand Dec 21, 2010 09:12 PM


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            foodwtr Dec 18, 2010 03:48 AM

            Highly recommend Ron's, as previous poster suggested.

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            1. re: foodwtr
              bagelman01 Dec 18, 2010 08:40 AM

              My reply to Veggo and Mucho (former Hamdenites) wasn't a recommendation for Ron's merely to show that Good Humour trucks still exist. Ron's won't do the OP any good as OP wants an ice cream truck in Amherst--more than a two hour drive each way for Ron's

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              temilove Dec 18, 2010 05:03 AM

              YES!!! Contact Jim Malin at SubZero Icecream, I believe he's out of Norwalk, but it doesn't matter. If he is free, he is awesome & sweet, he will do what-ever he can to make you happy, & he is reasonable with ALL your old fashioned treats! (and he is the nicest guy in the world).

              Look for his website on line at Subzeroicecream. You will find him! Good Luck.

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              1. re: temilove
                bagelman01 Dec 18, 2010 08:41 AM

                SubZero won't do the OP any good as OP wants an ice cream truck in Amherst--more than a two hour drive each way

                1. re: bagelman01
                  temilove Dec 22, 2010 04:22 AM

                  Yes, I think he will. Give him a call!

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                StatenIslandSara Dec 18, 2010 11:10 AM

                I would try SOCO creamery. They're out of great barrington, but they have their ice cream in stores in New York, and I think around Northhampton also.
                Great stuff too!

                1. BostonZest Dec 18, 2010 01:30 PM

                  Try Trombetta Farm. They have a truck they set up at the Brookline farmers Market. They might be available.



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                    SKR416 Dec 21, 2010 08:33 AM

                    Thanks so much for all your responses!

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