Roam Cone is a unique international concept inspired by Real Fruit Ice Cream, a New Zealand favorite. Using the ice cream machine, you can create fresh fruit soft-serve treats for your guests.
Guests get to customize their flavor by choosing 1-2 organic fruits to mix with vanilla (hard scoop) ice cream. The fruit and ice cream are blended and swirled on the spot to create the smooth, fruity soft-serve treat! It is also easy to serve organic and dairy-free ice cream options to meet the needs of everyone and would be a great idea to combine with farmers market fruits.
Catering is a great niche for the business. The going rate in Colorado for ice cream catering is between $6 and $10 per person, depending on your clientele, meaning the business earns between $400 and $2000 per event. There is a lot of money to be found in catering corporate events! I’ve catered corporate lunches and celebrations, birthday parties, celebration of life events, glass-blowing parties, yoga festivals, and everything in between. Around 400 people can be served from the trailer based on freezer storage space. I gain new clients almost every time I cater an event and all of my business has come to me through word of mouth or Roaming Hunger (which has a high booking success rate).
Some customer reviews: “This ice cream was some of the best ice cream I’ve ever had. It was made with super tasty fruit and quality ice cream, and it wasn’t over-filling (I didn’t feel stuffed after just one cone compared to other ice cream shops).”
“That’s the best ice cream I’ve ever had!” (Many people said this)
The Setup: The trailer was built by a pro craftsman in August of 2018. It includes a handwashing sink and proper plumbing, plenty of storage space, a Flavorama real fruit ice cream machine ($6,000 value), POS system, 7.2 cu. ft. freezer with custom shelving, and a hand-painted art exterior. The wood is sealed and hardy against elements. I have a custom made canvas topper that covers the trailer.
Additional items include: Umbrella, Scoops, Aprons, Chalkboard sign and chalk markers, LED string lights Standing mat, Cone stand organizers, an indoor event setup, cones, cups, spoons, and a slew of other odds and ends you’ll need.I am selling the business, because I was offered a dream job a few months ago. www.roamcone.com