Best Snow Cone on the Planet

jolly rancher snow coneWell, I shouldn’t say that, I have not tried every snow cone on the planet; however, this one is GREAT!

Snow Cone History 
Samuel Bert of Dallas sold snow cones at the State Fair of Texas in 1919, and he invented a snow cone-making machine in 1920. Bert was a fixture at the State Fair, selling his snow cones there (and selling his machines world-wide) until his death in 1984.

In 1934, inventor Ernest Hansen patented the first known “ice block shaver” in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was inspired to create a more refined and hygienic version of the popular Italian ice sold from push-carts in the city. His wife Mary created many flavors of fresh syrups to flavor his finely shaved artificial “snow”. “Sno balls” have been popular in New Orleans ever since. Hansen continued work at the original Hansen’s Sno-Bliz in Uptown New Orleans on Tchoupitoulas Street through 2005, although his granddaughter, Ashley Hansen, has taken over much of the workload. Mr. Hansen died in late 2005, shortly after Hurricane Katrina and Mrs. Hansen died in March 2006.

There are differences between a New Orleans “Sno Ball” and a “Snow Cone.” While a Snow Cone consists of hard, crunchy, shaved ice and limited amounts of syrup, Sno Balls are made from a very fine powdered ice about the same consistency of actual snow and are drowned in syrup. It is custom to eat with a straw and a spoon.

Usually, the snow cones are sold at stadiums and coliseums, and by ice cream vans or by car peddlers at parks. In New Orleans, there are “sno ball stands” located in neighborhoods throughout the city.
Our snow cones are huge, deep frozen (so you can enjoy the ice all the way to the end), and the best on a hot day.  If you need a snow cone - contact Coneheads to see when we are going to be in your neighborhood.  For parties and corporate events, you can book Coneheads to custom the event for you.

 

THIS THING IS THE BOMB . . . POP THAT IS

bomb popFor many a kid, the arrival of summer coincided with the ringing of faraway bells, ones that signified the approach of a little white truck, filled to the brim with frozen treats. And, assuming your parents were generous with their spare change, you would soon come face to face with a vast menu of choices plastered on the side of the truck. With so many items to choose from, many gravitated towards the most patriotic of Popsicles – the Bomb Pop. Popular for over 50 years now, they have proven that they are as American as apple pie and Chevrolet.

As many of you surmised long ago, these are no ordinary popsicles. A Bomb Pop is a girthy hunk of flavored ice, shaped like a rocket and consisting of three specific layers of flavor – red (cherry), white (lime) and blue (raspberry). They were invented in 1955, by two Kansas City, Missouri men named James S. Merritt and D.s. “Doc” Abernathie.

The pair sold the rights to Wells Dairy, who began distributing the popular product under the Blue Bunny brand. Over the years, they have become a staple of ice cream trucks, grocery stores, and many a Fourth of July celebration. Nothing says patriotism like proudly holding up a Bomb Pop as it drips small sticky streams of syrupy multi-colored goo down your arm on a hot summer day.

If Bomb Pops were your preferred treat from the ice cream man, those days are not gone.  Contact Coneheads today to come to your neighborhood   You can book Coneheads now for a corporate event or private party.

Chips Galore – Wow – What a Rush!

chips galoreExploding with semi-sweet chocolate chips! Rich vanilla ice cream comes sandwiched between two chocolate chip cookies. And, as if that’s not enough, the sandwich is rolled in chocolate chips galore for a taste of chocolate goodness in every big bite.

Oh yeah, in person (or sandwich . . . how would I say it?) it looks even tastier than it’s picture. I dug in and was very pleased with my treat. A cool treat and a cool refreshing breeze make a great pair. The cookies are excellent and I’m getting chocolate chips in every bite. Oh, how I do love my chocolate chips.

Who wouldn’t want this delivered directly to their door.  Contact Coneheads Ice Cream for to your door service at work or at home.

Ice Cream Sandwich . . . an American Story

big vanillaWhat could be better than a dish of creamy, delicious ice cream?  How about portable ice cream?  Americans have long been enjoying the ice cream cone, an inspired invention that allows us to enjoy the frozen treat while walking around.  The ice cream sandwich is yet another clever way to bring ice cream with us outdoors in some of our favorite settings like baseball games and the beach.  Do you know who we have to thank for creating the best sweet sandwich?

According to the book Sugar and Snow: A History of Ice Cream Making by Jeri Quinzio, the ice cream sandwich was created in 1899 by an unknown pushcart peddler in the Bowery neighborhood of New York City.  These sandwiches consisted of vanilla ice cream pressed between two thin graham wafers.  The treat was revolutionary not only because it was hand-held and portable, but also because the heat from the hands helped to soften the ice cream, making it easier to eat.  The early predecessor to the ice cream sandwich was a slice of vanilla ice cream cut from a larger slab known as an “okey-pokey” that was sold by street vendors in London.

In July of 1900 The New York Tribune, the popular newspaper of the time, published an article about the pushcart vendor who was selling the sandwiches.  According to the article the man was so busy pressing the sandwiches to order into a tin mold that he didn’t have time to make change and insisted that customers pay the exact price of one cent.

The modern ice cream sandwich that we know, a slice of vanilla between two rectangular chocolate cookies, was invented by Jerry Newberg who sold ice cream at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh.  Today the frozen sandwich takes all kinds of forms and is enjoyed all over the world.

For service right to your door, contact Coneheads Ice Cream for not only ice cream . . . but an experience

 

Ice Cream Season . . . It Is Almost Here

Kids love ice cream

Can’t Wait to See You

The warm is almost here and so is ice cream season.  Nothing better than to see kids running toward the truck . . . like “THIS IS THE GREATEST MOMENT OF MY LIFE!  ICE CREAM CAME TO ME!”

 

The smiles on our clients faces when we pull up in the Coneheads Ice Cream Truck is worth everything.  Ice cream makes things better.  Click here to see our menu for the year.  We have some new things but always your favorites as well.

We are parked a few months of the year.  We miss our clients, we miss the smiles we bring, and we miss the funny stories we hear from everyone.  Although it is cold now (Freezing in fact) . . . . ice cream time is almost here.  Your wait is almost over . . . as is ours.

Can’t wait to see everyone!

Coneheads Kids