Ashmore City QLD 4214

For Sale | Business Food/Hospitality | ID# 41879120025

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Ashmore City QLD 4214


2 x Soft Serve Ice Cream Vans - including Vintage 1960’s ex Mr Whippy Van

The opportunity to sell Soft Serve Ice Cream is one of the most enjoyable things you can do. There are not many opportunities in this world where you have a chance to bring a smile to every single face by offering something so simple.

Here we want to help you realise these opportunities successfully. The first step along the way is the business of selling ice cream itself. And it really is as simple as it sounds. You’ll be well on your way to success!

Ice Cream really is a universal language. The selling of ice cream brings fantastic profit opportunities. A simple combination of ingredients presented in the best possible way can help you develop a very successful business.

.. The Best Ice Cream Ever!

Our famous, most loved, softly whipped ice cream has made our Ice Cream Vans true Australian icons over the years!

Served with a great range of toppings:

- Choc Dip

- Crushed Nuts

- 100's & 1000's (sprinkles)

- Sherbet, cookies & cream, sundaes, drinks etc.

These ex Mr Whippy vans were imported from UK. The classic restored vehicles are an icon and can set your event apart. Add a special and nostalgic feel to your event and impress your guests with our classic ex Mr Whippy vans.

Our vans have impressed guests at Festivals, Shows, Carnivals, Rodeos, Sporting Events, Exhibitions, School Fetes, Private Functions, Weddings, Birthdays, Trade Events, Gold Coast Council Special Events, Coolly Rocks, Formals and Conferences, to name but a few.

The Main Advantages of an Ice Cream Business:

Excellent Profit Margins

On a hot sunny day few things can beat an ice cream. When the weather is fine and the pitch is right, ice cream vans can clean up. Ice cream offers probably the best profit margins in catering. A quick check on one wholesaler’s website shows 10 litres will make 120 x 50/60g servings of soft ice cream, which is around 5% of your average sales price. Obviously you have to also pay for the cone, petrol, running of the van, tax and wages out of that, but compared to most catering businesses - most businesses in fact - this is a very tidy margin.

Soft Serve Ice Cream is far more popular and profitable than your normal ice cream vendors such as Gelato.

2) Minimal Waste

Waste is not a major issue, the most you are likely to throw away is a litre of soft serve mix. Imagine what it costs a burger trader to throw away 70 burgers, plus buns etc. Your major cost in terms of waste is likely to be petrol and wages if the heavens open. Due to the long shelf life of most of an ice cream vendor's stock, you are unlikely to lose much money on waste, avoiding one of the major headaches of any catering business.

3) Little Skill Required

As you don’t have to make the ice cream yourself there is very little skill required to run a Soft Serve Ice Cream van. Unlike some hot food units where certain dishes require some cheffing skills, Soft Serve Ice Cream vendors just need a good grasp of food hygiene, a driving licence, Council permit and sometimes a CRB check to allow you to work with children.

4) Seasonal Popularity

There is a wrong perception that it is only when the sun does come out, everyone wants an ice cream. It maybe is a traditional summertime treat, which is obviously very popular with all ages, although, most people will eat an ice cream in all weather, while they may not eat so much hot food. However even the winter months on the Gold Coast are our busiest times.

Do you want to be your own boss and run a steadily growing Soft Serve Ice Cream business?

This business has shown solid growth over the last 7 years with the brand name awareness increasing with its bookings.


1. Ford Transit 1990 fully converted with machines

2. Commer Karrier 1960 fully converted with machines

3. Both have single & 3 phase power connections

4. Generators in both vans as backup

5. Includes all machines, power cables, stock

6. Confirmed contract bookings for next 12 months

7. Owner prepared to train for a short period

A rare opportunity to own this high profit ice cream business which has been successfully operating for years on the Gold Coast it is well established and managed by a husband and wife team and operations can be easily adapted by new owners.

Why work fulltime when a weekend business of this type returns more than a fulltime? the sky is the limit.

Also available if required, a storage factory 92 sqm @ $179,000.

Asking price $365,000

Contact Russell Barker 0403 380 063

DISCLAIMER : We have in preparing this advertisement used our best endeavours to ensure the information contained is true and accurate, but accept no responsibility and disclaim all liability in respect to any errors, omissions, inaccuracies or misstatements contained. Prospective purchasers should make their own enquiries to verify the information contained in this advertisement.

Property Type Business Food/Hospitality
Property ID 41879120025
Suburb Ashmore City
Postcode 4214
Date Available Now