So, I have been making and selling ice cream out of my friends shop for a couple months now
It’s going so-so.
Need a bigger Instagram following apparently.
Mexicecream 墨哥雪 for those who frequent Tainan, or wanna check out our newest creations. (Same name on FB)
Everyone we sell to says it is amazing, “the best they have had” but my sales are the same most of the time, and my family and friends end up eating alot of it.
Well, admittedly, part of why we make it is bc we love it, and before we came here, I had the idea of selling ice cream here, as ten years ago there was nothing spectacular.
So, happy on that front. Recently started making gourmet (decorated) cones, and people really like those. Plus my buddy (who sells 100-250 sweet pancake thingies per day) bats me clients all the time.
But we can’t help thinking that a trike stand would get more clients.
Plus mobility would allow us to go anywhere in town, and sell in Parks and alleys and stuff.
I love cycling. And I love EV. And I have seen some pretty nice trike stalls. Their prices are crazy though. Ranging from 12,000NT for a second hand old school wooden stall with roof, to 80k+ for a new custom made electric one.
Ideally I will find a 15-20k second hand electric one that I can retrofit with a cooler.
But than the question, why not go whole hog?
I like those little VW bus-faced micro vans turned into food stalls. And, hunting for a cheap one, they can be had for 100-200k. (With the modified gull wing door. 35k!-160 for a regular van). They also have room for a grill as well as a freezer. (I can just smell the cochinita and tacos al pastor. ). Mmmm
I know food trucks have different rules here. And I couldnt drive THROUGH a park. But I definitely could pull up on the curb of one and sell there.
And the beach. And it would open up Kaohsiung to us. (We live in Tainan).
As I say this, im thinking bike, and than truck next year, once we have developed a following. But the truck could also work as a family car (ish…) During the week
A d help lug stuff. Right now girls and dog and cooler all get hauled on my trusty 100cc wip. ;-p
Thanks for yalls insight and opinions.
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Or drop. Y and try some for yourselves!
Need to go back to the kitchen now and check on our latest batch of watermelon .
Last note/thought. I could always use the food truck to sell Mexican food AND ice cream down the road. Everyone keeps telling me to open. A restaurant… But I really want to do my IMBA next year, and do not want to dedicate the time to that… yet at least. Foodtruck would be ok. I’m ok with weekend cooking.
Just a taste.
White chocolate dipped cone with choco-sprinkles and dark chocolate ( French Valhorna 80% Kakao) ice cream.
Yes, French, bc it is what I can get, and the highest quality I have found.
Though that Ruby stuff sounds nice, I doubt I’d have the clientele.