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Smiley's Ice Cream

Bringing happiness to you one scoop at a time!

What's Happening with Us?

We are currently in the implementing stages of some big changes that are coming as we approach the 2015 season.    We just received pictures of our new 20', custom designed, ice cream trailer that we'll be going to pick up in the coming week (pictured left).  This trailer will open new opportunites for us in 2015 and give our customers more options for our great ice cream.


This year we supplied ice cream for more weddings across the state than we've ever done.  It's been a lot of fun and guests are always happy to have great homemade ice cream to make their celebration a little sweeter!


Our facebook page www.facebook.com/smileysicecream has great reviews and testimonials from prior customers as well as events that we are supplying ice cream for.

 

We are now on The knot.com as well as weddingwire.com as a local ice cream vendor for Virginia and nearby weddings!

                                  Our History

Smiley's Ice Cream began in 2001 to bring the freshest ice cream you can eat, made at your location, to your next event.   We started out at our local Farmer's Market, but due to requests from customers and businesses to bring ice cream to their events, we became too busy to continue the market on a regular basis.  We currently travel throughout Virginia and surrounding areas to bring our freshly made ice cream to weddings, businesses, street festivals, and private events. 

                       Our Traditional Process

Traditonal ice cream, or "porch ice cream" as we like to refer to it, is at the heart of what we do. It's the ice cream many people grew up making on their porches at home with lots of ice and salt and their own homemade recipes.  We began with the simple idea that we would make our ice cream the same way I grew up making it as a kid on my parent's back porch.  So we did, and it became a popular hit and developed into a mobile business.  We could make the flavors of ice cream that customers wanted, the old fashioned way, with original wooden bucket ice cream feezers and only the freshest ingredients right at their event in a 12' enclosed trailer that's regulated and inspected by the health department.  

Starting this year, we just added a new 20' trailer to our business that will allow us to make our great recipes in comercial modern batch freezers.  This will allow us to use the same great recipes that our customers have come to love, make any quantity of ice cream that our customers want, make gallons of our product for customers to take home at an affordable cost, and to allow us to opperate our business in a more environmentally friendly way as the new batch freezers don't create the salt water waste this is created in making the ice cream the traditional way.

We now can give customers two options to obtain our great ice cream.  They can pick to have us come to their event and make the ice cream the traditional "porch ice cream" way, or they can have our new trailer show up and get the same great ice cream with a more modern approach.  Either way, our ice cream will be made fresh, as it is never pre-pachaged, and made to your liking.  Want more of a certain mix-in?  Just ask!  Because we truely make our own ice cream, we can build the ice cream how you want it!

Derek Smiley
Owner, Smiley's Ice Cream