An ice cream van or ice cream truck is a vehicle which serves as a travelling retail outlet for ice cream, usually during the summer. Ice cream vans are often seen parked at public events, or near parks or beaches or other areas where people congregate. Ice cream vans often travel near where children play They usually stop briefly before moving on to the next treet.
Early ice cream vans carried simple ice cream, during a time when most families did not own a freezer. As freezers became more commonplace, ice cream vans moved towards selling novelty ice cream items Ice cream vans ( Mr Whippy vans ) are very popular near beaches, parks and at major events in cities and towns.