Just in time for the summer season, the University of Delaware Dairy Creamy now has an ice cream truck that will be stocked with a rotating list of up to 20 flavors, delivering the homemade desert on location.
The truck made its first debut delivering free ice cream on Friday at an on-campus farmers market thanks to the University of Delaware’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics that worked together to get the truck. Ultimately, the goal is to provide students with not only hands-on experience at the creamery but taste of the business world.
There’s even a partnership between the UDairy Creamery and the Horn Program in Entrepreneurship, an academic program at the University that helps students develop an entrepreneurial mindset.
“From an entrepreneurial education standpoint, that is perfect,” said Dan Freeman, director of the Horn Program in Entrepreneurship.
Meanwhile, the design of the truck will definitely be eye-catching since it has the look of a cow with painted black and white spots, as well as cow ears below the side view mirrors.
Although, the uniquely designed truck will primarily serve parts of the main campus, it will also make appearances at the school’s other locations and local events. In fact, on June 29th and June 30th the truck will be at the Old Fashioned Ice Cream Festival at Rockwood Park in Wilmington.
“It makes everything much more efficient from an operational standpoint because we’re not loading freezers onto a van and worried about electricity, and we’re not limited in the amount of space that we have,” said Melinda Litvinas, manager of the UDairy Creamery. “This allows us to be out and about longer and with more ice cream and more flavors to serve more people,” said Litvinas.