About SLO Mama Sweets VINTAGE ICE CREAM TRUCK CATERING SERVICES
Perhaps it was scooping ice cream at Baskin Robbins at the age of 15, our love of entertaining as a family, or the nostalgia that permeates this charming town I’ve been privileged to live in for the past 29 years that led to a lightning-like strike of inspiration on a trip back east a few years ago. Raising 3 children, and the joys and challenges that come with it, is also a part of how we, as a family began our journey becoming SLO Mama Sweets. That, and the thought of 3 college tuitions was a strong motivator for our family.
After spending many years baking wedding cakes and desserts, I was ready to reveal a different side of my creativity. As a mom and wife, it was my desire to pursue a career on the Central Coast in which I could teach a strong work ethic to my children, instill the concept of “giving” and at the same time, incorporate some fun! Post inspiration, it took several years of dreaming, planning and building until our “baby” was born, a fully restored 1954 vintage ice cream truck.
The magical experience of hearing the ice cream truck coming and the thoughts of the delightful contents which it holds are enchanting memories for many of us. Whether your event is elegant, casual, corporate or rustic chic, it would be our pleasure to provide you and your guests a sweet taste of the past, serving you delicious ice creams in our authentic uniforms as you listen to the glorious sounds of 1940’s big bands and early 1950’s music. With the lovely jingling of our brass bells, we hope you will be transported to a dreamy time gone by as you enjoy our tasty frozen treats.
– Kathy “SLO Mama”
It is our goal to provide all of our customers with an experience that will create wonderful memories.
Truck rental fee is $150 an hour which includes cheerful 1950’s uniformed employees, transcendent sounds of the era, and a vintage menu chalkboard with your delicious chosen items.
Tailor your guests choices from all-time favorite traditional ice creams to amazing homemade local treats from Doc Burnsteins and Negranti Creamery (prices vary). A $200 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your event date. This will be applied to truck rental time and/or ice creams purchased. Additional ice creams ordered at the event will be charged at the close of our time together as well as any additional truck rental time requested. Payment for these will be expected at that time.
* Travel charges will apply outside San Luis Obispo.
Pause for a Cause
Every month or so, SLO Mama Sweets will highlight a different cause we will be contributing to because of you, our customers.
This spring we will be donating a portion of all our proceeds to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. We are very excited to support this great organization near and dear to our hearts! Thank you!!
“In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.”
– Dietrich Bonhoeffer
We would be remiss not to mention those who have guided, mentored, rescued and helped us along our way.
We owe a huge debt of gratitude to our mentor, friend and “godfather” of the ice cream truck business, Joe Marazzo of Delicious Ice Cream in NJ. Thanks Joe for all the generosity and guidance!
Scott and Gino at Scott’s Shop-we are on the road because of you.
Erin and Huc Ambrose for graphic and web design and for just being awesome.
Melissa White for beautiful photography and the cutest little models ever!
Jamie from Holland Ranch
Linson Signs – for bringing our signs to life.