Why Start a Snow Cone Truck Business?

Delightful snow cones – multicolored ice shavings in chilly paper cones. Ah, the sweet memories of summer!

Whoever can resist this icy-cool treat that comes in various sugared flavors? People of all ages but kids most especially, love snow cones, the finely-shaved ice packed into individual paper cones or foam cups and drizzled with sweetened syrup of all flavors you can imagine – banana, pineapple, vanilla, blueberry, and the list just goes on and on.  

Are snow cones popular? Of course, they are! What’s more, these ground-up ice desserts never go out of style. Although some people say they are fashionable only during the hot summer months, astute entrepreneurs continue doing business even beyond summer due to insistent demands, unless it’s freezing cold outside and everyone is tucked warmly inside their homes.  

Profitability of Snow Cone Truck Business

From what started as a small business of Dallas, Texas resident - Samuel Bert, also known as King Sammie, who sold flavored crushed ice dessert back in 1920, this syrupy ice dessert that we know today, has snowballed into a big, profitable venture and has gone trendy the whole year-round.

According to experts, the average sales you get from the typical snow cone business is estimated to be between $100 and $2,000 per day. Of course, there are factors here that you need to take into consideration like competition, location, and the season, among other things. So, if you have finally decided to put your business plan into action, then might as well start your search for a snow cone truck for sale today.

Back in 2020, the experts estimated that an investment of a little over $4,000 was needed to start the business. For each snow cone costing 0.80 to make, it was sold for $3.00 in a 6oz cup. During peak season which was from June to August, business owners estimated their net profit to be between $15,840 and $26,400.

States with warmer climates are suitable for the business such as Texas, Oklahoma, Florida, Louisiana, California, and even Hawaii which has a tropical climate. But then, no matter where you are in the US, and no matter the season, the snow cone business is guaranteed to make money as attested by successful business owners today. Customers who feel hot and tired will always be there to patronize your goods, so don’t worry about the market – it will find you.

Snow Cone Truck Business Ideas

During the cold season, you can still find a lot of seasonal opportunities all across the country to make good money slinging cones. Still, it might not be a good idea to sell snow cones full-time when the state you are living in has a colder climate.

If you are not confident at first that your business will sell, you can use some innovation here by incorporating some ideas into your ice dessert venture. Alongside your mouth-watering kaleidoscopic snow cones, you may also sell the following items in your truck:
  • Smoothies and milkshakes
  • Milk teas
  • Ice-cold coffee
  • Cakes and pastries
Now, if you decide to make your snow cone business your summer side-hustle, you can still use your truck to sell ice cream even in spring and fall.

All set to start looking for the perfect snow cone truck for your business? Contact us at 000-000-0000 or send us a message so we can help you ASAP. You might also want to see other food truck niches here to get some inspiration.