It’s the jingle of the bells that triggers the memories first. But when the door-latch opens on the freezer truck and the frosty smoke billows out, you’re taken right back to childhood summers and ready to shout: The Ice Cream Man is Here!
Hinlickity’s Ice Cream is both a throwback to simpler times and today’s coolest attraction for wedding receptions, reunions, baby-boomer birthday parties, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, graduation parties, company picnics, and other events. Owner Mark Hinlicky and his “business partner,” 11-year-old son Alex, have traveled all over the state in the company’s two, restored-to-mint-condition, vintage ice cream trucks, decked out in immaculate Good-Humor-man uniforms.
Just like the old days, the pair serves nostalgic ice cream bars from the reach-in door on the side of the truck. Party guests can choose from classic favorites like strawberry shortcakes, toasted almonds, chocolate eclairs, creamsicles, red-white-and-blue bomb pops, ice cream sandwiches, and Italian ices, as well as some modern ones like frozen-fruit bars. Mark says brides and grooms and other hosts will often request that he arrive toward the end of the reception
or event so guests can take an ice cream bar as a favor as they leave.
“It’s a very unique and fun party experience,” says Mark. “People love it and will often ask to sit in the truck and ring the bell. It’s great to see adults relive these happy childhood memories, and to introduce this experience to a whole
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