Today we had two Grape Italian Ice Enthusiasts drive nearly 4 hours round trip (approx 230 miles) for 2 cans of Grape Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice – “the purple kind.” Her husband had the Grape Italian ice last year at Funtown Pier in Seaside Park, NJ and went crazy for it and couldn’t stop talking about it. So as a surprise for his upcoming birthday, Mandy and Margie drove from upstate New York to Elizabeth, New Jersey to grab some of the purple stuff. Let us know if you would like to visit us anytime during the week- we’ll be here!
When Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice heard the Space Shuttle Enterprise was flying over Liberty state Park in Jersey City I grabbed my video and drove over to Jersey City to get some footage near the Statue of Liberty from the Jersey side. Pretty amazing- Enterprise actually never flew into space and was the prototype that tested the Space Shuttle for the Challenger.
Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice
800 763 4348
Recent Testimonial from one of our Customers in Texas. Here is the Video on YouTube Also.
“Dear Tom and the rest of the Little Jimmy’s family,
I wanted to write you guys an email about what an incredible business this has been and what the future looks like. This business has been a game changer for my family. My wife and I have been doing this since June 18 here in the Abilene, Texas area. It was great, but it has gotten better. Last month, I made more part-time than I did in my full time teaching job (over $4000). Last night, we did a minor league arena football team’s tailgate party and game. We SOLD OUT. In five hours from 5 to 10, we made about $1300. The baseball caps were flying off the table. I’ve got to place another order tomorrow. I charge $3, $4,and $5, but I give a little larger portions.
The guy in charge of concessions brought his catering truck from DALLAS (200 miles away) where he owns a restaurant right across from the new Dallas Cowboys stadium. He talked to me about bringing my cart ( I will need more) to his restaurant on game days, because he does a ton of business. It would be a lot of gas, but it would be unbelieveable sales. This summer, I will be operating in the mall of Abilene in a prime location for the months of June and July. If it goes as well as I think it will, I will ask for August as well. That will be incredible income. I have events lined up on almost every weekend in the other months, and will need to order more carts as the income from the mall pops in. I could be doing 2-3 events a weekend now be because of the groundwork that I have laid over the past months. My goal is to hire good college kids or husband and wife teams to take carts and work events, giving them base pay plus incentives and expanding my business tremendously. I know that there are risks involved, but I also know that there are really good people out there who need a job and would love to make good money part-time.
Thanks for creating a fantastic business that has changed the financial future of my family. By the way, my daughter and husband are going to be going to graduate school in Rochester, New York starting this summer. He is a physics major with a full tuition plus stipend scholarship and my daughter will have an opportunity to go to the Eastman school of music. Rochester is only a few hours from Elizabeth, so I will be coming up there to see you folks every now and then, and be able to write it off as a business trip, and go see my kids.
From The Atlantic-
Margaret Thatcher died this morning at the age of 87. While some of her achievements over her long career have been and remain controversial, there is one accomplishment that has proven purely and Platonically beneficial — to Britons, to Americans, to lovers of dairy the world over. Margaret Thatcher, the legend goes, helped invent soft-serve ice cream.
Yes. The Milk Snatcher, who was also an ice cream inventor. The Iron Lady of Soft Serve. Thatcher, you see, before she was a politician, was a research chemist. The future prime minister, then Margaret Roberts, received a degree in chemistry from Oxford in 1947. And she put it to use first in work at a glue factory, and then with a research job at food manufacturer J. Lyons and Company, a “foodstuff conglomerate” in Hammersmith. Thatcher’s task in that role? To help figure out a way to whip extra air into ice cream using emulsifiers — so that the ice cream could be manufactured with fewer ingredients, thereby reducing production costs. (And so that, additionally, the dairy-y result could flow from a machine rather than being scooped by hand.) While Thatcher’s exact contribution to the effort remains, in a way that would foreshadow her future political career, a matter of controversy, her team ultimately succeeded. And the work resulted, ultimately, in the swirly stuff we know today as soft serve. (Or, if you’re in Britain, “soft scoop.”) J. Lyons’s airy dairy was served from ice cream trucks — under the brand Mr. Whippy — in Great Britain. And then, as soft serve is wont to do, it quickly spread.
Despite her work in the field, though, Thatcher didn’t love chemistry. (“I just didn’t like staying in the laboratory that long,” she once explained. “I wanted to have more direct work to do with people.”) But her work in food engineering led to her introduction to Denis Thatcher, then the managing director of his family’s chemical and paint company. Denis encouraged Margaret to switch careers — from chemistry to the field that would prove her real, if not her first, love: the law.
To a lot of people, the first indicator of Spring is birds chirping around 6AM in the morning. Hopefully you don’t have this bird outside your window imitating the sounds of a car alarm.
Here at Jersey Ice in Elizabeth, NJ, our first indicator of Spring is the whir of our Italian ice machines producing Little Jimmy’s Italian Ices at around 6AM in the morning.
As they say, the early bird catches the worm- now is the time to order your Italian Ice pushcart and Italian Ices for the 2012 Spring season which is 30 days away.
Give us a call to place your order at 800 763 4348.
Talk to you soon.
Jamie was interviewed for Sacramento, California’s Good Day with her Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice cart. The anchors are dressed up as vegetables dancing to LMFAO’s song “Sexy and I Know It.”
We used to operate the food and souvenir concessions at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, NJ and sold Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice from our pushcarts located throughout the Park. Here is a video of a publicity stunt at Liberty State Park we just found on YouTube for the movie that’s out now called Chronicle.
Merry Christmas- Jingle Bells and Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer Sing-a-Long at my Children’s School on Friday
Pirate’s Italian Ice Cart
So, we did our first event on July 23/24 the Loganberry Festival near our home on Whidbey Island, WA. Not a huge event, but made $475 each day! We were thrilled. We charged $3 probably over scooped a bit to make the serving look like the signage. Sold a few hats, but were so thrilled and trying to talk to folks about so many things, that we forgot to really push them, but when we did (for $5) no one blinked an eye. For the two days, from 10-5pm, we sold 4 containers, sold out at least an hour before closing on day and could have made more money if we hadn’t given out such big samples! We’re working on that. One lady asked if we do weddings-we said “sure!”
We decided since we live on an island, we would do a pirate theme and sell “Shiver-Me-Timbers! Pirate Ice.” We dressed like pirates and it went over great. We must get into the talking like a pirate spirit though-LOL! Our family had a great time. Wad lines a few times, but for this, our “maiden voyage,” we were glad not to be “too” busy~! Just a nice stream of folks pretty constant after 11AM. Very pleased with our first event. And we are doing America’s night out this evening. Seems there are lots of events willing to let us get in later than we thought, as we got a late start this summer.
We made a small flyer in pirate talk to hand out that says we do events, openings, etc.
Will attach some pics of our “modded” cart. Hope you guys get a kick out of it!
Paula & Brian Fries
Maria from Maria’s Italian Ice sells our Italian Ices in Upstate New York. Her mom and dad drove down to Elizabeth, NJ to resupply Maria with more Italian Ices. Maria’s mom tried to get her on the phone to talk with us – watch video to see what happens.