Idaho Tribune Front Page | Cool Intentions Ice Cream Truck
Posted: Friday, July 9, 2010 12:15 am | Updated: 3:36 pm, Mon Jul 12, 2010.
By Jesse [email protected]
CANYON COUNTY — For businesses like Cool Intentions, the off-season is officially over.
After a slow start to summer, businesses like this Nampa-based ice cream vendor have been rejuvenated by the recent arrival of high temperatures that are expected to rise even hotter in the next few days.
In a $120,000 re-purposed Chevy — “the world’s coolest ice cream truck” as co-owner Garry Siggelkow describes it — Cool Intentions has seen business pick up for its ice cream delivery and catering services.
“Spring was really tough on us,” Siggelkow, whose wife, Maria, does most of the driving, said. “But things are starting to get really busy.”
Offering exclusively Idaho-made ice cream and chilled treats, Cool Intentions has faced challenges in recent years as sales from traditional customers like on-site construction workers declined. But with a new website this year, the owners have adjusted to the times and now specialize in catering events throughout the region at places like Boise Zoo and this year’s Canyon County Fair.