What do you do if you love ice cream and vintage trucks? If you’re Ryan and Michelle Owens you create the coolest ice cream truck on the planet, drive it around the Upstate and make everyone smile along the way. The Chillwagon is your one-stop-shop for handmade, certified organic ice cream, milkshakes, and popsicles. It can be found at most any Farmers Market or family event in the Greenville area.
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The brilliant idea for the Chillwagon was born in a conversation around the kitchen table. The Owens family decided they wanted a project they could all do together that didn't involve a screen.
The Chillwagon does chocolate a la Willy Wonka style using entire bars of chocolate, melted down and hand scooped for your sweet tooth's convenience.
When Ryan and Michelle Owens were just starting the business, he wondered out loud where they'd find the best ice cream. Michelle responded, "I'll just make it!" Each scoop is prepared just hours before delivery.
Served from vintage milk bottles, these candy delights are all you need to create your own masterpiece and take your ice cream treats over the top! Choose from 20 different candy toppings as well as fresh, seasonal fruit that is sourced from local farms and growers.
We asked Ryan Owens about the Fruity Pebbles topping. He said it was his daughter's idea. So creative. So delicious. We loved it!
Gotta love the 1960's Divco milk truck.
The Chillwagon's interior fabrication and conversion to a working ice cream truck was performed by the supremely talented K Riley Designs in Spartanburg, South Carolina. It was modified in the former race shop garage of NASCAR legend and Hall of Fame member Cotton Owens, coincidently the grandfather of Chillwagon's founder, Ryan Owens.
When asked about the future of the Chillwagon, Ryan Owens said, "We take it one day at a time. We come out to the event and hope to make people happy."
If you’re not hooked yet, you will be. It takes just one bite. Want more? Let the Owens family drive the Chillwagon your way and make your day. They’d be glad to drive into any event in the community, whether for your friends or employees and give everyone a reason to smile.
Find out more at www.thechillwagon.cool