Hi I’m Angela, the lucky owner and I love serving Ice Creams and luxury hot chocolate from our alternative beautifully restored retro vehicles around the North East of England.
Our vehicles carry a wonderful array of nostalgic treats that include exquisite locally made dairy ice creams in scrumptious flavours. Mouthwatering sorbets, retro ice cream floats, frozen yogurt, bottled soft drinks and traditional sweet jars.
Serving hand-scooped scrumptious local dairy ice creams & nostalgic treats at weddings, vintage fairs, markets and family events within a 30 mile radius of Durham City. Whatever your special occasion, invite Scoops n Smiles to be the cherry on top!
Bringing 1950’s vintage glamour and exquisite hand-scooped dairy ice creams and other glorious nostalgic treats of Summers past to create a unique and unforgettable experience.
Decorated in the prettiest Cath Kidston oil cloth, fresh flowers, festooned in pretty bunting and 1950’s retro accessories, our vehicles are the centre of attention at local weddings, festivals, family events, vintage fairs, agricultural shows and markets within the North East area.
We will serve your guests a choice of luxury ice creams and sorbets in waffle cones and tubs decorated with flakes, sprinkles/toppings and sauce.
Keep a look out for her and come and say hello, we look forward to “scooping” you a yummy ice cream!
The ice cream flavours served from Mabel & Huey include:
We also offer fabulous lemon and passionfruit sorbets.
In addition to fabulous Ice Cream we also serve flavoured hot chocolates, ice cream sundaes, ice cream doughnuts and other sweet treats.
In recent years we have operated at many prestigious sites including:
Festival of Thrift
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During the winter of 2014 through a mutual admiration of all things vintage I met Lisa who was the amazing creator behind Scoops n Smiles. I loved her ‘stand out from the crowd style’ and when she came to purchase flowers from my vintage floral company Rosa Blooms, in return I ended up buying her vintage Ice Cream Van.
The summer of 2015 has been unforgettable, it was so much fun travelling around the North East and being part of so many special events in our beautiful 1950s styled ice cream van named Mabel after my daughter who is the most special little girl in my life and after a few extra personal touches and the restoration of her original chimes she was ready and set to turn heads wherever she goes.
Another very impulsive moment in the winter of 2015 resulted in my devoted husband and father in law driving miles and miles early one morning up mountains and only passing goats and suffering altitude sickness to bring Huey (named after my little prince charming) back home to Weardale.
Ice cream is Mabel & Hueys main delicious treat. We scoop ice cream in the traditional lovely way and serve it in beautiful waffle cones and tubs with sprinkles, flakes and toppings. We are available to hire all year round and in the Autumn and Winter months we also serve luxury hot chocolate which includes flavours such as mint, rose, salted caramel and chilli and these can also include a dollop of your favourite ice cream to finish it off. These are so warming and fun! contact us »
Our beautiful 1950s styled ice cream van named Mabel after my daughter who is the most special little girl in my life and after a few extra personal touches and the restoration of her original chimes she was ready and set to turn heads wherever she goes.
Although he had seen better days, using TLC and creative imagination we made him shine again. With the help of many fantastic, creative people we have completely brought him back to life whilst retaining all his original charm.
"I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for the wonderful service which you provided for our wedding. You and your gorgeous van were such a talking point amongst our guests and the ice cream you served was absolutely delicious. You provide such an excellent service and your attention to detail is amazing and I would highly recommend you to any other bride & groom".
L. Grainger, June 2016
"Thank you so much for catering for our wedding on the 21st of May! The van looked amazing and the ice-cream was great! I was gutted I couldn't fit in more than one scoop but I heard the guests made the most of it! Angela, you were lovely and a great host for your amazing van! Thank you so much".
E. Kinton, May 2016
"Thank you so much for adding a very "special" memory to my boys party. You made all the children extremely happy. 10/10 xo".
V. Pybourne, May 2015
Scoops 'n' Smiles
3 Angate Street,